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  This Lent, our Parish Mission is to spend time with our Lord in the Eucharist to deepen our faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.  ...
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New Years Eve & New Years Day Masses Masses for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, will be celebrated as follows:&nbs...
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Due to an unfortunate delay, the HVAC system could not be air-lifted onto the building on Thursday morning as planned. The President was in the area a...
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Please note that the entire church and school complex will be closed Thursday, October 25 until 1:00pm. New roof top heating & air conditioning un...
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Could you not spend one hour with me?  Matt 26:40    
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We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website. Some points of interest for first time user...
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  The Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation, and the Mass times which have changed from last year are as follows; August 14, 2014, 7:00 ...
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Did you recently get married this past year? Congratulations! Come celebrate Marriage with Mass and Dinner by coming to our 'Newly Married Sum...
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Was your child baptized this past year? Congratulations! Come to our 'Now What?' family breakfast event.    Where:  ...
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Planning to get Married at St. Raphael Church? Our next wedding planning workshop to help couples prepare the music and liturgy for their wed...
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Orientation session for new child lectors is Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 4 - 5:30 PM in Church. A child lector must... Be a St. Raphael...
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Our seminarian Paul Solomon will be presenting on “The Theology of Sainthood” at Warren’s Ale House from 7-9 pm in Wheaton (Danada S...
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On Wednesday, July 23 there will be a Parish Potluck This is a parish wide event, you need not have children participating in Totus Tuus to attend...
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... will be administered communally at Mass, Saturday, July 26th, 10:30 AM.     "The sacrament of anointing is the proper ...
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St. Raphael Catholic Church is hosting an organ concert with organist Nicholas Capozzoli, Saturday, July 12th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM There is a ...
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The Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Prayer Program features an image of Mary as the Immaculate Conception, which is a copy of the original p...
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Join this solemn procession after the 12:15pm Mass
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4th of July Mass will be at 9:00 AM instead of the normal 8:30 AM for the Holiday.
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Consider joining a choir or instrumental group this fall... Print a registration form and sign up now! New members are welcome in all these g...
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The parish office hours during the summer will be Mon-Thurs 8:30am to 4:30pm and Fridays 8:30am to 1:00pm. 
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 The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a blood drive held on Saturday, June 14th from 7:00am to 12:30pm. To make an appointment (strong...
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  Sunday, July 27th, 4:00 PM - Musica Ritrova in Concert: “From Handel to Hotteterre – A Five-Year Journey Together” ...
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Cor Cantiamo, the superb Northern Illinois University professional ensemble in residence under the direction of Eric Johnson, will perform a concert i...
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Fathers Day mass cards will be available for purchase after masses May 31/June1 and June 7/8 in the Welcome Center as well as the parish office during...
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To see pictures from a previous St. Raphael School Eucharistic Procession, click here. 
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Preventive health screening can detect your risk for serious disease. On Tuesday, June 3 Life Line will be at St. Raphael to conduct screenings for St...
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This Friday, Mass will begin at 8:45 AM instead of the normal 8:30 AM Mass time. May Crowning Friday, May 9th 8:45 AM - School M...
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First communicants are invited to be part of the May Crowning procession following communion dressed in their communion outfits.
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Andrea Racibozynski was a vibrant and active teen. In many school and church activities. She took part in youth ministry and helped lead retreats; and...
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Save the date! On Saturday May 17 at the 5:00pm Mass, Fr Bill Condon, St Raphael's first pastor, will be celebrating his 60th anniversary as a pri...
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Are you new to St. Raphael? Have you registered within the last year but have been unable to attend a Welcome Breakfast? The next breakfast will take ...
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Bring non-perishable food items to the 7:30pm Mass of the Lord's Supper on April 17th.
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Morning prayer is at 8:30am in the Chapel on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. There will no 8:30am Mass in the Church these days. Her...
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Individual Confessions will be heard this Saturday afternoon, April 12th from 3:00 - 4:45 pm in the Reconciliation room at the ba...
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Morning Prayer 8:30 am in the Chapel Holy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday There will be no 8:...
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Please note:  There are no daytime Adoration Hours on Holy Thursday
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Click on the image below to open the slide show.
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Click on the image below to watch a two-minute Lenten video from Our Sunday Visitor.  
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Join us Fridays during Lent from 5:00-7:00pm in the gym for Fellowship Fish Fridays.  Our delicious menu changes weekly:     &n...
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Choose from four informational sessions to hear how students can serve our parish serving at the altar of the Eucharist.
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Beginning March 7th thru April 11th.
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Are you called to serve?  Join our Altar Family, Altar Server, or Hospitality Ministries. Altar Families (families \ couples \ faith groups...
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  New Eucharistic Minister Training Sunday, March 30th 1:30 - 3:30pm, in Church or Saturday, April 5th 9:00-11:00am, in c...
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Registration Forms here
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We have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the Chapel. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows th...
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All meetings and activities are canceled this evening (Monday, January 27) due to the extreme weather conditions.
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  Old palms will be burned to create the ashes for Ash Wednesday.  Baskets for collecting the palms will be in the Narthex Feb. 9th th...
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"Suffering and illness have always been among the greatest problems that trouble the human spirit. Christians feel and experience pain as do...
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All Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Cadets are invited to wear their uniforms to the 9:00 Mass on March 2nd for a special blessing. 
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A day of prayer for the legal protection of unborn children               &nbs...
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Our school has a strong commitment to Catholic education and is dedicated to a quality, progressive education within a nurturing environment. We invit...
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Due to weather, the original presentation was canceled. The new date is February 25.   The catechetical leaders at St. Raphael are b...
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Are you new to St. Raphael? Have you registered within the last year but have been unable to attend a Welcome Breakfast? The next Welcome Br...
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Our next Faith Breakfast will feature St Raphael’s Pastor Emeritus, Fr Ted Weitzel. He will give us his views on our focus book, The Four&n...
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For all parents expecting a child and for all families who have adopted a child or are in the process of adopting. 
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Available in the Welcome Center and the Parish office. Oplatki Christmas wafers -$3 donation, Advent thru Christmas prayer books - $1 donation. ...
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HELP DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS Many hands are needed to help decorate the Church for Christmas following the last Sunday Advent Mass. Please join...
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St. Raphael is hosting one of the Simbang Gabi Advent Novena masses.  Wednesday, December 18th, at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome! Click here...
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  A communal reconciliation service with the opportunity for individual confessions will be held Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm in the Church....
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Presented by the St. Raphael Music Ministry 
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Following the Advent Family Activity 
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Masses will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 9th, 8:30 am and 7:00 pm. 
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Click here to read the letter from Bishop Conlon regarding an emergency second collection on Nov 16 & 17 to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Pl...
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Bishop Conlon has commissioned a lay committee composed of members from the Diocesan Pastoral Council to facilitate the creation of a Diocesan Pastora...
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Fr Burke Masters, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Joliet will present the next offering from Matthew Kelly’s The Four Signs of a Dynamic Ca...
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A Parish Celebration The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy promulgated on December 4, 1963 was the first document of the Second Vatican Council a...
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The Mass to formally install Fr. Dan as our new pastor will be Saturday, October 19th, 5:00 PM with Bishop Siegel Please come support o...
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Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary next Sunday, October 13 with a Mass and special devotional prayers at St. Peter...
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Looking to bond with parish families? Join us in the gym for an entertaining evening that helps fund many of our school’s outstanding programs. ...
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Adoration is in the Church on Thursday, October 17th from 9:00am - 6:00pm due to the Chapel renovation. Please note that adoration will end at 6:0...
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Gather your family, friends, Small Christian Community, your child’s RE Class or scout troop and join us for Service Day! We will begin our afte...
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If you enjoyed reading Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Catholicism, you will love our breakfast talks this year. Our focus will be on the “four...
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Pope Francis is calling for September 7 to be a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace. In response to his request, we will be holding a special holy hou...
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All liturgical ministers of the Altar are asked to attend a special meeting on Sat., Oct. 5 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM in Church. This will be an oppo...
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Fr. Bob Carroll, O’Carm. will present a 21 Pericope Salute from the Gospel of Mark covering topics  from”Why a Gospel?” and &ld...
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All St. Raphael liturgical ministers are asked to attend one ongoing faith formation session or retreat annually.   Rather than provide our o...
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Thursday, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 6:15am...
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Planning to get Married at St. Raphael Church? Our next wedding planning workshop to help couples prepare the music and liturgy for their wedding ...
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Click on this link to read the Naperville Sun's July 19 article about Fr Dan. 
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A new stained glass window was recently installed in our Chapel.  It was designed by parishioner and St. Raphael Catholic School art teacher, Ang...
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Adoration this Thursday has been cancelled due to the July 4th holiday. Our next Eucharistic Adoration will be Thursday, July 18th. We have ad...
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Click here to see NCTV 17's coverage of our 50th Anniversary Mass. 
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Due to yesterday's storms, we are experiencing problems with our email and internet connections. We hope to have the problems resolved by this aft...
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If you missed the Rappin Reverends who performed at 50th Dinner Dance, or want to relive the fun, click here to see the video on You Tube.
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Special thanks to Dutchman Heating and Cooling, Inc. for sponsoring our website for another year! Your support is greatly appreciated! You ca...
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Come celebrate 50 years at St. Raphael Catholic Church   
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Special thanks to Showalter Roofing Service, Inc for sponsoring our website for another year! Your support is greatly appreciated! You can le...
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We'd love to see your photos and videos from the 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance! Please email them to Julie Duffin at jduffin@st-raphael.com or dro...
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St. Raphael Church Concert Series - Admission is free. Craig Cramer is Professor of Organ and Artist in Residence at the University of Notre ...
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Our first pastor, Fr. Bill Condon returns to St. Raphael to celebrate 8:30am mass.  Former Music Director during the late 70's, Anne Meus...
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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
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In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, Sister Macrina Scott will visit our parish to discuss the Book of Tobit (the book in the Bible where our own S...
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Join the 50th Anniversary Alumni Concert   Concert Date:  Saturday, June 29th, 7:30 PM Anniversary Mass:  Sunday June 30th,...
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Link here to listen to the Parish Mission introductory homily given by Fr. Tom McCarthy's at the weekend masses. It's not too late, p...
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Special thanks to Bill Smirniotis - Ryan Hill Reality for sponsoring our website! Your support is greatly appreciated! Bill can help you...
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Special thanks to Mediterraneo Catering for sponsoring our website! Your support is greatly appreciated! Mediterraneo Catering can assis...
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Please join me in praying for the Holy Spirit to guide those charged with selecting our next pastor. The board will meet this week, so it important th...
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Due to the weather and road conditions, Eucharistic Adoration is canceled today. 
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Special thanks to Happy Times Preschool for sponsoring our website! Your support is greatly appreciated! "We believe that birth to age&n...
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Daily masses will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday this week. The altar in the Church is being refinished.
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Mothers' Day mass cards will be available for purchase after masses on April 27/28 and May 4/5 in the Narthex as well as in the parish office duri...
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The 50th Anniversary committee is looking for past members of our congregation. We are sending out invitations for the dinner dance in May and don&rsq...
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April is Spring Cleaning Time! Please help those in need by filling a bucket with cleaning supplies. Pick up a bucket after Masses this weekend and re...
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The St. Raphael School plant sale is underway. Pre-sale orders are due April 26. Pick-up/ sale dates are May 18 & 19. Click here to download the o...
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Palm Sunday and Holy Week - prayer and weekly reflection Choose the above link for this weeks reflection. Many resources for daily prayer and ...
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Special thanks to Phil Walz Plumbing, Inc. for sponsoring our website for another year! Your support is greatly appreciated! You can learn mo...
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5th Sunday of Lent - prayer and weekly reflection Choose the above link for this weeks reflection. Many resources for daily prayer and reflect...
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Spend the day learning new types of prayer or experiencing your favorite method of prayer. Parishioners of all ages are welcome to attend this free ev...
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4th Sunday of Lent - prayer and weekly reflection Choose the above link for this weeks reflection. Many resources for daily prayer and reflect...
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A videographer will be here on Friday, March 8 from 10:00am-1:00pm in the Founder's Room .  We would love for everyone to stop by and say Hap...
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3nd Sunday of Lent - prayer and weekly reflection Choose the above link for this weeks reflection. Many resources for daily prayer and reflect...
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Due to the weather - all parish events for tonight February 26 are canceled. 
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A Parish Mission is an annual retreat that is planned for our entire faith community.  Presenter  Father Tom McCarthy will be discussing the...
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Our parish reconciliation service during Lent will be  Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00 PM. It will be a communal service with the opportunity...
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2nd Sunday of Lent - prayer and weekly reflection Choose the above link for this weeks reflection. Many resources for daily prayer and reflect...
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Register online to attend this weekend of renewal March 9 & 10. All men who are parishioners, Catholic and 19 or older are invited to attend. Sign...
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50th Anniversary Concert Series,  For more informtion on Gavin go to his website at www.gavincoyle.com
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Click here to get to our Audio and Podcasts page to hear Bishop Conlon and our Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal. Diocese of Joliet Annual Appeal ...
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1st Sunday of Lent - prayer and weekly reflection  Choose the above link for this weeks reflection. Many resources for daily prayer and r...
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Ash Wednesday prayer and weekly reflection   Choose the above link for this weeks reflection. Many resources for daily prayer and re...
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Special thanks to Joseph A. Haselhorst, DDS ltc for sponsoring our website! Your support is greatly appreciated! You can learn more about Jos...
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All who wish to participate in planning and preparing the St. Raphael 50th anniversary liturgies on June 30 of this year are asked to attend one of th...
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50th Anniversary free Concert Series 
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50th Anniversary Concert Series
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Special thanks to English Rows Dental Group for sponsoring our website for another year! Your support is greatly appreciated! You can learn m...
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Please contact Jennifer Susina in the Liturgy Office at 630-355-4545 or email jsusina@st-raphael.com  If you can assist as a minister of ashes at...
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  Jesus would love to see YOU!   We are in need of adorers for the following hours: The First Thursday of each month at 9 ...
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A 55 second video is available to watch from Bill Berg's organ concert last Sunday. Click here to watch the video.  Click here to lin...
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Thank You Aurelio's Pizza for sponsoring our website! PLEASE READ: More local businesses are needed to cover the cost of this website. Fo...
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Over 595 people have attended a Christ Renews His Parish weekend since it began at St. Raphael in 2003 & 2004. CRHP is time of relaxation, spiritual i...
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Commit to spend an hour or more with Jesus now thru Friday. We encourage you to take advantage of an opportunity for special prayer and graces thi...
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Our Christmas Poinsettias are still very beautiful.  If you know anyone who would enjoy one, please pick one up in the Narthex before Wednesday, ...
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Registration for the 2013-14 kindergarten class is underway. One of our classes is full and the other is filling up quickly, so please submit reg...
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Are you new to St. Raphael? Have you registered within the last year but have been unable to attend a welcome breakfast? We invite you to the nex...
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We have a new harpsichord to enhance our music ministry thanks to a generous restricted donation by a parish family. It is a 1974 Herz model ...
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Tickets for sale in the Parish office until Thursday, Nov. 29th.   $15 - Adults, $10 - Seniors / students. (Please get your tickets ahead...
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Advent is a wonderful season to come spend some quiet time with the Lord. We have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every 1st and 3rd Thursday of...
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Come, prepare the way of the Lord! Our parish Advent Reconciliation Service will be Tue., Dec. 11 at 7:00 pm with the opportunity for individual c...
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"The Filipino community of St Raphael Church is hosting the first of nine Simbang Gabi Masses to be held at St Raymond Cathedral, Joliet on Dec 1...
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This workshop presents ways to help get through the holidays and strategies to manage varied emotions. You will also have the chance to make a living ...
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Bring non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes food pantry.
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Thank You Neil Gates Photography  for sponsoring our website!   Your support is greatly appreciated! You can learn more about N...
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The Diocese of Joliet is launching a new app called "We Parent More" and St. Raphael has been chosen to beta test it! "We Parent Mo...
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Thank You Beth  Basmajian  for sponsoring our website!  Please consider Beth Basmajian for all of your skin care, skin transfo...
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8:30am Mass is cancelled Thursday, Oct. 25th. For safety reasons, the Church and School complex is closed until 1:00pm due to new airconditioning ...
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To remember those we have lost this past year... All Souls Memorial Mass, Saturday, November 2nd, at 10:00am Bring an unf...
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Sign up for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration after all masses this weekend... ... to commemorate the beginning of the Year of Faith at St. Raphael...
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YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN FR. JASON STONE AND THE ST. RAPHAEL CHOIR ON OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP TO SPAIN & FRANCE!! 11 Days September ...
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Do you feel called to proclaim the scripture and serve as commentator at weekend and Holy Day masses?  If so, please contact Barbara Yahnke a...
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All liturgical ministers are required to attend one ongoing formation session during the year.  Here is one opportunity. Sat. Oct. 6, 8:30 am...
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Join us Thursday, September 13, 7-8 pm in the Choir Rehearsal Room (next to the organ loft) for the 50th anniversary  Spain-France Choir trip...
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All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing… (from a hymn text by St. Francis) ST. FRANCIS PET BLESSING ...
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More people are needed in a variety of musical and liturgical ministries.  Please consider serving your faith community in one of the followi...
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Discernment for three new members August 21st from 7-9pm in the Founder's Room. The Liturgical Life Commission is in need for three new member...
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Independence Day Mass 8:30am Wednesday, July 4, 2012  
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Join the Knights of Columbus Council 14171 in honoring Naperville's First Responders and our deceased Knights of Columbus with a special...
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4:30pm in the Gym - Prelude music and slide presentation. 5:00pm in the Gym (old worship space) - Mass will begin. After the S...
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Join us Thursday, May 31st, 7:00pm in the Founder's Room We are gathering a group of parishioners to be a liturgy planning team ...
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You’ve done it again! The annual Bucket Brigade collection allowed the families of St. Raphael Catholic Church to share buckets full of cleaning...
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We are seeking more hospitality ministers. Hospitality Minister Training Sunday, May 27, 2012 1:30 – 2:30 pm in Church This is a g...
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Ministers of the Altar needed! New Altar Families are being sought to serve at all weekend Masses except Sunday at 10:45. Please consider this w...
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Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper, March 28th, 7:30pm Mass Bring non-perishable food items and your rice bowl donations t...
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Register at the Welcome Desk in the Church Narthex. If you are interested in joining our parish, see one of our greeter's, person in a red ves...
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Cross Walk, Journey to the Cross, Living Stations and Celebration of our Lord's Passion...
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NEW AND CURRENT ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY TRAINING We are looking for girls and boys going into 5th—12th grade who love Jesus and are looking...
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Olin Mills will be taking Family Portraits at St. Raphael  May 15 - June 7th for a brand new pictorial directory honoring our 50th anniversary. &...
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Bring your old palms to Church and leave them in the baskets in the Narthex They will be burnt and used for the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesd...
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We have acquired a harp for our music ministry through the kindness of a generous parishioner. Thanks be to God for this beautiful instrument and for ...
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If you can help distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 22 please contact Jennifer Susina, 630-355-4545 x 141. We are especially in need of minist...
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Bishop Conlon's letter will be read at all masses, Feb. 4-5. Link to the diocesan Web site www.dioceseofjoliet.org for a copy of this letter ...
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Did you know that we record many of our special speakers and post their talks?  Please visit the Audio and Podcasts tab under Resources to hear.....
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  Instant Notification is a new feature on the St. Raphael website and is now available for all registered website users!  You can selec...
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All are welcome to attend. January, 17th 7:00 pm Founders Room AGENDA  
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Youth Choir Rehearsal CRHP CC Meeting
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Keep up-to-date with your parish.  November 2011 Meeting Minutes.    
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All donations for 2011 must be received by the parish office by Friday, December 30th—or postmarked De‐ cember 31st, 2011—to be included o...
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Saturday, January 7th, 1-3 pm. The Wedding Liturgy Planning Workshop helps couples to prepare their wedding liturgy. Couples will be guided in sel...
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Tuesday December 13th 7:00 pm Come, prepare the way of the Lord!
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Long-time parishioner, Mary Hanke, shares with us the her involvement in the creation of our All Souls day altar cloth.