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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends, 

As we enter this second week of Advent, we re-light the candle of hopeand now also light the second purple candle oflove. We know that God is love. We remember with thankful hearts the gift of Jesus, who came as a babe in a manger, lived and loved among us, was killed on a cross, and rose! Love endures forever.  We must think of Mary and her anticipation as she awaited the birth of Our Lord and Savior.  In a similar manner we should be anticipating and preparing the way of the Lord.  Mary was willing to do whatever God wanted of her. She is a good example for us to follow.  Who are some of the other good examples in our lives?  May we always thank God for being there to help us along our way in this life.  Hoping and praying that this season of Advent brings us all closer to Jesus. 

We are excited to share that Mrs. Mary Rocha will be the new face of the front desk at St. Raphael School starting officially on January 6, 2020! Mrs. Rocha has been working in our kindergarten class for the past three years and has been a part of our school community for the past five years.  We look forward to having our school community welcome Mrs. Rocha!

In case you missed last week’s newsletter, you might be interested in receiving daily emails from our regional bishop.  You can sign up for free at  Join Bishop Robert Barron and thousands of others in this beautiful time of waiting and anticipation for the birth of Jesus!

Our annual school Christmas program is on Thursday, December 19that 6:00 pm in the church. You will want to mark your calendars for this beautiful celebration. The title of this year’s show is “The Christmas Express!”  Get ready for one-of-a-kind songs that will keep you singing for days!

Important Dates:
December 9:School Mass at 10:45 am
December 19:School Christmas Program at 6:00 pm
December 20: Noon Dismissal for Christmas Vacation
January 6:School Resumes

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal 

Advent Daily Prayer: 

I lift my soul to You,
Prince of Peace,
On this day, Your gift to me.

I lift my soul to You,
Light from Light.
Guide my every word and deed.

I lift my soul to You,
God among us.
Bless me today and every day
Forever and ever. Amen.

 St. Raphael, Pray for Us!

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St. Raphael School
160 St. Joseph St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Phone: 805.967.2115
Fax: 805.683.9765

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