Pastor Replacement Meeting

In June 2016, Fr. Mark Bartosic will have completed 15 years as pastor of St Frances of Rome. He will be moving to a new parish assignment on July 1, 2016. The Archdiocesan Priest Placement Board will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, November 4 at 7PM in the school auditorium to hear what the parish seeks in a new pastor. All are invited to attend. For more detailed information about the process, please access the bi-lingual information sheet by clicking the link below.

Pastor Replacement Flyer


New School Initiatives

This year two new programs are being instituted in the school to provide better focus on student progress and on curriculum. These two programs are Thumbs Up for Student Success and Curriculum on the Wall (C.O.W). To learn more about each of these programs, click on the individual links below.

Thumbs Up

Welcome Back–to–School Mass

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Sunday, September 13th at 10:30am, we will celebrate Mass as a school family. There is no greater love we can give our children than practicing and passing on our faith. Let us pray together as a family for our children, the school community and our nation. Following Mass, we will host a school orientation with the teachers from 11:30 to 12:15. Look for the C.O.W. in your students classroom. Your child’s teacher will be able to explain how the curriculum is being established and evaluated.

Principal's Welcome

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It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I join the St. Frances of Rome school family. As I begin my thirty-fifth year in education, I look forward to the opportunities that are available to help our children attain the best academic and faith education in the archdiocese. Working together with families and the community, St. Frances of Rome students are primed to excel academically, socially and physically in a faith based environment.

There are three gifts we give our children:
  1. Living our faith is the greatest gift of all
  2. Unconditional love for each child
  3. A Catholic education at St. Frances of Rome

Giving them these three gifts will create a solid foundation which our children will build upon for their lifetime. As Jesus said to Peter, “Upon this rock I will build my church.” The same can be said to our children, “upon the rock (foundation) you will build your legacy”.

We Can Make a Difference is not only our theme for this year, it is our focus on how we act toward others and how each of us can in our own way, truly make a difference. Come and see for yourself on how the students and faculty are “Making a Difference” everyday. Call the office at 708-298-4710 to set up a tour.

In God’s peace,
Glenn Purpura, Principal

Summer Program

Summer is almost here. If you’d like your child to have an academically enriching and fun summer, consider enrolling in our Summer Program:

  • Mondays-Thursdays from 8 A.M. - 3 P. M.
  • Morning Academic Classes
  • Fun Afternoon Activities (Sports, Art, Science, Library, Computers)
  • Thursday Field Trips
  • Meals Included

For more information, click on the following links:

  1. Summer Program Flyer
  2. Summer Program Letter
  3. Summer Program Registration

Box Tops for Education



Box Tops for Education

Help us win 10,000 box-tops. Click on picture below.

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Cicero Catholic Schools 5K

Saturday, April 25, 2015
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM CDT

Morton Freshman Center
1801 S. 55th Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804

You're invited! Join us for the 5th Annual Cicero Catholic Schools 5K Run/Walk as we promote health and fitness while supporting Catholic education in Cicero, IL. This year's race will take place on Saturday, April 25, and there is still time to sign up! Registration is only $25 per individual, or $50 per family. Fees will increase on race day! Sign up early, and you can also guarantee your t-shirt size.

This year's race will once again take place at the Morton Freshman Center. For more information, or to register, click on the links below!

Get more information
Individual Registration
Family Registration

If you have any questions regarding our event, please feel free to contact us at the schools. Thank you in advance for your attention and response. We look forward to seeing you at the 5K!

Dr Seuss Week


Students in pre-school through second grade celebrated the life and literature of Dr. Seuss during the week of March 2nd. Each day they read a different Dr. Seuss book and engaged in a corresponding hands-on activity. To kick off the week, the entire school snuggled up with a book and a friend to read in the school auditorium.

Mardi Gras Gala

The Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Saturday, February 14, and we still have many dinner tickets available. Tickets may be purchased in the school office and are $50 each or $450 for a table of ten. Don’t miss out on what will surely be a night to remember. This important event helps fund the educational programs in our parish, and we need your support! Just by turning in your raffle tickets, you can make a difference in the lives of our students, and maybe even win a prize! Donations for our silent auction are still being collected and may be dropped off in the school or parish offices. Thank you for your support and see you at the Mardi Gras Gala!

March for Life Participation

Four 8th grade students and two teachers, Ms McGrath and Ms Eckburg, went to Washington DC for the March for Life. Ms Huizar and other 8th grade students participated in the Chicago March for Life on Sunday January 18th.

Washington DC Participants

Chicago Participants


March for Life Breakfast


Four eighth grade students, Mrs. Eckburg and Ms. McGrath will participate in the March for Life in Washington D.C from January 20-23. Please help cover the cost of the trip by supporting a March for Life Breakfast to be held in the school cafeteria following all the Masses on Sunday, January 11.