Food Bank

Food is distributed on the first and third Thursday each month from 1:0pm to 2:00pm in the auditorium of the original grade school building. The Food Bank is for all families living within the parish lines of Saint Raphael & Messiah Lutheran Churches. You are eligible if you are on a fixed income, are having financial difficulties, or on public assistance.

Saint Raphael Church Food Bank was organized to help supplement the food supply of persons in need within the confines of the parish. The Food Bank is available to those in need, the unemployed, and those on Social Security or Public Assistance. Canned goods and non-perishable food items as well as monetary contributions are accepted throughout the year at St. Raphael Parish Office.

For more information or to find out how you can help, please contact our Food Bank Coordinator, Sr. Jane Fadgen, at 412.441.4361 or 412.661.3100 x.125.

Care of the Sick

Please call the Parish Office at 412.661.3100 to arrange for visits to the sick at home or in the hospital; and for Holy Communion & Anointing of the Sick (for the seriously ill, those having surgery or the elderly).

If you or a member of your family is hospitalized or enters a long-term care facility, assisted, independent living or residential facility & you want the pastor to know, please contact the Parish Office at 412.661.3100 or Sr. Jane Fadgen at 412.441.4361 or 412.661.3100 x.125. Sr. Jane is also available to assist with doctor appointments for the elderly and visits the sick at home and in the hospital.

Prayer Requests and Prayer Warriors

“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” - Philippians 4:6

To submit or request a prayer intention, contact the parish office.

Prayer Warriors
Information coming soon.

Bereavement Support

Sr. Jane Fadgen coorindates our Bereavement Support Group at Saint Raphael Parish. It is recommended that one wait at least four months after a death of a loved one before joining a support group.

For more information, please contact Sr. Jane Fadgen at 412.441.4361 or 412.661.3100 x.125.

Family Caregiver Support Program

The Saint Raphael Parish Family Caregiver Support Program is for those who are caring for an older relative or friend to remain independent in their own homes and in some cases may also assist with reimbursement for qualifying caregivers. Please contact Gerry Collier at 412-350-6789 for more information.

Marriage Support

If you or someone you know or love is in a troubled marriage, Retrouvaille can help!

The word Retrouvaille is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers the tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6 - 12 Post Weekend sessions over a period of 3 months. It provides the tools to put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. Retrouvaille is not a retreat, marriage counseling, or a sensitivity group. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on the weekend. It is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing.

Retrouvaille is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced that want marriage help. Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the program. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille program their final option.

For more information, please visit Retrouvaille of Pittsburgh or contact the Parish Office.