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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St. Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect, and enlighten families.

St. John Paul II

Dear Saint Raphael Parents and Friends,

Today is the Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary, a man who appears silent in the Gospels alongside Mary. Yet, it is St. Joseph who did not lose hope in moments of difficulty. He was faithful to God with the certainty that He would never abandon us. Imagine his disappointment when he learns that his betrothed is pregnant. Imagine his faith when an angel appears in a dream and tells him, "do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home." St. Joseph is a model of faithfulness.

Are we able to let go when things get difficult? It is such a human response to try to fix it ourselves. We get anxious and worry over possible outcomes. In the end, we have nearly made ourselves sick with things that we have no control over. True faith means truly trusting that God will not abandon us.

Lent is a good time to reflect on areas where we have not been our best selves. Fr. Andrew, our pastor, reminds us that every Tuesday, from 6 to 8 pm, "The Light is On." This time is set aside for Reconciliation, in Spanish and English.

Tuesdays are busy during Lent! Not only is Reconciliation available, but you can be part of the Soup Suppers beginning at 6:30 pm in the gym. The soup supper is followed by the talks in the University Series from 7:30-9:00 pm in the mission chapel.

Ocean Week begins on March 25. Each class will study different marine habitats, from ponds to arctic oceans. The Lawrence Hall of Science MARE program will present labs for each class. Be sure to ask your child what he/she learned about Earth’s waters and how we are called by God to be good stewards of this resource.

May St. Joseph teach us to lead our families with faithfulness.

Lydia Collins,


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