Pastoral Outreach

Below are the Pastoral Outreach groups and services provided by St. Raphael. If you are interested in volunteering in any of the Pastoral Outreach Ministries, see our Pastoral Ministry page. For questions or more information, email care.ministry@raphael.org or call the parish office at 920 233 8044.

Care Ministry

Care Ministry is a one-on-one program that believes we are a people called by God and empowered by the Spirit to continue the work of Jesus. Our mission is to respond through a listening presence to the needs of others as a continuation of Jesus’ ministry of healing through home visits. We can provide you or a loved one with home visits from a trained Care Ministry member.


Communion to the Homebound

If you or someone you know would like to receive the Body of Christ, but are not able to make it to Mass, we offer communion to the homebound delivered by a trained minister.


Nursing Home Visits

Our trained Care Ministers visit people in nursing homes at scheduled times to offer support, companionship, and prayer.


Prayer Chain

If you would like someone to pray for you or a loved one, request to be put on the prayer chain and our volunteers will add your intention to our daily prayers.


Prayer Shawl

Let St. Raphael bring comfort and joy to you or a loved one in need of healing through the gift of a prayer shawl that has been made by our volunteers while they pray.  


Wings Divorce Recovery & Support Group

This Oshkosh/Fox Valley group provides support in rebuilding your life and self after separation, divorce, or loss of a relationship. The group offers two programs per year, meeting for eight sessions each program. Social events and retreats open to anyone are organized throughout the year as well. Registration is now closed for the spring group. For more information about the groups, social events, and retreat opportunities, contact Tanya Hielke at 920 233 8044 or tanya.hielke@raphael.org.

 

Women's group:

Friday evenings, 6-7:15 pm

at Emmanuel United Church of Christ

began May 5

 

Men's group:

Saturday mornings, 9-10:15 am

at St. Raphael Parish

began May 6


Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group
This is a social support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm.