Email Newsletter July

Attached is our July email.  As is typical in parish life, activities are a bit light during the month of July.  Many of our families are enjoying vacation time together.  Please don't forget to visit the parish website for more details and other ministry and organization events this month. Keep safe, have fun.  Fr. Tim


Wednesday - 4th of July

The Fourth of July is a wonderful celebration of our freedom.  The Independence Day Mass will be celebrated at 8am.  The parish & school offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4th and there will be no Adoration after the 8am Mass and no 7pm Mass.  Enjoy the fireworks & celebrations of your choice.


Camp Covecrest July 2nd-7th


Thank you for praying for our middle school teens who attended Hidden Lake camp in June.  The teens really enjoyed the fun, fellowship, and faith experiences.  A group of high school teens will attend Covecrest camp July 2nd through 7th.  Please pray that they may grow in their relationship with God.

Bishop Parkes has recently released the new Vision Statement for the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  We encourage you to read more about this three year plan.  We also want to remind you to plan on attending the Family Faith Fest on October 27th at Al Lopez Park in Tampa.  The event begins at 10:00am and concludes with a 4pm outdoor Mass.  Read here for more details.

Mass on Vacation!




Finding a Mass while you are away from home this summer is easy.  Our parish bulletin publisher offers a website and app that can help you find the nearest Catholic Chcurch and the Sunday Mass schedule.  Go to  or download The Catholic Directory app for free from your app store.



Explore Formed, it is a GREAT resource for our parish family.​​   St. Raphael Log on with our parish code 3951db (case sensitive). All programs are free and are a great way to enrich your faith and that of your family.  There are new programs added every week!

St. Raphael

On Monday, July 11th from 7:30am until 9:00am and then from 4:30pm until 6:00pm, gently worn and new school uniforms will be available for sale in the Parish Center.  All uniforms available are the Tommy Hilfiger brand.

Summer Cornhole Tournament


St. Raphael School Dad's Club is sponsoring this annual summer event on Saturday, July 14th from Noon until 5pm.  See this week's bulletin or contact Ryan Ford or 727-641-0949 for more information.  Food and beverages will be provided.


Parish Blood Drive


The Oneblood bus will be here on Sunday, July 22nd from 9:00am to 1:00pm.   Roll up your sleeve and help the many people who depend on blood donors like you! 

School's Back - Almost

We want to remind our parents and children that St. Raphael School begins classes on Thursday, August 9th.  Contact St. Raphael School for more information at 727-821-9663.


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