News and Events
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.
Faith Formation Summer Registration: Summer/Fall registration forms were emailed to families on March 16. For new families, please be sure to check out Faith Formation – Religious education on parish website for details and registration forms.
Catechists Needed for Summer and Fall CCD Programs
We are in need of catechists to teach during our Summer CCD Program for 5th and 6th grade. Our Summer Program starts on August 6th and ends on August 17th and runs from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.
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.
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, Aug 14 6:15 – 8 pm. Our second Tuesday evening Bingo party for the residents of Hamilton Grove Healthcare. Meet in the dining room on the second floor of the facility which is located on Hamilton Avenue near the intersection of Klockner. The theme is “Watch Over Me!” and the special prizes will be angels, watches and clocks. Donations of items related to our theme would be appreciated. (Don’t worry if the watches need batteries.)
Social Concerns Committee: Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Wednesday, August 29th is the date of our next fifth Wednesday serving commitment. Meet in St. Raphael’s parking lot at 9:45 am for carpooling to Trenton. We return about 1:15 pm. Sit down jobs are available if you prefer not to work the serving line. Interested volunteers will be going to Curtin’s Wharf for our lunch after serving.
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 The Parish Sing-Along is taking a summer break. Many thanks to organizer Frank Bresnen, and fellow musicians Manny Chaconis and Bill Franko who have led these fun evenings throughout the year. And thanks to everyone who brought delicious snacks. A great time was had by all. Best of all, the food and monetary donations contributed each month by those in attendance were gratefully received by the St. Raphael-Holy Angels 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