Welcome to the St. Frances X. Cabrini School.
For more than 6 decades, St. Frances X. Cabrini School has provided Catholic Education to many of our young children in our area here in West Athens.
St. Frances X. Cabrini School is committed to assist the parents in their role as primary educators of their children. With our affiliation with the Dominican Sisters, we support the parents in forming and teaching their children the Catholic Faith through the charisma and core values of the Dominican tradition.
I am happy to note that the enrollment is increasing every year since I came here in 2015. I can see that the faculty and staff are working together in nurturing our students. In our present environment, basic moral value is a must for the student to learn. These values can only be thought in our homes and in St. Frances X. Cabrini School. The role of St. Frances is to religiously support our parents to inculcate these values to their children and to freely live their faith. Our school is likewise on fire to raise and develop our students to be academically prepared to be a good citizen of our nation. With the help of our teachers, we expect that they will become a Faithful Christian, Innovative Contributor, Responsible Citizens, and Effective Communicator (F.I.R.E) in the future.
Thank you for visiting our website and I encourage you to visit our parochial school.
Fr. Juan Bosco Jimenez
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is not only the first American citizen-saint but she also lived and worked in Los Angeles and celebrated the silver jubilee of the order she founded, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, in St. Vibian’s Cathedral in 1905. The church built in her honor started with Mass in the home of Mary Knauff, who as a child knew the saint. Father Paul Knoske was pastor when there were fewer than 200 parishioners and served the parish for twenty years.
A second church was built in 1955 and the temporary structure was converted to extra classrooms for the school. Monsignor John Rohde served from 1981 to 1988 when the concept of team ministry was introduced. Father David O’Connell headed the parish during its golden jubilee in 1996. From 1997 to 2006 Father Anthony Gonzalez was the administrator. In July 2006 to date, Father Cesar Raffo serves as the pastor.