Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
on January 27th, 2021
My dear family,Hi, everyone! I'm back! I had a pleasant few days away, and now I'm ready to tackle getting ready for Lent (it's just three weeks away from tomorrow!)UPDATE ON FATHER YOUNG: Last Sunday, Father Young came home from the rehab hospital and is now staying with us other priests at the Rectory. He has made amazing improvement but is still very weak and will need to continue with physica...
Memo from Msgr. Raun - Sunday, January 10th, 2021
on January 11th, 2021
My dear family,Hi, everyone! I hope the New Year is going good for you. Just a few updates:YOU CAN TAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS SIGN DOWN. Many thanks to you who put up your Christmas Evangelization sign. Now is the time to take them down. Perhaps you can store it with your Christmas stuff and use it next year.UPDATE ON FATHER YOUNG: I talk to Father on a regular basis. He is making sure if slow progress ...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Wednesday December 30th, 2020
on December 30th, 2020
My dear family,Hi, everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I know everyone is looking forward to a better New Year! Here are some updates on parish life.JANUARY 1st, THE FEAST OF THE MOTHER OF GOD. Of course this is normally a Holy Day of Obligation, but because of the pandemic we are dispensed (excused) from the obligation.The schedule will be:Thursday, Dec. 316 pm - Vigil MassFrida...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Tuesday December 22nd, 2020
on December 22nd, 2020
My dear family,Hi, everyone! A few reminders before Christmas:CHRISTMAS: Friends, this will be the Christmas Mass schedule this year:Dec. 24, Christmas Eve : 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pmDec. 25, Christmas Day : 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm The Christmas Eve 4 pm Mass and the Christmas Day 9 am Mass will be live-streamed on our website (stanm.org). If you are not able to come to church this year, we suggest that you gath...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Tuesday December 15th, 2020
on December 16th, 2020
My dear family,Good day to you all!THE CHRISTMAS NOVENA starts tomorrow Wednesday, December 16th. We will pray the Novena at all the Masses for these nine days of prayerful preparation for Christmas. At the end of today's memo I am including the Novena prayer so that you can print it and pray it at home.In addition to the normal confession times, each night of the Novena (Dec. 16-23), there will b...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Monday December 12th, 2020
on December 12th, 2020
My dear family,A blessed Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe to you all!UPDATE ON FATHER YOUNG: I am happy to share with you some guardedly optimistic good news. It looks as if Father has passed the immediate crises of a heart attack he had while he was in the hospital. He is awake and more-or-less coherent.Father is suffering from a form of bone cancer. There are chemotherapy treatments that can c...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Monday December 7th, 2020
on December 7th, 2020
My dear family,Blessings to you all!"THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTMAS" SMALL GROUPS START TONIGHT! To sign up just go to the parish website (stanm.org) and click on "The Purpose of Christmas" tab.Not only is this a wonderful thing in and of itself, but I think that to belong to a small group this year is really important. At lot of us are going to be suffering from loneliness and isolation this Christmas....
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday December 3rd, 2020
on December 4th, 2020
My dear family,Blessings to you all!WE CAN ATTEND MASS IN PERSON AGAIN ! We have just received word from the Archbishop that, in accord with the Governor's new Public Health Order, we can now allow people to attend Mass at 25% of seating capacity - which for us is 250 persons.So, as of tomorrow (Friday, December 4th), we will be able to attend Mass in person. In short, we will be "doing" Mass the ...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Wednesday November 30th, 2020
on December 1st, 2020
My dear family,Good day to you all!URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Some of you are aware that Fr. Bill Young, our retired priest in residence, has been suffering from pain the past few weeks. Well, this all came to a head on Thanksgiving, when first his right arm, and then his left, broke with no reason. He was taken to Rust Hospital, where he is currently. They operated on his right arm on Friday, putting...
Happy New Year! No, I'm Not Crazy
on November 30th, 2020
Today (Sun Nov 29) is the New Liturgical Year for Catholics!! In this letter we have the following info:Advent CalendarRetreats/ConferencesGiving TuesdayAmazon Prime and TwitchAmazon ListDonate We started decorating for Christmas about 2 weeks ago. I know, I know, we shouldn't decorate before thanksgiving but we did (don't hate). After this year, everyday seemed like the Movie "Groundhog Day", the...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Wednesday November 25th, 2020
on November 25th, 2020
My dear family,A good morning to you all ! Today, just a quick memo as we get ready for Thanksgiving:THANKSGIVING DAY:Holy Mass : 9 amthis Mass will be live-streamed and broadcast to the church parking lot at 106.5 FM.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament : after 9 am Mass until 6 pmNo confessions or 6 pm Mass.The parish office will be closed Thursday and Friday.No doubt, this will be one of the str...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Tuesday November 17th, 2020
on November 17th, 2020
My dear family,Peace and blessing from the Lord Jesus to you all.THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE : We are right now in the middle of our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.As of a few hours ago, we stood at 330 turkeys and 280 pies. People have been extra generous with cash gifts. Our goal is to be able to assist 675 families with Thanksgiving dinner.I know that turkey and pie donations are harder right now b...