Parish Ministries

img26Altar & Rosary Society:
The Altar & Rosary Society was formed to serve as a constructive medium through which Catholic women of the parish may express their opinions and when deemed necessary, take action on matters for the promotion and development of the spiritual, intellectual and social life of the members. The monthly meetings are held on the first Fridays of each month after the 8AM Mass from September through May.

Community Yard Sale:
The community yard sale is a function of Youth Ministry. The yard sale is on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8AM-12Noon. Anyone may rent a space to sell their unwanted or even new items. The great positioning and exposure our location provides draws the attention on many shoppers! All proceeds go to help the March for Life Fund. For more information contact Laura Pardo at 239-369-6424.

Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
The St Raphael CCW #9618  is a  parish-based affiliate of the Venice Diocese CCW and a member of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) an organization founded 96 years ago  by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)  for the purpose of supporting, empowering, and educating Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service to God and His Church.  In union with the Church and its teaching, we are committed to responding to current needs in the Church and society. Membership is open to any woman of the parish 18 years of age and older.
Our activities currently include: - Participating in an Annual Retreat Day, creating baskets for the home bound, assembling Intake Kits for Human Trafficking, organizing a baby shower for the  Community Pregnancy Center, sewing dresses and shorts for the children of Haiti and Catholic Days at The Capitol.  Many of our activities are open to volunteers throughout the year.  Some are done in partnership with other parish groups as needed. All are opportunities for your spiritual enrichment and growth in leadership through service.  We meet 9AM the second Saturday of the month.  Please call Paula Walker 239-368-3141 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cristo Rey Prayer Group:
Cristo Rey is a Spanish charismatic prayer group. Cristo Rey meets every Thursday evening from 6-9PM in the parish hall. All are invited.

Meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30PM in the parish school building. Please call Miguel at 239-369-3581 for more information.

Eucharistic Ministry for the Shut-Ins:
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are involved in bringing Holy Communion to the parishioners that are homebound, hospitalized, in nursing homes and Hope Hospice on a weekly basis. To schedule a visit or to help with this ministry please call the parish office at 239-369-1831. Bringing the Eucharist to the ill and homebound is a very special ministry!

Friday Night Bingo:
Bingo is every Friday evening beginning at 6:30. The doors open at 4:30PM and dinner is available for purchase from 5-6:30PM. Our packages start at $20! All regular games pay $50 and there are 4 Jackpots at $250 each. New members are always needed to help with Friday Night Bingo. If you are interested in helping or would like more information please contact the parish office at 239-369-1831.

Haitian Prayer Group:
The Haitian Prayer Group meets in the parish school building on Tuesday evenings at 7PM. For more information please call 239-369-2795.

Knights of Columbus #6265:
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is being involved with your community; supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. For more information call 239-369-5632 or see the website

grotto1Legion of Mary:
The Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at 2PM in the parish school building. Legion members are involved in Home Communions, hospital and nursing home visitations, Hope Hospice, praying the rosary while attending funeral and funeral Masses. For more information call Pat Prokipchak at 239-693-7971.

Matthew 25 Food Pantry:
This is an outreach program to the less fortunate in our area. If you would like to donate food it can be placed in front of the Church in the green bins on Sunday. If you have any questions about making donations to the food pantry or would like to help please contact Laura Pardo at 239-369-6424 for more information or to make an appointment.

Men's Gospel Forum:
Why is this ministry right for me? Everyone faces challenges at work and at home. Having an opportunity to learn from men of varying age groups who have faced similar hurdles is extremely helpful. As a result, you will grow as a leader and in your understanding of our Catholic faith. Join us on Friday mornings at 7 AM in the parish hall. By 8AM you'll be on your way to work or daily Mass.

Prayer Warriors:
The Prayer Warriors are parishioners who pray for the needs of all prayer requests called in on the prayer line or sent in by e-mail. The phone number for the prayer request is 239-369-3111 or you can e-mail your requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please put "Prayer Request" in the subject line). If you have an e-mail address and would like to become a Prayer Warrior please e-mail the above address.

Perpetual Adoration:
Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week! Please consider taking the time to devote one hour a week to Our Lord. Please prayerfully consider taking a late night hour.

Respect Life:
Anyone interested in working to support and defend the Gospel of Life is invited to come to a meeting of the Respect Life Committee. Please contact Deb Jones at 239-303-0797 for more information.

Saint Faustina's Catholic Women's Bible Study:
Our Bible Study began in 2001. It is for ladies, old or young, a Bible study veteran or one who has never been to a Bible Study. Together we reflect on God's call to holiness and our response, the requirements of discipleship and the lasting rewards of following all of the teachings of the Catholic Church. You will be enriched in your knowledge and love of Christ as you build friendships among ladies in our faith community. Babysitting is provided.

Secular Carmelite Community:
The Secular Carmelite Community meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2-5PM in the parish hall. Please call Pedro Gonzalez at 239-369-3996 for more information.

Spanish Bible Study:
Spanish Bible Study meets in the parish school building on Wednesday evenings from 7-9PM

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 PM
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12 Noon
& 5:30PM En Español
8:00 AM - Monday - Saturday
Saturday 4:00-5:00 PM; Wednesday 7:00-7:45 PM

Perpetual Adoration:
The Chapel is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Prayer Line:
Please call 369-3111 and leave your prayer request on the recording or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
June through August:
     Office closes at Noon
          on Fridays
Phone: 239-369-1831
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