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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends, 

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  It’s always nice to have an extended weekend, but I hope and pray that we all take the time to reflect and remember what an influential person Martin Luther King, Jr. was with his message of peace and nonviolence.  One of my favorite Dr. King, Jr. quotes is, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” What Dr. King quote inspires you?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For the past nine years, St. Raphael School has sent “Hearts from Home” to our servicemen and women around the world. We are asking that each St. Raphael School student create at least five Valentine’s Day cards for these special people.  As your children are creating these cards, please remember to pray for our servicemen and women!  God Bless America!  

Catholic Schools Week is from January 31 – February 6.  We are planning some fun days for the students so be on the lookout for a Catholic Schools Week schedule.  Our Student Council is working hard and is being very creative this year!

Important Dates:
January 18: No School for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19: Progress Reports Go Home
January 31 – February 6: Catholic Schools Week

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal 

A Prayer for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Lord God, You led your chosen people from slavery in Egypt to the freedom of the Promised Land.  We ask you to lead us, this St. Raphael community, from any enslavement to hatred, ignorance, fear, racism, injustice or anything else that prevents us from being the community of love and respect that you want us to be. We remember with gratitude today the witness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we ask that we have the courage and determination to follow his example in battling injustice and living the Gospel of love. Help us, Lord, to make ever more the community you want us to be. Grant all this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 St. Raphael, Pray for Us!

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