Email Newsletter April

With the month of April we are in the homestretch of Lent and we celebrate Easter and begin the Easter Season.  I hope you are able to join us in our Triduum Liturgies and my prayer is that your families have a wonderful Easter.  Be sure to read the weekly bulletin or visit the parish website www.st-raphaels.com for more details about this month's activities.

Fr. Tim Sherwood


Parish Mission

April 1st-3rd

Our Lenten Parish Mission will take place April 1st-3rd each evening at 7pm.  with Fr. Tom Donaldson, C.Ss.R.  The Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service will take place as part of the Mission on Tuesday, April 2nd.  The CCW will be hosting a reception in the Parish Hall on Wednesday evening following the Mission.  See the bulletin for more details.


Roof Update

Thanks for your cooperation and patience, hopefully it hasn’t been too disruptive.  We are about 2/3 done with the School Roof and will soon be moving to the Media Center roof for removal and replacement.


Vacation Bible School [VBS] Now Accepting Registrations

From June 17th through June 21st from 9am until Noon.   Registration is $45 per child.  Adults who volunteer the entire week may bring one child free of charge.  For more information click here or contact Lynn Edmonds at 821-7989 x2116 or ledmonds@st-raphaels.com.

Check out On the Wild Side African Safari for students moving into grades 6 and 7.

Are you a parent, grandparent or single adult who loves working with children?  If so, join us for a one hour meeting to discuss this summer's theme, and how you might enjoy being a part of the action!  The meeting will be held on Wed, April 3rd at 11am in Room B.  RSVP to Lynn Edmonds at ledmonds@st-raphaels.com.


Fish Fry

Join us for our Friday Fish Fry Dinners March 29th, April 5th and April 12th from 5:30pm-7pm in the Parish Center.  Sponsored by our Youth Ministry and supported by the Knights of Columbus, this weekly Lenten event brings families and friends together for fellowship and great tasting food while supporting our Youth Ministry.


90s Party

April 6th, 11am

This extravaganza is for all parishioners who are 90 and over or will turn 90 during 2019 (and their families and caretakers!)  A hot lunch and cake will be provided.  If you are a parishioner 90 and over and would like to attend, please contact: Marlene D'Abramo, 528-9563 or send and email to: sonnymard@hotmail.com


Holy Week begins April 14th and ends on Easter Sunday, April 21st.  During Holy Week there will be opportunities for Reconciliation on Monday, April 15th from 9am-9:30am & 6:30pm-7pm.  Tuesday, April 16th from 8:30am-9:30am & 6:30pm-7pm.  On Holy Thursday, Reposition will be outside in the courtyard after the Mass of the Lord's Supper until 11pm. 


Divine Mercy Sunday

We invite you to join us for a special Holy Hour to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  Reconciliation will take place on Sunday, April 28th from 3pm until 4pm in the Church.


Registration for Summer Camp is in progress.  The program runs for 7 weeks from June 10th through July 26th, from 7:30am until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, for children ages 5-11.  Both full time and limited part-time participants are accepted.  Contact Bonnie Haire at bhaire@st-raphaels.com for more information.


Faith Circles to Prepare for Marian Congress

This April there will be 3 new Faith Circles to help in preparation for the Diocesan Marian Congress on Saturday, May 11th.  For more details on the Faith Circles visit the website and bulletin.  


FAITH FORMATION DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

 

 

Next Baptism Class -  Tuesday April 16th

Last Sunday Faith Formation - Sunday, April 28th 

 

1st Communion - Sunday, May 5th at 11:30am

 


 

 

 
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