Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Welcome to Holy Week! Holy Week is most definitely a very sacred time of the year, for it is now that we will commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus' life on this earth. These are the days leading up to the great Easter Feast. The Lenten season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end, but this coming week is extremely important for all Christians. The greatest focus of the week is the Passion (suffering) and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the events that led up to it. Especially important for Catholics is the Easter Triduum. This is the three days just before Easter which include Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. On Holy Thursday, we reenact the Lord's Last Supper, which He shared with His apostles on the night He was betrayed and arrested. This is one of the most beautiful liturgies of the entire liturgical year. At the Mass, the priest will wash the feet of twelve men, just as Jesus did. At the Last Supper, Jesus not only instituted the Mass (Eucharist). Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion and death of our Lord. On this day, we have the veneration of the Cross. We go forward and kiss the Cross in order to show honor and respect for Christ's sacrifice for our sake. Holy Saturday is a vigil. We keep watch for the expectant rising of Our Savior.
Please join us on Holy Thursday in the Parish Hall at 10:00 am for a prayer service. It’s a beautiful day where we honor Jesus and His sacrifice for us. Remember that students are dismissed at noon on Holy Thursday.
Congratulations to all of our students that participated in our Talent Show! It was quite the event! Thank you to our amazing Student Council as well as Mrs. Schiferl and Ms. Schiferl for organizing the show.
We also want to thank Tori Shyrock for organizing the Chaucer’s Night for our school. It was a wonderful evening where families gathered and supported not only our school but also our local bookstore!
Wishing you a very blessed Holy Week and a restful and relaxing Easter vacation.
April 14: Jeans for Jesus.
April 17: Holy Thursday prayer service at 10:00 am. Noon Dismissal for Easter Vacation.
May 2: Carriage Museum event
May 3: First Holy Communion
May 6: School Mass and May Crowning at 10:00 am
May 7: Teacher Luncheon
May 9: Jog-a-Thon
May 10: Father/Daughter Dance
May 12: Jeans for Jesus
May 13: Pep Rally
May 14: Athletic Banquet at 6:00 pm
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
Please, Lord, guide my mind with Your truth.
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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