St. Raphael is seeking a full time Director of Communications to develop a communications strategy for our parish. Click for more information.
Come join moms of all ages in community, faith and service. Take some time out for you while connecting to other moms and learning more about our Catholic faith. Next meeting is Thursday Dec 14 from 9 am – 12 noon in Room 112. Childcare is available in the nursery for $5/child.
December Meeting: Spreading Love
Do you ever tell yourself
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.
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.
From this post on down you can read about previous events at Saint Raphael.
We offer prayers for the 200+ children and youth who celebrated First Reconciliation this weekend and last. Our prayers accompany these youngest parishioners and their parents, as they continue their journeys towards First Eucharist next Spring.
Has your child received these sacraments yet? Talk to Linda.
Linda Lenzmeier, Coordinator of Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation for Children. firstname.lastname@example.org 919.865.5715
In-Office Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., M-Th; other times by appointment
Does coming to mass bring you joy? Are you filled with gratitude, humbled and open to His grace? Are you strengthened by this intimate relationship with Christ through the Eucharist? Yes?? So show it! Take that smile, that sense of peace, the love that embraces you through worship and share it with another!
We are called to be in community, welcoming everyone along the path, bringing them closer to the beautiful mysteries of our faith. How could you be doing this? Pray about it and consider joining in our welcoming efforts as they get re-visioned this fall.
Connect with Janet Schirripa to hear more about what we’d like to be doing. Respond to Christ’s call to welcome the stranger and help them take a first step here at St. Raphael. Reach Janet at 865.5704 or email@example.com
We’ve created an online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WJKQ6K3) which we ask all parents to fill out. Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) will resume at the 9:30 Mass next Sunday, September 24. It will take place once a month during the fall, so additionally on October 22, November 12, and December 10.The survey will help us send out reminders, keep in touch, and also hopefully cultivate some more volunteers so we can make this wonderful program for our children as excellent as possible. Note, this is not a registration! Just a helpful way to get everyone more connected. CLOW is always open to all children at the 9:30 Mass, even (especially!) visitors!
From our Bishop Zarama.
“I received with sadness today’s announcement in Washington, DC, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated. This program has been of such great assistance to so many in our Diocese who were brought to our country by their parents, often times as infants, having known no other nation. While we must certainly respect our borders and our laws, so we must also be guided in how we are to care for the least among us…”
Read the full statement from Bishop Zarama, and the statement from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This Jesuit trip includes visits to Loyola, San Sebastian, Montserrat, and Barcelona. Trip leaders: Fr. George Witt, S.J., Provincial Assistant for Spiritual Ministries, Maryland & USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus, and Mr. Joe Naylor, Provincial Assistant for Advancement and Communications, Maryland & USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus. Prices start at $3,899 (if paid by check)/$4,098 (if paid by credit card). Accommodations, sightseeing, and meals are included. To download a brochure, visit GoCatholicTravel.com/NaylorWitt. For more information, contact Joe Naylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-774-5529. Spain and Lourdes Flier
Familias de ascendencia hispana con niños menores de 6 años de edad están invitadas a una discusión organizada por el programa de prevención de envenenamiento con plomo de infancia de Carolina del Norte (CLPPP). CLPPP necesita tu ayuda! Especias y hierbas medicinales
pueden ser una fuente potencial de exposición al plomo. Se harán preguntas sobre especias y remedios caseros. Toda la información recopilada será confidencial. Los participantes tienen la oportunidad para ganar un reglo por $50 a Best Buy!!! Todos los niños recibirán bolsas de regalo!!!
20 de Julio – 9:30 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.
North Regional Library
7009 Harps Mill Road,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Por favor R.S.V.P. por 19 de Julio a
Kim Gaetz al
llama (919) 641-1632
Families of Hispanic descent with children under 6 years old are invited to a focus group hosted by the NC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). The NC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program needs your help! Spices and herbal remedies can be a potential source of lead exposure. We are hoping to gather information that can help make them safer for kids to eat.
All information collected will be confidential. Participants will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Best Buy Gift Card!!! All kids will receive a prize package!!!
July 20 – 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
North Regional Library
7009 Harps Mill Road,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Please R.S.V.P. by July 19 to Kim Gaetz at
email@example.com or call (919) 707-5953.
“This program is not sponsored by the Wake County Public Libraries.”
Did you see in the NC Catholic that James Magee, who visited St. Raphael in late January when he was still a deacon, is the newest priest in the Diocese of Raleigh? We need priests like him, and you may remember that the cost of his formation – and that of other men in line for Holy Orders – is paid from funds raised by the Bishops Annual Appeal. We’re inching closer to the parish goal for the BAA, but need your help if you have not been able to make a commitment yet. You can give online or grab a pledge envelope at the Church cornerstone.
Would you like to share your sewing talents, in support of our Summer Vacation Bible Camp? We’re in need of some costume and prop construction and we’d love to put you to work! All supplies will be provided; we merely need your time and talent! Contact Linda to explore the possibilities! firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-5715