Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
This coming Saturday, our 2nd graders will receive their First Holy Communion. We are excited to watch the little ones all dressed up and eager to receive Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist. Parents, grandparents, friends, and family will all safely gather on the school field to celebrate this special moment. We want to thank Mrs. Scheidner and Mrs. Froelicher for the time and dedication involved in preparing the children for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We also want to thank Monsignor Jon in advance for making First Communion memorable for everyone, and for reminding us that every time we go to Mass and receive Eucharist, it is special because we receive Our Lord and Savior who is part of us.
It is wonderful that Santa Barbara county has moved into the Orange Tier, allowing more businesses and organizations to re-open. Please continue your due diligence and keep our school community safe by wearing a facial covering, washing hands, and practicing social distancing. If your child is sick, please keep him/her home. Let’s finish this year healthy and strong!
The first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, August 25. It’s hard to believe that we only have six weeks left in the school year. Let’s finish healthy and strong!
May 1: 1st Holy Communion
May 17: Jeans for Jesus
May 31: No School for Memorial Day
June 4: Last Day of School. Noon Dismissal
August 25: First Day of School for 2021-2022
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
Prayer for First Communion
O Jesus, who hast loved us with such exceeding great love as to give us the ineffable gift of the Holy Eucharist, inflame us with a burning zeal to promote Thy glory by preparing worthily the little children who are to approach Thy holy table for the first time. Protect, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, these young souls from the assaults of evil, strengthen their faith, increase their love and endow them with all the virtues that will make them worthy to receive Thee. Amen.
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