Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Today we had an all-school Mass. The students celebrated the life of St. Catherine of Siena. St. Catherine of Siena was a Dominican tertiary who lived in the 14th century. She was a mystic and was recently declared a doctor of the Church. She died at the age of 37 after having one of the most eventful lives in the Church. She is famous for many things, one of her most well known works is The Dialogue which is a book written by her secretaries who recorded her conversations with God. We are extremely grateful to honor the lives of so many amazing saints.
We have a special announcement to make regarding our teachers. Next year, Mrs. Waples will be teaching 5th grade and Ms. Epley will teach 2nd grade. The teachers and staff are excited about the change and we look forward to continue the high standards that our teachers have for all the students.
Our second annual Father/Daughter Dance is this Friday. Once again, the dance will be at Bishop Diego High School. There is still time to purchase tickets for this special evening. We are eager for this special evening and want to thank Bishop Diego for allowing us to use their facilities.
Our final fundraiser is just around the corner. Our Jog-a-Thon is on Friday, May 4th. All students are encouraged to raise at least $50! It is extremely important that we have 100% participation! Remember that these fundraisers allow us to keep our tuition affordable for everyone! The actual cost to educate a child this year is $5,892! We look forward to this big day of fun!
•April 23: School Mass at 10:00 am.
•April 25: Talent Show at 1:15 pm in the Parish Hall.
•April 26: Girl Scout Bake Sale.
•April 27: Father/Daughter Dance at Bishop Diego High School.
•April 30: Jeans for Jesus Day.
•May 4: Jog-a-Thon.
•May 5: First Holy Communion.
•May 9: Teacher luncheon.
•May 10: Kindergarten bake sale.
•May 11: Auction spinning class at Goleta Valley Athletic Club.
•May 14: Jeans for Jesus Day.
•May 16: Athletic banquet at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
•May 18: Auction Carriage Museum event from 6-9 pm.
In Mary’s Love, Michelle Limb, Principal
A Prayer in Honor of St. Catherine of Siena
Heavenly Father, Your glory is in Your saints. We praise Your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, Your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us, and for our whole parish family dedicated to her. Grant also to each of us our special petition. Amen.
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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