Entries by Julie Duffin

National Catholic Youth Conference – November 16-19

In a distinctly Catholic setting, The National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to encounter Christ, experience Church and be empowered for discipleship.  Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders—come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith. In addition to opportunities to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist […]

Need help with yard work? Or, are you looking to help others in need?

Parish Service Response Team The Service Ministry Office is seeking individuals, families or other parish groups who would like to participate in this service activity. The Youth Faith Formation and parish school will be incorporated into this effort. Persons who would be available to assist other parishioners with some basic household tasks are encouraged to register […]

Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story – November 5

Come along to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora for this outstanding show! One of America’s premiere showmen Nat King Cole is well portrayed by Evan Martin. Sunday November 5th, a 3:00 showtime Bus transportation to and from the Paramount Only $35 per person Contact Deacon Kurt for registration information. 630-615-7607  

All Souls’ Liturgy – November 2

Join us for our annual All Souls’ Liturgy on November 2 at 7:00 PM in the Church followed by a Reception in Room 162. We invite you to bring a picture of your loved ones who have died in the past year to display in the Narthex. Come and light a candle in remembrance of your deceased family members […]

Undy Sunday – October 21 & 22

Our annual Undy Sunday collection will take place the weekend of October 21 & 22 in the Founders Room at all Masses. We will be collecting NEW underwear, undershirts and socks for children and adults. All sizes are needed as are diapers. Donated items are given to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet to help the families it serves.

Half-marathon road closures near our parish – October 22

NAPERVILLE HALF-MARATHON and 5K ARE UPON US  We have received word from the City of Naperville that the half marathon and 5K will take place this year on Sunday, October 22. There will be a number of road closures between 5:00 am and 12:00 noon near our parish. See the image below roads that will be […]

Liturgical Ministers’ Day – October 21

All liturgical ministers from servers to sacristans, mass coordinators to choir members are asked to attend the upcoming half day retreat on Saturday, October 21 beginning with the 8:30 am Mass and concluding at Noon in the Church with a commissioning ceremony.. Servers, cantors and choir members high school age and older should attend (younger […]

Troop 510 Christmas Decorations and Wreath Sale – October 21/22

Fresh and fragrant evergreen decorations will be offered again this holiday season by Troop 510.  Orders will be taken after Masses in the Welcome Center on October 21-22.  Please remember your checkbook!  Your order will be delivered to your home by the scouts around Thanksgiving.  Click the links below to see photos and prices of […]

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 […]

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 […]