AFF YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

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  • INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC (Adults)

    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for people who are interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic. It is for adults who are not baptized, as well as for those who are baptized as Protestants and are seeking to become Catholic.


    The process begins by setting an appointment with Betty Schwandt, Fr. Matthew, Fr. Tom or Deacon John. You may contact the parish office by email for more info.

  • INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC (Children age 7-17)

    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) is for children over the age of seven who are interested in being baptized, for for those who are baptized as Protestants and are seeking to become Catholic, or for children who were baptized as Catholics but have not celebrated the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion.


    The process begins with a parent setting an appointment with Betty Schwandt, Fr. Matthew, Fr. Tom or Deacon John. You may contact the parish office by email for more info.

  • Small Christian Communities

    Meeting frequency, times, and dates vary by group. 


    Contact Pastoral Associate Betty Schwandt at betty.schwandt@raphael.org for times and groups offered.

  • Adult Confirmation

    For adults who’ve completed most of their religious education or attended Catholic school.


    Sessions are offered during Lent, leading to Confirmation at Easter Vigil.


    Contact Pastoral Associate Betty Schwandt at betty.schwandt@raphael.org for info.

  • Stepping Stones

    A support group ministering to anyone who has lost a loved one. The group gathers on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm at a local restaurant. You can check the parish calendar for meeting places.


    Contact Pastoral Associate Betty Schwandt at betty.schwandt@raphael.org for info.

  • This 9-week program teaches priority-setting, living, decision-making, and communication skills at St. Raphael.


    Contact Bob and Peggy Wilms via email for info.

Area opportunities

Study of the Sunday Readings  with Fr. Dave Duffeck

8 am @ Fr. Carr’s on Saturdays

Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10


That Man Is You 

Wednesdays 5:30–7 am, February 1–April 19 at St. Jude–Sacred Heart site

An early morning men’s gathering with breakfast and a presentation.

Contact Deacon John Ingala for more info at deaconji@gmail.com.


Esto Vir

​Monthly Saturday morning men’s conferences

Feb.17, March 3, April 21, May 19, June 16, No July, August 18

Contact: Deacon John Ingala deaconji@gmail.com


TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)

TEC is a powerful, spiritual weekend for youth and young adults. 

For more info: anchorofhopetec.org   


CYE (Catholic Youth Expeditions) 

CYE is an outdoor adventure weekend and a dynamic spiritual experience. 

For more info: cyexpeditions.org


Marriage Encounter 

Nurture, support and give hope to the marriage of a man and woman. Emphasis on communication skills, self-esteem and spirituality, couple and family relationships.

For info & upcoming weekends: www.gbme.org


Cursillo

Cursillo is a profound, transforming experience, Offered each spring and fall, Cursillos are offered in separate sessions for men and women. 

Men’s: February 8–11

Women’s: April 5–8

For more info: ​cursillo.org/greenbay

 Contact Betty at betty.schwandt@raphael.org


Bereavement Group

Sharing memories, identifying feelings, finding support. At the Oshkosh Senior Center.

3rd Thursday of the month, 6–7 pm or call Affinity Visiting Nurses at 1-800-236-8500