Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) was celebrated today at the Prep with a special morning Mass and liturgy attended by hundreds of students, faculty and staff.
The liturgy included the Annual Renewal of Vows by The Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, the blessing of the members of the various student clubs and athletic teams, and the presentation of The Canticle Citation Award (for outstanding long-term service to the Prep) to the following faculty and staff members: Michael Dilworth and Bro. Alan Zodda, O.S.F. (40 Years); Joseph D'Antoni, Sr. Ann Keppel, Patrick McLaughlin, and Patricia Murray (25 Years); Marianne Stolfi (15 Years).
Father Frank Schwarz and Father Bill Sweeney concelebrated the Mass, while Brother William Boslet, O.S.F., representing Brother Shane Burke, O.S.F., Superior General of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, led his colleagues in their Renewal of Vows and awarded The Canticle Citations.
St. Francis Prep will be closed this coming Friday in honor of its patron saint.