OUR MISSION 

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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LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.

St. Therese of Lisieux

Dear Saint Raphael Parents and Friends,

We named my daughter’s guardian angel “Bubba.” Bubba was easy to remember in the middle of a nightmare or when the shadows at night seemed extra scary. And Bubba made us smile. I don’t think that God would mind that we prayed to a guardian angel named Bubba. I think that he would smile to see little hands clenched together in prayer to an angel that he entrusts to those who believe.

Today is the feast of the Guardian Angels and we have prayed the Guardian Angel Prayer together at morning assembly. Ask your child if he/she can recite the prayer. Guardian angels are not just for children, but given to us by God to watch over and protect us.

This is also a month of significant saints. October 1 was the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux, a young saint who inspired faith, love, and forgiveness. This Thursday, Oct. 4, is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi whom we know and love as the patron saint of San Francisco and of animals. To honor St. Francis, Fr. Andrew and Fr. Wade will be blessing the animals after our 12:15 dismissal on Thursday. Bring any or all of your pets for a special blessing in front of the church at 12:30 pm.

Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on Oct. 7, making October one of the months, along with May, dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. We will be praying and talking about the rosary with a visit from the Knights and Dames of Malta, who come every year to talk about their work and to give rosaries to each child.

Parent-teacher conferences are going on this week. Maybe it is good reason for your child to call on his/her guardian angel to help with school work. It is also a time to recognize the strengths that your child has, as well as areas for growth. Not all children are straight “A” students, but all have been given special gifts. It is our job, as the adults, to help each child become the person God meant him/her to be in this world.

Thank you to all who donated, ran, or volunteered for the Fun Run last Friday. The success of the Fun Run is due to all of us working together for Saint Raphael School!

It is a holy month! May we strive to “do all that we do with love.”

Lydia Collins, Principal

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