The Faith Community of St. Raphael began in 1961 as an outgrowth of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish with the opening of St. Raphael’s Mission School. We officially emerged as our own parish on June 30, 1963 when Fr. William Condon celebrated the first mass in a converted classroom. Since then, St. Raphael has grown from 400 families to over 4,200 registered households.
“Since its inception, St. Raphael has been a contemporary and vibrant parish with a strong focus on service,” said Fr. Mark Jendrysik, pastor. “Our Jubilee events will celebrate our faith-filled history and inspire us as we look toward shaping the next 50 years.”
Special jubilee events, such as a kick-off mass, parish picnic, choir performances, service events, dinners, dances, and a live nativity are planned throughout the year. These festivities will culminate with a 50th Anniversary dinner dance on June 15 and a special anniversary mass, presided by Bishop Daniel Conlon, on June 30, 2013.
Please visit the 50th events tab often and keep updated on all the exciting events happening throughout our jubilee year. We're also looking for volunteers to make these events a success.