MESSAGE UPDATES FROM ST. RAPHAEL:
04/06/2020 Update: Blessed Palms are available on tables in the Upper East Gathering Space. For the safety of all, please take any palm(s) you touch. There is hand sanitizer available on the table for you to use prior to selecting your palms. God bless you.
04/02/2020 Update: The Archbishop has suspended all public Masses through April 19, 2020 (Divine Mercy Sunday). Please read Fr. Rudolph’s letter HERE for the latest updates related to St. Raphael. You, our wonderful parishioners, continue to be in our prayers each day. God bless you!
3/27/2020 Update: The Parish Office is closed, but parish staff are working remotely from home and are frequently checking for phone messages. The Archdiocese is offering a Virtual Holy Week Retreat. Find out more about this beautiful retreat HERE or go to the Online and Home Resources icon on the Home page. Although we will not be able to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass together, there will be Blessed Palms available in the Upper East Gather Space for you to pick up beginning about 3:00 pm on Palm Sunday, April 5th.
3/26/2020 Update: Per Archbishop Hebda (see announcement below) – no public Masses or large gatherings of any kind will be held for at least the next two weeks which brings us to Wednesday in Holy Week. The parish office is now closed, but the parish staff will be working remotely from home and will be calling into the office to pick up phone messages and respond back to you. Mail will continue to be delivered to the parish, and will be processed by the priests. The main church is still open for private prayer from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm (please maintain the 6 feet social distancing recommended by the CDC). Confessions are still being heard (see below under Sacrament of Reconciliation). God bless you all and keep you healthy and safe.
MASS UPDATE 3/18/2020: Effective immediately, all public celebrations of Mass are suspended in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 763-537-8401. Please see Archbishop Hebda’s announcements below.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION UPDATE 3/20/2020: The sacrament of reconciliation will still be offered at the usual days and times, except that on Saturday morning, confessions will now be from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and Sunday morning confessions will be eliminated. Please allow 6 feet of space between yourself and the next person in line while waiting for confession.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL UPDATES 3/20/2020: The Adoration Chapel is temporarily closed, but the main church will be open every day for private prayer from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. You may enter in through the lower east and upper church doors. Please sit a minimum of 6 feet apart or more in all directions. If you have questions, please call the Parish Office.
- Our parishioners and their welfare is important to us. If parishioners are in need of assistance, please contact the Parish Office at 763-537-8401.
- All activities and meetings have been canceled through March 27, 2020 at this time.
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Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, https://www.archspm.org/covid19