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.
Click here to watch the slideshow of music from the St. Raphael-Holy Angels Music Ministry.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
The devil comes in many forms, he doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns, he comes as everything you’ve ever wished for. The devil is constantly lurking, working to destroy families and ruin souls. Call upon Saint Michael for assistance, the entire heavenly Army of Angels is under his command, by the Grace and Blessing of the Great God Almighty to assist us, and to help you personally especially in overcoming evil and darkness in your life.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”
Michael (“who is like God?”, Hebrew) is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, but most notably with the following passage…“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then… But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12
In the New Testament, Michael leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. He is recorded in the Book of Revelation as, “fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven” (Revelation 12:7-9). Based on this episode in scripture, St. Michael is frequently depicted in art thrusting a lance, spear or sword into Satan, who is often depicted as a serpent or dragon. In the Epistle of Jude, Michael is specifically referred to as “the archangel Michael”.
Featured Ministry: LifeTeen
Adolescence can be a difficult time – the child is going through rapid physical changes as well as emotional ups and downs. Young people aren’t always sure where they fit, and they’re still trying to work it out. Adolescence can also be a time when peer influences and relationships can cause the family some stress. Many teenagers live up to the stereotype of being rambunctious, immature, and rebellious. And because of these, we sometimes fail to see them for who they are – human beings. The true nature of teenagers is not corrupt; their true natures are human, just like the rest of us. And they are in need of Christ’s love now more than ever. This young age is when the world begins to take a toll on them, when they begin to make choices for themselves, for better or for worse. It is our duty to be role models to these teens, to start them off on the right path as they enter the scary world of adulthood.
Often, the emptiness and sorrow in a teen’s life is a result of a lack of love, sense of purpose, and strong adult figures in their lives. What are we doing wrong, that we would cause teens everywhere to throw away their lives without ever knowing Christ? What are we doing to bring our teenagers closer to God?
SRHA LifeTeen is a community of High School teens who are looking to grow in their faith lives. It is a fun-filled, faith environment in which you might be challenged and dynamically engaged to go deeper in your relationship with God and with others.
We are only weeks away from our annual Fall Kick Off and have a fun and faith filled curriculum. September 23rd is Kick-Off Event. It is always a mystery theme but it’s always messy….very messy so we strongly recommend you bring a towel and a change of clothes.
We are all looking forward to seeing/meeting and sharing the joy of our faith with you! For 8th Grade and High School Teens interested in our Life Teen program, this is the time to join. We meet every Sunday for the 5:00 pm Mass at St. Raphael’s and gather for food, fellowship and fun in the All Purpose Room after Mass (from 6-8pm) every Sunday.
For teens interested in helping with the Life Teen liturgy either as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Greeters, Ushers, Vocalists or Musicians, we are accepting all prospective participants at this time.
We thank you ahead of time for your yes to the Lord in aiding what might be the single most important ministry in our Church right now. Our work with the young men and women in our Church ensures a positive future as we look and ceaselessly strive to lead teens closer to Christ.
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Archangel Mass Oct 21, 11:30 am
St Raphael School Open Registration