St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish warmly welcomes you to our parish community. We want you to know you can find a spiritual home with us. We invite you to enjoy our website and find information about our worship services, school, Faith Formation programs and parish organizations.
St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish is a place of hope and healing, the place people turn to in times of need. We are a community of caring, faithful Catholics dedicated to service, worship and prayer, religious education, and works of charity. We offer ministries for adults, elderly, youth and children where you can form new friendships to support and encourage you to a deeper relationship with Christ.
Welcome home! We look forward to meeting you and worshipping our Lord together. Contact us with any questions. Discover a purposeful and meaningful life, take an active part in our parish community. Click on the Ministries tab and see the many ways to get involved. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answers to our own.
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Featured Ministry: Social Concerns Committee
“For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat.
I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink.
I was a stranger and you invited Me in.
I was naked and you clothed Me.
I was sick and you looked after Me.
I was in prison and you came to visit Me” Matthew 25:35
Recognizing the worthiness of each person in Christ, the Social Concerns committee is a group of parishioners who wish to take action on parish and community issues of peace and justice on behalf of our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
“Very humble work that is where you and I must be. For there are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.” Mother Teresa
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
Parishioners help make and serve lunch to the homeless and needy at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen on the fifth Wednesday of the month.
Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
(formerly known as Mercer County Geriatric Center)
On the second Tuesday of every month, members help with Bingo for the residents of Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Nursing Home Valentine Bingo Tuesday,February 13, 6:15-8 pm. Join your fellow parishioners as we throw a “Hearts and Flowers” Bingo party for the resident of Hamilton Grove Healthcare. Smiling faces and helping hands are needed to pass out refreshments, encourage the residents as they play the game, and distribute special hearts and flowers prizes. The evening is certain to warm the hearts of the residents and volunteers alike. Meet on the second floor of the building which is located on Hamilton Avenue near the intersection of Klockner. Some of our group usually goes out for a snack afterwards and all interested volunteers are cordially invited.
Please contact Kathy Wooley at 609-585-4307 or email at email@example.com to join Social Concerns Ministry.
Mission Statement We, the faith-filled community of Saint Raphael School, are inspired to celebrate and share our God-given talents, be passionate life-long learners who strive for academic excellence, and foster a spirit of respect, reverence, and responsibility as we journey together empowered by the Gospel message to serve the Lord. Click image to learn more of St. Raphael School.
“Living your daily life as a Catholic man is increasingly countercultural. Ever greater demands are competing for our time, our talents, and our treasures. We are offered models of living by contemporary society which glorify the individual’s desires for things and encourage us to ask “What’s in it for me?” and “If it feels good, do it.” Ignored are the costs that embracing such tenets of living have on our relationships with our family, our friends, our community and—most importantly—with our God.” Catholic Men for Jesus Christ
LENTEN PARISH MISSION 2018: Passionist Priest and Preacher Father Paul Fagan will talk about The Challenge of Faith : Living with God’s Mercy and Love, on March 19-21, 2018 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:15 AM and 7:15 PM at St Raphael-Holy Angels Church. Please bring a non-perishable food item donation for the Food Pantry. All are welcome ! Please join us ! For more information please contact: Santa Trombino: firstname.lastname@example.org 609-249-4219 Josephine Woodward : email@example.com 609-731-489. Click image to learn more about Father Paul.
We participate in the Mercer County CYO’s spring soccer season. That season begins in April, continuing to early June. Our teams will play at Mercer County Park as well as other parish fields. Games will be played on weeknights between 6pm and 8pm. Students in grades 2nd-8th, who attend Faith Formation Classes at Saint Raphael-Holy Angels or are enrolled in Saint Raphael School are welcome to participate in our soccer program.
Visit: www.srhasports.com/signups or click image to signup.
You have never really lived, until you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you, but remember that God can never be outdone in generosity!
St. Raphael – Holy Angels St. Vincent DePaul Society wants to thank all of you for your donations to our annual new Hat, Scarf and Gloves drive. This year, through your Christian generosity, we collected over 535 pieces of winter accessories. They have been given to our Mount Carmel Guild for distribution to the needy in our area. Once again, thank you so very much and God bless all of you!
Social Concerns Ministry
Our January Keep Warm Bingo for the residents of Hamilton Grove Healthcare was a big success thanks to the efforts of many parishioners. We were blessed with 11 volunteers, who braved the frigid weather outside. The residents loved the afghans and lap robes (most of which were handmade by Lorraine Luizzia, Marian Goliszewski, and Ann Costa) and the other donated “warm” items. It was a heart-warming night
Food Pantry Ministry
The staff of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Pantry wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year! Thank you to all who donated food especially for the Christmas holidays. God bless you.