Growing in our faith is a

lifelong commitment. 

Current opportunities at St. Raphael

and beyond are listed here. 

You are welcome to join us at any time! 

Questions? Please contact Sara Scheunemann


Bible Study at St. Raphael

Join us to study and pray with the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday. Spending this time in God's Word will make Sunday Mass even more meaningful and help us hear God's message for us more clearly.

  • Tuesdays from October 3-December 19, Noon-1 pm, St. Raphael Rooms 7-8, Feel free to bring your own lunch if it's your lunch break! 

Mom’s Group Bible Study

on the Gospel of John

Especially for moms with young children

  • Meeting at St. Raphael on the following dates at 9 am:

Fall: Sept. 11, 25; Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4, 18

Spring: Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1, 15, 29; May 13

Growing Deeper Together:
Thursday Night Adult Formation

Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, starting October 5, 2023

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life
with Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Edward Sri

Whether you are getting to know Jesus for the first time or have been His friend for a while, this series, filmed in the Holy Land, will be like a hometown visit with Jesus, seeing His life in the context of where He lived. Not all of us may be able to visit the Holy Land, but this series allows us to visit what St. Jerome called the 5th Gospel, the homeland of Jesus, giving us fresh insight into the accounts of His life recorded in the four Gospels of the New Testament. Come and get to know Jesus better.

Please note we will not gather on November 2 (due to the All Souls Day Mass) or during Thanksgiving week. The final session of the fall will be December 14. 

If you are in need of childcare, 

please contact Sara at

Upcoming topics in Spring 2024

Going Deeper in Prayer

No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through the Passion

Understanding the Mass

Disciples on the way

St. Raphael parishioners who are interested in growing in friendship with Jesus and seeking to become more like him are invited to participate in Disciples on the Way in the new year. Our focus will be following Jesus’ call to discipleship by spending time with him, getting to know him better, growing in habits that sustain a lifetime of discipleship, and discerning Jesus’ particular calling for each one of us to love, service, and witness as his disciple. 

Disciples on the Way includes:

  • A Saturday morning retreat on January 6 (optional, but highly recommended!)

  • Six 1-hour, biweekly small-group sessions with Fr. Tom and/or Sara from Jan-March

  • An option to go deeper with five more small-group sessions from April-June and a closing retreat in mid-June

Opening Morning Retreat led by Fr. Tom and Sara

Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 9-11 am

St. Raphael Good Samaritan Hall

  • Continental breakfast

  • Teaching about ways of praying

  • Eucharistic Adoration and personal prayer time

  • Small-group conversation

  • Childcare available

Disciples on the Way Small Groups

During the weeks of Jan 7, 21, Feb 4, 18, and Mar 3, 10

  • Six 1-hour small-group sessions every other week with Fr. Tom and/or Sara (Times selected with your input)

  • Reading and discussing Into His Likeness by Dr. Edward Sri 

  • Growing in personal prayer and other habits of a faithful disciple


Disciples on the Way Small Groups Continue

During the weeks of Apr 7, 21, May 5, 19, and June 2

  • Five 1-hour small-group sessions every other week with Fr. Tom and/or Sara

  • Reading and discussing The Way of the Disciple by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakas

Closing Morning Retreat led by Fr. Tom and Sara

Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 9-11 am

St. Raphael Good Samaritan Hall

Questions? Contact Sara Scheunemann at

Grief Support

An ongoing support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 2-3 pm

    at St. Raphael

  • Moving to Fr. Carr's Place to Be on the 2nd Tuesday of December 2024

  • Co-sponsored by Most Blessed Sacrament and St. Raphael