Weekend events kick off Jubilee Year
The Faith Community of St. Raphael begins its Jubilee Year celebration at 5PM mass on Sat., June 30. This commemorative mass kicks off a year of special events leading up to the parish’s 50th anniversary on June 30, 2013.
Prior to mass, parishioners are asked to gather at 4:30PM in the gym, where masses were originally held prior to the building of the new church. Mass will begin at 5PM in the gym and will move outdoors for the Eucharistic celebration. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
“Since its inception, St. Raphael has been a contemporary and vibrant parish with a strong focus on service,” said Fr. Mark Jendrysik, pastor. “Our Jubilee events will celebrate our faith-filled history and inspire us as we look toward shaping the next 50 years.”
On Sun., July 1 the festivities continue with a parish picnic from 1:15 to 4PM on the church grounds. Family-friendly activities include a DJ, inflatables, games and food. All former, current and new parishioners are invited to attend the weekend’s special events.
Other Jubilee events, such as choir performances, service events, dinners, dances, and a live nativity are planned throughout the year. In 2013, these festivities will culminate with a 50th Anniversary dinner dance on June 15 and a special anniversary mass, presided by Bishop Daniel Condon, on June 30.
More information is available on the parish Web site at www.st-raphael.com.