We are a diverse community dedicated to living out our baptismal commitment, providing for the spiritual growth of our members, and reaching out to others through worship and action.
We are committed to providing opportunities for members of the parish to experience the Word of God and to celebrate the Eucharist; serving the basic needs of the parish and the larger community; spreading the Word of God through Christian fellowship; providing quality Catholic education for parish members of all ages; supporting the parish financially, as well as, with gifts of time and talent; communicating the parish's unique history and tradition; developing the leadership potential of parish members; and envisioning and planning for the future.
The St. Raphael Parish Community began our relationship with the people of Brazil over 20 years ago through Sr. Dorothy Stang. Over the years we have sent representatives to this area of the rainforest and given financial support through Advent and Lenten Alms cans and written letters to government officials. The proceeds from these collections have helped in specific projects such as the purchase of a truck and the building of a gathering place. Since Sr. Dorothy’s murder we have continued to support the efforts in this region. Contact Deacon Norm Horstman if you are interested in information about our relationship with St. Lucy.
For more information on Sr. Dorothy Stang, see the following links: