After months of research, making improvements, and fine tuning, our school’s Advancement Board launched Round 2 of the Queen of Hearts (Q of H) raffle last Friday.

"We knew we couldn't replicate our initial effort of selling tickets at Quigley's and outside church," said Joe Scheffler, the chair of the Queen of Hearts committee, "because we didn't have the manpower to sustain such an undertaking." Thus the transition this year to a total online effort.

The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise funds for the new Saints Peter & Paul Preschool expected to open in the fall of 2021.
The Advancement Board hopes this raffle reduces the fundraising burden felt by our school families by tapping into outside sources of funding, namely, the broader Naperville community and beyond.
The excitement around the last few weeks of the inaugural Queen of Hearts when the final jackpot last August grew to $25,000 was frenetic, and we would like to make every weekly drawing of Round 2 equally exciting.

Once the jackpot of raffles such as this reaches a certain level (think Powerball) the interest and enthusiasm is so heightened that even people who seldom participate in lotteries rush to gas stations and food stores to take a chance on transforming their lives. 

To build that jackpot to a meaningful level for the first drawing on Thursday, October 29, the school has asked each school family to help try selling 30 tickets to friends, neighbors and acquaintances in Naperville, and by spreading the word about the raffle. 

If we do this, the initial pot will be over $20,000. As we learned from Round 1, a larger pot garners the attention of those outside our school community.

Similar to Round 1, the person who eventually identifies the Queen of Hearts splits the pot, 50-50, with the school. As a further incentive, the card that is drawn that first week will receive a consolation prize of $1,000 even if the Queen remains hidden.

Tickets, which are only being sold online, can be purchased at, and the first drawing will be held on October, 29, at 6pm.

  • 5 tickets for $10
  • 20 tickets for $20
  • 100 tickets for $40
  • 300 tickets for $100
We thank you in advance for your help as we continue to seek ways to financially support Saints Peter & Paul School, the premier choice for quality Catholic education in Naperville.
Volume 8, No. 10
October 6, 2020
Want an easy way to help the school raises money? Participate in Nourish Nights. 

No shopping, no cooking, no dishes, no mess!

Just mention Saints Peter and Paul School and a portion of your purchase will come back to us.

Since the pandemic has necessitated this year's School Auction being cancelled, the Home & School has come up with several new fundraising ideas.

You can cross one item off of your Christmas todo list by taking part in a Holiday Card photoshoot with a professional photographer.

When our school was founded in 1853….

   …the students did not have a free day each fall called Columbus Day for this celebration of Italian-American heritage was first held in San Francisco in 1869. The first state-wide celebration was held in Colorado in 1907. In 1937, Columbus Day become a holiday across the United States.
Saints Peter & Paul School 
Advancement Office 
5 No. Brainard St. 
Naperville, IL 60540 
(630) 718-2166