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2016 School Video

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Preparing for Tomorrow

A St. Raphael School education prepares our children for success in high school, college, and career.



 

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St Raphael Winners Elks

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Congratulations to our teacher and students that were honored by the Elks!

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Adoration

The student body participated in adoration. It was a joyous opportunity to spend some quality time with Jesus.


 

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Welcome to St. Raphael School!

We have students from preschool-8th grade! Our school is located in northern Santa Barbara. All tours begin at 9:00 am. Upcoming School Tours:

2016-2017 Tour Dates:
October 19
November 16      
January 18
February 15

 
March 15
April 12
May 17

Contact the school office to reserve your spot for a school tour. 

805-967-2115

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Newsletter January 10, 2017

 

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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,      

This weekend we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is one of the oldest Christian feasts, though, throughout the centuries, it has celebrated a variety of things. Epiphany comes from a Greek verb meaning "to reveal," and all of the various events celebrated by the Feast of the Epiphany are revelations of Christ to man.

On Monday, we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus, when the Season of Christians officially ended and now we move on to the next phase in the liturgical year, which is called the “Ordinary Time.” Ordinary Time is called "ordinary" because the weeks are numbered. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, Ordinary Time is in fact the ordered life of the Church—the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ. In this season of endings as well as of new beginnings, we are assured of God’s ever-abiding presence. He remains to guide and protect us.

Our annual auction is right around the corner so get ready to do the salsa for the “Havana Nights.” The auction committee has been working diligently to prepare for this event. Please remember to check the auction news in the Tuesday Folder to purchase your tickets as well as make your family donation.   The auction is on Saturday, February 25th at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. Our school auction is always a fun-filled evening.

            Catholic Schools Week is January 29 – February 4. Our schools throughout the United States celebrate the uniqueness of these wonderful institutions. On Thursday, February 2nd, we will have annual Mass at Bishop Diego High School. All of the Catholic school students in Santa Barbara will celebrate Mass with many of our priests from our local parishes. Bishop Robert Barron will preside at this Mass. We look forward to this wonderful opportunity and are so blessed to have this special school community gathering.

Important Dates:
January 16:
No School for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17-27: STAR Testing Window
January 28: School Clean-Up Day
January 29-February 3: Catholic Schools Week
February 20: No School for Presidents’ Day
February 25: School Auction at Fess Parker

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal

Prayer for the Baptism of Our Lord:

Open the heavens almighty Father, and pour out your spirit upon your people. Renew the power of our baptismal cleansing and fill us with zeal for good deeds. Let us hear your voice once again, that we may recognize in your beloved Son our hope in inheriting eternal life. Grant this through Jesus Christ, your Word made flesh, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, in the splendor of eternal light, God forever and ever. Amen.


St. Raphael, Pray for Us!

 

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St. Raphael School
160 St. Joseph St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Phone: 805.967.2115
Fax: 805.683.9765

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Mission Statement

SR_Emblem-150hSt. Raphael School was founded when God answered a Daughter of Charity’s prayer.  To this day, our mission is consistent with that of our founding Sisters: to educate all children in preschool through eighth grade in mind, body and spirit by imparting the values of Jesus through a rigorous curriculum, devoted faculty and an actively involved parent community.

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