EMail Newsletter March

The Holy Season of Lent this March leads to Holy Week at the end of the month.  As the days go on we continue our Lenten disciplines of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  Be sure to visit the parish website www.st-raphaels.com for more details about this month's activities.

Fr. Tim SHERWOOD


Additional Inspiration for Lent

Take advantage of our parish subscription to FORMED a website featuring Catholic videos, ebooks, audio talks and movies.  Take some time to be spiritually enriched during the season.  Our FORMED access code is 3951db.   You may also want to join one of our Faith Circles which meet weekly in the area.


St. Raphael Friday Fish Fry

March 2nd, 16th, & 23rd

Friday Fish Frys continue during March from 5:30pm until 7:00pm.  Support our Youth Group and catch up with neighbors and friends, enjoy great deep fried Cobia and take a chance at one of the raffles.  Remember Stations of the Cross begin in the Church at 7pm.


KOC  Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 4th

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting another Pancake Breakfast following the 8am and 9:30am Masses on Sunday, March 4th.  Take the morning off from cooking and join the Knights for fellowship and a tasty breakfast.


Parish Blood Drive

Sunday, March 4th

 

The Oneblood bus will be here on Sunday, March 4th 2018 from 9am to 1:00pm.   Roll up your sleeve and help the many people who depend on blood donors like you! 


St. Raphael School Auction

A Night in Wonderland

Saturday, March 10th

Join us on Saturday, March 10th starting at 6pm for the St. Raphael School Auction.  Tickets are available online at www.straphaelschool.net


Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March. Remember to SPRING AHEAD on Sunday, March 11th 2018.


 PARISH MISSION 

March 12th, 13th, 14th

Bishop Emeritus Robert Lynch will offer our Lenten Mission,"Seeking the Merciful Face of God." Join us on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, at 7pm.  The CCW will be hosting a reception in the Parish Hall on Monday evening following the Mission.  The Parish Lenten Reconciliation will take place as part of the Mission on WEDNESDAY, March 14th in leiu of the regular evening Mass.  See the bulletin for more details.


A Lent to Remember

Monday March 19th and 26th

Do you sometimes find yourself so busy that the only time you have to express gratitude for God's generosity and mercy is at Sunday Mass?  Stop by the Parish Hall on Monday March 19th and March 26th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm as we continue our series "A Lent to Remember." 


Vacation Bible Shool Planning Meeting

Wednesday, March 21st

Planning for VBS "Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus" begins this month.  Please come to the planning meeting on Wednesday, March 21st from 10:45am until noon in the Parish Hall.   Vacation Bible School is June 4th through the 8th from 9am until Noon. 


2018 Holy Week

The Easter Triduum begins on Thursday, March 29th leading to the celebration of Easter on April 1st.

 
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