Our Programs

St. Raphaela Center offers a variety of programs and events organized by our staff around various thematic and spiritually-guided formats.

Adoration

All are invited to join the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in daily Eucharistic Adoration, and in a monthly evening Taize prayer accompanying Eucharistic Adoration.   Come see how the Eucharist can become a source of transformation and sustenance in your life...for the life of the world! ...moreAdoration

 

 

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is a way of opening the mind and heart beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. It can help us to receive the gift of experiencing God, who we know by faith dwells within us. If you are looking to cultivate a deeper relationship with God, give centering prayer a try. It just might be the practice that adds the depth and meaning you seek in your prayer life. ...more

 

 Handmaids' Feast Days

Join our community of faith as we celebrate our devotion to the loving Heart of Jesus! Our chapel, surrounded by the beauty of God's creation, is the perfect setting for this celebration of God's incredible outpouring of love to us in the gift of the Eucharist. Following the liturgy, refreshments are served, and a reflection is offered for an opportunity to share our faith together. Come to grow in your relationship with God and with others! ...more

 

Mustard Seed

Come home to yourself, come home! How? Well, come see! Experience for yourself the benefits of participating with other men and women who have experienced the effects of this program. As you participate in the opportunity to listen, observe, reflect, risk and enjoy yourself and others, you will experience greater inner-freedom, a more relaxed attitude toward life and the freedom to be yourself. The presentations and discussions are designed to awaken the person to a newer understanding of the meaning of Christ's teaching and to render an inspiring and energetic approach to living the Gospel message.”. ...more

 

Shawl Ministry

This knitting/crocheting activity is a response of comfort by women for women. In 1998, Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo started this ministry of solidarity as a result of their studies with Sister Therese Winter, MMS. Sister Kathy Gazie, acj has years of experience with Shawl Ministry, and she will even teach you with simple knitting steps! Friends interested in offering a shawl to an expectant mother or other occasion of joy, or to people in challenging situations such as a diagnosis, hospitalization, or death, can come together for this happy, contemplative, and prayerful experience. ...more

  

 

Taizé Prayer

The practice of contemplative prayer opens us to encounter and to be formed by this love that is poured out. Taizé worship is a contemplative communal prayer service that consists of meditative singing, Scripture reading, and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. It is an international movement, inspired by an ecumenical interspiritual community in France. At St. Raphaela Center, we integrate our charism of Eucharistic Adoration with this contemplative worship. Join us for a monthly Taizé prayer, including Eucharistic Adoration that will extend in silence until midnight after the hour-long Taizé service. ...more

 


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Upcoming Programs

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: Apr 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: Apr 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: May 3, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: May 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: May 12 - 7:30pm

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: May 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: May 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: May 31, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: Jun 7, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: June 9 - 7:30pm

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: Jun 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: Jun 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

30 Day Spiritual Exercises Summer 2021
Date: June 25 to July 29
Coordinated by Sr. Karen Doyle, SSJ

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: Jun 28, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

Summer Directed Retreat I 2021
Date: July 2 to July 9

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: July 14 - 7:30pm

Summer Directed Retreat II 2021
Date: July 16 to July 23

Summer Weekend Directed Retreat II 2021
Date: July 16 to July 18

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: August 11 - 7:30pm

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: September 8 - 7:30pm

Fall Directed Retreat 2021
Date: September 17 to September 24

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: October 13 - 7:30pm

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: November 10 - 7:30pm

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: December 8 - 7:30pm

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: January 12 - 7:30pm

Taizé Prayer with Adoration
Date: February 9 - 7:30pm

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