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St Raphael's Adult Faith Formation offers many programs and events to assist you in your faith journey! Bible study, retreats, small groups? Check out the Ministry Index to see what might interest you!


Adult Faith Formation News & Events

“Lord, Teach us to Pray” Luke 11:1
The St Raphael Saturday Morning Faith Breakfasts Are Back!!

Our theme this season is Prayer; what to pray, how to pray, the importance of prayer in our lives, prayer as our communication and communion with God. Come and open your heart to the Lord who is calling you. Prayer is the Answer. All held in Room 162, immediately following the 8:30 Saturday Morning Mass

Sat. Sept 12, 2015
Sat Nov 14, 2015
Sat Jan 9, 2016
Sat Mar 12, 2016

Join us for a good meal, fellowship with good folks and the opportunity to deepen your faith and find a smoother pathway to the Lord!


Catholicism 101

Whether you are looking to grow in your faith or just beginning to learn about the Catholic Church, we have a program for you. Join us for a journey into the timeless beauty and truths of the Catholic faith and reveal God’s incredible love for us—the story of our salvation. This 8 week series will begin on
Thursday August 6th and run for 8 consecutive weeks finishing up on Thursday September 24th. All sessions will be held in Room 162 beginning at 7:00pm. Please feel free to attend any or all of the sessions. Deacon Tom, Deacon Mark and Deacon Kurt will each lead selected sessions. We will be using the Symbolon DVD series as our primary source, along with small and large group discussions.

Mark your calendars for these impressive topics:
August 8—Divine Revelation
August 13—The Story of Salvation
August 20—The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace
August 27—The Paschal Mystery
September 3—Why Do I Need the Church?
September 10—A Walk Through the Mass
September 17—A Catholic Moral Vision
September 24—A Love that Lasts

We pray you take advantage of this opportunity to open your heart and mind to God’s Word and make a response of faith by turning more fully to a deeper relationship with the Lord. For any questions, please contact Deacon Kurt at (630) 615-7607 or

Contact Us

Deacon Kurt Lange
Director of Adult Faith Formation

Throughout the Diocese



Explore the possibilities of religious life and priesthood by gathering with religious women and men and other young adults.  Additional information is available at the Joliet Diocese Vocation website at Read about John Horan, a seminarian who is also a St. Raphael parishioner! 

Spiritual Direction

See what the deeper path of spiritual direction has to offer you.
 Contact Deacon Kurt for more information!!


Cursillo (short course in Christianity) is a weekend retreat experience outside of the parish with others from around the Joliet Diocese. Cursillo is an opportunity to form community with other Catholics and clergy members. It is immersed in Catholic Doctrine and the Sacraments.   Click here to learn more about upcoming retreat weekends. Area Ultreyas occur on the third Monday of the month at St Francis of Assisi in Bolingbrook, 7:00pm. For More information about Fourth Day Grouping at St Raphael, please contact Deacon Kurt at 630-615-7607. Additional information is available at the Joliet Diocese Cursillo website:

Spirituality and Prayer

Prayer services, seminars, workshops, retreats in the community and from around the Diocese all meant to kindle the Spirit inside of you. Upcoming event.


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