Ministry of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi


Mini Bits
February 14  

Important Dates
February 15 
NO SCHOOL - President's Day 
February 16 
NO SCHOOL - Staff Development 
February 17 
Ash Wednesday 
February 18 
TFS Virtual Tour 

Lent 2021 at St. Francis
"Open our hearts, Lord, help us to love like you."
We journey together as a community through Lent, opening our hearts and minds to the overwhelming love that God has for each and everyone one of us. Join us as we learn about, celebrate, and live our faith. Regular, weekly opportunities are available for the whole family to "virtually" gather at various times and platforms, including:
  • Bible exploration through images and discussion
  • Video and small group presentations by Msgr. Clay
  • Lunch Break with Mr. Jim
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Evening Prayer and Praise and Worship
  • Making Lent "greener" by abstaining from meat


Financial Assistance
We strive to make it feasible for families to make Catholic education for their children possible. There are, however finite funds available. In order for the committee to make an assessment as accurately as possible, the following information is required of each family applying. Application deadline is Friday, March 12, 2021.

Virtual Information Sessions for Interested Families
In lieu of our traditional Open House, we are holding monthly Virtual Information Sessions for interested families. At these sessions, we will have a short PowerPoint presentation to present an overview of the school, we will have teachers present, one from middle school and one from elementary, and a parent representative.  These sessions will present a small window into the school and allow for questions to be asked of administration, faculty and parent representatives.  Please let any families you know who may be interested in joining our community that the first session is February 18th at 7:00PM with more information and registration available

 To Know, to Believe, and to Live
To Know: A lifelong journey of growth in our knowledge of the Christian faith.
To Believe: A lifelong journey of growth in our assent and acceptance of what we teach at the level of faith.
To Live: A lifelong journey of understanding how we make this a part of our life.  
During the season of Lent, Msgr. Clay will be sharing a new vision for our community for at-home or small group viewing.  Journey with Msgr. Michael as he presents an overview of 10 essentials for a lifelong journey of living the Christian faith and an invitation to deepen their understanding of what this means for each member of our community. 
Some parishioners have had a "sneak peek" of the video and have shared their reactions, including alumna Julia House (2/14/21) Watch their witness HERE.


Wake Up & Read Service Project

Last day to bring in books is this Friday, February 19th. 

 We have a few extra Be a Light shirts

Latest Playground Update    
"Rain, Rain Go Away!" Unfortunately, this soggy weather is continuing to cause delays with our playground installation. Once there is a break in the rain, the surfacing people will be bringing in additional stone. It has been determined that the additional stone will hold the poured rubber in place better if concrete curbing is used. While this will extend the completion timeline, it also means that our students will have some additional fun watching cement mixers operate! We will continue to keep you updated on the progress.

Safe Environment Training Webinar
Tuesday, February 23rd 3:00-5:00 PM
The session is for adults and will be just over 2 hours long with one short break. It will equip you to recognize and report child abuse and neglect. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate, which you must give to your ministry site as part of your Level C certification. This safe environment training is required for all clergy, employees and those in leadership positions with children and youth. This session is for either initial safe environment training or for those needing the 5-year renewal.  
Once you receive your Certificate of Completion please email it to  

COVID Updates 
Latest revisions to NCDHHS Tool Kit.  We have highlighted the updates that affect the preschool.

Did you know St. Francis of Assisi Preschool had a Facebook page? 

Want to connect to other preschool families?   

Each week, our friends at Loyola Press help you and your family prepare for next Sunday's Mass with the weekly Sunday Connection. Click here to look ahead to this weekend!

Saint Francis Preschool 

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool | 919-8534-4849

Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi
11401 Leesville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613