• Welcome to St. Raphael Catholic Church in Rockville, MD. 
      Our Pastor, Fr. Meyers, extends a warm greeting to new and old parishioners alike.

      “The Christian message is called the ‘Gospel,’ that is, ‘the good news,’ an announcement of joy for all people; the Church is not a refuge for sad people, the Church is a house of joy.”  
      The Liturgy, is filled with calls to rejoice, to be joyful, in order to prepare us to celebrate the feast of Christmas with renewed exultation.... The joy of the Gospel is not just any kind of joy. It is the joy that comes from knowing that you are welcomed and loved by God.
      - Pope Francis 
      Angelus Third Sunday of Advent 2013.
    • News
      • "I am inviting everyone here today, for your own reasons, to remember how important St. Raphael is to you, and to act accordingly, so that you do what you think is right...and what makes you feel good."
      • October 2, 2014
        "I am inviting everyone here today, for your own reasons, to remember how important St. Raphael is to you, and to act accordingly, so that you do what you think is right...and what makes you feel good."
      • Mark your calendars for Oct. 29 for the sixth annual Fr. Bill Finch Memorial St. Raphael Classic! Volunteers, golfers, and sponsors needed!
      • June 10, 2014
        Dear Friends, The Church of Washington rejoiced on Pentecost Sunday with the closing Mass for our Archdiocesan Synod. The entire effort, which has been a time of grace for our spiritual family, has borne much fruit. Its conclusion also highlights our 75th anniversary as an archdiocese. To help those interested in knowing more about the Synod and its importance in this anniversary year, I invite you to read my recently released pastoral letter on the Synod, Manifesting the Kingdom. After hearing from the Synod members and reviewing with them their recommendations, I have promulgated statutes and policies that will direct the mission and life of our local Church into the future as we continue to try to manifest the kingdom of God in our community.
    • Parish Calendar
      • Oct 1, 2014 - Aug 15, 2015
        Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (note 1)
        Ascension (only in the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia; the others have transferred this celebration to the following Sunday)
        Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (note 1)
        All Saints' Day (note 1)
        Feast of the Immaculate Conception
        Christmas
        Note 1: However, when 1 January (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God), 15 August (Feast of the Assumption), or 1 November (Solemnity of All Saints) falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass on that date is abrogated. Note 2: In Hawaii, in 1992, the Bishop of Honolulu, pursuant to an indult from the Holy See, established the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Christmas as the only Holy Days of Obligation to be observed in the state.[15]
      • Oct 25, 2014
        This event will highlight resources available in Montgomery County through local services and Catholic Charities to help individuals remain in their homes or communities.
      • Oct 29, 2014
        Join us for the sixth annual Fr. Bill Finch Memorial St. Raphael Golf Classic! Volunteers, golfers, and sponsors needed!
      • Nov 1, 2014
        NOT a Holy Day of Obligation
      • Nov 1, 2014
      • Nov 27, 2014
        8:00 AM , 10:00AM and 12Noon Spanish
      • Dec 6, 2014
        Reservations Required
      • Dec 8, 2014
        Holy Day of Obligation December 8, 6:30AM
        9:00AM
        10:15 AM School Mass
        4:15PM
        7:00PM
        8:30PM Spanish Mass