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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends, 

Last week, I had a surprise visitor walk into my office.  Mr. Robert Julian, a St. Raphael School graduate from 1968, stopped by for a quick visit.  He is a retired attorney from the San Francisco area that was in town to have lunch with some of his former classmates from our school at Pepe’s.  Robert was also the first Student Council President at St. Raphael School!  As I walked Mr. Julian around campus, his smile was infectious as he fondly remembered his experiences as a student here.  Over 51 years ago, he still has close friends that he wants to visit while in town.  Mr. Julian’s fond memories serve as a great reminder that St. Raphael School can create lifetime friendships!

Catholic Schools Week is January 27 – February 2.  Our schools throughout the United States celebrate the uniqueness of these wonderful institutions.  On Tuesday, January 29th, we will have our annual Mass at Bishop Diego High School.  All of the Catholic school students in Santa Barbara will celebrate Mass with many of our priests from our local parishes. We look forward to this wonderful opportunity and are so blessed to have this special school community gathering. 

Important Dates:
January 14: Jeans for Jesus
January 15: Pep Rally at 1:15
January 22: Progress Reports go Home 
January 21: No School for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 27 - February 2: Catholic Schools Week
January 29: Catholic Schools Mass at Bishop High School
February 11: Jeans for Jesus
February 14: School Mass at 10:45
February 15: No School for Teacher In-Service

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal 

A Prayer for Catholic School Children and Teachers 

God of life and love,

Open my heart and mind to the abundance of Your blessings.

Open my eyes to Your presence among us.

Open my ears to the sound of Your voice.

Open my hands so I can serve others.

Open my mind to learning and knowledge.

Open my imagination so I can grow in wisdom and joy.

Open my heart so I can grow in faith.

Help me to respond to the gift of Your love. Amen. 

St. Raphael, Pray for Us!

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Newsletter January 14, 2019 - St Raphael School Santa Barbara