Today’s gospel challenges us to live our lives based upon impressing only one person: God. Jesus is addressing the Pharisees who live their lives to impress each other: quoting scripture, praying in public, giving gifts in the temple for all to see – but then having no love for sinners or anyone not like them. […]
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The Coronavirus is certainly laying bare many underlying realities of secular American culture. Many of the elites, the leaders within the economic, academic, and political institutions explicitly believe there is nothing else but what we have here. Many many more live as if that were true, barely paying lip service to anything transcendent. At times […]
“ I saw water flowing from the temple and all who were touched by it were saved.” After reading and hearing about the “stay in place” directive many emotions ran through my heart and mind. First there was anger, then a sense of disbelief, and finally emptiness and longing. This anger-manifested itself from the strong […]
One of my favorite scenes from “The Passion of the Christ” is where Mary encounters the bloodied and exhausted Jesus as He carries His cross to Calvary. Jesus says to His mother, “See, Mother, I make all things new.” Here, these words offer us hope, as we’ve heard in today’s passage from Isaiah. The Lord […]
Below are audio recordings from a Ministry Training Day where Fr. Dan explains the Mass. Part 1 Part 2
Click here to see the full Building Evaluation Report completed in May 2016. This will open another page with the separate PDF file. Click on that to open the file.
Offered once a year – typically in September.
• Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project – an annual fundraiser supporting prison ministry. This initiative enables inmates to record themselves reading books to their children. The books and CD recordings are then given to the child. • JUST of DuPage – offers opportunities to volunteer at the DuPage County Jail.
St. Raphael supports parish and Diocesan efforts to be involved in mission activities locally, nationally and internationally. This involves possible volunteer workers, fundraising and support efforts for the mission activities. One ongoing fundraising activity is the Gift Cards for Good program. Purchasing gift cards through this program provides a percentage of the gift card purchase […]
St. Raphael Knights of Columbus sponsor a monthly service hosted at St. Margaret Mary Church in Naperville. Shift volunteers are needed for 5:30-9:00pm, 9:00pm-12:00am, 12:00-3:00am, 3:00-5:30am, 5:30-8:00am. Food donations are also needed for dinner and breakfast. Date: second Thursday of the month Time Commitment: 4 hours per month Contact: Barry O’Donnell at (630) 615-7613 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com
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 […]
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 […]
1215 Modaff Rd.
Naperville, Illinois 60540
Parish Office: 630-355-4545
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