Imagine: Moses and the Burning Bush As we continue our Lenten series on how to pray with Ignatian Contemplation, we have
an interesting opportunity this weekend. Often, contemplations are done with Gospel
stories. But Old Testament stories can be good too! This Sunday, the first reading is
the story of Moses and the burning bush. You might want to try praying with it during
the week ahead…
Here’s a guided Ignatian Contemplation with the story of Moses on the mountain:
Imagina: Moisés y la Zarza Ardiente A medida que continuamos nuestra serie de Cuaresma sobre cómo orar con la Contemplación Ignaciana, se presenta una oportunidad interesante este fin de semana. A menudo, las contemplaciones se hacen con historias del evangelio. ¡Pero también las historias del Antiguo Testamento pueden servir muy bien! Este domingo, la primera lectura trata de la historia de Moisés y la zarza ardiente. Te invito a que trates de orar con esta lectura durante esta semana…
Aquí está una guía sobre cómo usar la Contemplación Ignaciana con base en el pasaje de Moisés en la montaña:
About a year after college graduation, I began working in a small parish as the director of music. As is pretty common in our culture, up until that point I hadn’t much direct experience with death outside of a few relatives, so I hadn’t thought about it much, or experienced the deep grief that comes from losing a loved one. Working in a church, that quickly changed. Several times a month I was now across a table from individuals who had just lost someone close. I thought my job was to help them plan the funeral liturgy by choosing readings and songs, and, yes, that was true to an extent. But I quickly came to realize that I was primarily there to listen,
Saint Raphael Catholic School is seeking a Principal to lead its K-8 school.
19th Annual Ryan O’Connell Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 6, 2019
1 P.M. Shotgun Start
To register or to become a sponsor, go to www.saintraphaelschool.org/golf/
Are you looking for a way to SERVE SELFLESSLY and become a more PASSIONATE DISCIPLE in our parish community? If so, we NEED you! St. Raphael is seeking those who have an interest in reading scripture during the Mass. The training is only about 45 minutes long, and is offered when someone wants to be trained. Currently, we are ESPECIALLY in need of readers at the 5:30pm Mass on Sundays, as well as at other masses. Please click on READERS for more information or contact Kevin Mistele firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Raphael Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual fish dinners. Next one is on Friday, Mar 22 in Raphael Hall from 4:30 – 7 PM. The menu choices include shrimp, fish, pasta, cole slaw, salad, fries, boiled potatoes, rolls, and drinks. Eat in or take out. Proceeds from the dinners help the St. Raphael Catholic School Scholarship Fund and Columbiette charity projects.. Click for details or contact Tom Smith at 971-1087 or email@example.com.
All children grades 2 through 8 are invited to sign up for our monthly Children’s Choir. The choir sings for one 9:30 Sunday Mass each month, meeting at 8:30 before Mass to rehearse. Please sign up via the parish website, including for the choir for Easter Sunday: saintraphael.org/worship/music/childrens-choir/
Now among the rights of a human person there must be included that by which a man may enter a political community where he hopes he can more fittingly provide a future for himself and his dependents. Wherefore, as far as the common good rightly understood permits, it is the duty of that state to accept such immigrants and to help to integrate them into itself as new members.
…Pope Saint John XXIII, “Pacem in Terris”
Ahora bien, entre los derechos de la persona humana debe contarse también el de que pueda lícitamente cualquiera emigrar a la nación donde espere que podrá atender mejor a sí mismo y a su familia. Por lo cual es un deber de las autoridades públicas admitir a los extranjeros que llegan y, en cuanto lo permita el verdadero bien de su comunidad, favorecerlos propósitos de quienes pretenden incorporarse a ella como nuevos miembros.
…Su Santidad Juan XXIII,”Pacem in Terris”
Reed and Feed Update: Thanks to the following restaurants who continue to donate meals for the 50 children in the parish who attend Read and Feed on Wednesday nights at St. Raphael: McDonalds, Tijuana Flats, El Senor (Knightdale), Jet Pizza, Chipotle, PDQ, Pickled Onion (Wakefield), Jimmy Johns and Little Caesars. Be sure to patronize and thank these restaurants.
Do you understand the meaning behind the parts of the Mass? Join the Women’s Bible Study in our next five-session short Study, A Biblical Walk Through the Mass by Dr. Edward Sri (Ascension Press). Explore the roots of the words and gestures we say and do at Mass and better understand their profound significance. You will come to know and understand the Mass as never before, leading you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience.
Join us for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass beginning Wednesday, May 1 from 9:30-11:30 AM in Parish in Room 112. Pre-registration is required prior to April 22. Cost will be around $20. Some homework and reading required. For more information and to register for this short Study, please contact Mary E. Schricker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Adoption is a free program designed to pray for babies who are in danger of being aborted. Each January we ask you to spiritually adopt a baby, name him or her, and pray for the baby and parents for 9 months that they may chose life. We began again our program on January 27, 2019 but it is never too late to join! You may now follow along the growth of your baby by receiving weekly emails. Please email “subscribe” to SpiritualAdoptionSR@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @LifeAt1stSpark on our Facebook Page RaleighParents4Life.
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.
Nuestra Parroquia de San Rafael llevará a cabo una vez más la ceremonia especial de Matrimonios Comunitarios el día sábado 15 de junio a la 1 pm. Para más información, por favor comunicarse con la Señora Evila Morales al 919-865.5746