Participation & Support
“Stewardship is what we do after we say we believe…”
Saint Raphael Parish is dedicated to the principles of Christian stewardship-that, as baptized people, we are called to demonstrate our faith through action. When we acknowledge that God is the source of all that we have, we show gratitude through prayer, worship, offerings and action-giving back our time, talent and treasure to God by sharing with others.
The Vision Statement of Saint Raphael Parish says, “Parishioners create a dynamic and vital faith community through the generous sharing of their skills, experiences, time and resources.” This statement clearly recognizes that our parish depends on the energy and involvement of its members for this to be a parish that truly lives the Gospel and is a valuable part of our community.
Stewardship is how we live this vision. Saint Raphael Parish provides numerous opportunities for its members to actively participate in the life of the church and we hope that this website will help you find ways to be good stewards of your gifts.
How Can I Share My Time & Talent at Saint Raphael Parish?
Saint Raphael Parish has dozens of active ministries that rely on parishioner involvement and leadership. There is something for everyone: whether you are young or old; well skilled or ready to learn; looking for a regular commitment or just an occasional project. You can learn about these ministries and ways to get involved by visiting the Ministries pages of the website or by checking the Sunday bulletin for current opportunities.
How Can I Financially Support Saint Raphael Parish?
Regular support from parishioners is critical to our ability to serve our members and the community. The weekly collection and general contributions account for more than 80% of parish income. Just like any organization, the parish has ongoing expenses such as salaries, insurance, facilities maintenance and the cost to run its programs and services and we rely on the support of our members to keep the parish running.
We encourage you to consider participating in the parish’s automatic giving program, ParishPay. With ParishPay, your offering is automatically deducted from your checking account or charged to your debit or credit card weekly, monthly or annually, on any date you choose. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions and a sign up form or sign up directly online at www.parishpay.com.
If you would like to receive offering envelopes, please contact the Parish Office 415-454-8141 or email@example.com
To send a donation by mail, make checks payable to “Saint Raphael Church” and send to:
Saint Raphael Church
1104 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
An important part of living out our lives as disciples is to be “in community” with others as an active part of a faith community. If you are not a registered member of Saint Raphael Church, we invite you to join our parish!
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