Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness! (Psalm 96:8-9a)
Worship is fundamental to the Catholic faith community. Saint Raphael Parish welcomes people to Mass each day as well as to four Mass times each weekend. In keeping with Benedictine tradition, music is integral to our worship experience.
Lenten Services and Parish Activities
Mass takes place at noon on Monday through Wednesday, at 8:30 am on Thursdays and at 6 pm on Fridays. During the school year, the students of Saint Benedict Academy participate in Mass each Thursday.
The Saturday Vigil Mass is held at 4 pm, and Sunday Masses are held at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 5 pm.
Our Masses are traditional in their use of hymns and accompanying organ or piano; the parish choir sings at the Sunday Mass at 9:30 am as well as on special Feast Days and Solemnities. On every third Sunday at the 5 pm Sunday Mass, the mixed singing group “Catholic Basics Choir” leads and accompanies the congregation with a variety of contemporary, traditional, and ancient music.
Confession & Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Penance is intended to free us us from our sins and to challenge us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us as we become “liberated to be forgivers.” (usccb.org/prayer-and-worship)
Confession and reconciliation are available half an hour before Mass on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and before the 5 pm Mass on Sunday. If you are unable to receive reconciliation during these times, please call the parish office at 623-2604 for an appointment.
“Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves ‘the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.’ During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. In its fullest essence … Eucharistic Adoration is “God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!” (Bishop Camillo Ballin, MCCJ)
On the first Friday of each month, the parish community holds services of Eucharistic Adoration following the 6 pm Mass. Please click on this link to our page on Adoration for more information.