Saint Raphael School fosters a Catholic faith that gives meaning and direction to life, challenges and guides our students to pursue academic excellence, and instills within them a spirit of service to God and others. "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on F.I.R.E." -St. Catherine of Siena

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I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Luke 3:16

Dear Saint Raphael Parents and Friends,

Lots of rain means lots of water. Here in California droughts are real, so every drop of water is precious; it is life!

Last Saturday, nine of our students in grades 1 through 7 were baptized into the Catholic Church on the same weekend that we celebrated the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. There is something very moving about our Saint Raphael students receiving baptism. The students are older and have been well prepared. When the water was poured over each of their heads, there was a smile, a realization that something special had just happened. It felt like a sacred moment.

We prepare all of our children with academics, but more importantly, we prepare them to “be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” So, John the Baptist was right. “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Our children will one day be the peacemakers, the ones who will fight for justice, and the ones who will make a difference in this world.

This Wednesday is a half day in order to provide parents an opportunity to meet with teachers in a parent-teacher conference, if necessary. Progress reports will also be available to view online on Friday, Jan. 18. We are encouraging you as parents to use School Speak to stay on top of your child’s academic progress. Please contact the office if you cannot log in.

Thank you to all who have made their family auction donation. Classes are competing to see which class has the best participation. Any family that contributes before Friday gets a free dress pass!

At our own baptism, the Holy Spirit first moved us to answer Christ’s call to holiness. Are we ready to be who God calls us to be in this moment?

Lydia Collins, Principal

 Join us January 27th for our Open House.
Saint Raphael School is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
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For more information call the office 415-454-4455. 
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