Good news! The approval for the permit to start construction on the ramp and steps at St. Joseph Church has finally come in. At this moment, we do not have an exact date for construction to begin but the destruction of the ramp will happen before the end of November. Since they will be working only on the ramp at this time, the work will not affect masses at St. Joe's. It will, of course, affect anyone that cannot use the steps to enter the church. We would ask these people to attend the St. Raphael Masses until this project is completed. This will only take 2-3 weeks. We will have announcements, emails, and posts on our website/facebook pages with the latest news regarding the construction. We are hoping the project can be completed before the snow flies!
Grief support groups are not a substitute for grief counseling. Rather they are a time for those who are going through the stages of grief to share with each other.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
10:00 -11:00 a.m.
November 18, 2018
First Lutheran Church
Join us for this evening of peaceful music, contemplative prayer and silent reflection.
True to the ecumenical origins of the Taize tradition in France, this contemplative service is a collaboration between First Lutheran Church, High St. Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, and St. Joseph/St Raphael Catholic Church as well as members of other faith communities in Springfield. An interdenominational foundation was an intentional part of the original Taize experience which, amid the conflict of World War II, sought to bring people together in a spirit of generosity and reconciliation.
The service is offered at a different location each month. A meal will follow.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
St. Raphael Church
225 E. High St.
Join us as we:
- Pray with other EMsHC and Lectors
- Reflect on the meaning and power of the Word and Eucharist
- Renew our hearts and minds for liturgical ministry
This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. We want to especially encourage all of our Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors at St Joseph, St Raphael, and St Charles to attend.
To register, please call Lisa or Patty at 323-7523.
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.