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.
Building Our Future Together
Three-Year Pastoral Plan 2019 – 2021
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Building On Our Past Securing Our Future
Our results from the Building on Our Past, Securing Our Future Program were encouraging. Almost 28% of the parishioners who gave to the Sunday offertory in the last year made a commitment for the next year.
Good and faithful stewards of God’s creation, thank you! God bless you and your family! In the service of the Lord, Fr. Gene P Daguplo
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Please join our Music Ministry’s Journey to Bethlehem in Scripture and Song Sunday, Dec 8, 7:30 pm
The Adult Choir, Contemporary Ensemble, and Handbell Choir will pray beautiful songs of the Advent season, leading up to the birth of Christ. Our deacons will share Scripture readings. The Church will be in darkness at the beginning of the program, and will gradually become lighted as we approach the birth of Christ. The program takes less than an hour, with refreshments in the narthex following the program.
Featured Ministry: Hospitality Committee
“The heart of hospitality is about creating a space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It is about declaring your space a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.” -Anonymous
The mission of Hospitality Committee is to make everyone, new and current parishioners feel that they are part of a warm, supportive and hospitable community where “all are welcome.” The spiritual pillar of Christian hospitality is our call to see Christ in others. A further element of being hospitable is developing an attitude of mercy. Fostering in our hearts an attitude of mercy can in turn help us to accept all we meet. EVERYONE who comes is in need of God’s love. The ministers of hospitality are hosts who put a face onto the parish. They welcome those who arrive and begin the process of forming them as a worshipping body. Practically speaking, they can welcome with love newcomers who visit the parish and they can awaken the “regulars” to the place of love and mercy at which they have arrived. This is done concretely by removing concerns, creating a sense of belonging and let people know, “This is a place where I can be loved”.
“Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.” Heb 13:2
This ministry is composed of warm, friendly people who are interested in working together to create an attractive and festive atmosphere for various parish events. The committee organizes several events during the year, including Hospitality Sunday. The first Sunday of each month, we serve bagels, donuts, coffee, etc.
“For I was a stranger and you welcomed Me” Matthew 24:25
Ask yourself: How welcoming am I?
• I am a welcoming presence in my parish.
• I am welcoming in my facial expressions and my mannerisms.
• I see Christ in others. Do others see Christ in me?
• I greet people as I approach the church.
• I greet people in the gathering space of the church.
• I make a conscious decision to speak positively about the Catholic Church, my parish, my pastor, etc.
• I make a conscious effort to participate in the Mass to give glory to God and give good example to others.
• I extend Christ’s peace to others, looking them in the eye, and acknowledging everyone around me.
We invite you all to cultivate a hospitable heart and help to create a more welcoming atmosphere in our church community. We appreciate any volunteers that would like to help out at our events. If you are interested in becoming involved in this ministry, opportunities are available for Hospitality Sunday at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 am Masses. Pick the time that works best for you. Please email Trish Teague or call the Rectory (609) 585-7049.
Click here to join and learn more of Hospitality Committee.
Called by Name
Through Fr. Jason and members of the Vocation Team, the diocese is creating this process of inviting our young men (ages 16- 40) to discern a priestly vocation. If you are that man or you know a man with qualities to be a fine priest, fill out the Response Card, drop it in the collection basket or bring it to the office. All parishes of the Dioceses of Trenton are participating in CALLED BY NAME, program of vocations awareness that begins this weekend. This program offers an opportunity for us to pray for vocations; to recognize gifts and potential for leadership and service in members of our parish; and finally, to call forth and encourage these members to share their gifts in priesthood.
Please take a few minutes to enjoy the three videos below.
From left to right: Fr. Gene’s 60TH Birthday and Installation, Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Ireland 2018 and Did you know, about St. Raphael – Holy Angels.
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15
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