Email Newsletter October

    Here is the October Parish email newsletter. Be sure to visit the parish website for more details about this month's activities.

Fr. Tim

 No 7pm Mass, Wednesday, October 3rd.

Due to the annual priests convocation, there will not be a 7pm Mass on Wednesday, October 3rd. Benediction will be held at the usual time, 6:30pm. 

Blessing of the Animals

Thursday, October 4th, 6:30pm


October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis.  Because of St. Francis' love of creation and nature, it has become tradition to bless the family pets on this day.  The Blessing of Animals will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30pm.  We will gather in the corner of the Soccer Field, near the waterfront. Owners must accompany pets! 


Nurturing Your Marital Relationship

Sunday, October 7th, 12:30-2:30pm


The St. Raphael Marriage Prep Team invites all married couples to a free Marriage Enrichment Session presented by Monica Burton, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  The session will follow the 11:30am Mass with light refreshments and the seminar will begin promptly at 1pm in the Parish Hall.  No babysitting will be provided.  Space is limited, please RSVP through the Parish Office, (727) 821-7989;, by October 1st. 

40 Days for Life

September 26th- November 4th



Forty Days for Life runs from September 26th through November 4th. Our parish days of prayer at the All Women's Health Clinic, 4131 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, are Tuesday October 9th and Saturday October 13th.  Please contact Mary Stoft 727-422-4001 for information or to sign up.  Let us all pray for an end to abortion.

St. Vincent De Paul Coat Drive

Weekend of October 13th/14th


St. Raphael's chapter of the St Vincent dePaul Society will be collecting new/gently used coats Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th.  Bins will be available in the Narthex.

Blood Pressure Sceening

October 20th/21st


Faith Community Nurses will return to offer Blood Pressure Screening on the 3rd Weekend of the Month.  This month it will be Saturday, October 20th and Sunday October 21st in the Parish Hall with Coffee and Donuts.  

Family Faith Fest

Saturday, October 27th 10am-6pm


We invite you to the Diocese of St. Petersburg's Family Faith Fest, Saturday, October 27th from 10am to 6pm at Al Lopez Park in Tampa.  This is a one-of-a-kind experiene for families and adults of all ages for live music, food (for sale) exhibits, shopping, health displays, activities for children and teens, and the celebration of Mass with Bishop Parkes at 4pm.  By joining together as one Body of Christ, we can all grow in faith and grow in unity! Register HERE.

Annual Financial Update 2018


During October, every active family registered in the parish will receive the annual parish financial update that includes a letter from Fr. Tim and a financial overview of the Church and School.  A copy will be posted on the website as well.  If you do not receive a copy by the end of the month please contact the Parish Office at 727-821-7989.


St. Raphael Festival!


Tickets will be available in the Narthex on Sunday morning October 21st and 28th.  There will be some great rides, food, entertainment, activites (including the new Shinobi Obstacle Course) and fun for everyone.   For more information and ticket purchases go to the Festival Website.

All Saints Day

November 1st


The Solemnity of All Saints, November 1st, is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses are at 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 31st, 8:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm on Thursday, November 1st. 

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