Choir

St. Augustine is credited with saying, "He who sings prays twice." The choirs at each Mass lead and encourage the faithful to fruitfully participate in prayer through song in order to more fully enter into the Liturgy.

Contact:

Saturday 5:00 p.m. mass

Virginia Donahue - 915-590-1277

Sunday 7:30 a.m. mass

Contact Rectory

SUNDAY 9:00 A.M. MASS

Colette Melendez - Colettemelendez@gmail.com

SUNDAY 12:00 P.M. MASS

Sean Donahue - sdonahue@straphaelelpaso.org

Sunday 1:30 p.m. mass

Mr. & Mrs. Gomez 

sunday 5:30 p.m. mass

Denise Raab - deniseraab@gmail.com


altar servERS

Altar servers assist the priest in the celebration of the Liturgy. Servers carry the cross, the processional candles, hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary.

 

Spanish mass

Marisol Martinez - 915-873-2649

Rosa Chavez - 915-345-300

Meetings: Typically we only meet once or twice a year for meetings or refresher trainings, other than the 1:30 pm mass on Sundays.

Contact:

Deacon Victor

Contact Rectory - 915-598-3431


church cleaners

A very important ministry to prepare our worship space. Following the 8:15 a.m. Mass every Monday, parishioners help clean the church by rearranging the missalettes in the pews. 

COntact:

St Raphael Rectory


Eucharistic ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. The Ministry of Holy Communion is the ministry of bringing the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ to the people of God. It also witnesses to the faith of the Real Presence of Christ, and therefore, should be treated with utmost dignity and reverence.

contact:

Jesús Chavez

Jcha00@yahoo.com

915- 491-7240


Lectors


Those who proclaim God's Word in the liturgy are known as Lectors. Lectors bring life to the written Word of God. To be a lector is a commitment of service.
 Basic Requirements and Responsibilities:
•Confirmed Catholic and registered member of the parish
•Feel called by the Holy Spirit to proclaim God's Word
•Be prepared to proclaim God's Word for assigned liturgies.
• Mandatory attendance at a VIRTUS Safe Environment Training is required before being allowed to serve as a lector.
•  Attendance at TEPEYAC Christian Formation Program/Ministry Training is highly encouraged.

Contact:

Lu Ann Amie

915-202-7781

Lamie33@sbcglobal.net

 


Ministers Of hospitality

Ministers of Hospitality, or ushers and greeters, are tasked with building a welcoming atmosphere at Mass. Ministers of Hospitality assist with finding people seats, passing out the collection basket, and facilitating the Communion procession.

contact:

Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Frank Visco

Sunday 7:30 a.m.

Chris Pickett 

Sunday 9:00 a.m.

James Brucker 

 

Sunday 12:00 p.m.

Raul Rodriguez 

sunday 1:30 p.m.

Juan & Araceli Montalvo 

sunday 5:30 p.m.

Manuel Bustamente 

 


sacristan


Sacristans carefully arrange the liturgical books, the vestments and other things necessary in the celebration of the Mass. The Ministry of the Sacristan undertakes the overall preparation of all liturgical celebration.

contact:

Vaola Garcia

915-592-0068