St. Francis High School

Message from the President
Fr. Matt Elshoff
Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap.
Dear St. Francis family,
Our Holy Father would say to the friars "Let us begin again, brothers, for up until now we have done little or nothing." The admonition from St. Francis to begin again, reminds us that there is always something that we are called to do to honor God and to serve others.

As we begin another school year, we must realize that there are so many things we are called to do to help with the education of the young men here at St. Francis High School. For me, it is always exciting to welcome a new freshman class and to welcome back our returning students. Every year new students energize our St. Francis family and give us hope and joy amidst the tremendous expectations that come with the rigors of a college preparatory program.

The young men that will join our Golden Knights this year will begin a transformation in their lives. This transformation will include academic challenges, spiritual growth, and exposure to Franciscan virtues that will influence their interactions with their brother Golden Knights and others. Our returning students will continue their journey as they also grow in maturity and realize more and more of the need we all have to nurture our relationship with God and others.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with your sons, your families, and with our faculty and staff. I am so blessed to be here at St. Francis High School and to enjoy the best job I have ever had in my entire life. My pastoral work, along with my administrative responsibilities, brings me great joy and I am very excited to begin my seventh year as President of St. Francis High School. As always, I will continue to do my best to maintain our school's values and to provide a Catholic college preparatory education in the Capuchin Franciscan tradition of love and discipline.

May the Lord give you His blessings!
Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap.