St. Francis Academy
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Union City, NJ 07087

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October 2014

pumpkinWithout love, deeds, even the most brilliant count as nothing.
– St. Therese the Little Flower

Dear Parents,

As we enter the beautiful month of October we are most happily celebrating the feast of our patron St. Francis of Assisi. Francis loved all of creation with childlike wonder, as do your lovely children. We will plant the bulbs which will bloom radiantly in spring, feed baby farm animals, hatch chicks, watch falcons soar, bless our beloved pets, even the lowly “wiggly” earthworm will not escape our attention. Actually by the time you read this letter I will most likely have kissed a pig!

As the leaves slowly change colors and a chill fills the morning air October unfolds. The Feast of St. Therese the Little Flower, the Holy Guardian Angels, month of the Most Holy Rosary, the feast day of St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila will be celebrated. What a spiritual banquet October brings to the liturgical calendar. These feasts and holy days are loved by the children, I cannot tell you the excitement generated in the eyes of the Michaels, Gabriels and Gabriellas on the feast of the Archangels or the reverence each child displayed as they held the relic of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who will be beatified this Saturday.

The rhythm of our family life should not be built around a soccer schedule or the latest television show. Build your family life on a solid foundation, give your children, who are so precious, the bedrock of faith to buoy then in stormy seas. Mass on Sunday as a family, praying together before meals, allowing your children to lead you in the rosary are traditions which will last a lifetime. Many of the children tell me that their grandparents pray with them, how lucky to have such grandparents! Parents you have chosen Franciscan Catholic education for your dear children, a brilliant choice, I’m sure St. Therese, the Little Flower would agree.

Peace,
Deborah A. Savage

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