Entries by Julie Duffin

Pilgrimage to Fatima – September 26-October 6

FR DAN TO VISIT FATIMA – 100 YEARS LATER I am overjoyed to have been invited to lead a pilgrimage to the Marian shrines of Our Lade of Lourdes and Fatima. It was Our Lady of Fatima who was so instrumental to my call to the priesthood and still continues to remain close to my […]

Incense Use During Holy Week

Incense will be used periodically in some of the upcoming liturgical celebrations including: Holy Thursday 7:30 pm Easter Vigil 8:00 pm Easter Sunday 10:45 pm Divine Mercy Saturday 5:00 pm Divine Mercy Sunday 12:30 pm

Good Friday Living Stations volunteers needed

Volunteers needed for both speaking and non-speaking roles in our Living Stations service on Good Friday at 7 pm. Rehearsals take place Sunday Apr.9 from 1:45 – 3:15 pm and Fri., Apr. 14 beginning at 4:30 pm. Contact the Liturgy Office if you are interested.

Listen to our parish mission talks online

Did you miss an evening of the parish mission or just want to listen again? Fr. Burke’s talks are all available online on our parish website. Simply go to “Quick Links” at the bottom of the website and click on “Homilies & Recordings”. Click here for the direct link.

Bereavement/Grief Support

The Service Ministry & Pastoral Care office provides the following list of support groups at St. Raphael or in the local area.   Bereavement Support Groups Contact: Barry O’Donnell at (630) 615-7613 or bodonnell@st-raphael.com

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a self-help support group where people help people through the difficult experience of death of a spouse, divorce, or in the process of divorce. We are a non-profit ministry of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville. Our focus is on the Spiritual, Intellectual and Emotional growth of our members. People from all […]

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) – Men’s Registration Open

A weekend renewal experience given to you as a gift from your fellow St Raphael parishioners. Meet some new friends, become closer to old friends. Listen, learn, find the Lord in deep and special ways. Dress is casual, food is abundant, sleep at home, know the Holy Spirit is present. Come and experience CRHP! Men’s […]

Blood Pressure Screening

High Blood Pressure is a silent disease which is a contributing factor to many serious illnesses. Be proactive about your health and have your blood pressure checked by one of our registered nurses! Third Weekend of the Month (August – June) • after the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday • after the 7:30 a.m., 9:00 […]

Parish Response Team

            Willing parishioners provide services to parishioners that need assistance. As a need is surfaced a notification is sent out to those on the team. Some of the services are leaf raking and yard work, minor household chores or repair, and other assorted tasks. Date: Year round Time Commitment: According […]

Bereavement Group

Open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. The group meets weekly for a six-week time period. Offered once or twice a year. Time Commitment: Meets for 6 weeks, once or twice a year. Contact: Barry O’Donnell at (630) 615-7613 or bodonnell@st-raphael.com

Samaritan Ministry

The Samaritan Ministry administers 40% of our 5% parish tithe (or 2% of Sunday collections excluding Easter).  Non-profit organizations seeking funding are invited to submit an application for this portion of our tithe each November.  Members of our Samaritan Ministry meet each January to discern the recipients of the current fiscal year’s tithe. These parish […]

Reaffirming Life/ Pro-Life

Members of this ministry work to preserve the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death and support pro-life activities. With the Diocesan Life Office, educational resources on life issues such as caring for the aged, the death penalty, opportunities for political action, pastoral care services for crisis pregnancies and post-abortion reconciliation are […]