Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
HE HAS RISEN, ALLELUIA! Wishing all of you a blessed Easter season! This beautiful time in our church extends for 50 days, ending with the feast of Pentecost. The true joy of the Easter season was felt around the world this weekend in John’s Gospel, as we heard Jesus continually tell His disciples, “Peace be with you.” Let us all be people of peace and Alleluia people as we continue through this beautiful Easter season.
Right before we left for Easter vacation, we held our first-ever judged science fair for our 7th and 8th graders. We had 17 volunteer judges all from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Students presented their projects and were asked various questions. Many of the judges spoke with me afterwards and shared how poised, confident, and intelligent our students are. This is another amazing opportunity where we can see the benefits of a St. Raphael School education! We want to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Mary Nishimoto for organizing the event and all of the volunteer judges that participated. The students that were honored in 7th grade are: 1st place Morgan Jensen, 2nd place Reade Varesio, and 3rd place Hope Giorgi. Our 8th grader winners are: 1st place Catherine Gibbons, 2nd place Samy Mendoza and 3rd place Brianna Ayala.
Please join us this Thursday for our monthly school Mass. During this Mass, we have the wonderful opportunity to welcome a student into our Catholic family as he receives the Sacrament of Baptism with all of his classmates as witnesses!
April 13: School resumes
April 16: School Mass at 10:00 am
April 17: 5th Annual Father/Daughter Dance at Bishop Diego High School
April 20: Jeans for Jesus
April 22: Talent Show
April 25: 1st Holy Communion
May 5: Progress Reports go home
May 8: Jog-a-Thon
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
Please pray this with your family this week as we celebrate the baptism of one of our students.
Father in Heaven,
when the Spirit came down upon Jesus
at His Baptism in the Jordan,
You revealed Him as Your own Beloved Son.
Keep me, Your child,
born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to my calling.
May I, who share in Your Life
as Your child through Baptism,
follow in Christ's path of service to people.
Let me become one in His Sacrifice
and hear His Word with faith.
May I live as Your child,
following the example of Jesus. (http://www.catholic-saints.info/catholic-prayers/catholic-christening-prayer.htm)
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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