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December 15, 2019
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Dear Holy Rosary Families,

It was with great joy that we presented a Christmas festival that was interactive and inclusive of all our school families and parish community in celebrating the third week of Advent with "Guadete Sunday", which means "Rejoice!" The third candle on the Advent wreath is called the "Shepherd's Candle. Its light is a symbol of Joy that filled the world at the birth of Jesus. It is the joy that first came upon the shepherds in the field at night when the Angel of the Lord appeared to them and said, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people."- Luke 2:10. The rose colored candle is a reminder that the very joyful occasion of the Lord's birth is truly at the heart of our Advent preparation of prayer and penitence.
Holy Rosary School's Follow the Star Christmas Festival was a joyful presentation, celebrating the beautiful voices of our children, sharing in fellowship with each other, and waiting to Rejoice in the birth of our Lord.
I am grateful to all the teachers, staff, students and families who made this Christmas Festival possible.   Our Masters of Ceremony students were entertaining and kept us on time.  It is a humbling experience to witness the amount of time, creativity and enthusiasm that transpired in preparing for this festival. This endeavor was truly a leap of faith.  We thank God for giving us perfect, crisp weather and incredible blue skies.  We thank God for our Holy Rosary families.  

"Joyful,  Joyful, Lord. We Adore You."
Mrs. Fely Fajardo

Pre-Kindergarten & Little Dominican Preschool Christmas Pageant was adorable!  

Holy Rosary Parish Gabriel Project is collecting gently used baby clothes up to size 2T.  Please drop your donations at the Holy Rosary Parish office.  Thank you!
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The BASIC Fund for 2020.
New Applications
Starting January 1, 2020 BASIC Fund applications for the 2020-2021 School Year will be available online at www.basicfund.org.  The deadline is March 18, 2020. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Applications must be complete to be considered. Complete applications submitted after the March 18 th deadline will be awarded periodically through the summer of 2020, if funds become available.
Renewals will also be processed on-line. Families, as well as schools, will be notified early March with instructions on how to renew their scholarship for the 2020-2021 School Year on-line. Deadline for renewals will be mid-April. We will confirm deadline date with details early March.
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Last day to order is December 20th!

Knight of Columbus 
The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual free throw contest on Friday Jan 10th at 6 pm in the Parish Gymnasium.  Signups are at 5:30.  It is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14.  Awards are given in each age category and there is no entry fee.  For more information call Bob Liles at 754-4247.
There will also be a 3 point contest for 15 to 17 year olds, but if not enough enter it will be opened up to the younger competitors.  It will be limited to the first ten youths that call Marek Relich at 925-381-1491.


Holy Rosary Elementary School, a ministry of Holy Rosary Church, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, prayer and truth, provides a quality Catholic education and a foundation for higher learning and service within a diverse community.

We, in partnership with our families, are a faith community which shares its love of God and instills high academic values. We guide students to an understanding of who they are and an appreciation for what they can contribute to the world.