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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends, 

Throughout the year, it’s fun for me to share some proud principal moments with you.  Last week, the homecoming court at Bishop Diego High School was announced, and of course, many of our former students were nominated by their peers as outstanding young men and women. We want to congratulate Hunter Boeddeker, Jenna Hayes, and Alina Urzua for their homecoming court nominations.  Also last week, Bishop Diego High School ambassadors Sierra Rodriguez and Anna Shultz, who are St. Raphael School graduates, visited our campus to share their personal high school experiences with our 7th and 8th graders.  They were joined by Ms. Alexis Garcia who is the Admissions and Advancement Associate at the high school and also a proud St. Raphael School alumna! Our alumni continue to stand out and shine in high school, college, and in their careers. 

Our 4th graders really made a splash last week with their first swim lesson! Yes, I said “swim lesson!” For the next 8 weeks, they will go to the YMCA to learn to swim. Did you know that every day approximately nine kids fall victim of a drowning accident in the United States because they do not know how to swim? We are living our mission to educate in mind, body, and spirit!

We are making great progress towards our Annual Fund goal of $40,000! It’s never too late to donate or share our Annual Fund information with your family and friends. As we inch closer to 100% participation, please know that we use our family participation level to apply for grants that support all students at our school. Click here to donate! Let’s see how quickly we can reach not only our goal, but also 100% participation. 

Important Dates:
October 6: Pizza Program Begins
October 18: Jeans for Jesus
October 21: School Mass at 10:45
October 25: Picture. Re-Take Day

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal 

During the next five weeks, please pray the rosary as a family. Each newsletter will contain one of the joyful mysteries.  

The Second Joyful Mystery – The Visitation                                                Spiritual Fruit:  Charity and Love 

Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth, who learns that she has conceived a child in her old age.  Their visit is marked by happiness and thanksgiving as they rejoice in the wonderful gifts of God.  Mary, with the Holy one inside of her, makes Elizabeth’s unborn child leap within her womb.  Though such a simple visit, both are moved with God’s love and strengthened by His Grace.  This mystery teaches us that we are to cherish our encounters with others.  Each person God puts in our path is an opportunity to love, and share in the blessings God has bestowed upon us.

St. Raphael, Pray for Us! 

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Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Phone: 805.967.2115
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