Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Last week, our entire student body had the honor of watching two of their friends join the Catholic Church in the sacrament of baptism. It was a beautiful Mass where Father Bruce talked about the great command that Jesus gave to us all: To love one another. This was the prefect Gospel to welcome Tobin and Tessa into the Church as our brother and sister in Christ. The students were amazed when Father Bruce told them that we have over a billion brothers and sisters throughout the world -- all of the baptized Catholics! What a privilege and thrill to have our student body witness the sacrament of baptism…welcome to our family, Tobin and Tessa!
Last Wednesday, we had our Athletic Banquet. There were over 285 people in attendance as we honored our student athletes who have represented our school this year on the court and the field. We are so proud of our student athletes and also want to thank our coaches and athletic directors for their dedication to our sports program. Go, Chargers!
Tuesday is our annual Spring Sing in the Parish Hall. The performance will begin at 6:00 pm sharp! All of the classes have been working hard for their special performances. The Spring Sing will be followed by the junior high’s play and performance of Munchkin Mediation: Conflict Resolution in OZ!
Please remember that Monday, May 27th we do not have school in honor of Memorial Day. It’s a great time to remember all of our military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy the freedom of living in the United States. God Bless America!
May 20: Jeans for Jesus.
May 21: Spring Sing at 6:00 pm followed by our junior high play/musical.
May 24: Field Day and Jog-a-Thon prize rally.
May 27: No school for Memorial Day.
May 28: School Board Meeting at 5:30.
May 29: May Crowning at 10:00 am in the church followed by our final SLE awards assembly.
May 31: I Raphael chalk drawing from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.
June 5: Graduation Mass at 10:00 am. Graduation at 6:00 pm.
June 10: Jeans for Jesus. Executive Board Meeting 6:00 pm.
June 13: Awards Assembly at 10:00 am in the church. Noon Dismissal for our last day of school.
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
3rd joyful mystery – The Nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them: "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger". (Luke 2:6-12)
Infant Jesus in the manger. Mary, Joseph and the shepherds adore Him. Let us also adore Christ, the Son of God, in the silence of our soul and from the depth of our heart. Let us ask Mary to make us love Jesus more, and also the gift of poverty of spirit.
Our Father…10 Hail Marys…Glory Be…The Fatima Prayer
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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