The Health Ministry is selling cookbooks now thru
Fill out the order form below and return to the rectory.
St. Raphael's Youth Ministry is having our first annual Rummage Sale on
Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 6am-12pm
with all of the proceeds helping our teens attend World Youth Day 2019:
* World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. It will be held in Panama City, Panama from January 22nd to 27th, 2019. More information can be found at http://worldyouthday.com/about-wyd.
We've gotten tons of AMAZING donations from our generous parishioners that we're so excited to offer to YOU!!
***ITEMS FOR SALE INCLUDE: furniture, home furnishings, kitchen wares, mattresses & sets, appliances, toys, clothing, shoes, accessories, books, sporting goods, and other treasures!***
Coffee & donuts will be available starting at 6 am on first come, first serve basis. From 10 am until noon, we'll have a $5 all-you-can-fill bag deal; bags will be provided.
You do NOT want to miss this huge community event!
St. Raphael Men's Association 42nd Annual Car Raffle
Saturday, August 18th,2018
at 7:00 p.m.
St. Raphael Church Hall
2301 Zanzibar Rd., El Paso Tx 79935
•a chance to win an all new 2018 Hyundai Kona (Choice in color)
•Dinner catered by Cattleman's Steak House
•and a chance to win other prizes...
To purchase a ticket please visit any member of the ministry or contact the rectory or Charlie Madrid email@example.com
P E T E R P I P E R P I Z Z A
On Mother’s Day, May 13th, the noon Mass will begin with a procession honoring Our Blessed Mother, Mary, the Mother of Jesus. All interested in joining the procession, please arrive at the church hall by 11:15 am. Those who have just received their First Holy Communion are invited to wear their special dresses or suits and lead the procession.
Click Here for more information and for downloadable PDF!
On Thursday, November 23th, St. Raphael will be celebrating two Masses for Thanksgiving. We will celebrate Mass at 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Parishioners are encouraged to bring food to be blessed that they will then share with their families.
El Paso- Most of us have experienced it; when we go to church to worship God we enter a world that is what we dream life will be. It is a place where God is honored, hope is restored and strangers become brothers and sisters. Church is a place where peace and love reign.
Although facts are still limited regarding the shooter and his motives, it is likely that hatred took possession of his heart. A hate-filled heart cannot tolerate signs of God's kingdom.
Our prayers go out for those members of the First Baptist Church who have given the ultimate witness. We extend our deepest condolences and offer prayers for each of their grieving families and to the entire community of Sutherland Springs, Texas.
As with any act of terror we must not allow evil behavior to make us fearful or to prevent us from doing what is right. Ultimately we know that the love of God will be victorious. At the same time, we will be proactive in working with our diocesan parishes to ensure Emergency Action Plans are in place and maintained accordingly.
Bp. Mark J. Seitz
Bishop, Diocese of El Paso
In Gratitude for all of those in the Healing Profession as our Patron St. Raphael, the intention for the 5:00 pm Mass on September 30, 2017 will be to bless and honor all of our parishioners who daily toil to bring comfort and healing as caretakers of the sick, as nurse practitioners, as nurses, as nurses' aides, as physicians, as physicians' aides, as pharmacists, as technicians, and for those who bring spiritual healing for those who are dying. If you are in a healing profession please attend the Mass and bring your families.
The Young Adult Faith Formation group will begin a 4-week study on the Sacrament of Confession starting on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm in the Rectory.
If you've ever wondered why you need to confess your sins to a priest, where the Sacrament of Confession can be found in the Bible, or why the Catholic Church encourages people to attend the Sacrament... this class is for YOU! All young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to join us.