ST.Raphael Parish - Church of Saint Raphael

Raphael Parish
St. Sylvester
6:30am & 8:30am
8:30am & 5:00pm
7:30am, 9:00am &
12:00pm & 7:00pm
9:00am - Mission
11:00am - Mission
9:00am - 12:00noon
Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
Sunday - Friday: By appointment
Sábados 3:30 - 4:30pm
Domingo - Viernes: Por cita
Parents who are registered active
parishioners, call the Parish Office at least
one month prior, to arrange for a baptismal
date & class.
Padres quienes son feligreses registrados y
activos, llamen a la Oficina Parroquial con
al menos un mes de anticipación para fijar
una fecha & clase.
Bride or Groom must be registered, active
parishioners at St. Raphael for six months
or a St. Raphael School alumna/us to
request a wedding date or wedding
preparation. Marriage preparation must
begin at least six months prior to wedding.
Call the Parish Office.
Novia o Novio debe ser feligrés registrado y
activo por al menos seis meses en St.
Raphael o alumno/a de la escuela San
Rafael para pedir una fecha de boda o
preparación matrimonial. Preparación
matrimonial debe comenzar al menos seis
meses antes de la boda. Llame a la Oficina
Msgr. Romulo Vergara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrator: ext. 20
Fr. Andrew Spyrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parochial Vicar: ext. 21
Fr. Santos Rodriguez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Parochial Vicar: ext. 23
Fr. Antonio de Reis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Parochial Vicar: ext 18
Rev. Mr. Eugene Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . Permanent Deacon: 457-5860
Keenny Aguilar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary: ext. 10
Helen Bernardoni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finance Coordinator: ext. 11
Francisco Ortiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Music: ext. 14
Susan Todaro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Development: ext. 30
Eduardo Vazquez . . . . . . . . . . Director of Religious Education ~ 459-7331
Sr. Joan Hanna, O.P. . . . . . . . . Director of St. Raphael Preschool ~ 454-1302
Lydia Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . Principal, St. Raphael School ~ 454-4455
1104 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, California 94901
TEL 415•454•8141
FAX 415•454•8193
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 12:00noon / 1:30pm - 6:30pm
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found at the entrances of the church and at the Parish Office.
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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gathering Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation; AURELIA
Gloria: The Glendalough Mass; L. Lawton
1) We praise you, we bless, you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you
thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.
2) Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the
Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the
sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
3) For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the
Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19
A reading from the first
Book of Samuel:
Samuel was sleeping in the
temple of the LORD where
the ark of God was. The
LORD called to Samuel,
who answered, "Here I
am." Samuel ran to Eli
and said, "Here I am. You
called me." "I did not call
you," Eli said. "Go back to
sleep." So he went back to
sleep. Again the LORD
called Samuel, who rose
and went to Eli. "Here I
am," he said. "You called
me." But Eli answered, "I
did not call you, my son.
Go back to sleep." At that
time Samuel was not familiar with the LORD, because the LORD had not
revealed anything to him as
yet. The LORD called
Samuel again, for the third
time. Getting up and going
to Eli, he said, “Here I am.
You called me." Then Eli
understood that the LORD
was calling the youth. So
he said to Samuel, "Go to
sleep, and if you are called,
reply, Speak, LORD, for
your servant is listening."
When Samuel went to
sleep in his place, the
LORD came and revealed
his presence, calling out as
before, "Samuel, Samuel!"
Samuel answered, "Speak,
for your servant is listening." Samuel grew up, and
the LORD was with him,
not permitting any word of
his to be without effect.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Responsorial Psalm: 40: Here am I Lord; O. Alstott
Gospel Acclamation: The Glendalough Mass; L. Lawton
Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10
I have waited, waited for
the Lord, and he stooped
toward me and heard my
cry. And he put a new song
into my mouth and hymn
to our God.
Sacrifice and offering you
wished not, but ears open
to obedience you gave me.
Holocausts or sin-offerings
you sought not; then said I,
“Behold I come.”
“In the written scroll it is
prescribed for me, to do
your will, O my God is my
delight, and your law is
within my heart!”
Offertory: The Summons; KELVINGROVE
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will go you where
you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known, will you let my life be grown in you and
you in me?
Will you leave yourself behind if I but call you name? Will you care fro
cruel and kind and never be the same? Will you risk the hostile stare
Should your life attract of scare? Will you let me answer pray’r in you and
you in me?
Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name? Will you set the
pris’ners free and never be the same? Will you kiss the leper clean and do
such as this unseen and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?
Will you love the ‘you” you hide if I but call your name? Will you quell
the fear inside and never be the same? Will you use the faith you’ve found
to reshape the world around through my sight and touch and sound in you
and you in me?
Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name. Let me turn
and follow you and never be the same. In your company I’ll go where
your love and footsteps show. Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and
you in me.
I announced you justice in
the vast assembly; I did not
restrain my lips, as you, O
Lord, know.
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a,
A reading from the first
Letter of Saint Paul to the
Brothers and sisters:
The body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and
the Lord is for the body;
God raised the Lord and
will also raise us by his
power. Do you not know
that your bodies are members of Christ? But whoever is joined to the Lord
becomes one Spirit with
him. Avoid immorality.
Every other sin a person
commits is outside the
body, but the immoral person sins against his own
body. Do you not know
that your body is a temple
of the Holy Spirit within
you, whom you have from
God, and that you are not
your own? For you have
been purchased at a price.
Therefore glorify God in
your body.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to
Eucharistic Acclamations: The Glendalough Mass; L. Lawton
Mystery of Faith
John 1: 35-42
+ A reading from the holy
Gospel according to John
John was standing with
two of his disciples, and as
he watched Jesus walk by,
he said, "Behold, the
Lamb of God." The two
disciples heard what he
said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them
following him and said to
them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him,
"Rabbi"-which translated
means Teacher-,"where are
you staying?" He said to
them, "Come, and you will
see." So they went and saw
where Jesus was staying,
and they stayed with him
that day. It was about four
in the afternoon. Andrew,
the brother of Simon Peter,
was one of the two who
heard John and followed
Jesus. He first found his
own brother Simon and
told him, "We have found
the Messiah"-which is
translated Christ-. Then he
brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said,
“You are Simon the son of
John; you will be called
Kephas"-which is translated Peter.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord
Jesus Christ
Agnus Dei
Communion: We Will Rise Again; D. Haas
Sending Forth: You Walk Along Our Shoreline; AURELIA
Profession of Faith
I believe in one God, the
Father almighty, maker of
heaven and earth, of all
things visible and invisible. I
believe in one Lord Jesus
Christ, the Only Begotten
Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God
from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were
made. For us men and for
our salvation he came down
from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the
Virgin Mary, and became
man. For our sake he was
crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and
was buried, and rose again
on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He
ascended into heaven and is
seated at the right hand of
the Father. He will come
again in glory to judge the
living and the dead and his
kingdom will have no end. I
believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with
the Father and the Son is
adored and glorified, who
has spoken through the
prophets. I believe in one,
holy, catholic and apostolic
Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of
sins and I look forward to
the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to
come. Amen.
2o Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
Canto de Entrada: Ante Tu Altar; Yiyi Rodriguez
Ante tu altar venimos Señor, para celebrar el Misterio de Redención.
Ay le lo lay, lo le lo lay, para celebrar el Misterio de Redención. (x2)
En familia y como hermanos venimos a celebrar alrededor de tu mesa para compartir el pan.
Como hijos arrepentidos que al Padre han de regresar,
comeremos el banquete y un abrazo nos darás
Celebremos el Misterio de la Santa Eucaristía,
el Divino sacramento, fuente y culmen de la vida.
Al Padre daremos gracias por darnos la invitación, dichosos los invitados a la
Mesa del Señor.
Cantando con alegría, unidos al caminar, de la mano de María hoy llegamos a tu
altar. Somos asamblea santa que se congrega ante ti,
llenos de amor y esperanza para la fe compartir.
Gloria: Misa San José; M. F. Reza
Gloria a Dios en el cielo, y en la tierra paz a los hombres
que ama, que ama, que el Señor.
Por tu inmensa gloria te alabamos, te bendecimos te adoramos,
te glorificamos, te damos gracias Señor Dios, Rey celestial, Dios Padre todo poderoso
Señor Hijo único, Jesucristo. Señor Dios, Cordero de Dios, Hijo del Padre;
Tú que quitas el pecado del mundo ten piedad de nosotros;
tú que quitas el pecado del mundo, atiende de nuestra súplica;
tú que estas sentado a la derecha del Padre, ten piedad de nosotros.
Porque sólo tú eres Santo, sólo tú Señor, sólo tú Altísimos, Jesucristo,
con el Espíritu Santo en la gloria de Dios Padre. Amen (x2)
Salmo Responsorial: 39: Aquí Estoy Señor; Manuel Garcia
Aquí estoy Senor, para hacer tu voluntad. (2x)
Aleluya; Misa San José; M. F. Reza
Aleluya! Aleluya! Aleluya, Gloria al Señor. (x2)
1 Samuel 3: 3b-10, 19
Lectura del primer libro de
En aquellos días, el joven
Samuel servía en el templo
a las órdenes del sacerdote
Elí. Una noche, estando
Elí acostado en su habitación y Samuel en la suya,
dentro del santuario donde
se encontraba el arca de
Dios, el Señor llamó a Samuel y éste respondió:
“Aquí estoy”. Fue corriendo a donde estaba Elí y le
dijo: “Aquí estoy. ¿Para
qué me llamaste?” Respondió Elí: “Yo no te he llamado. Vuelve a acostarte”.
Samuel se fue a acostar.
Volvió el Señor a llamarlo y
él se levantó, fue a donde
estaba Elí y le dijo: “Aquí
estoy. ¿Para qué me llamaste?” Respondió Elí: “No te
he llamado, hijo mio. Vuelve a acostarte”. Aún no
conocía Samuel al Señor,
pues la palabra del Señor no
le había sido revelada. Por
tercer vez llamó el Señor a
Samuel; éste se levantó,
fue a donde estaba Elí y le
dijo: “Aquí estoy. ¿Para
qué me llamaste?” Entonces comprendió Elí que era
el Señor quien llamaba al
joven y dijo a Samuel: “Ve a
acostarte y si te llama alguien responde: ‘Habla, Señor; tu siervo te escucha’”.
Y Samuel se fue a acostar.
De nuevo el Señor se presentó y lo llamó como antes: “Samuel, Samuel”. Éste respondió: “Habla, Señor,
tu siervo te escucha”. Samuel creció y el Señor estaba con él. Y todo lo que el
Señor le decía, se cumplía.
Palabra de Dios.
Te alabamos, Senor.
Ofrendas: Tu Eres Pedro
Tú eres Pedro y sobre esta piedra
edificaré, edificaré, edificaré mi iglesia.
El poder de la muerte no la podrá destruir,
y el poder de la muerte no la podrán destruir.
Mensajero de paz de armonía y de amor,
ayuda a los hombres a encontrar a Dios.
Tú que te consagraste, a la Virgen María,
No dejes nunca de hablarnos de la Madre de Dios
Ofrendas: Piedras Vivas; Antonio Alcalde
Somos piedras vivas, templo del Señor, miembros de su cuerpo,
iglesia en construcción. Pueblo reunido, viña de elección, pueblo
reconciliado, testigos de su amor.
Celebremos todos juntos este día del Señor,
el día de la alegría y de la resurrección.
Renacidos del bautismo, fuente de la salvación,
incorporados a Cristo, somos la Iglesia de Dios.
Escuchando la palabra, compartiendo el mismo pan,
nos llena de su alegría, nos da el abrazo de paz.
Por las puertas de la vida encontramos al Señor
que nos acoge en su casa, la Iglesia santa de Dios.
Psalm 30:2, 4, 7-10
Yo esperaba con ansia al
Señor: El se inclino y escucho mi grito; me puso en la
boca un cántico nuevo, un
himno a nuestro Dios.
Tu no quieres sacrificios ni
ofrendas, y en cambio me
abriste el odio; no pides
sacrificio expiatorio, entonces yo digo: “Aquí estoy.”
Como esta escrito en mi
libro: para hacer tu voluntad. Dios mío, lo quiero, y
llevo tu ley en las entrañas.”
1 Corintios 6:13c-15a, 1720
Lectura de la primera carta del apóstol san Pablo a
los corintios:
Hermanos y hermanas:
El cuerpo no es para fornicar, sino para servir al Señor; y el Señor, para santificar el cuerpo. Dios resucitó
al Señor y nos resucitará
también a nosotros con su
poder. ¿No saben ustedes
que sus cuerpos son miembros de Cristo? Y el que se
une al Señor, se hace un
solo espíritu con él. Huyan, por tanto, de la fornicación. Cualquier otro pecado que cometa una persona, queda fuera de su
cuerpo; pero el que fornica,
peca contra su propio cuerpo. ¿O es que no saben
ustedes que su cuerpo es
templo del Espíritu Santo,
que han recibido de Dios y
habita en ustedes? No son
ustedes sus propios dueños,
porque Dios los ha comprado a un precio muy caro.
Glorifiquen, pues, a Dios
con el cuerpo.
Palabra de Dios.
Te alabamos, Senor.
Aclamaciones Eucarísticas: Misa San José; M. F. Reza
Santo, Santo, Santo es el Señor, Dios de universo.
Llenos están el cielo y la tierra de tu gloria.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna, hosanna hosanna en el cielo. (x2)
Bendito el que viene en el nombre del Señor.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna, hosanna hosanna en el cielo. (x2)
Por tu cruz y resurrección nos has salvado Señor.
Amén, amen, amen te alabamos. (x2) Amen, amen.
Agnus Dei
Cordero de Dios, Cordero de Dios que quitas el pecado del mundo
ten piedad de nosotros. [x2]
Cordero de Dios, Cordero de Dios que quitas el pecado del mundo
danos la paz, danos la paz, danos la paz.
Juan 1: 35-42
+ Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Juan:
En aquel tiempo, estaba
Juan el Bautista con dos de
sus discípulos, y fijando los
ojos en Jesús, que pasaba,
dijo: “Éste es el Cordero de
Dios”. Los dos discípulos,
al oír estas palabras, siguieron a Jesús. Él se volvió
hacia ellos y viendo que lo
seguían, les preguntó:
“¿Qué buscan?” Ellos le
contestaron: “¿Dónde vives, Rabí?” Rabí significa
“maestro”. Él les dijo:
“Vengan a ver”. Fueron,
pues, vieron dónde vivía y
se quedaron con él ese día.
Eran como las cuatro de la
tarde. Andrés, hermano de
Simón Pedro, era uno de
los dos que oyeron lo que
Juan el Bautista decía y
siguieron a Jesús. El primero a quien encontró Andrés, fue a su hermano Simón y le dijo: “Hemos encontrado al Mesías” que
quiere decir “el Ungido”.
Lo llevó a donde estaba
Jesús y éste fijando en él la
mirada, le dijo: “Tú eres
Simón, hijo de Juan. Tú te
llamarás Kefás” que significa Pedro, es decir “roca”.
Palabra del Señor.
Gloria a ti, Señor
Comunión: Eres Tu, Jesús; Tony Rubi
Eres Tú, Jesús eres Tú. Eres Tú en un trozo de pan y en un poco de vino.
Qué alegría. Encontrarte, Jesús, en tu vino y tu pan! ¡Oh Señor qué consuelo saber que
me amas! Eres Tú la Palabra de Dios, la eterna Palabra de Dios y has querido venir a
morar en mi pecho.
Eres Tú, oh, Principio y Fin, manantial de la vida. Eres Tú Luz de Luz Dios de Dios verdadero. Eres Tú ¡oh milagro de Amor! ¡oh eterno milagro de Amor!
Eres Tú mi Señor y mi Dios, mi Alimento.
¡Cuanto amor al nacer en Belén de Maria la Virgen! Al andar los caminos del hombre y
llamarle tu amigo. ¡Oh Cordero de Dios, cuánto amor, cuánto amor al morir en la cruz!
¡Cuánto amor al querer compartir tu victoria!
Sólo en ti, oh, Señor del Amor que comprende y perdona, sólo en ti, oh, Jesús, hay
amor verdadero. ¡Oh, Jesús, quiero amar como Tú, quiero amar hasta el fin como Tú!
Oh, Señor, dale vida a mi amor con tu Vida.
Comunión: No Temas Mas; Bob Dufford S.J.
Cruzarás un gran desierto y de sed no morirás; protegido irás sin rumbo, sin saber
por dónde andar.
Lejos de tu tierra mi mensaje llevarás; el rostro de tu Dios contemplarás.
No temas más. Yo voy delante siempre.
Ven, sígueme y en Mí descansarás.
Si en los mares turbulentos sientes que te vas a ahorgar;
si en las llamas impetuosas, sientes que te quemarás;
si, delante de la muerte, sientes cerca el final, estaré a tu lado y vivirás.
Dichosos son los pobres que en el Reino vivirán;
dichosos los que lloran, un día sonreirán.
Si te acosan y te odian sólo por creer en mí, dichoso, dichoso eres tú.
Salida: Grita Profeta; Emilio Mateu
Has recibido un destino de otra palabra mas fuerte, es tu misión ser profeta:
Palabra de Dios viviente. Tu iras llevando la luz en una entrega perenne,
que tu voz es de Dios, y la voz de Dios no duerme.
Ve por el mundo, grita a la gente, que el amor de Dios no acaba
ni la voz de Dios se pierde (2)
Sigue tu rumbo profeta, sobre la arena caliente. Sigue sembrando en el mundo,
que el fruto se hará presente. No temas si nuestra fe, ante tu voz se detiene,
porque huimos del dolor y la voz de Dios no duele.
Sigue cantando profeta, cantos de vida o de muerte; sigue anunciado a los hombres
Que el Reino de Dios ya viene. No callaran esa voz, y a nadie puedes temerle,
Que tu voz viene de Dios, y la voz de Dios no muere.
All Hymns & Songs reprinted with permission under license #U3268, LicenSing Online & #A-706500
Profesión de Fe
Creo en un solo Dios, Padre
todopoderoso, Creador del
cielo y de la tierra, de todo
lo visible y lo invisible.
Creo en un solo Señor, Jesucristo, Hijo único de
Dios, nacido del Padre antes de todos los siglos: Dios
de Dios, Luz de Luz, Dios
verdadero de Dios verdadero, engendrado, no creado,
de la misma naturaleza del
Padre, por quien todo fue
hecho; que por nosotros, los
hombres y por nuestra salvación bajó del cielo, y por
obra del Espíritu Santo se
encarnó de María, la Virgen, y se hizo hombre; y
por nuestra causa fue crucificado en tiempos de Poncio
Pilato, padeció y fue sepultado, y resucitó al tercer
día, según las Escrituras, y
subió al cielo, y está sentado a la derecha del Padre; y
de nuevo vendrá con gloria
para juzgar a vivos y muertos, y su reino no tendrá fin.
Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
Señor y dador de vida, que
procede del Padre y del Hijo, que con el Padre y el
Hijo recibe una misma adoración y gloria, y que habló
por los profetas. Creo en la
Iglesia, que es una, santa,
católica y apostólica. Confieso que hay un solo bautismo para el perdón de los
pecados. Espero la resurrección de los muertos y la vida del mundo futuro.
Parish Council
Mat Dalpino 454-8141 ext. 45
Finance Council
Rick Clinton 454-8024
Capital Campaign Committee
Susan Todaro 454-8141 ext.30
Catherine Wright / Miguel Garza
454-8141 ext.40
EucharisticMinisters /
Ministros de la Eucaristia
Isila Cruz 897-6819
Anita Garcia 454-7935
Lectors / Lectores
Alicia Klein 459-7668
Anita García 454-7935
Joe Dinh 459-8092
Hospitality / Hospitalidad
Don Feehan 456-3568
Homebound Ministries
Rafael Herrera 450-5323
Children’s Liturgy
Sara Sonnet 460-1420
Yolanda Gomez 902-5936
Contact Committee
454-8141 ext. 42
Peace, Justice & Service
Cathy Lidl:
Dinner for the Unhoused
Elizabeth Haran 454-9605
Catholic Daughters
Sue Brown 459-5859
Young Ladies Institute
Ruby Wilson 492-0523
St. Vincent DePaul
Bill Sanchez 272-4266
Jóvenes Para Cristo
Fernando Casas 342-9533
Jóvenes Seguidores de Cristo
Darlene Flores 259-8502
Comité Guadalupano
Maria Elena Cobos 246-8290
Comité Guatemalteco
Claudia Paxtor 532-7459
Comité Salvador del Mundo
Luis Artiga 532-9508
Hora Santa
Isabel Gonzalez 721-7526
Grupo Carismático
Rudy López 686-5032
Pastoral Familiar Arquidiocesana
Señores Hau 456-3229
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Health Fair; Parish Center
Spanish Children’s Liturgy; Mission
CYO Basketball; Gym
Sacramental Prep; Music Room
Monday, January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day [Office Closed]
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Confirmation Class; Gym
Preschool Event; Kennedy Room
JPC Coro Rehearsal; Music Room
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
CCSC; Conference Room
CYO Basketball; Gym
JPC Mtg; Mission
Coro MdD Rehearsal, Music Room
Thursday, January 22, 2015
CYO Basketball; Gym
Familias en el Espiritu; Mission
Friday, January 23, 2015
CYO Basketball; Gym
AA Mtg; St Sylvester Chapel
JSC Mtg; Kennedy Room
Charismatic Prayer Group; Mission
JPC Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
Saturday, January 24, 2015
CYO Basketball; Gym
Spanish Baptisms; Church
PSR Class; Rossi Room
- COLLECTIONS Weekly Collection Goal
$14,500.00 (new goal!)
December 7
December 14
December 21
December 25
Christmas Mailing
December 28
Total to date
Goal for December
Dec. ParishPay: $5,904.00/month ~ $1,476.00/week
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Int of St. Raphael Parish
† Marsh Taffi Diego
Int of Nick & Grace Ventrice
† Tanan Romero [St. Sylvester]
Monday, January 19, 2015
† Mary Ensalata
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
† Make & Catherine O’Donnell
† Donald S. Dalpino
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
† Marciano & Carmela Brion
† Nat Argento
Int of Willilam J. O’Brien & Family
Thursday, January 22, 2015
† Douglas Savarese
† Al Bullentini
† Marius Cordone
Friday, January 23, 2015
Int of Ed. Illig
† Jerry Roberts
Saturday, January 24, 2015
† Alejandro Vergara
† Sal Tarantino
- COLLECTIONS Weekly Collection Goal
$14,500.00 (new goal!)
January 4
January 11
January 18
January 25
Total to date
Goal for January
Jan. ParishPay: $7,870.00/month ~ $1,967.25/week
Walk for Life West Coast
“Walk for Life” Knights of Columbus
sponsored bus will meet at Marin
Catholic at 10:30am in front of the
Gym. The bus will return around
4:00pm. The ride is free though donations are gratefully accepted on the
bus. Sign up online @
Christmas Thanks from SVdP
Once again we thank each and every
one of you in our St. Raphael Community who contributed to the gift card
program for the needy children in our
community this Christmas season.
Thanks to your generosity, particularly
from one large donor, in total our St.
Vincent de Paul Conference was able
to make a difference in the lives of 318
children and 154 families, many more
than last year who might otherwise not
have known the gift of giving and receiving as we celebrated the greatest
gift of all, the birth of the Christ Child.
Particularly touching was the gift from
a member’s granddaughter who took
her savings to buy a gift card for another child to make her Christmas special.
Three other children in one family were
adopted by a family. An additional 50
gifts were given to children thanks to
the generosity of St. Isabella School.
Among those receiving the
benefit of your goodness was a mother
living in protective housing suffering
medical problems from her past employment and being re-trained for another job; a father of four, a carpenter,
unable to work due to the rain; a single mother of three with Lyme’s disease, on disability with limited income; a father on disability due to a
work accident and family with limited
income; a young mother of three children whose husband died in a swimming accident this year. All struggling to pay rent so they have housing
leaving nothing special to give their
children at this time of the Christ
Child’s birth. All the families helped
were so appreciative and thanked you
abundantly. Please remember them in
your prayers throughout the year
14 as we remember you in ours.
Your gifts gave them the gift of hope
and knowing that others care.
This year for the ninth year,
Marin Catholic High School asked to
share in our Christmas program and
thanks to the generosity of the entire
student body, staff and faculty, gift
certificates were collected for 121 children in 46 families. This will allow the
parents to buy warm clothing for their
children and items to bring happiness
to their lives. If you have the opportunity, please thank the Marin Catholic Community for caring for those in
our community who are most in need.
We also thank all of you for
your other contributions during this
Christmas season which enable us to
continue helping those who come to us
for rental, food, utility and other assistance. Your willingness to share
makes this help possible.
Your outpouring of food donations during the Thanksgiving and
Christmas season is most appreciated.
A particular thanks to the school and
PSR communities for their commitment to feed the hungry. This need is
year round and the number of those
coming for food daily at the Rectory
Door has never been greater. Please
keep up your contributions to put food
on the tables of those not able to provide for themselves.
At this time of year, we are asked by so many worthwhile organizations to contribute to
their good work. We thought it might be helpful to remind our parishioners why the
parish is also deserving of your financial support.
5 Reasons to Support Saint Raphael Parish
We’re here when you most need us. Whether you are looking for spiritual
nourishment in the daily and weekly Masses, to have your children baptized, to prepare for and celebrate a marriage, to have a family member
anointed when they are sick or celebrate their life when they are deceased—your parish is here in these significant moments.
We support families in the religious education of children. Forming and
fostering our children in the Catholic faith is a team effort. Saint Raphael
helps to lay the foundation through the Parish School of Religion, religious
education in the parish school, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, the Confirmation Program and Youth Ministry opportunities. Whether or not you
have children, we can all agree that this is an essential role of the parish.
We provide numerous opportunities for communal celebration. It is an important part of our Catholic faith that we come together to share and celebrate—through Masses, devotions and cultural festivities.
We provide a space and place for personal prayer and meditation. At those
times when we need a special quiet place to spend time with God, Saint
Raphael makes the Mission Chapel available every day.
Saint Raphael Parish reaches out to community to demonstrate Christ’s love
and caring. The St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Contact Committee,
Dinners for the Unhoused, the Gabriel Project, and the Marin Organizing
Committee are just a few groups that Saint Raphael supports and assists in
their good works to the larger community.
We invite all parishioners to consider what you can give over the next year and make a
commitment of your weekly offering. Commitment brochures are at the church doors.
Your support makes possible all that the parish does every day and we are most