Email Newsletter August

Here is the August ENewsletter.  Enjoy the last few days of summer!  Be sure to visit the parish website for more details about this month's activities.

Fr. Tim

St. Raphael School begins classes on Wednesday, August 9th 2017 with assembly at 7:50am!  Contact St. Raphael School for more information at 727-821-9663.

We welcome the teachers back on Wednesday August 2nd.  A special welcome to our new teachers, Catherine Carmona, (1st grade), Karen Zolhaver, (Media/Computers), Christine Cherinka (Math), Michael Woods, (Band), and Christina Finocchi (1st Semester, 5th grade).

The SCHOOL WELCOME BACK DINNER is scheduled for Friday, August 11th at 5:30pm.


Registration for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion was mailed in July.  Families of children entering the 2nd grade who have been baptized and are currently enrolled in Faith Formation or Catholic School and have completed the previous year were contacted.  For those families anticipating 1st Communion, if you have not received an invitation please contact the Faith Formation Office (727-821-7989) or  We look forward to journeying with our children as they prepare to experience these wonderful Sacraments.  The Orientation meeting is on Sunday, August 13th from 10:45am until 11:45am in the Parish Center.

If you have a child who has not been baptized, or is in Gr. 3 and up, and has not made their First Communion please contact the Faith Formation Office so we can assist you in bringing your children to the sacraments.

Confirmation 2018

Confirmation Orientation is Sunday, August 20th from 3:45pm to 5:15pm in the Parish Center.  Details about Confirmation Preperation will be provided at this meeting.  Families with teens eligible for Confirmation have been notified.  If you have a High School Teen who is seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation and have not been contacted, please contact our Youth Minister, Kaitlin Gendron at to register. 

4th annual KOC Italian Knight


Help St. Raphael Knights of Columbus (Council 10157) support the their charities by joining us on Saturday, September 23rd in the Parish Center.  Tickets will be available in the Church Narthex on the weekends of August 20/21 and August 26/27.  For tickets or informaton contact Mr. John Shevenell at 603-630-8644 or 

Wednesday Bible Study Begins September 6th


The Wednesday Morning Bible Study will begin with The Bible and the Sacraments by Matthew Lenorad.  The program runs from 9:15am until 10:45am.  To register, for more information please contact Marybeth Finster at   

The Wednesday Evening Bible Study will begin with Ephesians by Jeff Cavins.  The sessions begin after the 7pm Mass (7:30pm) and run until about 9:00pm.  For more information or to register please contact Tara Kipp at

Faith Circles Return

Faith Circles are forming now.  At least six weekly Faith Circles will be meeting at different locations and times with discussions on various topics including Resisting Happiness, Opening the Word, and 33 Days to Merciful Love.  Watch the bulletin or our website for specific details on how to sign up.

Our Council of Catholic Women (CCW) return September 2nd.  The meeting begins at 9am in the Parish Hall following the Mass and Rosary.  The CCW is always looking for new members.  For more information about the CCW check out the webpage.

Catechists Needed

 If you have a desire and willingness to help share the beauty of our Catholic Faith with young people please contact the Parish Office, (727) 821-7989 or

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Formed is a wonderful resource for our parish family.​​   St Raphael Parish Code 3951db (case sensitive). All programs are free and a good way to enrich your faith and that of your family.  This month's feature is Finding Fatima This movie can be found under the The LIfe and Witness of Mary categoryJuly 13, 2017 marked the 100th year anniversary of Mary's apparition in Portugal, with her message to pray the Rosary, daily.

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