Dear parishioners of St. Raphael,
I’d like to begin as we’ve often prayed together: Come, Holy Spirit…
Come, purify your Church. Come, Lord Jesus, be our one truly Good Shepherd, especially when our other shepherds fail us.
Like many of you, I’ve felt both dismayed and angered by the recent news about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Queridos feligreses de San Rafael,
Me gustaría comenzar, como a menudo hemos orado juntos: Ven, Espíritu Santo…
Ven, purifica tu Iglesia. Ven, Señor Jesús, sé nuestro único y verdadero Pastor, especialmente cuando nuestros otros pastores nos fallan.
Como muchos de ustedes, me he sentido a la vez consternado y enojado por las recientes noticias sobre el ex cardenal Theodore McCarrick
Ever Wonder What Really Happens at Mass? Come Explore What Makes Mass So Special!
Walk through the Mass (Liturgy) with world renowned author, presenter and theologian, Bishop Robert Barron, and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. The video will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.
Presentation of Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass video series is shown at 10:45 am in Room 109. Movie dates are scheduled for: Aug 12, 19. And we will provide a light breakfast!
The Rite of Communion is the culmination of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The elements that make up the rite are The Lord’s Prayer, Sign of Peace, Breaking of the Bread, Communion (invitation, procession, song, silence) and Prayer after Communion.
The Lord’s Prayer is one part of the Mass in which everyone can and must participate fully, consciously and actively. If the prayer is sung, the musical setting must be so familiar and singable that everyone can join in.
Join women of the Parish in an 11-week study of Psalms.
+ Discover a rich array of prayers for all of life’s circumstances.
+Experience the transforming power of the Responsorial Psalms in the Mass.
+Study the many ways the Psalms foretell the life and mission of Jesus.
+See how the Psalms can empower your prayer to become an honest and personal dialogue with God.
“We do not live in a reality show. No. We live in a real world, where the crying of those who suffer loneliness, abandonment, persecution, separation, hunger and abuse clamor for company and compassion. They cry out for company, a friendly hand, a kind word and a smile. They cry out for a drop of love that calms the pain of loneliness. Living our faith in that mystery that we celebrate through these solemnities and the life of the sacraments, invites us to transcend, get out of our selfishness and embrace the mystery of the life of the one who is our neighbor, starting in our own family.” Please visit sharejourney.org
… Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama
Want to share your faith, read a good book, and make some new friends? Come join us, The Sisters’ Book Group, a group of lay women who strive to broaden our understanding of the spiritual life. We read and discuss books that help us in this quest. Meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 1-3 pm at St. Raphael.
We are currently reading Inner Compass by Margaret Silf.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” Our own Raleigh Catholic Coalition is making plans for House #9 to begin in September! Individual parishioners from St. Raphael have committed to supporting this new home build with other parishes from the Raleigh Diocese as their individual talents & treasures allow-with prayer, lunches for construction volunteers, construction work and financial support. Our first work day will be a wall build, wall raising and home dedication on 9/15.
A different opportunity to serve selflessly? Read and Feed‘s mission is to give elementary students an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills, providing meals, and building home libraries. Students will soon be registering for this wonderful program. Please consider making an impact in a child’s life by being a tutor or helping serve meals. We meet most Wednesdays from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in Raphael Hall starting on September 26. All volunteers need to complete the Read and Feed training and diocese Safe Environment training, including background checks. There are several training dates throughout the summer so you are ready to start in September. For more information, contact Linda Woelfle at 919-601-1979 or email@example.com and visit readandfeed.org.
Nuestra Parroquia de San Rafael llevará a cabo una vez más la ceremonia especial de Matrimonios Comunitarios el día sábado 17 de noviembre a la 1:00 pm.
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.