Bishop Steven is assisted by Mgr Ken McCaffrey, (left) and Fr Tom Shields (Vicar Episcopal for Education) at Mass in Our Lady of Sorrows, Fintry, celebrating the Opening of St Francis Primary School, Dundee on Wednesday 4th October.
Head teacher Mr Neil Loudon, welcome Bishop Stephen and representatives of Dundee City Council. “On behalf of the new community of St Francis RC Primary School I would like to welcome you the Opening Mass of our new school.”
“I am so proud of how our children have settled into St Francis and I am sure you agree that they look fabulous in their new uniform. I want to extend a grateful thanks to Bishop Stephen for leading us in our celebration tonight and I know that it is always a special event when he comes to our Parish. I want to share with you the values that our school community choose for St Francis as these sit at the centre of our school: Love; Faith; Respect; Honesty; Trust and Co-operation.”
“Therefore, as we gather this evening, I would ask you to focus on the value of ‘Love’ for our school. We pray that St Francis will always be a school of love and that the Gospel Values and the teaching of Jesus will sit at the heart of our school.”
“I ask for your prayers for the children, staff and parish community of our school as we begin a new and very exciting chapter in Catholic Education.”