Mailing Address:

2532 Ventura Blvd.

Camarillo, CA 93010


Phone Number:

(805) 484-0532

St. Mary Magdalen Church




A Pastoral Letter to the Good People of the Santa Barbara Region

These last several days have been terrible for thousands of people in the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, especially in Santa Paula, Ojai and Ventura. Many have lost homes and possessions; many others have been displaced. Two days ago, I visited an evacuation center in Ventura and spoke with people who told me, with tears in their eyes, of their loss and anguish.

During times such as these, people of faith often wonder why God could permit such suffering. Though the Lord's ultimate purpose remains shrouded in mystery, we can be sure that it is always God's will that we care for one another, that we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, provide shelter to the homeless and calm the anxious hearts.

Can I invite everyone in the Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to reach out to those who have been affected so terribly by the fires in our region? And can I encourage you, above all, to pray for them? Finally, let us all ask our heavenly patroness, Saint Barbara, to intercede with the Lord to send rain.


Bishop Robert Barron

Financial aid is needed!

Immediate financial support will be provided through the Cardinal Mcintyre Fund for Charity. The goal of the Cardinal Mcintyre Fund for Charity is service to the "neediest of the needy" and those for whom no other resources exist.


Please consider donating.

Donations are tax deductible

Checks can be made out to:

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region

c/o Thomas Fire

3240 Calle Pinon

Santa Barbara, CA 93015

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