Friday, March 30, 2012

Don't miss the final Fish Fry

Fish Fry 3-23-12
Photos by Jane Winstead 
The final Fish Fry of the Lenten season gets under way tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Here are some scenes from previous weeks.
Fish Fry 3-16-12

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

St. Raphael Mission: Fr. John Lipscomb

Photo by Jane Winsead
Fr. John Lipscomb shared prayers, scripture and stories at the first night of the St. Raphael Mission on Monday. He conducted a question and answer session at the end of the evening. Parishioners had questions about faith, evangelization and his personal journey in the church. The Mission continues tonight and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Raphael Mission this week

Photos by Jane Winstead
Fr. John Lipscomb spoke about the St Raphael Parish Mission at the 9:30 a.m. and the 5:30 p.m. Masses on Sunday. The mission will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 19, 20 and 21), beginning at 7 p.m. Fr. Lipscomb is spiritual director of the Bethany Retreat Center in Lutz. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Boots, bling and big bucks!

  Photos by Jane Winstead 
St. Raphael parishioners turned out for Boots N Bling Western Fling on Saturday, February 25 in the Parish Center. The St. Raphael Catholic School fundraiser had a western theme, complete with a bucking mechanical bull, which daring would-be cowgirls and cowboys could try their luck at riding at only $10 a buck. Other activities included line dancing and live and silent auctions.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Courtney Kubala: What CRHP means to me

Courtney Kubala
CRHP has been a new way for me to grow in my relationship with Christ. He has provided me with beautiful, strong women that I can relate to who want to get closer to God just as I do.

That weekend filled me with overwhemling joy that I had never felt before, and can still feel even a year later. Not only was it emotionally healing and empowering, it was also fun as well.

Laughing, singing, and praising Jesus in a comfortable environment was something that I really needed to help me through my hard times and not feel alone.

We all emotionally connected as daughters in the Lord, I had never been so high on God! I am now on the formation team and even here God keeps blessing me with miracles. Every meeting I feel that my relationship with God is stronger, and so is my relationship with my sisters in Christ.

-- Courtney Marie Kubala

INTERESTED?: The St. Raphael Catholic Church Women's CRHP Weekend will be March 10 and 11. If you would like to participate, please send an email to Jocelyn Pedalino at

Come to the Lenten Fish Fry

Photo by Jane Winstead (2011)
Come and join the fun Fridays in Lent. The Lenten Fish Fry is sponsored by the St. Raphael Youth Ministry. All proceeds go to support Youth ministry activities. Bob Musselman, fry guy extraordinaire, is cooking! Fish Fry is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.