The Christmas season is certainly here! The temperature is getting colder, and our students feel and embrace the excitement that comes during the Advent season. The Saints community is staying busy; the students are collecting Christmas gifts for our “Toys for Tots” campaign and the faculty and staff are purchasing presents for their Secret Santa partners. There is no doubt Saint Raphael Academy is alive with the Christmas spirit.
With all these wonderful things happening on Walcott Street, it is imperative we don’t forget the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Through daily prayer, attending Mass, and instruction in our classes, our students learn daily that God sent his only child into this world for our salvation. It is wonderful to show great zeal and zest during the Advent season and hope for that sought-after present on Christmas morning. However, all of us have already received the best gift of all—the birth of Jesus Christ.
In this spirit of giving, I am hoping you will consider supporting the Saint Raphael Academy Annual Appeal. During the last year, we have been so blessed to receive financial support from so many of our Saints alumni and friends. I would like to personally thank all of you! I would also like to acknowledge all our donors who have allowed us to start an endowment fund. As we begin to celebrate the Academy’s 100th anniversary (1924 – 2024), we have never had an endowment this large. Your support has reaped rewards; we now have monies allocated for a portion of our students’ financial needs for perpetuity. Thank you for keeping Saint Raphael Academy in your thoughts and prayers.
Everything that we’ve accomplished during the past 12 years wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous support of our alumni and friends. Thank you for helping make a difference in our students’ lives!
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…Pray for us,
Live Jesus in our hearts…Forever!
Head of School
Saint Raphael Academy