Entries by Julie Duffin

March for Life Chicago – January 14

  Join us for the March For Life Chicago on January 14 at 2:00pm. We will bus down to Chicago and join the rally! Open for all ages. If under 18 a completed permission form is needed. There is no cost for the transportation. Contact Barry to reserve your space and get more details. bodonnell@st-raphael.com

Christmas Mass Schedule

Please note: Because the 4th Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve, there will be no 12:30pm regular weekend Mass on December 24th.  Christmas Eve Masses – December 24th 3:00pm (Church & Gym), 5:00pm, 7:00pm & 10:30pm Christmas Day Masses – December 25th 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00pm

Tags available on our “Giving Trees”

“Giving Tree” gifts – Tags are available on the trees in the Church Narthex. On the back of each tag is a gift item to be purchased. The tags support Teen Parent Connection; Martin Avenue Apartment residents; Transitional Housing: Local Needs and Ecumenical Adult Day Care.

Support our Special Appeal – Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga Foundation

The Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga Foundation is raising money for an effective irrigation system to help manage the drought from recent extreme climate swings in Uganda. Donation envelopes are available at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex. We’ll be collecting donations throughout the Christmas season. Click here for more information on the Brothers of St. […]

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 […]