Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day weekend, hoping that you enjoyed the time with family and friends, and that you included our fallen heroes and current active service men and women in your prayers. We are thankful to live in such a wonderful country where we are free! God Bless America!
Last week we celebrated Spring with a spectacular Gospel performance organized by our music teacher, Mr. Yañez. After the “Spring Sing,” our junior high drama department, led by Mrs. Froelicher, Mrs. Rena Butchers-Heinrich and Mr. Santos, wowed the audience with their performance of “Stone in the Road.” We are extremely fortunate at St. Raphael School to be surrounded by many talented artists who share their gifts with our students!
On Friday, we also celebrated our Third Annual “I Raphael.” Students spent time on the quad creating their masterpieces. This is a great community event where we can enjoy the artwork for the next few months. Even the parishioners at St. Raphael’s can see how talented our students are!
This past weekend, we celebrated Pentecost Sunday. The English word “Pentecost” is a transliteration of the Greek word pentekostos, which means “fifty.” After Easter Sunday, Christmas is the second-greatest feast in the Christian liturgical calendar, but Pentecost Sunday is not far behind. Coming 50 days after Easter and ten days after the Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. For that reason, it is often called the "the birthday of the Church.”
May 25: No school in Honor of Memorial Day.
May 27: Athletic Banquet
May 29: Field Day, Jog-a-Thon Prize Rally and Mother Son Dance at Bishop Diego High School
June 3: Graduation Mass at 10:00 am and Graduation at 6:00 pm
June 8: Jeans for Jesus
June 11: Last Day of School. Awards Assembly at 11:00 in the Church. Noon Dismissal.
August 8: Dennis Uniform Sale in the Parish Hall from 10:00 am – Noon.
August 27: 1st Day of School for the 2015-2016 School Year with Noon Dismissal.
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
The Angelus: (The Angelus is traditionally recited morning (6:00 a.m.), noon and evening (6:00 p.m.) throughout the year except during Paschal time, when the Regina Coeli is recited instead.)
The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
And the Word was made Flesh.
And dwelt among us.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord.
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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