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All Are Welcome Registration forms   ST.  RAPHAEL  CHOIR 10:45 Mass Rehearsals Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm The St. Raphael Choir ministers at the 10:45am Mass and many special liturgies and events through out the year (S...

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ANEW arose out of the need for a safe place for widowed men and women to go when they are ready to turn the corner in their grief journey and begin to socialize again. ANEW is not a grief support group. The mission of ANEW is to provide a social ...

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Have you heard that annulments take years to process and cost thousands of dollars? Have you heard that someone with children or someone who had been married a long time cannot get an annulment? Have you heard that your ex-spouse must cooperate in th...

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Responsible for the appropriate decoration of the liturgical space. Committee members are expected to have or to develop an understanding of art in general, liturgical art, the liturgical seasons and the principles of liturgical decoration. Time ...

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Must appreciate the importance of working with families at a critical stage of their faith life and understand the importance of Baptism in the life of the church. Coordinators are responsible for the preparation of the baptismal ceremony. The famili...

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Must love children, appreciate the importance of working with families at a critical stage of their faith life and understand the importance of Baptism in the life of the church. Facilitators conduct the monthly, 1-1/2 hour baptismal preparation sess...

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The Service Ministry & Pastoral Care office provides the follwing list of support groups at St. Raphael or in the local area.    Support Groups    

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Parish blood drives are held twice a year, in June and December, in conjunction with Heartland Blood Centers and coordinated by the Knights of Columbus.  Parishioners may participate by giving blood, helping with registration, calling prospectiv...

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High Blood Pressure is a silent disease which is a contributing factor to many serious illnesses. Be proactive about your health and have your blood pressure checked by one of our registered nurses! Third Weekend of the Month after the 5:00 p.m...

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Troop 510 Troop 510 was chartered in 1965 to St. Raphael Church in Naperville, IL. The troop has over 70 active scouts, who range in age from 11-17, holding ranks from Tenderfoot up through Eagle. Over 50 scouts have made Eagle since 1965. Active...

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Each Spring we collect cleaning products for Loaves and Fishes. Parishioners choose to take an empty bucket home from Mass one weekend and the following weekend return the bucket filled with cleaning supplies. Loaves and Fishes Pantry then distribute...

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The purpose of the Career Transition Networking Group is to encourage networking as an effective tool in the job search, provide insights into effective networking and establish a network of contacts as a "jumping off" point for a networkin...

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The Catholic Church's social teaching challenges all Catholics to build a just and holy society.  There are seven main themes of the Church's social teaching.  One of the seven themes is Caring for God's Creation. ...

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Registration & t-shirt order forms   JOYFUL NOISE CHOIR Kindergarten thru 2nd grade Rehearsal Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:15 pm Our youngest music makers praise God in song through learning simple rhythms and gestures to songs...

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On Sundays during the 9:00 a.m. mass, children from 4 years old to Second Grade have the opportunity to participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word. Children will follow the leader out of the church before the First Reading and return to t...

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Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a renewal weekend held at St. Raphael. Led by St. Raphael parishioners, this weekend is designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ emphasizing continued spiritual growth in life and in daily contact wi...

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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: Adopt-A-Family – A parish family or group sponsors...

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Catholics Reflecting Experiencing Evangelizing Declaring Scripture.  We are a parish-wide program designed to meet the spiritual hunger of the beginners to veterans in biblical studies. We are co-ed, and offer a morning and an evening program. &...

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  What is Cursillo?  
Cursillo is a movement of the church. Its purpose is to help those in the church understand their individual callings to be Christian Leaders. The leadership may be exercised in work situations, in the family and s...

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Donuts! Coffee! Juice! Typically served the Third Sunday of the month Following the 7:30, 9:00, and 10:45 masses The children in Religious Education are the proud helpers at this event. It is an opportunity for the children to give back to ...

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