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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 hope and now also light the second purple candle of love. 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 will have our monthly school Mass this Wednesday at 10:45 am.  It’s the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Americas.  Please join us as we honor Our Blessed Mother. 

Our annual school Christmas program is on Thursday, December 20th at 6:00 pm in the church.  You will want to mark your calendars for this beautiful celebration.  The title of the show is “Special Delivery: Wrapped in the Father’s Love.”  This program will be a little different but full of joy.  Get ready for one of a kind songs that will keep you singing for days!

It’s not too late to receive daily emails from our new Bishop during this beautiful season of Advent.  You can sign up for free at http://www.adventreflections.com.  Join Bishop Robert Barron and thousands of others in this beautiful time of waiting and anticipation for the birth of Jesus!

Important Dates:
December 12: School Mass at 10:45 am
December 17: Jeans for Jesus
December 20: Christmas Program at 6:00 pm
December 21: Noon Dismissal for Christmas Vacation

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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