Email Newsletter April

With the month of April we enter into the Triduum and we celebrate Easter and begin the Easter Season.  We hope you are able to join us in our Triduum Liturgies and our prayer is that your families have a wonderful Easter.  Be sure to read the weekly bulletin or visit the parish website for more details about this month's activities.

Holy Week begins March 28th and ends on Easter Sunday, April 4th.  During Holy Week there will be opportunities for Reconciliation on Monday, March 29th from 9am-9:30am & 6:30pm-7pm.  Wednesday, March 31st from 6:30pm-7pm in the courtyard.  On Holy Thursday, Reposition will be outside in the courtyard after the Mass of the Lord's Supper until 11pm.  Holy Thursday (7pm), Good Friday (3pm) and 11:30am Easter Sunday Mass will be live-streamed, please visit the parish homepage for the links.  Bring your lawn chair or a blanket for the Masses in the field.

Fish Fry

Join us for our final drive thru Fish Fry of 2021 on March 26th from 5:30pm-7pm.  Sponsored by our Youth Ministry and supported by the Knights of Columbus, this weekly Lenten event brings families and friends together for fellowship and great tasting food while supporting our Youth Ministry.

Consecration to St. Joseph

Marking the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, the Holy Father has proclaimed a "Year of Saint Joseph" from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.  Another 33 day Consecration to Saint Joseph will begin March 30th ending on May 1st.  Books are available in the parish office for $10.

Chrism Mass

During the Chrism Mass, Bishop Parkes will consecrate the Sacred Chrism Oil that will be used during thousands of Baptisms and Confirmations throughout the coming year in local parishes. The bishop will also bless the Oil of Catechumens that is reserved for adults preparing to be baptized and the Oil of the Sick, that is reserved for those who are seriously ill. Priests also renew their commitment to priestly service. The Chrism Mass from the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle will be livestreamed at and as well via radio broadcast on Spirit FM 90.5.

Office Closed

The Parish and school offices will close at noon on April 1st and will be closed on Good Friday April 2nd.  The Parish office will resume regular office hours on April 5th. 

Divine Mercy Sunday

We invite you to join us for a special Holy Hour to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  Reconciliation will take place on Sunday, April 11th from 3pm until 4pm in the Church.








Young Adult Ministry

Young adults are invited to attend the 11:30am Mass at St. Raphael and then meet together for coffee or brunch at a different venue each week. 



Join us as we use all the colors in the crayon box, laugh each day, sing and dance, take time to pray, explore our community, tell tall fish tales, find our crafty side, splash and swim, make new friends, experiment with science, bounce the ball, read a book, share our smiles, eat popsicles and find bright colors everywhere.

We offer a variety of scheduled activities based on each week's theme with low child to staff ratio. Our beautiful waterfront campus offers us fishing, a field for sports & water play and a shaded playground.  The camp takes place in our air-conditioned gym with ample space for group activities, connecting classrooms, a kitchen and cafeteria, boys' and girls' bathrooms and the summer camp office.

When:   June 14 through July 30 and 7:30-5:30, M - F
Who:     All school age children ages 5 - 11
Where:  St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE
Cost:     $175 per week or $45 per day per child for part time; $50 registration fee per family
Contact: Bonnie Haire at or  727-823-7969 or 727-709-0060



Registration for Faith Formation 2021-2022 is beginning- Read Registration Letter 

Next Baptism Class -  Tuesday April 20h

1st Communion - Saturday, May 1st- Invitaiton Only


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