St. Francis of Assisi School in Greenwood Closing Doors Permanently at End of Academic Year

GREENWOOD (May 13,2022) — The doors to St. Francis of Assisi School will be closed permanently when the academic year concludes next Friday, May 20, bringing an end to an institution that has been part of the Greenwood community for nearly three-quarters of a century. The announcement was made today by the Franklin, Wisconsin-based Franciscan Friars of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province. The Franciscan friars will continue serving St. Francis Parish in Greenwood, an association that began some 70 years ago when Assumption Province was invited by the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson to begin pastoral ministry among the African American community. The school was opened in 1951.

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