Email Newsletter June

School might be out but St. Raphael Parish still has many happenings in June for your participation. For those who are taking a break, may your families have a safe and restful summer.  Be sure to read the weekly bulletin or visit the parish website www.st-raphaels.com for more details about activities at St. Raphael. 

Fr. Tim SHERWOOD


Altar Server Training

Alter Server Training will take place on Sunday, June 9th at 3:00pm or Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm.   All active servers from grades 3 through 6 are required to attend two training sessions per year.  Our 7th & 8th grades help with training.  Training for new 3rd graders takes place in September.  Contact Mrs. Lisette Shields st-raphaels-altar-server@outlook.com for more information.


Blood Drive

The Oneblood bus will be here on Sunday, June 9th from 9am to 1:00pm.  To schedule an appointment go to www.oneblood.org and use our sponsor code12102.  Roll up your sleeve and help the many people who depend on blood donors like you! 


Father's Day

June 16th

St. Raphael Parish is offering a Spiritual Bouquet for those who would like to remember their father (living or deceased) on Father’s Day.  Please contact the Parish Office (727-821-7989) no later than Monday afternoon, June 10th to arrange for a card; the suggested offering is $10.  Fathers will be remembered at all Masses that weekend.


Baby Bottle Boomerang

June 15th & 16th

Once again we will use the occasion of Father’s Day to support the Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center with the Baby Bottle Boomerang.  After all Masses the weekend of June 15th-16th, baby bottles will be available to take home.  Please fill the bottle with change, bills or checks and return it the following weekend June 22nd & 23rd.  The funds collected provide services to women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.


VBS (Vacation Bible School) is here!

 On June 17th through June 21st from 9am until noon over 60 kids will participate in "ROAR, Where Life is Wild and God is Good."  Participants will go on a fun filled wild adventure in the African Savanna.   Volunteers are still needed. For other questions contact Lynn Edmonds at 821-7989 x2116 or ledmonds@st-raphaels.com.


 Summer Faith Circles

A New Study group will be starting using the teleconferencing tool, Zoom.  This group will be doing a 10 part series on "Consoling the Heart of Jesus".  Meetings will be Monday evenings starting June 3rd from 7pm-8:30pm, via Zoom.  For more information on this group contact Cynthia Getgen at cyngetgen@gmail.com

A Summer Faith Circle called "Wisdom" will begin on Thursday, June 6th from 10:30am-11:45am.  This study by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life, focusing on the books of Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes. For more information, contact Lisette Shields at lshields@tampabay.rr.com.


Summer Youth Events

Please keep our youth in your thoughts and prayers during the summer.  A group of our Middle School teens head to camp Hidden Lake in Georgia on June 10th. The Youth Room will be open for all Middle School and High School students after the 7pm daily Mass, 7:30-8:30pm, on Wednesdays during the summer beginning June 19th.  Watch the bulletin and the youth website for other summer activities.


Roof Updates

The roofing project is progressing with anticipated completion by mid-June.  The School Building and Media Center are awaiting delivery and installation of the decorative cap tiles along the top.  As you can see from the picture the initial two layers of the Parish Center roof have been installed.  The good weather is helping the progress.


Summer Office Hours

Beginning May 31st through July 26th the Parish Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 4pm and on Friday from 8am until 12:30pm.  The office will be closed on July 4th and 5th.  To contact the Parish Office call (727-821-7989) or email straphaels@st-raphaels.com

Between May 31st and July 26th the School Office is open Monday through Thursday from 8am until noon and closed on Friday.  To contact the School Office call (727-821-9663) or email SRSOffice@st-raphaels.com


MyParish App

With summer at hand download the MyParish app to stay connected with the parish as you go away on vacation.   Click here to download the app.

 
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