WELCOME TO ST. RAPHAEL PARISH!
512 High St. Medford, MA 02155
If you are a newcomer to our parish, please accept our invitation to introduce yourself to a member of our staff. We are confident that you will find a welcoming spirit that is reflected in liturgical hospitality, inclusion and most of all, to those with special challenges. We pray that as you join our parish in prayer, sacrament and presence that you will also grace us with your talents and support according to your means.
To register as a parishioner, click HERE for our Registration form PDF, or click HERE to submit an email request and we will send you a registration form via email. You can also call the Parish Center Office and we will be happy to mail it out to you.
The weekday & weekend Masses have resumed. We are following the guidelines set forth by the City, State & Archdiocese of Boston. The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue for the foreseeable future. Cardinal Sean strongly encourages people in vulnerable populations, especially the elderly and those with complicated physical conditions, to continue to watch Mass from their homes. We will continue to stream Sunday Mass on YouTube and on channels 3 (Comcast) & 47 (Verizon). You can also view Mass on our Facebook page.
Dear Parishioner and Friend:
It is unquestioned that this year has brought dramatic change in so many ways. Among them, the pandemic has profoundly altered our ability to come together as a parish community.
Our Parish has faced these realities energized by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke encouraging us to “pray always and not lose heart”. We have put a renewed emphasis to bring forth Christ’s message of Love in ways never before utilized.
We have been aided by technological transformations. Great effort was placed into making “user friendly” improvements on the Parish website. Also, the timely installation of wireless internet access [Wi-Fi] in the church was crucial. When the pandemic struck and personal attendance at church was prohibited, the existence of Wi-Fi in the Church permitted us to broadcast weekly Mass via Facebook and on local cable twice every Sunday morning.
These electronic updates also allowed us to present:
Live-streaming of the entire Triduum [Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday Passion of the Lord and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night] on our Parish Facebook page. More than 2.400 people viewed these three nights alone.
The Stations of the Cross and the Marian Devotion for May.
The broadcast of Sunday Mass each week on local cable access television [Channel 3 or Channel 47].
The broadcasts of all Masses, devotions and announcements archived on our Parish website for viewing at anytime.
Since the pandemic, our offertory collection is down by approximately 12%. While this is admirable, none of us knows when the Covid-19 crisis will come to an end. Until then, our Parish maintenance and improvement needs remain constant and our expenses are ever rising. For example, this year the fire alarm control panel in the Church needs to be replaced. The safety of our parishioners is our first responsibility. The replacement of the panel assures us a quick emergency response in the event of a fire so everyone in the building will be able to leave safely.
I am very aware that your ability to give to the Parish must come after your family needs. That is why I suggest that you make a gift of $350. It is the same amount that I have requested for the past 2 years.
Once again, I respectfully request your participation in our Annual Parish Support collection that is scheduled for the weekend of October 24 and 25. You may also participate through the Parish online giving program. More information is available on our Parish website.
My deepest gratitude for your faithful commitment to our Parish. Be assured that you and your families are always in my prayers.
May God Bless You,
Rev. Paul F. Coughlin, Pastor
Sunday at 7:30 AM
9:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 5:00 PM
Daily Mass: Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 AM
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514 High Street
Medford, MA 02155
“Saint Raphael is a Catholic community committed, with God’s grace, to living gospel values and sharing these with all people. As a Eucharistic people united in faith and worship, we affirm the gifts of the Spirit among us and celebrate the uniqueness of each of our members. Supporting one another in love, we strive to respect and use these diverse gifts in joyful service to those within our parish and beyond.”
AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. Embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Readings for the week of January 17, 2021
- Sunday: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 / Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 [8a, 9a] / 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011721.cfm
- Jn 1: 35-42
- Monday: Heb 5:1-10 / Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 [4b] / Mk 2:18-22
- Tuesday: Heb 6:10-20 / Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9 and 10c  / Mk 2:23-28
- Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17 / Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 [4b] / Mk 3:1-6
- Thursday: Heb 7:25—8:6 / Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 [8a and 9a] / Mk 3:7-12
- Friday: Heb 8:6-13 / Ps 85:8 and 10, 11-12, 13-14 [11a] / Mk 3:13-19
- Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14 / Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9  / Mk 3:20-21
- Next Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [4a] / 1 Cor 7:29-31 / Mk 1:14-20
There are no upcoming scheduled events.
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Parish Secretary & Tuition Manager
Director of Religious Education
Assistant - Religious Education
School Development Office