Parish Ministries, Committees, Organizations and Other Groups

Adoration Chapel
Coordinator:   John Margicin

Altar Server Ministry
Moderator:    Fr. Gene Daguplo        (W) 585-7049  gdaguplo@srhap.org
Assistant Moderator:  Deacon David Colter

Boys and girls in at least 3rd grade who want to serve God at Mass are trained to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist by helping the priest and deacon. They must have parent/guardian permission.

Alumni Committee (Holy Angels and St. Raphael Alumni Association)
Chairperson:   Colleen White     colleen.white@srsnj.org

Annual Parish Mission Committee
Chairperson:   Josephine Woodward       jwoodward56@optonline.net
Santa Trombino    strombino@optonline.net

Baptism Preparation Ministry
Coordinator:    Linda Richardson   Lgrich102@aol.com

The Catholic Church recognizes the need for parents and sponsors (godparents) to be properly instructed in the meaning of the sacraments of Baptism. If you are interested in leading preparation classes or becoming a part of the hospitality aspect of this ministry, please contact Linda or Mark.

Bereavement Support Group
Moderator:   Deacon Bob Tharp    rtharpsr@optimum.net

Eileen Streight             m.streight@verizon.net

The mission of the Bereavement Support Group is to reach out to those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Meetings are held at the Spiritual Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM.

Bingo (Tuesday)        
Coordinator:     Peg Nierwinski
Jon Nezezon     No email
Trish Teague    trishteague@yahoo.com

Bingo is held every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30PM in the Parish Center. Admission is $1.00 and refreshments are available. Doors open at 6:00PM.

Bingo (Friday)            
Coordinator:  Bill Kelly billkelly@carolina.rr.com
Karen Peterman    kpeterman@srhap.org

Companions to the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Nancy Opalski  pmlnao2@gmail.com

The Companions are Christian women and men who share in and live out the spirit and mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia within their own vocation and lifestyle. Please see their website for more information.

Digital Committee
Co-coordinator: John Fitzpatrick   jfitzp@yahoo.com
Co-coordinator: Chris Sammons  csammons63@gmail.com
Giovanni Miranda
Marichu Miranda
Meredith Beczo

Elderberry Club
President:  Agnes Fischer

The Elderberry Club is a social organization open to all senior citizens of our parish community. Meetings are held the first Friday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Parish Center.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC’s) for Mass and hospital
Coordinator:    Lou Monticchio      strawbed@mac.com

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) assist in the distribution of t Holy Communion at Mass. They also bring Communion to parishioners who are sick or homebound, and to Catholics in the nursing homes or at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC’s) for CareOne
Coordinator:  Lee DiNatale

Faith Formation Office – Phone 585-0542
D.R.E: Deacon Bill Palmisano  wpalmisano@srhap.org
Secretary:   Margaret Cassarini   (W)585-0542   mcassarini@srhap.org

Faith Sharing Group
Coordinator:  Deacon Bob Tharp  rtharpsr@optimum.net

Filipino Community (SRHAFC)
Coordinator:  Jay Janolo      tigasundo@optonline.net

Assistant Coordinator Anthony Rejano    tonyrej@yahoo.com

Food Pantry
Coordinator:   John Margicin  (W) 585-3848  jmargicin@shrhap.org
The Food Pantry exists to serve as a resource to our neighbors who, due to a variety of circumstances, cannot provide food for themselves and their families. This ministry serves all who seek assistance, without regard to religious affiliation.

Garden Committee (St. Raphael Campus)
Coordinator:    Brian Sakowski   (C) 213-3494   sakbball@msn.com

Holy Name Society
President:  Charles Seidenglanz     buddonna136@verizon.net
This spiritual organization is open to all men of the parish and is an organization devoted to reverence for the name of Jesus. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month following the 7:00PM Mass.

Hospitality Committee
Coordinator:  Trish Teague     trishteague@yahoo.com

Jesus Our Good Shepherd Prayer Group
Coordinator:  Cathy Kriegner  CKriegner@chsnj.org

“Jesus, Our Good Shepherd” prayer group’s mission is to praise and worship God, and to have a deep, personal relationship with Jesus. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:30 PM in the Father Emmons Conference Room (in the All Purpose Room).

Junior Legion of Mary
Coordinator:  Louise Ferrara
Judith Dallaris

Lectors
Deacon Rich Arcari

Readers are men and women who discern a call to assist during parish worship and other liturgical functions b proclaiming the Sacred Scriptures.

LifeTeen
Gez Ford   (C) 456-8857   gford@srhap.org

Our hope is that every Life Night is not just fun, but also challenges you to go deeper in your relationship with God. Life Teen meets every Sunday after the 5:00 PM Life Teen Mass until 8:00 PM, and on Tuesday evenings for Bible Study at 7:30 PM in the All Purpose Room at St. Raphael’s School. Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SRHA.lifeteen

Liturgical Environment Committee 
Co-coordinators:   Jean Kaczoroski   jkaczor46@msn.com
Chet Latini   chester.latini@mygait.com

The Liturgical Environment Committee takes care of the general appearance of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Church on a weekly basis as well as changing the décor for holy days. Please contact Jean Kaczoroski or Chet Latini if you are interested in helping.

Liturgy Committee
Coordinator:    Lori Hoos lhoos@srhap.org

Men’s Prayer Group
Co-coordinators: Sean Gorman  rainman130@netzero.net
George Rose    georgerose@gmail.com

Ministry Sunday
Coordinator:    Nancy Rhodes    rhodes_n@msn.com

Money Counters
Moderator:   Deacon Sal Marcello   sal0845@hotmail.com

Music Ministry
Director of Music:  Lori Hoos   lhoos@srhap.org

There are no auditions for any of the choirs, there is no musical training needed.

– Cantors, Organists, and Instrumentalists –

Cantors, organists and instrumentalists help the assembly to participate more fully in the Sacred Liturgy through hymns of worship and praise.

– Choirs –

Choirs enhance the beauty of the Liturgy through special musical selections. There are three choirs to choose from:

Adult Choir      Contemporary Choir   Youth Choir

– Hand Bell Choirs –

The hand-bell choirs are open to anyone in high school or older. All that is needed is a desire to praise God. Rehearsal times will be posted in the parish bulletin.

Parish Implementation Team
Chairperson:  Jennifer Sidone  jsidone@comcast.net
Secretary:   Nancy Rhodes rhodes_n@msn.com
Rev. Gene P. Daguplo gdaguplo@srhap.org
Bill Wowk  bwowk@gmail.com
Courtney Renegar cwsr1@gmail.com

Parish Pastoral Council
Facilitator: Linda Richardson Lgrich102@aol.com
Recorder: Deacon Rich Arcari deaconarcari@aol.com
Convener: Nancy Rhodes rhodes_n@msn.com
Agenda Team – Fr. Gene Daguplo gdaguplo@srhap.org
Spiritual Formation Team – Lou Monticchio strawbed@mac.com

Parish Finance Council
Chairperson: Tom Altobelli   tomaltobelli@optonline.net

Parish School Board 
Chairperson:  Genaro (Jerry) DeLena   jdelena@optonline.net

Parish Trustees
Jo-Ann Hoffman  clovertwo@verizon.net
Tom Altobelli   tomaltobelli@optonline.net

Pastoral Care
Pastoral Associate:  Sr. Sandra sr.sandra@srhap.org

Pray-N-Play
Karen Colter   Kjbc718@hotmail.com

The Pray-N-Play group meets in the Spiritual Center on Tuesday mornings at 8:20 AM. Join with other parents in prayer and fellowship while your preschoolers play with other children in a friendly environment.

Perpetual Adoration Chapel
John Margicin   jmargicin@srhap.org

All are welcome to adore our Lord and Savior and pray for peace: in ourselves, in our families, in our community, in our nation and in the world. The Adoration Chapel is located in the Spiritual Center, which is on the campus of St. Raphael Church. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Adorers are needed for various hours, especially in the afternoon.

PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)
Advisor: Mrs. Ann Cwirko c/o Saint Raphael School    (W)585-7733
Teacher Liason: Ms. Deborah Davis c/o Saint Raphael School

PTA Officers
President: Melissa Barnes
Vice President: Tina Angelico
Corresponding Secretary: Karen Colter
Recording Secretary: Laurie Komjati
Treasurer: Michele Falcone
Ways & Means: Nicole Mandell, Carl and Karen Brandreth
Special Events: Nicole Browning
Hospitality: Jennifer Santiago, Lina Hollendonner
Spirituality: Melissa Brachelli, Samantha Kramer

RCIA   see the “Faith Formation Office”(above)

Raphael’s Angels
Co-group-Leaders:    
Patricia (Pat) Bisogno  patmb1977@gmail.com
Alice Erdy
Diane Goettler didon14@hotmail.com
Debby Motherwell dmoms1949@yahoo.com

Readers
Moderator: Deacon Rich Arcari   deaconarcari@aol.com

Religious Education: (See Office of Faith Formation)

The Faith Formation Program aims to deepen the faith of those being taught to enable them to “hear” the message of hope and to help them spread God’s love through life and service.

Sacramental preparation classes for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are held in 2nd grade, and for Confirmation in 8th grade.

 R.C.I.A.:  (See Office of Faith Formation)

(Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults)

R.C.I.A. is a process by which those belonging to another faith family or no faith family may begin to learn the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith and, in time join us in our journey.

Respect Life Committee
Coordinator:  Diane DiGiovacchino    stategirl017@verizon.net
Moderator:  Deacon Rich Arcari (see “Readers” above)

Open to all parishioners who are interested in promoting the value and worth of human life, we seek to provide opportunities to successfully teach that all life is sacred from conception to natural death. Please read the bulletin for meeting announcements.

Rosary-Altar Society (June 2016 – June 2018)
President: Maryann Wilson   rustyskip1@aol.com
Immed. Past Pres.: Nancy Rhodes   rhodes_n@msn.com

The primary purpose of the Rosary-Altar Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Membership is open to all Catholic women and men.  Members are devoted to the Rosary and help to care for the sanctuary and altar of the church.  Meetings are held on select Sundays, usually on a monthly basis, following the 9:30 AM Mass.  Check the church bulletin for upcoming meetings and events.

Sacristans
John Dzbenski (SR)   jdzbenski@optonline.net
John Margicin   jmargicin@srhap.org
Charles Seidnglanz    budonna136@verizon.net

School Board   See “Parish School Board” (above)

Scrip Gift Card Program
Coordinator: Carrie Rose   (C)267-879-1690  srscrip@gmail.com

Sing Along with Frank
Coordinator:    Frank Bresnen

Social Concerns Committee
Coordinator:  Kathy Wooley     hamiltonkw5@optonline.net

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.

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.

Spirit & Truth

Young Adult Group
Minister:      Gez Ford    (C) 456-8857   gford@srhap.org

Sports Association

Athletic Director:        Brian Sakowski  (C) 213-3494       sakbball@msn.com

If you are a boy or girl between grades 3 and 8, you are welcome to join in the fun by becoming a member of our basketball, cheer leading, softball and/or soccer teams. (Must be a student of Saint Raphael School or enrolled in CCD.)

Ushers
Moderator:   Deacon Rich Arcari     (see “Readers” above)

These men and women offer dependable service, which assists with the flow of the liturgy. Their Christian kindness helps make parishioners feel comfortable worshiping God in our two churches.

Women’s Retreat Committee
Pat Langon pmlnao2@gmail.com

The Women’s Retreat Committee plan for the annual women’s retreat held at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA.

COHORT IMPLEMENTATION TEAM
see Parish Implementation Team

INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATIONS:

Knights of Columbus (Hamilton Twp. Council, No. 6213)
Parish “Liason”:   Todd Woerner   toddwoerner@optonline.net

St. Vincent de Paul Society
President: James Oliver  jim546@aol.com
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic organization of more than 750,000 lay men and women. It seeks to help the suffering in a spirit of Justice and charity with person-to-person involvement.