Featured Ministry: Altar Server Ministry
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Bringing the youth up in the faith today is not an easy task. This ministry encourages the youth to participate more fully in the celebration of the Eucharist. Serving at the altar gives them a hands-on, personal experience of God’s work in the liturgy. Their witness of faith helps them draw closer to God and stay close to God later in life. The presence of these young people at the altar reminds us that Catholics of every age have gifts to offer and a role in the ministry. Through their service, Altar Servers inspire parishioners with hope for the future of our Church.
Like all calls to ministry, it is God who makes the invitation. God calls the young to help our parish worship by being an Altar Server. This ministry is open to boys and girls in at least 3rd grade, who have received their First Communion and have their parents’ permission. Serving at the Altar is a special privilege. Altar Servers are close to the altar as they serve the priest, they carry the cross, they carry the light of Christ. Our young Altar Servers wear the robe of baptism (the alb), which is a sign of their position in the community as baptized people. They hold the book of the prayers (the Roman Missal), and they help the priest and deacons at the altar. How wonderful this is!
Visit their Facebook page: St Raphael Altar Server Ministry Facebook Page
The Health Ministry will host a Blood Donation through American Red Cross
on Friday, April 14th in the Parish Center. Donations take about an hour.
Times are available every 15 minutes from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.
Pre-registration is preferred. Schedule your appointment ahead of time click here.
Altar Rosary Society
The Rosary Altar Society will resume meeting on Sunday, March 12th following the 9:30 am Mass in the Parish Center.
Reach out to an Officer if you need a ride. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Click below to view videos from our Mission 2022 with Fr. Cedric.
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
>Click here to view report.
Know someone needing assistance with food, housing, drug addiction, mental health, domestic violence or immigration? Contact Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton CatholicCharitiesTrenton.
St. Raphael-Holy Angels bingo’s, held on Monday and Friday, have postponed reopening until further notice. Thank you for your support of our Church and School with this great fundraising event.
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
St. Raphael School Open Registration