News and Events

RCIA & Catholics Come Home Night of Inquiry

Often, people in our lives seek a closer relationship with Jesus and we are unsure of how or when to explain what we believe or why we believe what the Catholic Church teaches. On behalf of Father Jerome, O.S.B., and the staff, we invite you to attend a night of inquiry at Saint Raphael on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 PM with someone you know who might be interested in learning more about our Catholic faith. This is an opportunity to help you to present information and answer questions that may seem difficult. The Lord makes it easy! Please contact Therese Dame, director of religious education, at 603.647.2283 or at therese.dame@st-raphael-parish.org to register or if you have questions.

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Oktoberfest 2017

Bring your family and friends for bratwurst, sauerkraut, paetzle, a German biergarten, plus all the fixin’s! And a little oompah music! Saturday, Nov. 4 after the 4 PM vigil Mass at Saint Raphael Church Parish Hall. Suggested minimum donation is $8 per person, $16 per family. No advance ticket purchase required, but we ask that you RSVP so we can get an estimated count of attendees. Call 603.623.2604 or email kerri.stanley@st-raphael-parish.org and join us to celebrate our parish’s German heritage!

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Saint Raphael Christmas Fair!

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 9 AM – 2 PM in the Parish Hall and Parish Center Gym (enter via Ferry Street entrances). Come shop local vendors and crafters! Food, friends and lots of fun to be had for you and young and old alike. Local vendors include Norwex, LulaRoe, The Pampered Chef, and many more! If you would like to reserve a table to sell your craft or product, please contact the office at 603.623.2604.

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Fellowship Ministry

The Giving Hands Knit and Crochet meets on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year, from 7 – 8:30 pm in the conference room at the back of the Sanctuary. Please join us – no experience is necessary as we have lots of experienced crafters to help get you started and plenty of patterns to work with!  Please contact Lillian Coulon at 668-1039 for additional information.

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Thursday Evenings, 7:30-8:30 pm:  Adult Choir Rehearsal

Do you like to sing?  We have a new time!  Our choir holds rehearsals during the school year on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm with Organist Lyle Hamel leading us through the pieces we are going to sing during the coming weeks (no need to read music).

The choir rehearses briefly on Sunday at 9 am before singing at the 9:30 am Sunday Mass.  The choir also sings at other significant liturgical Masses, Feast Days and Holy Days. Rehearsals are held in the choir loft during fall and spring and in the Chapel during the colder winter months.