Thank you for joining us for our kickoff mass to celebrate Catholic School Week. Thank you to our faculty, staff, and families who helped to make the Open House a special time for all.
Catholic education balances the need for solid academic education with spiritual faith immersion. On top of the rigorous academics needed to compete in today’s world, Catholic Schools, in partnership with their parent communities, keep Christ at the center of the education process. He is the unseen but ever-present teacher in the classroom. Students study the faith, prepare for sacraments, participate in liturgies, and learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in our Catholic church.
We actively encourage students to listen for God’s voice guiding them and to look for Him throughout the day. In nurturing student understanding of the presence of a loving and merciful God, we help form the core of the future church, one rooted in a deep personal relationship with our God. It is our hope that together with parents, we can help form a faith foundation built firmly to withstand the challenges and fears our world generates. With God’s guidance, we pray that the message that the young faithful are loved, worthy, and enough rings through clearly, because they are God’s children and there is nothing more important than that.
A strong Catholic education provides opportunities to apply what is learned and to become aware of the needs of others, to stand up for what is right and be of service in the world. Our awareness of God, His plan for us, and the call to be of service allows us to become instruments of His grace in our families, parish, city, and world communities, bringing the Light of Christ to those we meet. It is in this manner that St. Francis of Assisi School touches the future one student at a time, as we bear witness to our love for Christ and His loving presence in our lives. Sharing the stories of our faith helps strengthen the bond between us, formed at Baptism with the sign of the cross and the signs of water and holy oil. We are connected through the loving sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, a symbol which serves as our reminder to live in faith in and out of the classroom, the symbol of hope and love in our world.
Lastly, please remember that you may not drop off or pick up your child in the church parking lot. It is a safety hazard, and we are committed to the safety of all students.
LOOK WHAT IS HAPPENING….
7th Grade – The students are starting a project in religion this week that will have them researching something that breaks their heart about the world today. They will each be creating a Google Site that will share their research, facts about the issue, and a video that they will make explaining the issue.
“Rooted in Heart,”