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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 quote of Dr. King’s inspires you?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For the past 10 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!  

Our second fundraiser of the year is just a little over a month away.   We have our auction set for Saturday, February 26th at the Carriage Museum with the theme of “Boots and Brews.” This is an event that you don’t want to miss…it’s always memorable.  We are asking all families to participate by making their family contribution of a minimum of $100.

Catholic Schools Week is January 30 – February 5.  Our schools throughout the United States celebrate the uniqueness of these wonderful institutions.  Considering our current situation, Bishop Diego has cancelled the school Mass scheduled for February 1st.  We will have a fun week including participating in the Global School Play Day on Wednesday, February 2nd.

Important Dates:
January 17: No School for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 24: Jeans for Jesus
January 30 – February 5: Catholic Schools Week
February 2: Global Day of School Play

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 Notre Dame 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.

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