Ramp construction continues at St. Joseph Church! Check out our Facebook page for project updates & pictures. The ramp will NOT be open until after the first of the year. Please attend mass at St. Raphael Church on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. or Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and for Christmas if you need to use a ramp.
Join us for a morning of stillness before the busyness of the holiday season….
Saturday, December 15th
St. Raphael Parish Center
This will be a time of prayer, music, reflection, and guided meditation with an opportunity to walk the labyrinth. Give yourself a spiritual rest for Christmas! Handicapped access to the building is available by request. Please call Lisa at 323-7523 to register.
Sign-ups for Christmas food baskets distributed by St. Vincent de Paul begin Dec. 1 and continue through Dec. 15.
WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR ADVENT TO BE
LESS HECTIC, MORE HOLY?
We are presenting three Advent workshops to help you relax and focus on what is truly important to you this holiday season. They will be held on Sunday mornings, between the masses, during the CCD hour in the St. Raphael Parish Center. Best of all, we will serve you free coffee, tea, or cocoa!
Sunday, December 9 – Reality vs. Fantasy: Managing Expectations
Sunday, December 16 – Living from a Place of Spiritual Abundance
Come to one! Or come to all! Parents stop in when you drop off your child for CCD! It’s often tempting to try to squeeze in a quick trip to the grocery store or run other errands during this time, but just for these three weeks, why not give this hour to yourself?
All sessions will be held 9:00-10:10 a.m. in the Adult Faith Room on the main floor of the parish center.
Monday, December 10 at St. Raphael at 7 p.m.
(also 1st Reconciliation for St. Joseph/St. Raphael and St. Charles)
Wednesday, December 12 at St Bernard at 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 13 at St Teresa at 7 p.m.
December 8 is The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation.
Vigil mass will be Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles
Holy Day mass will be Sat., Dec. 8 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raphael
There will be no evening mass for the Holy Day. The 4:30 p.m. mass at St. Raphael is not the Holy Day Mass. It will be for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
4:30 p.m. at St. Raphael
5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph
(no handicapped access)
8:00 p.m. at St. Joseph
(no handicapped access)
10:00 p.m. at St. Raphael
8:00 a.m. at St. Charles
10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael
On Friday, December 7, Meijer will match each $10 donation with $20, turning your $10 gift into $30. All proceeds from the local Meijer Simply Give campaign will go to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and help supply the 1200 Christmas baskets that will be distributed in just a few days. Cards are available in the back of both churches and at counter displays at Meijer. Donations may be made through Dec. 29.