Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
For the past few weeks, our students in grades 1-8 have been attending daily Mass. It really is a special way to start the school day. The first bell rings at 7:50 and the students start walking over for Mass at 8:00 am. On Tuesday, grades 1 and 4 attend Mass. Wednesday, our 6th, 7thand 8thhead over to church and on Thursday, our 2nd, 3rdand 5thgrades have the privilege of starting their day with Mass. Parents and grandparents are welcome to start their day with the students as well. We would love to share the daily Mass experience with you, so I hope to see you there!
Students have been enthusiastic about the Annual Fund and supporting our school. We are on our way to our $42,000 goal! Encourage your child/ren to call grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, Godparents, and anyone special to you who loves Saint Raphael School, to support our efforts in the Annual Fund! Remember all of the monies raised stay at St. Raphael School! You can bring your check to the school office or even donate online at 2019 Annual Fund. Let’s see how quickly we can reach not only our goal, but also 100% participation!
Our first school Mass is on Thursday, September 26that 10:45 am. Monsignor Jon will welcome the entire school community to another great school year and give a special blessing to our Student Council. Please mark your calendars to join us as we celebrate!
St. Raphael Festival is right around the corner. We are looking for volunteers to work some of the booths and participate in this community-building event. The festival is on Sunday, September 22ndfrom Noon – 5:00 pm. Volunteering at this wonderful event will count toward your annual volunteer hours. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/parishfestival2019
August 26 – September 13:STAR Testing Window
September 18: Picture Day
September 22:Parish Festival
September 23: Jeans for Jesus
September 24:PE Begins
September 26:School Mass at 10:45 am (this is a date change)
September 30: Special Classes Begin
October 2: Pizza Program Begins
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
Please pray this prayer with your child/ren this week as we prepare for the Feast Day of St. Raphael:
Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us. Amen.
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