Dear St. Francis Families,
This week we celebrated a beautiful Ash Wednesday Mass in our gymnasium, and welcomed a number of parents, grandparents, and family members. I am always moved by the beauty of our service and the involvement of our Troubies. We are truly blessed to have such a dedicated parent community that supports and cherishes our Catholic values.
I am also happy to welcome Dr. Felicia Haecker as our new Diversity Coordinator. She will officially join the St. Francis staff on Tuesday, February 28. I look forward to you meeting and interacting with her in the near future.
Additionally, as we begin the Lenten Season this week, I offer you the following prayer:
As we enter our Lenten journey, guide us to the path that leads to you. Fill our hearts with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as we strive to become the best version of ourselves, honestly admitting our shortcomings and sins.
As we renew our resolve each day to become a better person, let us hear your voice in the deepest reaches of our heart. Give us rest in you.
Help us to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment.
Stay with us through the busy days this week, and remind us that when we need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, we can always turn to you.
Help us develop discipline and generosity through fasting and almsgiving and come closer to you through prayer this Lent.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
St. Clare of Assisi, pray for us!
In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),