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 […]

CREEDS bible study begins Sept 20. Register online.

CREEDS is a parish wide bible study designed to meet the spiritual hunger of both beginners and veterans. We challenge participants to dig into scripture with weekly homework assignments, small group discussions, reflection and prayer followed by a large group lecture presentations that incorporate music, literature and cinema. Fr. Bob will add a reflection on […]

MGM (Me-God-Mothering) begins Sept 14

Me-God-Mothering (“MGM”) welcomes Catholic women who would like to grow in their roles as mothers, wives, and family spiritual leaders. Meetings are held twice a month on Thursday mornings and childcare is available. As a group, we aim to: Enhance our spirituality as individuals, women, mothers, and loving partners Validate and affirm the role of motherhood […]

We want your favorite recipes for our cookbook!

As part of the 25th Annual St. Raphael Gala, we are going to be creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our school and parish families, staff, and school alumni. These cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake for us all. The cookbooks will be available before Christmas […]

Music Ministry sign-ups for all choirs happening now!

Music Ministry Sign-ups for all choirs happening now. Rehearsals start Sept 6-7. Singers and Instrumentalists of all ages are welcome! Adult Choir form May 2017 Joyful Noise T-shirt order form 2017 Spirit Voices T-shirt order form 2017 Youth Choir T-shirt order form 2017 Youth/Teen choir form 2017-2018 Any questions or to sign up please contact Julie Frazier at jfrazier@st-raphael.com or […]

Rainbows Registration Open & Facilitators Are Needed

Can you comfort a hurting child who is grieving the loss of a parent or other family member through death, divorce, or separation? Rainbows is in need of volunteer facilitators. No experience is necessary – just a desire to be a loving listener.   Rainbows meets Thursday evenings from 6:15pm-7:15pm and assists children in grades […]

Know a great non-profit? We are now accepting applications for our Special Appeal Grant

St. Raphael is currently accepting applications for funds to be used for organizations in ministry. The Special Appeal is an annual collection held during the Advent season and traditionally given to deserving ministries outside the parish. Funding is made available for not-for-profit groups such as, church ministries, social agencies, peace and justice organizations. The one-time grant […]

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