St. Raphael is seeking a full time Director of Communications to develop a communications strategy for our parish. Click the link below for more information.
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (CSL) affirms two prominent themes during the season of Lent: baptismal and penitential. The latter theme is a generally accepted Lenten focus. Catholics have a well-developed sense
Thanks to those who have contributed already to the Bishops Annual Appeal. During this Lenten season, we are called especially to help those most in need. Catholic Charities is one of the largest recipients of the BAA, and Bishop Zarama notes that Catholic Charities is one of his main points of emphasis
Lent is fast approaching and with that, the annual Lenten Dinners. The St. Raphael Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual dinners beginning on Friday, Feb 16 in Raphael Hall from 4:30 – 7 PM. The menu will consist of boiled shrimp, fried or baked fish, spaghetti, cole slaw, salad, fries, boiled potatoes, roll, tea and lemonade. Shrimp or fish plates are $10 each. Spaghetti plates are $7 each. Children under 12 are half price. Diners can eat in or take out. Proceeds from the dinners help the St. Raphael Catholic School Scholarship Fund. For any further information please contact Tom Smith at 971-1087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. bishops declared National Marriage Week for February 7-14, 2018. It’s not too late to take a few moments each day, together with your spouse, to reflect and pray using the seven-day retreat provided by the USCCB’s For Your Marriage website (see link below). Here is a sample from the first day of the retreat: Marriage is a School of Life and Love.
Additional Altar Server training will be provided for both the cross and captain positions only on Monday 2/26/18, Tuesday 2/27/18 and Thursday 3/01/18 from 7 to 8 pm also in the church. This training is primarily aimed for more experienced altar servers. All trainees, for all positions, are asked to attend all 3 training sessions, in order to be properly prepared to serve at Mass.
We are looking for more volunteers to help with making our worship space beautiful throughout the liturgical year. This includes folks offering a wide variety of skills, labor, and time commitments. We can use folks with experience and knowledge in design, logistics, fabric, flowers, paint, art, and lighting. But also folks who are just interested in helping by climbing up on a ladder to hang a banner or helping to put things in place. We especially need help during the Christmas and Easter seasons.
Please get in touch with Jeff Rice, Pastoral Associate of Liturgy & Music email@example.com if you might be able to assist in any way.
It’s never easy thinking about our last days but did you know our Catholic Faith can help us prepare spiritually and physically for our last days and for after we are gone? Should I be cremated or buried? What does the Catholic Faith say about dispersing ashes? From the Sacrament of the sick to preparing last wishes, come
Calling all St. Raphael parishioners to join hands with Habitat for Humanity volunteers as we put God’s love into action! Anticipation is growing for our parishioner family as their new home build continues to progress,CLICK FOR PICS moving their dreams one step closer reality. Parishioners are needed to work along side our Orthodox brothers and sisters and the HFH staff on this home.
St. Raphael Catholic Church will host a Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, on Sunday, March 11, 2018; 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the Lewis Room. Please consider joining in and rolling up a sleeve to give the gift of life. The donation process only takes about an hour and can make an enormous difference for a patient battling illness or injury. Donors of all blood types are needed. To make an appointment…
The WORKROOM-LOST & FOUND room across from the Martha room offers a space for Nursing moms, complete with a sound system so moms can still hear Mass. Includes a comfortable chair, boppy pillow, clean receiving blankets, a nursing cover if needed and an “In use” sign on the door. Mothers in Faith Ministry is happy to sponsor this space for our nursing moms.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES COUNSELING SERVICES are available to help adults and/or children cope with numerous life issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, family conflict and much more. Counseling is provided by highly skilled, compassionate licensed counselors with an average of 15+ years of counseling experience. Most health insurance is accepted. Thanks to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, a subsidized fee scale is available for people who cannot afford the full cost. Please call 790-8533 (Raleigh) or 388-3065 (Cary) to inquire about service or to schedule an appointment.