Archbishop Byrnes Visits St. Francis Catholic School

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During his visit to St. Francis Catholic School on Sept. 25, 2017, Archbishop Michael Byrnes, center, was photographed with Sister Claire Quichocho, SSND, left, and the third grade first holy Communion class. (Photo courtesy of Tony Rodriguez, Development Coordinator SFCS)

By Tony Rodriguez, SFCS Development Coordinator
For the Umatuna Si Yu’os

On Sept. 25, 2017, St. Francis Catholic School began “Peace Week” – a week of reflection and activities focused on what peace means to us. Peace Week ends on Sept. 29, 2017, which coincides with our school’s anniversary celebration.

In our second day of Peace Week at St. Francis, “Embrace our Diversity,” we were asked to reflect on forgiveness, having a servant’s heart, respecting diversity, supporting and encouraging each other and understanding different cultures. We were also honored, on our second day of Peace Week, to have Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Byrnes visit our campus. 

Archbishop Byrnes had a chance to experience and interact with each of the different class grades, and students had a chance to ask the archbishop questions about his education and his favorite things about being a priest and an archbishop.

Thank you, Archbishop Byrnes, for blessing us with your visit and for taking the time to meet our students. We hope to see you again soon.