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Catholic Community Like No Other
Catholic Community Like No Other.
Mr Jim Fornaciari Principal
September 21, 2018
Dear SJF Parents,
In speaking with SJF students this summer it became very apparent they take great pride in the tradition of the parish. Our current staff and students hope to build on that tradition by having a tremendous 2018-2019 school year. Traditions are sometimes built through common rituals which can help unite groups or institutions. As Catholics we all understand and appreciate the importance of our common faith rituals.
Many SJF students can relate to the use of rituals because they are an important part of their family life. As Americans, most of us enjoy taking part in national rituals like celebrating the 4 th of July. SJF teachers look for opportunities to investigate these important religious and patriotic rituals with students.
Each November, Veterans Day provides an opportunity for our nation to celebrate the efforts of those that have served. A group of SJF teachers is currently planning a series of special events to help celebrate Veterans Day. We plan on sharing important details in the coming weeks which will include an opportunity for parents to get involved.
As a teacher, I understood that sharing stories of our nation’s veterans could inspire students. A story that inspired me involves Chicago native Jeffrey...
Tom Dowling is a proud member of the St. John Fisher Class of 2010 and recently received the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Currently a Junior at the University of Illinois, Tom was nominated by the university and was one of only 62 nationally selected recipients from a field of over 750 nominees.