The goods of the earth are gifts from God, and they are intended by God for the benefit of everyone. How we treat the environment is a measure of our stewardship, a sign of our respect for the Creator.

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St. Raphael’s Annual Christmas Sharing Program provides an opportunity for parishioners to help needy families and individuals in our community.

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Volunteers help once a month with PADS Overnight Housing Program. Volunteers serve meals and ensure a safe sleeping space for guests.

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Hesed House provides services to poor and homeless people, including a food pantry, soup kitchen and an emergency overnight shelter.

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Our parish offers opportunities throughout the year to participate in peace and justice issues (e.g., health care reform, immigration, welfare reform, environmental issues).

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This pantry began in a small closet at St. Raphael in 1984 and has now grown to become its own not-for-profit agency serving over 10,000 people monthly.

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Parishioners are able to offer support to the incarcerated and their children.

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Members of this ministry work to preserve the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death and support pro-life activities.

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Parishioners of all ages join together at the Feed My Starving Children Packing Facility and pack meals to be sent to hungry children throughout the world.

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St. Raphael supports parish and Diocesan efforts to be involved in mission activities locally, nationally and internationally.

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During the Lenten season, parishioners make donations to a non-profit organization specially selected by the Special Appeal Committee.

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Our parish assists families committed to working their way out of homelessness by providing temporary, rent-free, transitional housing.

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St. Raphael partners with Catholic Charities to collect underwear, socks and other necessities in its annual Undy Sunday drive.

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The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Raphael oversees the disbursement of funds to individuals in need of assistance.

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