Ministry Highlight

St. Francis High School ~ Athol Springs, NY

On their last day, the St. Francis High School (Athol Springs, NY) Class of 2022 gathered in the quad with the rest of the student body and were given a final blessing by Fr. Michael Sajda, OFM Conv. Friar Michael has served as SFHS President for the past 16 years. After serving in province education ministries, from 1979-2001 (MD, NY & FL), he began serving at our Athol Springs, NY high school province ministry 21 years ago. Friar Michael was first assigned to St. Francis in 2001 to serve as Principal, and became President in 2006. As of June 25, 2022, the new President of SFHS will be Fr. Matthew Foley, OFM Conv., who currently serves there as an Instructor and as Campus Minister.

Note: The first class was enrolled at St. Francis High School in 1927. SFHS was founded under the leadership of the Very Rev. Justin Figas, OFM Conv., who had long desired to establish a secondary school for young men in the Niagara Frontier area.

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