Notice the new Parish Vision Statement on the front of the bulletin this week. It is shown above. Father Tim invites parishioners to take a moment to imagine the possibilities if we as a parish family had these words in mind in the day-to-day tasks and the broad functions of parish activity.
"We are not there yet, but we begin by having a vision and continually working toward it," said Father Tim in his notes in this week's bulletin. "Jesus had a vision, too, and we (the world) are still working on it. I ask you to reflect on these words and think about how you, your family members and your parish involvement, may be directed toward this vision.
"As I mentioned last week, I will soon be meeting with the Parish Leadership Council to help develop ways for St. Raphael to target this vision. As for now, I ask for your prayers, support and participation as we begin this vision process for the parish."