Mission & Vison

Welcome to St. Raymond! 

We are a Catholic church nestled in Menlo Park, California. The parish greets the community with a beautiful rose garden and a contemporary cathedral-inspired design. Since 1950 we have been home to decades of sacramental memories including weddings, baptisms, first communions, confirmations and celebrations of the end of life. The St. Raymond Parish community is devoted to our faith. The community is made up of singles, families, students, young and old, united by a common cause to worship God as one spiritual family and to serve the greater community. Our church is committed to inspiring parishioners as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ who are prepared to preach the Gospel in the 21st century. And we’re growing! Are you considering a Christian community where the faith is not just spoken but lived? If so, come share your ideas with us. Please visit us–we will save you a pew at our next Mass, and look forward to welcoming you into our community. Please take a look around this website to learn more about our ministries, Mass times, service opportunities, and the community we’re building here. If you’d like, feel free to register, or just join us at one of our upcoming Masses and events. After Mass, please feel free to stay for donuts and meet your fellow parishioners. We look forward to seeing you!

Mission Statement

Saint Raymond Parish is a community united by our Catholic Faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through ongoing personal and communal conversion to Christ and a deeper commitment to the mission Jesus gives each of us to preach the Gospel. The Sacred Scriptures and sacraments of the Church sustain us. We dedicate ourselves to Truth and strive to grow in love of God and our neighbor through community, prayer, study, and service, as we work by grace to build up in one another and share freely with others the abundance of magnificent gifts God has given us.

Vision Statement

St. Raymond Parish is a family. As disciples of Jesus, we are “children of God” and “brothers and sisters in Christ.” Jesus himself says, “Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother” (Matthew 12:50). We welcome all to belong to our Catholic family and to inherit with us in Christ the mission to preach the Gospel!