Supporting our values of faith, service & community

help our youth grow in faith

As a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Providence and a Lasallian school in the worldwide network of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Saint Raphael Academy has an active campus ministry program that supports our values of faith, service and community.  The Academy community works in unison with our families to help our youth grow in faith. Saint Raphael Academy invites and challenges students to make his or her faith a living reality, preparing them for leadership and service in the church and the world.

Saint Raphael Academy Campus Ministry was established to ensure that students develop a personal understanding of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of how one’s faith can be lived out within the community of the church, along with an understanding of the implications of their faith regarding social responsibility. Each person is responsible for developing his or her relationship with the Lord, and therefore, students are encouraged to choose service projects that are in keeping with our core values and personally important to them.

In all programming, Campus Ministry fosters in students a lifetime commitment to acting on their personal responsibility for bringing about the reign of God.

We pray that the seeds planted at Saint Raphael Academy will continue to grow, as our graduates become women and men who understand and live out their vocation in life.

Reverend Ryan Simas, Chaplain
Stephen Vargas, Director
Kristen Murphy, Lasallian Youth Adviser

We offer our students the opportunity to serve the Saints family and the church through our Liturgy Team, in roles such as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, lectors and altar servers.

All students at Saint Raphael Academy attend a yearly class retreat. There are opportunities for students to participate in additional retreats during the school year through Lasallian Youth or the Diocese of Providence. Seniors may also volunteer to become peer ministers for underclassmen retreats.

All students have the opportunity to be of service in the local community. Whether students prefer spending time with older adults, serving meals, or working with younger students, service projects are the ideal way to reach out in service to others. Service hours are required as part of every student’s Theology grade. 

Lasallian Youth try to live out the ideals of St. John Baptist De La Salle: Faith, Service & Community.  They attempt to explore their faith as young adult Christians through service and reflection.  They serve the needs of their community by volunteering to work in soup kitchens, parishes, tutoring and recreation programs, transitional housing, residences for the elderly, and other programs that assist those who would otherwise be neglected.  Lasallian Youth also builds a community of concern and friendship among themselves and others through regular meetings, monthly gatherings and social activities.

Members of Saint Raphael Academy Lasallian Youth often participate in the annual Lasallian Youth Summer Assembly.