Raphael Ministry

St. Raphael

 

The purpose of our Raphael Ministry is to ensure that those parishioners who are not able to join us at Mass due to illness or physical/mental incapacities stay connected with the parish.  The work of the ministry includes hospital or home visits, prayer, phone calls, gift baskets and cards, as well as assuring that those who need and desire the sacraments receive them.

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we turn our focus to one of the corporal acts of mercy – visiting and caring for the sick. We seek to keep the sick and homebound connected with the rest of the parish through visits, prayer and the sacraments.

The Ministry serves not just the seriously ill, but anyone that cannot make it to Mass due to a temporary illness, recuperating from an accident, healing from surgery, has an extended illness that has become incapacitating, and the mentally impaired and the elderly.

The group meets twice a month – the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and the third Saturday of the month after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.   The meetings last about an hour and consist of reviewing the current list of parish sick and homebound, praying for them, signing and sending cards, and planning out gift baskets and visits for the upcoming weeks.

Please email Mary Quinn Jaensch if you are interested in joining.

If you or another parishioner are in need of prayer and/or the sacraments, please fill out the form below.

Please note:  This form will ask if you are the sick or homebound, OR the Contact person who is requesting help for another person.  Please be sure to read through the questions on form before filling it out.  Thank you.

 

Raphael Ministry Assistance Request Form

  • Please ONLY fill this box out if you are not the person seeking a home visit, but someone who is asking for someone else.
  • Please ONLY fill this box out if you are not the person seeking a home visit, but someone who is asking for someone else.

 

Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace.  You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.

I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels.  Because you are the “medicine of God,” I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body.  I especially ask you the favor (name it) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit, Amen.