Instruments of Peace: A Message from Father Phil

Christ King tAs I preached about last weekend, the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 perhaps give us a chance to be grateful for the fact that God gathers such a diverse group of us together from all over the world each Sunday at St. Raphael, in peace. It’s a witness the world needs.

I think it’s important also to remember and pray for the people who died, and their loved ones who still suffer from so much violence in other parts of the world, even when it fades from the news headlines. It’s shocking to look up the number of large attacks around the world even in just the past year. In addition to France, terrorist attacks that

Join Us at Thanksgiving Mass

Thanksgiving tOn Thanksgiving Day we will have one Mass at 10am in the Church.

On Fri, Nov 27 we will have one Mass at 10am in the Chapel.

Give Thanks!!

Patterns are all Around!

ECC RTT with patterns tEspecially in the Red Tie Teddy Classroom! From the stripes on our shirts to the repeating patterns in our everyday routine. This basic math skill is one of the building blocks for many other higher level mathematical concepts. In the classroom we notice the repetitive nature of our day or week. Many students will comment when we miss a step in our normal routine. “We always read a story when we…..

SRYM: HardKnocks Laser Tag Dec 4

youth laser tag 1tAll students in Middle School & High School are invited to join us for an afternoon at Hard Knocks Laser Tag on Friday, Dec 4 5-6:30PM. Cost is $20 for Students registered with SRYM, and $25 for Students not registered with SRYM. Please purchase your tickets with us! Make checks payable to Saint Raphael Catholic Church. Complete a very brief interest form so that we can have an idea of the number of tickets to reserve at Tinyurl. com/SRYMTag. To register with SRYM, please follow, SRCYFormationAndMinistry

Sharing Grace Meeting at Jason’s Deli Dec 5

Trust In God Wallpaper4god tSharing Grace, our informal monthly gathering for those who are grieving will meet on Sat, Dec 5 at noon at Jason’s Deli, around the corner from the church off Spring Forest Rd. This is a casual time to talk with others who understand what it’s like to be working through grief concerns. Come have a coffee, maybe lunch and perhaps learn from others how to approach the holidays, a situation or a current fact of life that’s proving to be difficult. No need to RSVP, just come! Contact  Janet Schirripa  919-865-5704, with thoughts.

Jubilee Year of Mercy Kickoff Dec 6

YearofMercyRecall in your lives how God has been merciful to you.
Proclaim God’s mercy and the joy that has come to you,
because God has been merciful to you.
Cardinal Chito Tagle of Manila
Our Church community is invited to join our Youth on Sunday, Dec 6 from 7-8 PM in the Chapel of our Lady Queen of the Americas as we kick off the Jubilee Year of Mercy with Praise and Worship Adoration.  It will be an evening of prayer, music, Scripture sharing, and silence before the Lord. Come join us experience the joy that comes to us because God has been merciful to us.

High School Youth Ministry is here! No one can be excluded from God’s mercy!!! Dec 6

High School Youth: Please join us on Nov 15 with the 5:30PM Mass and then to the Youth Room at 6:30PM for our Life Night.  And our Dec topic is:
The Jubilee Year of Mercy!
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy.”

“No one can be excluded from God’s mercy,” –Pope Francis

SRYM Youth March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC Jan 21

2016 Youth for LifeAll High School Students are invited to join SRYM for a time of pilgrimage in Washington, DC for the Youth Rally and Mass for Life in conjunction with the annual March for Life from Jan 21-22, 2015.
The cost is $20.00. Spaces are very limited. We will be staying at The Catholic University of America’s Dufour Center with fellow High School Student Pilgrims.

Youth must complete interest form at AND be registered with SRYM. ***We will need adult chaperones and drivers! 

Click for more details.

Job Opportunities

Paid and volunteer job opportunities are available at Saint Raphael: Director of Liturgy and Music, and Bulletin and Communications Coordinator Click for details.


Thanksgiving tSeniors: RSVP for our Thanksgiving lunch (BJ Cady 919-865-5728) and then join us in Lewis Room at 10:30 a.m. to hear preschool children sing, attend 11 a.m. Mass and then join us at noon for a hot, buffet lunch on this Monday, November 16th. To ensure we have enough seating & food your RSVP is required.

Please RSVP to B.J. Cady in the preschool office at 919-865-5728 or for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon honoring our parish senior citizens.