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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi School

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi School and to our new website. You’ll find our school located in the heart of Ygnacio Valley, 25 miles east of San Francisco. Here at St. Francis of Assisi School we always strive to provide the best Catholic education available to students from kindergarten to eighth grade.

For information on everything from registration and athletics, to volunteering and hot lunches, you’ll find it here. So please, take a few minutes to explore our website, and find out what we have to offer. If you have any questions, please contact us directly. We hope you enjoy your stay at St. Francis of Assisi School’s Internet home!

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A Message from our Principal

Dear Friends of St. Francis of Assisi,

Here we are – it is Holy Week! This is the most important week in our Church calendar and definitely a time to pray and consider what is at the heart of all we believe.

We all know Holy Thursday and Good Friday and the events they commemorate. Church services on both days are meant to draw us into the story of our Savior’s acts of redemption. But the somewhat forgotten day is Holy Saturday, situated squarely between the suffering of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday. Holy Saturday, I have read, is a kind of in-between time, sort of “a meantime”. It is very symbolic of our own lives – the meantime between our earthly struggles and our eternal happiness.

Jesus rose from the dead and conquered sin and evil. However, when we look around us now, we see violence, injustice, and suffering of all kinds. But the reality is this: if we live this “meantime” well, we can bring the power of the resurrection to our small corner of the world – be it our home, our workplace, parish, neighborhood, or school.

Our Holy Father, Francis, has exhorted us to celebrate the joy of the gospel and share it with others. What better week of the year is there than the current one to celebrate the joy of our faith, the love of our God for us, and our hope for a better world and happiness in the next.

Use these days. Hopefully you were in church last Sunday to receive your palms. Now on Thursday, join the school with our Living Stations at 11:30 a.m.; then attend church to remember the institution of the Eucharist. On Good Friday, take time to remember the passion of the Lord by attending services. Then on Saturday – “in the meantime” – spend some time in silence to consider yourself in all this.

And then you will be ready to attend Mass on Easter Sunday and shout Alleluia! to all as we share the joy of the gospel.  
Happy Easter to all of you!

Sister James Marien

Sister James Marien