Friday, September 30, 2016

Bulletin October 2-9, 2016

Saints Sarkis and Bacchus

October 7, 2016

Sarkis (Sergius or Serge) and Bacchus were fourth-century Roman Christian soldiers revered as martyrs and saints by the Catholic and  Orthodox Churches. Their feast day is 7 October.

According to tradition, Sarkis and Bacchus were officers in the Emperor’s army, and were held high in his favor until they were exposed as secret Christians.  According to the written texts, Sarkis and Bacchus were Roman citizens and high-ranking officers of the Roman Army, but their covert Christianity was discovered when they attempted to avoid accompanying a Roman official into a pagan temple with the rest of his bodyguard. After they persisted in refusing to sacrifice to Jupiter in, they were publicly humiliated by being chained, dressed in female attire and paraded around town. They were tried but could not be convinced to give up their faith.

They were very popular saints throughout in the early Church, and churches in their honor were built in several cities, including Constantinople and Rome.  St. Raymond Church honors both saints with a large icon (the soldiers on horse-back).

Saints Sarkis and Bacchus, pray for us!

The entire parish offers its condolences to the family of Subdeacon George Simon.  He has been a faithful servant of the Church and an asset to St. Raymond.  May the Lord grant Subdeacon George eternal rest!
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant…enter into the joy of your master.' “(Mt. 25:23)
Blanket Drive
Margie Simon is collecting blankets for the International Institute to distribute to refugee families . There will be a container in the back of church for clean, gently used blankets, or new ones. Collection dates are October 23 and October 30. If you would like your blankets picked up, please email her at

The feast of our patron, St. Raymond, will be celebrated on Sunday, November 20th.  Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 A.M followed by a
Luncheon with a very short program and recognition. Tickets will be $15 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under
           Subdeacon Tony and Mary Simon are chairing the event
             Raffle: $100 raffle tickets will go on sale shortly

Ladies Society
The Ladies Society will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday October 4th at 7pm in the Lebanon Room. All are welcome to attend!

Men’s Society
The Men’s Society will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday  October 6th . Dinner at 6pm and the meeting at 6:30pm. All are     welcome to attend!

Kitchen Scoop
The kitchen will not be doing Tabouli on Monday October 3rd.
Rolling grape leaves on Tuesday October 4th at 4:30pm
Parish Finances September 18th-25th 2016
Sat. September 24th loose offertory:$30
Sat. September 24th Envelopes: $285
Sun September 25th loose offertory: $62
Sun. September 25th Envelopes: $1,130
Revenue during the week: $700
Candles: $174
Baton Rouge: $10
Catholic University (Counted in Sunday) $10
Maintenance and Repair Fund (Counted in Sat & Sun): $240
Cedars Income: $9,497.49

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