Sports Calendars

St. Francis of Assisi School Sports Schedules 2017-2018

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Boys Soccer Schedule

Girls 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Schedule

Girls 5th and 6th Grade Basketball Schedule

Boys’ Flag Football Schedule

Girls’ Softball Schedule

 

John Paul II Quotes about Sports and Athletes

“Playing sport has become very important today, since it can encourage young people to develop important values such as loyalty, perseverance, friendship, sharing and solidarity.”

“Sport…protects the weak and excludes no-one…frees young people from the snares of apathy and indifference and arouses a healthy sense of competition in them.”

“Sports, in fact, can make an effective contribution to peaceful understanding between peoples and to establishing the new civilization of love.”

“Sports contribute to the love of life, teaches sacrifice, respect and responsibility, leading to the full development of every human person.”

“Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, that is, a faithful and courageous witness to his Gospel.  But to succeed in this, he must persevere in prayer, be trained in virtue and follow the divine Master in everything.”

“Sport trains body and spirit for perseverance, effort, courage, balance, sacrifice, honesty, friendship and collaboration.”

“Give thanks to God for the gift of sport, in which the human person exercises his body, intellect and will, recognising these abilities as so many gifts of his Creator.”

“Lord Jesus Christ, Help these athletes to be your friends and witnesses to your love.  Help them to put the same effort into personal asceticism that they do into sports; help them to achieve a harmonious and cohesive unity of body and soul.”

“May they be sound models to imitate for all who admire them.  Help them always to be athletes of the spirit, to win your inestimable prize; an imperishable crown that lasts forever.

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