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Communion at Mass for the Disabled
If you would like a minister of Holy Communion to bring Communion to you in your pew or wheelchair, would you or a relative, friend, or other Mass attendee please contact one of the Ushers before Mass, so that one of the Ushers can lead one of the Eucharistic Ministers to you.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel Adorers Needed Commit 1 hour/week, immediate coverage needed: | Sat 8 AM 5 PM | Sun 5PM. Contact John Margicin, 609-585-3848, or drop off the sign-up form at the Chapel.
Wisdom: Gods Vision for Life – Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins Oct 10
Exodus: called to Freedom – Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study begins Oct 2
Click on Faith Formation Bible Study for details
Catechists Needed for Fall CCD Programs
We are in need of catechists to teach during our Fall CCD Program for 3rd, 6th and 7th grade
We are also looking for one or two catechists willing to teach on Sunday mornings for our traditional Fall CCD to help with preparing the students for First Communion. See Faith Formation Events for more information.
We are also forming a team for our Baptism Preparation Ministry. This is a wonderful opportunity to enrich your faith life by sharing with young families as they welcome their children into our church. This ministry is so rewarding and only requires a limited commitment. If you feel God may be calling you at this time to share your faith in an exciting way, please contact Deacon Bill at 609-585-0542 for more information.
Religious Ed Volunteers Needed! Catechists, Aides, Substitute Teachers and Hall monitors. Volunteering is a rewarding experience to share your faith with our parish youth. Call Faith Formation 609-585-0542
Food Pantry Outreach Sat, 9-11 AM at Parish Center | Volunteers welcome ! | Aug 18 |Sept 1 15 29 | Oct 13 27 | Nov 17 (Thanksgiving Distribution) | Dec 1 15 (Christmas Distribution) 29
Healing Mass.The monthly Healing Mass is on third Fridays of the month, from Sept. to June (except Lent). The next monthly Healing Mass resumes Sept 21 6:30 pm.
Social Concerns Committee: Tuesday, September 11, 6:15 – 8 pm. Our second Tuesday evening Bingo party for the residents of Hamilton Grove Healthcare. This month’s theme will be “Shopping Bag Bingo,” and the special prizes will be bags of all sorts (pocketbooks, wallets, coin purses, tote bags, etc.) and assorted gifts which we will put in paper shopping bags Meet in the dining room on the second floor of the facility which is located on Hamilton Avenue near the intersection of Klockner. Donations of items related to our theme would be appreciated.
Social Concerns Committee: Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Last Serving Date in 2018—Wednesday, October 31! For more than 25 years this Parish has fulfilled our commitment to help serve the noontime meal at TASK whenever there is a fifth Wednesday in the month. Congratulations to all who have taken part in this wonderful tradition over the years. Returnees and first-timers are always welcome!
Hospitality Committee Volunteers Needed First Sundays serving bagels, donuts, coffee after 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM Masses. Pick the time that works best for you. Call Trish 609-424-7444
How Welcoming Are you? Hospitality Committee Volunteer Greeters Needed! Call Trish 609-424-7444
Sing for the Lord! Music Ministry needs Singers and Ringers! No auditions or previous experience or music knowledge required! Just bring a heart that desires to praise God in song! Contact Lori 609-462-2929
W4Y Youth Choir Youth in grades K-8, choose from 3 rehearsals Adult Choir High school and older on Thursday rehearsals Handbells High school and older on Thursday rehearsals
New Altar Servers 3rd -12th grade needed Training will be provided. Contact Fr Gene 609-585-7049 ext 100.
Sacristans – Adult Servers Needed Commit to serve on Daily Mass (Day or Evening) single/multiple days. Training will be provided, contact John Margicin 609-585-3848.
Parish Sing-Along Friday, September 14, 7:30 pm. Hope to see YOU when our Parish Sing-Along—with Frank Bresnen on guitar, Manny Chaconis on drums, and Bill Franko on banjo—returns to the All Purpose Room at St. Raphael Church. The room is handicapped accessible via the ramp under the bell tower. It is a fun time for people of all ages! Meet your fellow parishioners, enjoy refreshments, and SING. (No vocal talent needed.) Freewill offerings support our Food Pantry
Talk To Someone Now – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Free and confidential support 24 hrs a day 1-800-273-8255
Pregnant? Choose Life, There is Help ! call 609-840-3785
Struggling with Addiction to Drugs or Alcohol Free and confidential support 24 hrs a day 1-844-276-2777