Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Oh, what a Jog-a-Thon this year! We want to thank our sponsors and donors for making our annual Jog-a-Thon one of the most successful! If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to submit your Jog-a-Thon money by Friday, May 20th.
Last Thursday, we crowned Our Blessed Mother during our May Crowning Mass. The queen symbol was attributed to Mary because she was a perfect follower of Christ, who is the absolute “crown” of creation. She is the Mother of the Son of God, who is the King of Salvation. Elizabeth greeted the Blessed Virgin, pregnant with Jesus, as “the mother of my Lord” (Luke 1:41-43). Mary consented to God’s plan; she journeyed on the pilgrimage of faith; she listened to God’s Word and kept it in her heart; she remained steadfastly in close union with her Son, all the way to the foot of the Cross; she persevered in prayer with the Church. Thus, in a way she won the “crown of righteousness” (II Timothy 4:8), the “crown of life” (James 1:12; Revelation 2:10), the “crown of glory” (I Peter 5:4) that is promised to those who follow Christ. Therefore, our May Crowning Mass is such an important day for our school. A very special thank you to Monsignor Jon for celebrating this day with us.
We will have our annual chalk festival, iRaphael, on Friday, May 17 at 1:30 on the quad. If you are still in need of volunteer hours, please plan on staying at school after drop-off time.
May 12: May Crowning. Mass at 10:45 am
May 13: Jog-a-Thon
May 20: Chalk Festival…iRaphael
May 23: Jeans for Jesus
May 27: Field Day and Jog-a-Thon Awards Assembly
May 30: No School. Memorial Day
June 2: Graduation Mass at 10:00 am
June 9: Last Day of School. Noon Dismissal
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
Please pray the Magnificat this week
My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.
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