Important Announcement to School Families

Julie HayesWe are excited to announce that we have a new principal for St. Raphael School for next school year - Mrs. Julie Hayes.  Father Bob and the Search Committee are proud that our first choice to be our principal accepted the position last week.  We interviewed four candidates whose resumes and recommendations looked good for us.  After that we did two second interviews including a tour of the school.  From these we unanimously agreed on a first choice, namely Mrs. Hayes, who then was excited about accepting our position.

Mrs. Hayes has her MA in Catholic School Leadership from St. Louis University.  She has over 30 years of experience in Catholic education, at both the elementary and secondary level.  She has been principal the last two years at St. James the Greater School in St. Louis.

She will be looking forward to meeting all the faculty, students, and parents of St. Raphael School as soon as the current school year is over.  May God continue to bless all of us who are seeking to make St. Raphael Parish and School the greatest!

Thank you for your support,
Father Bob

Welcome to St. Raphael the Archangel Parish

A Welcome Letter from our Pastor

As Pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish  I would like to welcome you to our parish website. It brings me great joy when old and new members join our family in worship. Here at St. Raphael the Archangel, we are continually trying to make this parish a place in which we are able to say “I am finally home.”
 
We have a mission from Jesus to spread the good news of God’s love and forgiveness. Our call at St. Raphael the Archangel is one of worship and community spirit. We are called to enter into the worship of God at the Masses, yet it cannot end there. If we want to enter fully into parish life, then we must build relationships with other parishioners. There is such richness in our community. We have so much talent, so much energy and we are fun to be with. One way that this can be experienced is by participating in the various ministries or by attending the many parish events that take place at here. We hope this website also helps us get to know each other.
 
It is because of the parishioners that St. Raphael the Archangel is a vibrant parish with so much to offer.  Welcome to our family. May you be blessed through this community and may the Lord bless this parish through you.

Together with you in Christ,
Father Bob Reiker
Pastor

Registration

New members are encouraged to see one of the Parish Priests, Deacons, or to call the Parish Office to register.

Baptism

Please contact the rectory just before or shortly after the birth of your child to make arrangements for Baptismal Instructions and arrange for a Baptismal date.

Marriage

Those seeking marriage should contact the pastor at least six months prior to the intended date of the wedding to begin the Church process of marriage preparation. Weddings in which either spouse is from outside the parish are permitted.  To view the full list of wedding guidelines, please click here.

R.C.I.A.

Please call the rectory at 314-352-8100

Rectory Office Hours & Mass Times

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Mass Times:
Monday - Saturday
7:00 am
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am
Saturday Vigil
4:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am and 10:00 am
***Holy Days and Holidays Check Bulletin for Mass Times!
I Am St. Raphael Parish!
Dear Lord,
St. Raphael Parish is composed of people like me.
I help make St. Raphael what it is and what it can be.
It will be friendly, if I am.
It will be holy, if I am.
It will be prayerful, if I am.
It will do great work, if I work.
Its pews will be filled, if I come and help fill them.
It will reach out to others to worship, if I invite and bring them.
It will do generous ministry, if I am a generous giver.
It will be a parish of loyalty and love, if I am loyal to it and love all its members.
It will be a parish of compassion, charity, and mercy, if I a filled with these virtues.
Therefore, with the help of God, I now dedicate myself to the task
of being all the things I want my parish to be!
For I am St. Raphael Parish!
AMEN!