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Volunteers set-up, prepare food, and/or perform music.  All are invited to relax and have a cup of coffee (or non-alcoholic beverage of choice) and listen to beautiful live music performed by local musicians. The Coffeehouse is scheduled throughout the fall on the third Saturday of each month in the St. Joseph Parish Center gym, which is handicapped accessible. The evening begins with a potluck supper. Contact Rebecca Wilson to volunteer to serve or John Lippolis if you would like to perform.

Deepening group is an experience of contemplative prayer resting in repetitive sacred music. Meeting in the narthex of St. Raphael Church, we sing with the CD "Hymns" by Shea Cole of the House of Saint Michael the Archangel. Copies of the CD are provided for participants to listen to at home. The crucial element of the experience is the deep concentration which becomes possible through repetition and through the elimination of distraction. Meetings will normally take about an hour and a half.  The songs are simple and easy to sing, no singing experience is required. All that is required is a desire to immerse yourself in the words of scripture and in the quiet company of others seeking a deeper connection with God.  Contact Lou Ann Horstman or any member of the group.

The St. Raphael Parish Community began our relationship with the people of Brazil 20 years ago through Sr. Dorothy Stang.  Over the years we have sent representatives to this area of the rainforest, 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.

Secular Franciscan Order, formally known as Third Order, was founded over 800 years ago by St. Francis of Assisi and is canonically established by the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.  Franciscans believe that all have a special, noble calling but cannot achieve it alone; we need other people to help us seek God and serve others.  To be a member, one must be well-grounded in Catholic Christian doctrine and have a true concern to do something with your knowledge and concern for our fellow human beings and for themselves. St. Francis said, “I have done what is mine to do; now you do what is yours to do”.  Our Lady of Mercy Fraternity gathers monthly at St Joseph Parish Center.  For more  information, contact Lillian White or any Secular Franciscan.

This ministry maintains a scholarship for priests and deacons through the Athenaeum of Ohio-Mount St. Mary's of the West Seminary.  While promoting fellowship between Catholic women, the group conducts fundraisers and offers daily prayers for the priests of the Archdiocese.  There are two types of membership: active members who participate at meetings and fundraisers and auxiliary members who support IMNS in prayer. For more information, contact Alicia DeWitt, or any IMNS member.