marriage & family Life ministry

We the Marriage and Family Life Ministry of St. Raphael Parish will strive to foster a Christ –centered family as the foundation for our parish Community and our Society.

We will make every effort to build and strengthen Catholic values throughthe Eucharist, family prayers, community services, seminars, retreats and other family centered activities.

contact:

Diana & Mike Bulko

915-594-7852

mdbulko@gmail.com

Meetings: The third Monday of every month Time : 7:00 p.m. at Rectory Room #5


grief ministry

The goals of the Grief Ministry are to provide Resources, Comfort, and 100% Support to grieving families who have suffered the death of a loved one.  
The mission of the Grief Ministry is to provide a spiritual support team for the families who have suffered a death of a loved one.  The Grief Ministry would provide a sense of hope to those who remain after burial.

contact:

Martha & Richard Armendáriz

915-526-4198


health ministry

Our goals and objectives are to provide Alzheimer's Education Programs,  Family Health Fairs, Free Screenings,  Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Education Programs, Mammogram Screenings, Prostate Screenings, Blood Drives, and Resources that address the needs of our parishioners in both English and Spanish.  This should make the community stronger and allow the St. Raphael Health Ministry to become a part of the solution for everyone of all ages.

contact:

Martha Armendariz

915-526-4198

Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at the Rectory in Room 5 at 6:00 p.m.
 


peace & justice ministry

The Struggles,hardships, and risks that immigrant and refugee families go through as they leave their countries because of violence, poverty, oppression, hunger, or fear are so very hard to accept. The help that we offer is in the way of providing food and clothing, a ride to the airport of to the bus terminal that will take them to meet with family members, or lend an ear as they tell their story of their journey. 

contact:

Joe John Valenzela

Jjvalenzuela@aol.com

 


project gabriel

The Gabriel Project is a confidential and compassionate outreach to women who are distressed over an unplanned pregnancy. We rely on local parish communities to respond in a loving manner to the needs of the mother-to-be, witnessing to the infinite and healing love of God. A trained "Gabriel Angel" form a participating church supports the woman's choice for the through friendship, encouragement, and prayer throughout her pregnancy. In addition to providing emotional and spiritual support, the "Gabriel Angel" helps the expectant mom with various practical needs, including finding resources such as the following:

•Pregnancy informatiob and assistance with pre-natal care

•Maternity and baby clothes, cribs, strollers, and various baby items

•Referrals for housing, medical care and counseling

•Parenting support or adoption information

There is no charge for our services and we do not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, or religious affiliation of our clients.

contact:

Penny Nevarez

915-594-3044


St. vincent de paul society

Inspired by Gospel Values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We assist with partial rent, electric bills, water bills, and gas bills. No work of charity is foreign to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

contact:

Albert Yoshimoto

915-328-0518

Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday of the month in Rectory Room 5 at 7:00 p.m.