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Hello everyone!  My name is Brian Fife, and I am the Director of Music at St Raymond de Penafort.  I am grateful to help facilitate and provide music for our liturgies here and to work with many wonderful and talented music ministers of all ages.  I have had a love of music for as long as I can remember, and first began playing regularly in church when I was a student at St Viator High School in Arlington Heights.  I earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University and for nearly 20 years, I worked for various parishes in the northwest suburbs of Chicago as a pianist, choir director and instrumental director. I also recorded CDs of original songs, as well as jazzy arrangements of church hymns and songs and was contracted as an arranger for World Library Publications.  I came aboard at St Raymond in March of 2012, and my experience at this parish has been nothing short of transformative. I am continually inspired and encouraged by the deep faith and welcoming love of the people here, and my own faith has been greatly renewed and revived by being a part of this wonderful community.  I feel truly blessed that my wife Violet, my daughter Amelia and I can call this place our spiritual home.    

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Tue Dec 06, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Join us for our Christmas celebration at Manzos!


The Chosen | Preview night and registration

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Advent Communal Reconciliation Service

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Men of St. Raymond Christmas Party and Game Night

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A Night in Bethlehem 1-2:30 pm

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Sat Dec 17, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm -


A Night in Bethlehem 3-4:30 pm

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Sat Dec 17, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm -


A GATHERING OF ALL ST. RAYMOND MEN’S GROUPS

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Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Jan 08, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


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Sun Jan 22, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


The Chosen | view and discussion night

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Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Feb 05, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR speaker night

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Tue Feb 07, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Join us for Speaker: Lynne Rymarz/Julia Child in the community room at 7pm. Light snacks, 50/50 raffle and winners of...


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Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Mar 05, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


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WOSR bingo night

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Tue Mar 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Join us for bingo in the community room at 7pm. Light snacks, 50/50 raffle and winners of Bingo!


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Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Apr 02, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR Soup Luncheon/Fashion show

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WOSR Sanfilippo Estate tour

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WOSR Lake Geneva lunch/tour

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