Students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 assist the parish and school as Altar Servers. Training (Grade 5) for these students takes place through the parish. Altar server schedules are published on a monthly basis.
If you would like to be trained as a St. Raymond Altar Server please contact our parish office at: (925) 828-2460.
Music Ministry/Children's Choir
All children in grades K-8 are invited to participate in the Children's Choir offered through St. Raymond Parish. Choir practice is every Wednesday from 4:30pm - 5:45pm in the Music Room. The Children's Choir sings every Sunday at the 9:00am mass.
All members of our Music Ministry choirs are required to attend weekly rehearsals throughout the school year. Although most of our members are not trained musicians, we strive for beauty and quality, and in doing so, offer our “first fruits” to God at every Mass and liturgy.
For more information about joining one of our choirs or being an instrumentalist for one of our Masses, please contact Rob Lappa, St. Raymond Director of Music at 925-574-7447.
JUMP Saturday (Junior High Youth Ministry Program)
JUMP Saturday, a program sponsored by St. Raymond Parish Youth Ministry, stands for Junior High Youth Ministry Program. This is a ministry to engage our youth in their faith and create a desire within them to grow in their relationship with Christ. This ministry is all inclusive, open to all parishioners in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. JUMP Saturday meets once a month on a Saturday. The morning begins with service projects such as house cleaning or doing yard work for elderly parishioners, cleaning the church, baking cookies for the homeless, visiting nursing homes and other local volunteer activities that arise. When the service projects are completed, lunch is served. The afternoon takes those in JUMP Saturday out for some fun, such as rock climbing, bowling, miniature golf or laser tag. By 4:30pm our youth are back at St. Raymond preparing for the 5:00pm Youth and Young Adult Mass.
While most of those who participate in JUMP Saturday stay for the whole day, not everyone can. Some have sports or other commitments that take them away for part of the day. Some may leave early and some may arrive late, and others may be there in the morning, leave part of the day and then return. Whatever the schedule, our youth are encouraged to participate in JUMP Saturday as much as they can.
Register for JUMP today!
CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Athletics
St. Raymond Parish offers CYO sports for both basketball and cross country. All children are eligible to participate. Please check out the CYO website for more information!