Saint Raphael Campus 2 Hour Delayed Opening

Saint Raphael Parish Offices and meeting rooms will delay opening until 10:30 on Friday March 6. The 7 am and  9 am Masses will occur as scheduled. Please use caution when driving to our campus and watch for icy patches in the parking lot and on walkways.

If conditions change, we will post updates.  Have you prayed your morning offering yet today?

Fridays in Lent Join the Knights for Fish

It’s that time of year again! An opportunity to get together with friends and family to share a great Lenten Dinner each Friday during Lent. Friday, Feb. 20 will be our first Lenten Dinner of the Season and Friday, Mar. 27 will be our last Dinner of the Season. This year one of the options is

Pre-register for Mammograms Mar 7 & 8

REX Mobile Mammography will provide screening mammograms on our parish campus on Apr. 18. Women interested in this service must be at least 35 years old and not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months or a history of breast cancer/issues as this requires a different procedure.  25 appointments will be scheduled from 9-1.  Pre-registration is required and will take place March 7th from 10 am to noon and March 8 from 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm in 103.  For more information contact    881.9019 or en Español  865.5746


This Lent could be a great time to get in the good habit of BEGINNING EACH DAY by offering the day ahead to God. It’s amazing how this simple morning practice of a Daily Offering prayer can make us aware of God’s call to each of us to be apostles of prayer: turning each moment of the day into an offering to God for the good of the whole Church and world. – Fr. Phil

For various versions of the Daily Offering, click here.
Hace click aquí para encontrar el Ofrecimento Diario en Español.
For Daily Offerings in various languages, click here.

And remember last Advent I spoke about praying the examen prayer to END EACH DAY, reviewing the day to see what God did with the offering we made of ourselves in the morning.

Click here for the examen Fr. Phil introduced us to last Advent.
Hace click aquí para bajar el examen P. Felipe nos dió durante el Adviento pasado.

1000 Saint Raphael Families Have Given to the BAA – Have You?

2015-BAA-t2We continue to make progress toward our parish goals of $280,322 and 100% participation in the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church now has $195,736 in pledges, which amounts to 70% of our goal.  29% of our parish families have pledged.  So over a thousand parish families have given “In the Name of Jesus”, the theme of the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  We hope all parishioners will participate in this most worthy campaign, which supports 30 ministries across the Diocese.  If you have never given in the past, please prayerfully consider making a pledge.  Any size gift that’s right for you would be appreciated.   You can pick up an envelope in the parish office or from the cornerstone in the sanctuary and drop it in the collection basket during any Mass.  You can also return your personalized pledge card to the Diocese or donate online at  If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Shaffer at

Greens Thumbs on Our Preschoolers

ECC Garden tThe phrase from “farm to table” has taken on new meaning for the Blue Tie Teddy class. They have spent some of their playground time each day working in our raised garden beds. They planted broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage in October. They weeded, watered, and watched the small plants grow very large. They saw the broccoli develop crowns, and sadly …..

JOIN THE EASTER ORCHESTRA! March 18 & 25 Rehearsals

If you play a brass, woodwind, or string instrument at an intermediate or higher level, we invite you be a part of our orchestra for Easter. Whether you currently play in school or you are an adult who actively plays for pleasure, please consider this vital ministry opportunity. You will make such a difference for the music on Easter Sunday. Rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesdays, March 18 & 25, at 6:00 PM. Please contact Brad Croushorn, Music Director, after Mass or at to sign-up and get additional details.

Tired of Winter Ice? Save the Date for Vacation Bible Camp

2015 Vacation Bible CampVacation Bible Camp at Saint Raphael Catholic Church is set for July 13-17!  Geared for campers ages 4 – 10, and junior counselors aged 11+, this year’s theme is Living in God’s Kingdom.  Make sure your children have an opportunity to embrace their role as children of the king!  Mark your calendars now, and look for more information on registration, soon.

Youth Going to Jam Tour Mar 13

JamTourJoin SR Youth Ministry and thousands of people for an evening of Christian music at the PNC Arena!!!  
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Cost: $10.00
Please meet at the Youth Room at 5:45PM! We will need parent chaperones!!! For more information, please visit  and contact Jeremy Roca

Do You Have Books For the Grief Journey?

Compassionate Care is building a lending library of resources for our members as they experience the difficult transition to life without a loved one by their side. Do you have books/articles that you found helpful on this journey? Could you offer that resource to another? Please let Janet Schirripa, Lay Ministry Support Coordinator know of your desire to donate a resource to our beginning library. If you’d like to purchase an item and then donate it to the library please click here for our list of recommended books. Perhaps you could dedicate the book in memory of your loved one, or share an encouraging word. What a kind way to reach out to another who is trying to heal, may you be filled with peace.