Welcome Home. It is great having all the students and their energy back on campus. We have a faith-filled September planned. All are welcome to join us for our masses.
Friday September 9
Grandparents & Grandfriends Day
We would like to invite all Grandparents and Grandfriends to join us here on campus. Mass will begin at 10:54 a.m. presided by our Salesian Provincial Fr. Ted Montemayor. Following mass we will provide a picnic lunch for our guests with all activities ending by 12:45 p.m.
This day is special in another way, as well. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of our United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has requested that all Dioceses in the United States observe September 9th as a Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities. We will be gathering in union with churches and Catholic schools across the entire United States in praying for peace.
Sharing our Faith through Football
September 8-10, we welcome the LaSalle High School Football team from Oregon. Our football teams will gather as brothers to pray together, serve, and compete. This is a wonderful opportunity to be one family united in our love of Christ and football. Welcome Falcons!
Triduum is a three day event that was used by Don Bosco to welcome the boys back to school. He was aware that during the summer break the students would find “sin”. He used Triduum to get them refocused and recommitted, emotionally and spiritually.
Day 1, September 14th: Day 1 of Triduum is a day of insight. Don Bosco would offer a talk to the boys to help them remember there are others in the world who need help. He would use the talk to refocus the boys not to be me-centered but other-centered. He would do this with a positive motivational talk. This was to inspire the boys to do great things in the new year. Our speaker on this day will be Ms. Delevett from the Survivors Healing Center.
Day 2, September 15th: Day 2 of Triduum is a day of spiritual cleansing. The boys would all attend confession and wipe their sins clean. This was a day of reflection on how they wanted to make a difference and become Christ-like to others. All students will be invited to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will have eight priest available on campus to hear confessions.
Day 3, September 16th: Day 3 of Triduum is to celebrate with a mass and celebration for a new awakening. We welcome back Fr. Ron to preside our mass which will lead us into our Don Bosco Triduum Funday. We joyfully welcome Salesian Elementary and Junior High, Good Shepherd, Notre Dame, Sacred Heart, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross students.
Per the Bishops’ guidelines, St. Francis does not offer confirmation classes. Our Lady Help of Christians Church holds confirmation classes on our campus on Monday nights; many of the local churches also offer preparatory classes. If you are interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation, contact your local parish. It is a two year program that can begin, at the earliest, during freshman year.