For nearly 200 years, Saint Raphael Church and Mission San Rafael Arcangel have served as significant historical, cultural and spiritual centers in our community. Today, our parish community continues this tradition as we come together regularly to pray, worship, learn, share and serve as disciples of Christ. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about who we are as a faith community and how you can be a part of all that we do!
Our Location1104 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901 Phone: 415.454.8141 Fax: 415.454.8193
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm / 1:30-6:30pm
Daily: 6:30am & 8:30am
Saturday: 8:30am & 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am & 10:30am in the church and 10:30am at St. Sylvester Chapel
Sunday: 12:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am in the Mission
Sunday 11:00am in the Mission
Saturdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Sunday – Friday: By appointment
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE JOHN DIEGO STEWARDSHIP AWARD
The Parish Council is seeking nominations for this annual award that recognizes and honors parishioners who generously share their time, talents and treasure with our parish community. Send in your nomination before September 12 and help the Council select a deserving recipient. Click here for more information about the criteria and how to submit a nomination: English / Español
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
To register your child in the PSR program, please come to the PSR Office Monday – Friday between 4:00-7:00pm (office is located in the school building). New families, please bring a baptismal certificate for your child, if possible. Classes will begin the weekend of September 7/8. Bilingual Spanish/English classes are on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30am and classes in English are on Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:30am. For more information, call (415) 459-7331. Click here for registration forms and class calendar.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming Catholic? Were you baptized Catholic as a child, but never celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? Come and join a small group to learn more about the Catholic faith and the RCIA program. Sessions will begin this fall. Contact the Parish Office to express your interest at 454-8141 ext. 40.
NEW PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE
Come and visit the parish’s new Facebook page and be sure to “like” us to learn about upcoming events, important announcements and to see photos of parish activities. Click here to visit page.
SAINT RAPHAEL SCRIPTURE GROUP: The Gospel of John
Our insightful and lively scripture study meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm in the Rectory Conference Room. All are welcome to join us as we explore the richness of Sacred Scripture through study, discussion and prayer. For more information, contact Vicky Otto at 454-8141 ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you to reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sundays:
Readings for August 24, 2014 (Twenty First Sunday of Ordinary Time): Isaiah 22: 19-23, Pslam 138, Romans 11:33-36, Matthew 16: 13-20
Readings for August 31, 2014 (Twenty Second Sunday of Ordinary TIme): Jeremiah 20: 7-9, Psalm 63, Romans 12: 1-2, Matthew 16:21-27
Readings for September 7, 2014 (Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time): Ezekiel 33:7-9, Psalm 95, Romans 13:8-10, Matthew 18: 15-20
Readings for September 14, 2014 (Exaltation of the Holy Cross) Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 78, Philippians 2:6-11, John 3:13-17
Readings for September 21, 2014 (Twenty Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time): Isaiah 55:6-9, Psalm 145, Philippians 1:20-24,27, Matthew 20: 1-16