Adult Faith Formation

Ongoing Ministries

  • CREEDS Bible Study | Wednesdays (day and evening sessions)
  • Living Word Scripture Study | Thursdays 9:15am | Room 167
  • Community of Catholic Moms | every other Thursday 9:30am | Room 162
  • Cursillo Groups | Saturdays (men’s and women’s groups)
  • That Man is You | Saturdays 7:00am | Room 162
  • Morning Prayer | weekday mornings 8:00am | Chapel

Spiritual Direction

See what the deeper path of spiritual direction has to offer you. Contact Deacon Kurt for more information.

Christ Renews His Parish weekends

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!

Women’s Weekend – TBD

Men’s Weekend – TBD


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.

Participants select morning or evening sessions. The fee is $75.  Sessions begin September and continue through April.

CREEDS lectures and outlines can be found by clicking here.

Throughout the Diocese


Explore the possibilities of religious life and priesthood by gathering with religious women and men and other young adults.  Additional information is available at the Joliet Diocese Vocation website at Read about John Horan, a seminarian who is also a St. Raphael parishioner.


Cursillo (short course in Christianity) is a weekend retreat experience outside of the parish with others from around the Joliet Diocese. Cursillo is an opportunity to form community with other Catholics and clergy members. It is immersed in Catholic Doctrine and the Sacraments. Information is available at For information about Fourth Day Grouping at St Raphael, please contact Deacon Kurt at 630-615-7607.

Spirituality and Prayer

Prayer services, seminars, workshops, retreats in the Diocese meant to kindle the Spirit inside of you.