Special Appeal applications now being accepted

St. Raphael is currently accepting applications for funds to be used for organizations in ministry. The Special Appeal is an annual collection held during the Lenten season and traditionally given to deserving ministries outside the parish. A committee of parishioners of St. Raphael Church will select the Special Appeal recipient. To qualify, the ministry applying must fit the criteria established by the committee.

Funding is made available for not-for-profit groups such as, church ministries, social agencies, peace and justice organizations. The one-time grant is intended to be used as seed money for a new program or specific upgrades for existing programs rather than for the maintenance of programs. In the past, Special Appeal collections have averaged $15,000-$21,000. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, December 16, 2019.

To request an application packet, please contact:

Barry O’Donnell
Director, Service Ministry and Pastoral Care
St. Raphael Catholic Church
1215 S. Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60540