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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends, 

We celebrated the commencement and were wowed by the accolades they received.  As a group, the graduates earned over $47,000 in scholarships for high school!  Congratulations, Class of 2019!

This coming Sunday we celebrate the birthday of the Catholic Church with the Feast of Pentecost.  The word “Pentecost” is Greek and means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.  So be sure to celebrate after you go to Mass on Sunday and say “Happy Birthday” to our Catholic Church!”
Please join us in the church at 10:00 am for Mass on the last day of school.  We will be baptizing one of our students and I can’t think of a better way to send our community out for summer than with Mass.  Our awards assembly will immediately follow Mass.  All students are dismissed at noon.

This year we bid farewell to Mrs. Cheryl Switzer and thank her for her many years serving our preschool community with such love and compassion.  Thank you, Mrs. Switzer! We also want to thank Dr. Tellez for his love and support to our junior high students the last two years. We wish you both all of the best in your next adventures!
We wish all of you a safe and blessed summer vacation, filled with happy memories.  Please remember that your Mathletics, Reading Eggs and Reading A-Z subscriptions are active during the summer.  Students should try to spend time each day doing something academic to ensure that they are not only retaining what they learned this year, but also growing in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Important Dates:
June 7: School Mass at 10:00 am and Awards Assembly in the church for grades 1 - 7 immediately following Mass. Last day of school. Noon Dismissal
August 10: Dennis Uniform Sale from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Parish Hall
August 21: First Day of School with Noon Dismissal
August 29: Back to School BBQ

In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal

Prayer for Graduates
God of our beginnings,
We thank you for the gifts of these graduates;
their excitement, their awesome wonder and curiosity,
their open speech and encouraging words.
Their contributions have blessed and challenged us,
and we have become a richer
and more diverse community because of them.
As they step forward into the world that awaits,
comfort their fears with the full knowledge of your divine presence.
Strengthen their resolve to walk in the footsteps of Jesus
as modern-day disciples in a world that needs their spirit.
Guide their feet as they move through life,
protecting them from the pitfalls of darkness
while they help to lead future generations
into the warmth and promise of your light.  Amen!

St. Raphael, Pray for Us!

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Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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