News and Events

Giving Hands Knit & Crochet, Thursday September 11

Giving Hands Knitters and Crocheters will meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the back of the sanctuary.  We work on a variety of projects for community outreach such as hats and mittens for elementary school children, baby hats and blankets for crisis pregnancy centers and neo-natal care units in area hospitals, prayer shawls for the sick, and baptismal blankets for the parish.

For the summer, our  group has been participating in the Click for Babies purple hat project. This non-profit organization dedicated to preventing ‘shaken baby syndrome.’  The purple hats are intended to remind new parents of a baby’s need to cry – the hats are distributed to needy parents in the fall along with a pamphlet and short video about early child development and care.  Please contact the Parish Office at 623-2604 for more information – we will be collecting hats in Septembers to donate to this cause!

Come join us at any time ~ we have patterns for many levels of expertise and interest.  Whether you are a novice or experienced knitter, you are most welcome!  Please contact Anna Wallich at 603-623-2604  or associate@saint-raphael-parish.com if you have any questions.

Book Discussion Group, Thursday September 18

Please join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary on Thursday, September 18th!  Our book selection is Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, a novel about love, passion, family, personal freedom – and cooking!  A light supper, activities, and discussion will begin at 7 pm in the parish hall.  Please use the Ferry Street entrance. 

Books and reading packets are available at the parish office for $12.  Please not that this book is suitable for adult readers.

Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday Evenings beginning September 24

Do you like to sing?  Our choir rehearses during the school year on Wednesday evenings at 7:30-8:45 pm with director Dennis Delay and organist Lyle Hamel, who lead 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.