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?
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 881.9019 or en Español email@example.com 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
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.
Boys from our parish were able to “picture themselves” as priests or brothers, during our recent faith formation celebration of consecrated life. Is your child in faith formation? Contact Linda Lenzmeier
The 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 …..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up and get additional details.
Make time this Lent to…
Learn more about Scripture
Deepen your faith and prayer life
Join others from the community for fellowship.
Vacation 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.
Join SR Youth Ministry and thousands of people for an evening of Christian music at the PNC Arena!!!
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Please meet at the Youth Room at 5:45PM! We will need parent chaperones!!! For more information, please visit http://2015.jamtour.com/ and contact Jeremy Roca
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.