Dear St. Francis Family,
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau’s words are most fitting as we think about graduations. We honored the class of 2018 with our Baccalaureate Mass on Friday evening and then our Graduation Ceremony on Saturday morning at the end of May. It brought us great joy to present diplomas to a group of Golden Knights who completed a rigorous academic program, nurtured their spirituality and grown into fine, young gentlemen. We also gratefully acknowledged their parents who made so many sacrifices to provide a college preparatory education in the Capuchin Franciscan tradition. Education is an invaluable gift that lasts a lifetime – our tradition of education enriches the mind and heart. As we congratulated the Class of 2018, we pray that these Golden Knights will continue to honor and live our Franciscan virtues, make a difference, find joy in their journey and live the fourth! Please stay in touch and visit us – remember St. Francis High School is always here for you.
And for the remainder of the student body, our school year has come to a close. We are grateful that these gentlemen will return to us in August with renewed enthusiasm to continue their college preparatory education. Our students are the essence of our educational mission – we pray for their health and well-being and a sense of renewal during summer.
Summer is a special time - a time for family to reconnect and recharge. It is a time for joyful fun. I hope you and your family will enjoy this special time while keeping the wisdom of Francis close to your hearts. Always remember – character counts – choose wisely. Don’t take the summer off from your faith – tend to your spirituality, it will play a significant role in your life.
May God continue to bless you and your loved ones!
Yours in Jesus and Francis,
Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap.