Dear St. Francis Family,
As we begin a new school year, I want to extend a very warm welcome to all returning to our campus and especially to the new members of St. Francis High School family. I believe this will be another exciting year for us!
While our beautiful May Baccalaureate Mass and graduation are still fresh in my mind, I am amazed at how quickly summer has gone by! I hope that you and your family had a joyful time during our recess.
St. Francis of Assisi said to his friars: “Let us begin brothers to serve the Lord God, for up to now we have made little or no progress.” St. Francis wanted to remind his followers that we must always reflect on our relationship with God and with our brothers and sisters, and dedicate ourselves to honoring God and reaching out to others.
As classes resume and the summer quiet is replaced with the energy and enthusiasm of over six-hundred Golden Knights, we are reminded that our work as spiritual leaders and educators never stops. We are called to commit once again, to our mission that enriches the hearts and minds of the young gentlemen of St. Francis High School.
Each morning, I enjoy standing in the driveway and greeting our students. I know that for some, the end of summer vacation can be difficult, but they soon realize that the high school chapter in their lives will bear fruit and will help them develop into exceptional young gentlemen. I believe that we have been blessed with very fine returning students and a very fine freshman class.
I am sure that I will see many of you at the various events held on campus. So, let’s remind ourselves that our work is so very important and must continue. We are called to do our work with joy and dedication knowing that all of our students deserve the very best from us.
Please know that you are remembered in my daily prayers and Mass.
May the Lord give you His Peace!
Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap.