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: Respect Life Ministry
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:13-16
A dedicated group of individuals who are concerned with promoting the sanctity of life. We seek to provide opportunities to successfully teach that all life is sacred from conception to natural death. The Respect Life Ministry increases parish awareness of pro-life issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment. Through prayer and activities, outreach to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies and those who are suffering from the effects of abortion, the Respect Life ministry strives to be a visible reminder of the preciousness of each life.
Our Parish’s Respect Life Committee will have prolife materials available in the Narthex after all Masses November 3 & 4. We are seeking volunteers who are willing to receive email requests to pray for women in a crises pregnancy. Additionally, we will have a sign-up sheet for those willing to receive emails to respond to elected state and federal legislators on proposed legislation involving respect life issues such as abortion, physician assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Our Respect Life Committee is very productive but very small in numbers. Please consider joining our Committee as we pursue our very worthy work promoting life in a world that doesn’t value life as God wants us to do. Stop by our table to learn more! A sign-up sheet will be available.
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Thanksgiving Distribution on Saturday, Nov 17
St Raphael School Open Registration
Archangels Mass this Sunday, Nov 18 11:30 am
In addition to having our Saint Raphael students hosting the mass, Father Gene will be blessing our new school entrance. Refreshments and an Open House for our generous parishioners will follow in All-Purpose Room (Church Basement).