Parish Ministries, Committees, Organizations and Other Groups
Coordinator: John Margicin
Altar Server Ministry
Moderator: Fr. Gene Daguplo (W) 585-7049 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Streight email@example.com
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.
Coordinator: Peg Nierwinski
Jon Nezezon No email
Trish Teague firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Companions to the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Nancy Opalski email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sharing Group
Coordinator: Deacon Bob Tharp email@example.com
Filipino Community (SRHAFC)
Coordinator: Jay Janolo firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Coordinator Anthony Rejano email@example.com
Coordinator: John Margicin (W) 585-3848 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Holy Name Society
President: Charles Seidenglanz firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Coordinator: Trish Teague email@example.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
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.
Gez Ford (C) 456-8857 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
Coordinator: Lori Hoos email@example.com
Men’s Prayer Group
Co-coordinators: Sean Gorman firstname.lastname@example.org
George Rose email@example.com
Coordinator: Nancy Rhodes firstname.lastname@example.org
Moderator: Deacon Sal Marcello email@example.com
Director of Music: Lori Hoos firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Secretary: Nancy Rhodes firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Gene P. Daguplo email@example.com
Bill Wowk firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Renegar email@example.com
Parish Pastoral Council
Facilitator: Linda Richardson Lgrich102@aol.com
Recorder: Deacon Rich Arcari firstname.lastname@example.org
Convener: Nancy Rhodes email@example.com
Agenda Team – Fr. Gene Daguplo firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Formation Team – Lou Monticchio email@example.com
Parish Finance Council
Chairperson: Tom Altobelli firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish School Board
Chairperson: Genaro (Jerry) DeLena email@example.com
Pastoral Associate: Sr. Sandra firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
President: Melissa Barnes
RCIA see the “Faith Formation Office”(above)
Moderator: Deacon Rich Arcari firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
School Board See “Parish School Board” (above)
Scrip Gift Card Program
Coordinator: Carrie Rose (C)267-879-1690 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sing Along with Frank
Coordinator: Frank Bresnen
Social Concerns Committee
Coordinator: Kathy Wooley email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Director: Brian Sakowski (C) 213-3494 email@example.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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Knights of Columbus (Hamilton Twp. Council, No. 6213)
Parish “Liason”: Todd Woerner email@example.com
St. Vincent de Paul Society
President: James Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org
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.