St. Raphael’s Annual Christmas Sharing Program provides an opportunity for parishioners to help needy families and individuals in our community.

There are two ways to participate:


A parish family or group sponsors a needy family by purchasing gifts for each child in the family. Families of all sizes are available for adoption. Each family provides a gift “wish list.” Sponsor families or parish groups should call Barry O’Donnell 630-615-7613, in early November to be assigned an adoptive family.

“Giving Tree” Gifts

Tags are available on the trees in the Church Narthex. Parishioners may select a tag from the tree in late November (Thanksgiving weekend). On the back of each tag is a gift item to be purchased.


Kathy Ford at (630) 615-7613 or