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...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Wednesday November 12th, 2020
on November 12th, 2020
My dear family,Peace and blessing from the Lord Jesus to you all.VETERANS DAY: We give heartfelt thanks and honor to all the veterans in our parish, who have served our country and defended our liberty. God bless and reward you.I will never forget how my grandparents called today "Armistice Day", because it is the day when the First World War ended (My grandfather was a veteran of that war.) It wa...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday November 5th, 2020
on November 5th, 2020
My dear family,Peace and blessing from the Lord Jesus to you all.THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE : I have always found it a source of joy that in-between the Thanksgiving Baskets given out through the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and the Thanksgiving Dinner served by the good folk at St. Felix Pantry, no one needs go without a proper Thanksgiving dinner in Rio Rancho.This year we will also have our St. V...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Monday October 30th, 2020
on October 31st, 2020
My dear family,Peace and blessing from the Lord Jesus to you all.TIME CHANGE TONIGHT : Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS is tomorrow, November 1st. On this glorious feast we honor all the saints in heaven, both those who are canonized (officially declared by the Church to be in heaven), and those whose names ar...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- Monday October 26th, 2020
on October 26th, 2020
My dear family,Peace and blessing from the Lord Jesus to you all.Well, your clergy and staff have been busy trying to figure out how to make the best of the strange situation that we are in. The big change in the past 48 hours is that the Archbishop has said that it is permissible to celebrate Mass outdoors and to distribute Holy Communion outdoors. Outdoor Mass is not really an option for us, wit...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- October 23rd, 2020
on October 23rd, 2020
My dear family,Peace and blessing from the Lord Jesus to you all.I am very sad to have to write this memo. I am sure that some of you are already aware of the decree that the Archbishop issued yesterday, I will share the first three paragraphs with you:"New Mexico is currently experiencing a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases as well as increasing numbers of deaths. Combined w...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- October 16th, 2020
on October 20th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus !BENEFITS OF WORSHIPING DURING "Why, God?" HARDSHIPSWorship Means We’re Letting Go of ‘Why’Often as humans, we like feeling like we are in control. But when we go through trials and we choose to worship God, we are making a conscious decision to trust God even though we don’t understand what He’s going to do.God tells us his ways and thoughts are higher t...
Memo from Msgr. Raun- October 10th, 2020
on October 10th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus, as we prepare for the Lord's Day!BENEFITS OF WORSHIPING DURING "Why, God?" HARDSHIPSWorship Makes Us ThankfulIt’s impossible to be thankful and full of worry at the same time. Gratitude is a choice. It is us saying: yes, things are difficult right now, and this trial seems overwhelming at times, but—as I’m thinking about who God really is and how he’s he...
Memo ffrom Msgr. Raun- Tuesday October 6th, 2020
on October 6th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus !TEN - THOUSAND APOLIGIES : On Saturday I wrote a new memo to go out, but somehow the machine sent out the old one. I am so sorry! I should never be allowed around computers. I hope I get it right today!BENEFITS OF WORSHIPING DURING "Why, God?" HARDSHIPSWorship Brings Us Closer to GodA woman sat in an empty room as she waited to testify at her sister’s mu...