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Lenten Schedule of Events 2017

Ash Wednesday – Mass & distribution of ashes: March 1 @ 12pm, 6:30pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Friday, March 3, April 7 @ 6:45pm following Mass

Lenten Soup Suppers – Saturday, March 4 at 5pm (Empty Bowl; Friday, March 24 & April 7 @ 6:45pm in parish hall

Stations of the Cross – Friday, March 10, 31 @ 6:45pm following Mass

Lenten Sunday Gospel Reading Discussions – Saturday, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 @ 10am in the Church Conference Room

Penance & Reconciliation Service – Wednesday, April 5 @ 7:15pm; Monday, April 10 (diocesan wide day of reconciliation) @ 11:30am

Holy Week Schedule

Tuesday, April 11 @ 6pm – Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral

Thursday, April 13 @ 7pm – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 14 – Stations of the Cross @ 3pm; Reconciliation & Confession @ 3:30pm; Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion @ 7pm

Holy Saturday, April 15 – 7:30pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 16 – Masses at 8am and 10am

Easter Monday, April 17 – NO MASS AT ST RAPHAEL; 8:30am Mass at St. Anselm Abbey


Fellowship Ministry

The Giving Hands Knit and Crochet meets on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year, from 7 – 8:30 pm in the conference room at the back of the Sanctuary. Please join us – no experience is necessary as we have lots of experienced crafters to help get you started and plenty of patterns to work with!  Please contact Lillian Coulon at 668-1039 for additional information.

Thursday Evenings, 7:30-8:30 pm:  Adult Choir Rehearsal

Do you like to sing?  We have a new time!  Our choir holds rehearsals during the school year on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm with Organist Lyle Hamel leading 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. Rehearsals are held in the choir loft during fall and spring and in the Chapel during the colder winter months.