2017 Galleria Craft Fair – Saturday, October 21st, 9 am– 4:30 pm in Saint Raphael Ignatius Hall, 5801 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh. Over 55 area vendors will be at the Craft Fair. Crafts include: religious items, paper crafts, Christmas items, jewelry, decorative and kitchen items, pottery, soaps, doll clothes, wreaths and much more! Free admission and multiple raffles. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus to support Catholic Parish Outreach, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and the USO. Please visit our website at www.galleriacraftfair.com for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
From this post on down you can read about previous events at Saint Raphael.
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 email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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! email@example.com or call 865-5715
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. Authors we have read: Henri Nouwen, C. S. Lewis , Richard Rohr, Paul Coutinho, Mitch Albon, Wm. Paul Yound, Gerard W. Hughes.
We are currently reading The Road to Character by David Brooks.
Did you notice there’s a large green table in the center of the atrium? Have you stopped to say ‘hi’ to a Welcome Table host or to look at some of the materials? We’re in the early stages of developing the Welcome table into a great resource for you; a place to ask questions, register as a member, figure out what’s going on around here, learn your way around the buildings, or maybe even meet a new friend. Big parishes can be busy and exciting places, but they can also be anonymous and overwhelming. And that’s if you’re comfortable being in a Catholic church! What if you’re just sticking your toe in the water and exploring? Stop by and introduce yourself to a Welcome Table host. Whatever the reason you’re here, we’ll celebrate it and work to make this a comfortable place for you. Have a question outside of the weekend? Give Janet Schirripa, Lay Ministry Support Coordinator a call and she’ll help you out. 865.5704 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Welcome Ministry is having a Welcome Reception in the Lewis Room on Sunday, June 11 at 12:30 PM (after 11:30 Mass). All newly registered parishioners and all prospective members are encouraged to come to share fellowship and to learn about the wonderful services that St. Raphael provides. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions about this reception, please contact Arlene Cocco at email@example.com
Here’s the ‘want ad’ job description for a wonderful way to be concretely helpful to others as they come to St. Raphael. If you are full of joy, outgoing, ready to greet others with a big smile and make genuine connections than you’re needed at our new Welcome Table. Periodically, at the Mass of your choice, join with others at the Welcome Table to greet, answer questions, pray with, encourage others as they explore St. Raphael as their parish home. 15 minutes before and after Mass, as an individual or even as a family. You do not need to be an expert on St. Raphael or a long time member, we’ll have the resources for you. To learn more, stop by the table to talk to a host or call Janet Schirripa, Lay Ministry Support Coordinator at 919-865-5704 firstname.lastname@example.org