FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OBSERVED AT ST. JUDE’S-The celebration of the Feast of St. Francis is always a special day for the students in St. Jude School PreKindergarten and Kindergarten classes. Deacon Gene Kovatch, Pastoral Outreach at St. Jude Parish, visited the students and led the celebration. He spoke to the students about the life of St. Francis –how he fed and clothed needy children, how he loved to pray, and how the animals loved him because he was so kind and gentle. Deacon Gene blessed the students, encouraged them to follow the example of St. Francis, and assisted them in using holy water to bless stuffed animals that they had brought from home. Shown from left are members of the PreKindergarten classes, fron from left: Brianna Herbener, Cole Silva, Gavin Potwin, Calvin Daun, and David Prushinski. Row 2: Abby Blum, Xavier Rutt, Aurora Albright, Ben Savner, Allison Joseph, Jackson Harvell, and Anna Joseph. Row 3: Noah Prezelski, Graham Mitchell, Robert Altmayer, Ryder Zurawski, Autumn Lont, Owen Burke, Sophia Martin, Paxton Bleiler, Maya Martin, and Luke Strish. Back: Kovatch.