Rainbows for All Children begins Sept. 23

Rainbows for All Children offers structured, age-specific, peer support groups, facilitated by trained adults, for children who are grieving the loss of a family member as a result of death, divorce, or other traumatic separation event. Children are able to grieve, communicate with, and heal among peers.  They no longer feel alone in their grief, and can gain confidence from each other in a totally confidential setting.

St. Raphael’s program is available free of charge for children in elementary and middle schools from all race, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.  We meet on Thursdays at 6:15 – 7:15 pm, beginning on September 23, 2021.  If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, you can find the registration form and more information by clicking here.  

Questions or to request a registration form by mail or email, please contact Henrietta Christenson at 630-579-6595 or henriettachristenson@yahoo.com.

RE/YFF Registration is Open

 Thank you for your interest in registering your child(ren) in our Youth Faith Formation Program for 2021-2022. Classes will meet in-person at St. Raphael School starting September 19 (Sunday classes) and September 21 (Tuesday classes). 

You must be a registered parishioner at St. Raphael in order to enroll your child(ren). For more information on becoming a parishioner please contact our parish office at 630-355-4545. 

St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive – August 7 & 8

The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in our parking lot the weekend of August 7 and August 8 for our clothing drive!! 
2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday
Bags will be available after Masses on July 31 & August 1

  We will accept…….

  • Clothing, shoes, linens and books in good or bad condition.  Unusable clothing, shoes, linens and even books.
  • No baby equipment such as cribs, walkers, strollers, playpens, etc.  ALL BABY CLOTHES ACCEPTED!
  • Small housewares and electronics – dishes, glassware, utensils, toasters, blenders, coffee makers, radios, cd players etc. SORRY NO TELEVISIONS. 

For furniture and large item donations please call 630-231-4658 to schedule a home pickup at a later date or email saintvincentdonate@gmail.com.

Your donations go to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shops where much of your donations are given away free to needy families in the community.  Some are sold at reasonable prices at the thrift shops so that needy families can shop with dignity.  

We are happy to announce the revisions to COVID-19 Protocols.

Welcome Back !!!

We are happy to announce the revisions to COVID-19 Protocols.

As of June 11, 2021, St Raphael is 100% OPEN, at full capacity for seating!

The Church will be open daily till 6 pm for private prayer. The weekend mass schedule remains the same for now.
• Saturday: 5:00p.m.
• Sunday: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m. & 12:00p.m.

At this point wearing a mask is optional depending on your comfort level.

An area is available for parishioners that are uneasy sitting with unmasked individuals.

The dispensation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place for the time being, with the Diocese’s intention is to provide parishes and parishioners the opportunity to navigate and adjust to these new guidelines and protocols. 

Sr. Briege McKenna books available

St Raphael has been fortunate enough to acquire a limited number of books referenced during our last Parish Mission with Sister Briege McKenna. They are now available for purchase online.Sister Briege’s inspiring message of healing and the power of the Sacraments in her life gave our mission goers hope and their spirits uplifted in her personal account of how our lives can be changed as we seek out and encounter Christ in our faith journeys.  These books are a must read in this turbulent time in our world.

Miracles Do Happen by Sr. Briege McKenna

The Power of the Sacraments by Sr. Briege McKenna

I Will Come Myself (Experiencing the Risen Christ) by Father Kevin Scanlon

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Ionization sanitation system used in Church

We are delighted to announce that on Thursday, August 20th, we installed a needlepoint ionization sanitation system in our Church.  The system works with the overhead units and the technology works to safely clean the air inside the building.  Bipolar ionization is capable of killing viruses that are spread through droplets from coughing and sneezing as well as the germs that live on surfaces where an infected person has made contact.

In this case needlepoint bipolar ionization is a multi-purpose solution for targeting germs within a building.  After 30 minutes the overall average decrease in an active virus is 99.89%.  These units will have multiple benefits for our Parish Community. Please click here to read additional information on the system.

RPM Events & Trips

Through RPM teens will also have the opportunity to experience nationwide conferences like NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) and the Steubenville Conference, which have the best speakers, music, workshops, and thousands of other Catholic teens in attendance. These weekends have been very transformational for those who have attended! 

Join us for our annual summer mission trip! Each year we go for a week somewhere new to serve those in need. Projects include extensive painting, building wheelchair ramps, fixing decks/porches, yard work, and other house repairs. The times we aren’t working at our resident’s home we are enjoying free time or the fun Jesus centered programing. It’s a life-changing week not only for the resident you serve, but for you as well! 

Contact

Chris Traub at (630) 615-7609 or ctraub@st-raphael.com