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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 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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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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St. Raphael advocates for the poor and hungry through its annual Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign. Each year the campaign focuses on one global or national hunger issue and policy. You can join us in advocating for the poor and hungry ...

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Twice a year parishioners come together in the spirit of serving others.   Fall Service Day: Parishioners of all ages join together to perform inter-generational acts of service throughout the Naperville Community. Service Day takes place ...

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The Special Appeal was initiated in 1975 when a group of parishioners asked if there was something they could do during the holiday season to combat Christmas materialism. It was proposed that we put aside 10% of what we would normally spend on prese...

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One Sunday in October, new underwear is collected to benefit children, adults and seniors who receive support from Catholic Charities. St. Raphael parishioners deliver the underwear to a site selected by Catholic Charities. All sizes of underwear, un...

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