Email Newsletter August

We hope that you enjoy the last few days of summer!  Be sure to visit the parish website for more details about this month's activities.

Fr. Tim

Sunday Faith Formation Registration

August 1st


Registration for Sunday Faith Formation and Teach at Home begins August 1st.  To find out more about these programs and to register, visit our Faith Formation page on our website

Registration for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion will be mailed out soon.  Families of children entering the 2nd grade who have been baptized and are currently enrolled in Faith Formation or Catholic School and have completed the previous year were contacted.  For those families anticipating 1st Communion, if you have not received an invitation, please contact the Faith Formation Office (727-821-7989) or  We look forward to journeying with your children as they prepare to experience these wonderful Sacraments.  The orientation meeting is on Sunday, August 19th from 10:45am until 11:45am in the Parish Center.

If you have a child who has not been baptized, or is in Grade 3 and up, and has not made their First Communion, please contact the Faith Formation Office so we can assist you in bringing your children to the sacraments.

Welcome Back 

Thursday, August 9th


St. Raphael School begins classes on Thursday, August 9th 2018 with assembly at 7:50am!  Contact St. Raphael School for more information at 727-821-9663.

There will be an optional school supply drop off on August 8th from 8am-10am.

The SCHOOL WELCOME BACK DINNER is scheduled for Friday, August 17th at 5:30pm.

Assumption of Mary - Holy Day 

August 15th


Wednesday, August 15th we celebrate the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Mass will be celebrated three times for this Holy Day. 

Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm- Vigil Mass

Wednesday, August 15th at 8am- School Mass

Wednesday, August 15th at 7pm

5th Annual KOC Italian Family Knight


Help St. Raphael Knights of Columbus (Council 10157) support their charities by joining us on Saturday, September 22nd in the Parish Center.  Tickets will be available in the Church Narthex the weekends of August 18/19 and August 25/26.  For tickets or informaton contact Mr. Terry Winstead at 727-688-6340.

Edge and Life Teen


High school teens are invited to come to our fall Kick-off Sunday, August 19th.  Mass at 5:30pm, dinner and Life Teen Night 6:30pm- 8pm.

Middle school teens are invited to our fall Kick-off Monday, August 20th from 6:30-8pm.  

Sign up now for Rock the Universe on September 8th.  Contact Mike,, for details or to sign up.

If you have any questions about our programs or to see upcoming events visit our website, or contact the Youth Office 727-821-7989.

Confirmation 2018

August 26th


Confirmation Orientation is Sunday, August 26th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the Parish Center.  Details about Confirmation preparation will be provided at this meeting.  Families with teens eligible for Confirmation have been notified.  If you have any questions please contact our Youth Minister, Mike Specht at

Catechists Needed


 If you have a desire and willingness to help share the beauty of our Catholic Faith with young people please contact the Parish Office, (727) 821-7989 or

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