St. Raphael annual appeal
St. Raphael Catholic Church of Naperville is accepting applications for funds to be used for organizations in ministry. The Special Appeal is an annual collection held during the Advent season and traditionally given to deserving ministries outside the parish.
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, rather than for maintenance of existing programs. In the past, Special Appeal collections have averaged $15,000 to $21,000.
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.
Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 5. To request an application packet, contact Margaret Huck, coordinator, service ministry and pastoral care, St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 S. Modaff Road, Naperville, IL 60540, 630-615-7616 or email@example.com.
Patrick J. Ryan Golf Outing
On Aug. 21, the fourth annual Patrick J. Ryan Golf Outing returns to the St. Andrews Golf & Country Club in West Chicago. The fundraiser for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago usually attracts more than 300 golfers.
The day of golf, food and fundraising benefits the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program for Children and Youth.
The memorial outing was established by former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, his wife, Marie, and their family after the loss of their son Patrick J. Ryan to suicide. Both Jim and Marie serve as committee chairs for the event. Since the event began, more than $300,000 has been raised for the program.
Monica Pedersen of NBC’s American Dream Builders will emcee the event.
The all-day event kicks off with a continental breakfast followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The Halfway House cookout begins at 11 a.m. After the day of golf, guests head to the clubhouse for a cocktail reception, award ceremony, dinner, and a silent and live auction, including a raffle
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the event ending at 6 p.m. Prices start at $800 for foursomes and $200 for single players.
For tickets, visit www.catholiccharities.net/patrickryangolf or contact Kristina Pilolli at 312-655-7018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Tags: event roundups, faith