We welcome Fr. Luke Spannagel to our Parish the weekend of July 1-2. FOCUS is the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.
Rainbows Facilitators Needed!
Many children are grieving a loss through death, divorce, or other types of separation. Perhaps you have experienced one of these traumatic events yourself. These children need YOU, and your desire to help them in a confidential, peer support group. Our Rainbows program will be starting again on September 7th, and now is a great time to consider becoming a facilitator.
Please consider sharing your time with them! Facilitator training is completed on your own time and you can learn more about the Rainbows program at https://rainbows.org/. If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact our Coordinator, Nisha Sotiroff, at 217-6491671 or email@example.com.
IS JESUS INVITING YOU TO HELP HIS LITTLE ONES??
Stuff the St. Vincent de Paul Truck on June 24 & 25
On June 24 and 25 after each Mass (8am, 10am, and noon) the St. Vincent de Paul truck will be outside to collect items for the clothing drive.
Serving the Underserved Thursday, June 22
Delivering and serving food on Thursday, June 22. To volunteer or donate gift cards please contact Nancy or Paula.
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ-Saturday, June 10
Join us immediately following the 5pm Mass on Saturday, June 10th for the Feast of Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed
We have many volunteer opportunities to match your Godly gifts. This is not only an opportunity to for fun and learning for the children but also an opportunity to grow the church.
Contact Michele and Chris today!
Catechists Needed for 2023/2024… Why You?
Catechists Needed….Why You?
♦ You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus.
♦ Your Baptism calls you to share in Jesus’ ministry.
♦ Children and teens in today’s world, more than ever, need to hear the Good News of Jesus.
♦ You have so much to share with those you’ll teach, and you’ll have opportunities to share your faith with other catechists.
♦ You’ll be helping our young Church deepen their relationship with Jesus.
♦ It’s our job: Jesus sent us to “go and teach all nations.”
WHAT IS A CATECHIST?
The role of the catechist is a vital ministry to the Church. It is a gift that has tremendous value to the world community at large. Through the catechist’s word and action, the message of Christ continues to have a place in all human affairs.
WHAT DOES A CATECHIST DO?
The primary goal of a catechist is to model God’s love to others. The primary requisite of a catechist is a love for God and a love for children. Our Catechists are provided lesson plans and materials to use in their classroom. The catechist passes on to students a set of shared meanings and values that are Catholic and Christian. A catechist also initiates others into the faith community, into its life, its worship, symbols and practices.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOLUNTEER IN THIS ROLE?
We are so blessed to have such an active and engaged community of parents, grandparents, and friends supporting our faith formation programs through volunteering. We welcome any person of the Catholic Faith who wishes to lead others to grow in faith and understanding the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This role is a vital ministry to the Church. It is a gift that has tremendous value to the world community at large. Through the catechist’s word and action, the message of Christ continues to have a place in all human affairs.
If you are feeling called to give your time and talent but want to know more about what is involved, please contact Michele Kmety at 630-615-7642 or firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Traub at 630-615-7609 or email@example.com
We have openings in 1st grade through 8th grade
Did you know as a Catechist you also will receive a discount? Review our Fee sheet click here
Ordinary People Ministering to Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances
St. Raphael Catholic Church is dedicated to serving the needs of the parish, even those who are not visible at weekend liturgies. If you are in need of a home visit from a well-trained Minister of Care, please contact Kathy Ford RN Parish Nurse, Director of Pastoral Care/Service at 630-615-7613, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
S³GO! Seniors On The Move!
The gathering of the new over 60+ Senior Group has been a hit and will take a brief break for the Summer but will return on September 14 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. So, watch the bulletin for some exciting things coming in the fall!
Returning Families can now register for REACH-Special Needs Program
Registration Information & Directions
Information: Registration is open!
- Registration for only returning students.
- Registration is open and must be submitted on or before June 1st.
- Registration must be completed on a computer. You will not be able to successfully complete the three required steps from your phone.
- Registration is not considered processed, and your child(ren) will not be placed in a class until the below has been completed.
To register click here REACH – Special Needs Program – St. Raphael (st-raphael.com)