Monday, December 14, 2015

Father Tim's Homily: You are made for joy

Father Tim Sherwood's homily for the Third Sunday of Advent at St. Raphael Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, delivered on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Video by T. Allan Smith. Additional video by Jane Winstead. Audio recording by Ted Scarpino. Theme music: Deliberate Thoughts by Kevin MacLeod.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Advent Adoration with Praise and Worship

Photos by Jane Winstead  
St. Raphael Youth Ministry had an Advent Praise and Worship session on Friday, December 11. It was the final part of preparation for St. Raphael's teens Confirmation class. It was a time to encounter Christ and rekindle the spiritual journey that started during their retreat.

Annual St. Raphael Santa Breakfast benefits Pinellas Hope

Photos by Jane Winstead 
St. Raphael parishioners enjoyed the annual Santa Breakfast on Sunday, December 6, presented by Cub Scout Pack 219 and the Knights of Columbus. Parishioners dined on sausage, pancakes, eggs, juice and coffee. Youngsters delighted in the visit from the jolly ole elf. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pinellas Hope homeless facility.

St. Raphael Catholic Church Praise Band

Photos by Jane Winstead

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fr. Kevin begins a series of Periscope broadcasts about Advent

On Monday, Fr. Kevin Mackin began making a series of Periscope broacasts about Advent, the preparation time leading up to Christmas. You can follow Fr. Kevin live as he sends out his reports on Periscope. Search for Franciscan Friar or @FrKevinOFM. You also can see Fr. Kevin's broadcast on or here on Saint Raphael Messenger.