Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Last Wednesday, the St. Raphael School community entered into Lent with the special marking of a
cross on our foreheads. It is an outward symbol of our faith and dedication to our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the
Gospel on Ash Wednesday, we heard how Jesus emphasized the need for personal prayer. He continues to
encourage us to move away from the chaos of everyday life and to go to our inner room to pray, where there is
peace and quiet. This Lenten Season is the time to remember to be transparent with God, bring our open hearts
to Him and He will cleanse us. Let us be real with God and He will reveal Himself in ways we have never
imagined. He will fill us with grace from head to toe. This is a journey that is not easy, but ultimately it will
bring us all closer to our Lord. What a great expedition to share with your children! Don’t forget to sign up for
Lenten Gospel reflections from Bishop Barron at http://www.lentreflections.com/.
Remember to join us every Friday during Lent for Stations of the Cross in the church at 1:15 pm. It’s a
great opportunity for prayer with our school. Also, we are selling grilled cheese sandwiches and apples for $5
each Friday during Lent. Come and have a Lenten lunch with your child!
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is on March 14th . The Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Assistance applications are now available. You can download the forms from the e-newsletter or pick up a copy in the office. Applications are due no later than March 9 th . Any late applications will not be accepted.
February 19: No school for Presidents’ Day
February 22: Science Fair at 6:00 pm
February 23: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
February 26: KinderKlasse and Kindergarten Evaluations for 2018-2019
March 2: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
March 9: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
During the upcoming weeks, I encourage you to prayerfully read through the Stations of the Cross as a family.
|Station One: Jesus Condemned||Station Two: Jesus Carries His Cross||Station Three: Jesus Falls for the First Time|
|Pilate brought Jesus outside and said to the people, "Look at your king!" At this they shouted, "Away with Him! Crucify
Him!" Then Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified. "Behold your king," says Pilate." Away with Him," the people shout.
And they sent you to Your death. Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, Light for our dark world, God come to save us, may we never send You away. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
|Jesus was led away, and carrying the cross by Himself, went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, Golgotha. You were led to Calvary, Lord, carrying the cross by Yourself. Yet was the cross only Yours, or was it also mine You bore? By Your holy cross, O Jesus, make me strong and able to take up the cross I must bear. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be||Jesus emptied Himself, and took the form of a slave, being born in the likeness of men. He humbled himself, to death and a cross. How strange to see You fall as anyone does who cannot go on. And yet You rise again to take the few steps more You can. By Your first fall, O Jesus, give Your risen grace to those who fall and cannot rise. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be|
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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