2016 and Forward
In an attempt to capture our events for the sake of future remembrance we welcome all photos as we move forward to a wondrous new future!
Gift of Founding Origin Feb. 28, 2016
Gifted to St. Raphael is this chalice and numerous oratory artifacts of Rev. Frank Kilbourne, who along with his wife Blanche helped build the first Liberal Catholic Church in Ojai (Our Lady & All Angels). Thank you so very much Gretchen Borg Hillstead, to you and your family, for helping them find their way back into service. More to be written on this!
New Server Sept. 4 2016
Larry Brown became a Server today - here are some of his first moments with Father Edward Gonzales, Father Mathias van Thiel, and Deaconess Imelda H.S. Brown at St. Raphael's in Richmond, California.
Come join us in worship
“With the words ‘Deo Gratias,” a great wave of thankfulness goes up to the Angels, who, as a parting gift, send back a fine stream in response. This is caught by the celebrant and poured out during the final benediction, along with the power and material of which the whole Eucharistic Edifice was constructed, which... dissolves into great streams of rushing force... spreading benediction wherever they go.” — Rt. Rev. C.W. Leadbeater, Late Presiding Bishop of The Liberal Catholic Church, The Science of the Sacraments.