Pastor Replacement Meeting

In June 2016, Fr. Mark Bartosic will have completed 15 years as pastor of St Frances of Rome. He will be moving to a new parish assignment on July 1, 2016. The Archdiocesan Priest Placement Board will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, November 4 at 7PM in the school auditorium to hear what the parish seeks in a new pastor. All are invited to attend. For more detailed information about the process, please access the bi-lingual information sheet by clicking the link below.

Pastor Replacement Flyer


New School Initiatives

This year two new programs are being instituted in the school to provide better focus on student progress and on curriculum. These two programs are Thumbs Up for Student Success and Curriculum on the Wall (C.O.W). To learn more about each of these programs, click on the individual links below.

Thumbs Up

Welcome Back–to–School Mass

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Sunday, September 13th at 10:30am, we will celebrate Mass as a school family. There is no greater love we can give our children than practicing and passing on our faith. Let us pray together as a family for our children, the school community and our nation. Following Mass, we will host a school orientation with the teachers from 11:30 to 12:15. Look for the C.O.W. in your students classroom. Your child’s teacher will be able to explain how the curriculum is being established and evaluated.

Principal's Welcome

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It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I join the St. Frances of Rome school family. As I begin my thirty-fifth year in education, I look forward to the opportunities that are available to help our children attain the best academic and faith education in the archdiocese. Working together with families and the community, St. Frances of Rome students are primed to excel academically, socially and physically in a faith based environment.

There are three gifts we give our children:
  1. Living our faith is the greatest gift of all
  2. Unconditional love for each child
  3. A Catholic education at St. Frances of Rome

Giving them these three gifts will create a solid foundation which our children will build upon for their lifetime. As Jesus said to Peter, “Upon this rock I will build my church.” The same can be said to our children, “upon the rock (foundation) you will build your legacy”.

We Can Make a Difference is not only our theme for this year, it is our focus on how we act toward others and how each of us can in our own way, truly make a difference. Come and see for yourself on how the students and faculty are “Making a Difference” everyday. Call the office at 708-298-4710 to set up a tour.

In God’s peace,
Glenn Purpura, Principal