Email Newsletter January

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome 2020!  Please know that you are in my prayers for this New Year and I ask that the Lord shed His grace upon you.  As usual, the month of January keeps our parish busy with many activities and events.  Be sure to visit the parish website www.st-raphaels.com for more details.

Fr. Tim SHERWOOD


Holy Day of Obligation

Wednesday, January 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will by celebrated on Tuesday, December 31st at 5:30pm and Wednesday, January 1st at 9:30am and 7pm. There will be no 8am Mass or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on January 1st. 


Sunday Faith Formation Returns

After a few weeks off, our Sunday Faith Formation program returns following the 9:30am Mass on Sunday, January 5th, 2020.  Middle School Faith Formation is on Thursday, January 9th at 6:30pm.  There will also be a session for families who have a child receiving First Holy Communion. The sessions are on Tuesday, January 7th OR on Monday, January 13th.   Both sessions are in the Parish Hall starting at 6:30pm.


Confirmation 2020

Once again we welcome Bishop Gregory Parkes who will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, January 12th at the 11:30am Mass.  You are welcome to join the 38 individuals and their families as they share in this great Sacrament of Initiation.


Bible Study and Faith Circles Return

Bible Study resumes on Wednesday, January 8th and Faith Circles will resume the week of January 6th.  Details of the groups can be found on the Faith Circles website.  Start the New Year off by taking about an hour each week to grow in faith with your fellow parishioners.


Our Faith Community Nurses will be available in the Parish Hall following Mass (except 5:30pm) the weekend of January 18th & 19th to help answer health related questions and offer blood pressure screenings.  Start the New Year off right by checking your blood pressure and getting some tips for healthy habits!


 Knights of Columbus

Join the Knights in the New Year for a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, January 19th in the Parish Center following the 8am and 9:30am Masses. 


January 20th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

St. Raphael School and Parish Office are closed Monday, January 20th to honor the sacrifices and humanitarian works toward racial harmony of Dr. Martin Luther King.  Normal schedules resume on Tuesday, January 21st.


CCW Annual Rummage Sale!

How can January pass us by without the annual CCW Rummage Sale?  The sale will be held on Saturday, January 25th from 8am until 1:30pm in the Parish Center.  This event is one of the largest in the area.  Come support the CCW and find some great treasures! Donations can be dropped off Monday, January 20th through Friday, January 24th from 3:30pm until 6:00pm in the Parish Center.  Drop items off at the side entrace to the Parish Center.  For more information or if you would like to volunteer please contact Susan Ugan at 727-742-4546 or susanugan@gmail.com or Chris Pelletier at 727-526-0218.


Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week across the nation begins Sunday, January 26th and continues through Friday January 31st.   Join us at the Open House on Sunday, January 26th following the 9:30am Mass.  The week ends on Friday celebrating Grandparents Day at the 8am Mass.  For more details about Catholic Schools Week and events, visit the school website .    


Parish Photo Gallery

Jane Winstead has graciously been taking photos of our parish events.  A new page has been created on our website to showcase our parish community and our events.  Check out the photo gallery here!

 
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