Inspired by our founders, the Presentation Sisters, and our school motto, "Not Words But Deeds", we instill in our students the values of Catholic Social Teaching. We condemn all forms of racism and prejudice in our society and welcome all who come to live with the Catholic values of respect, justice, and solidarity.
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black lives matter
We stand in solidarity with our black brothers and sisters to call for racial justice and pray for the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the many other black men and women who were unjustly killed. Black Lives Matter.
As Catholics, we are called to work for justice and equality against racism and oppression. Our school motto, “Not Words, But Deeds” reminds us that our actions are crucial to change. May the work of Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters inspire us to build community and act with empathy, mercy, and love. May we act like Jesus in our work towards ending racism and upholding our promise in creating a welcoming environment for all students, regardless of race, color, and identity.
Posted here is a video created by one of our teachers, Mr. Christian Pabalan, who addresses the end of the school year for his 7th and 8th grade students and a call to action against racism.
Stop Anti-Asian hate
Below is a statement written by Christian Pabalan, our middle school social studies teacher, on behalf of our school community:
The School of the Epiphany condemns the growing anti-Asian hate crimes happening across our country. We pray for the victims of these hate crimes, including the victims of the recent shootings in Georgia, and their loved ones. We call for an end to racism and its sins of discrimination, harassment, hate speech, and violence. We pray for those who act against love, that they may have an epiphany of their own and open their hearts to treating all people with kindness and understanding.
We are aware of the long history of racism and discrimination of Asian and Asian Americans, not just during the current pandemic. We empathize their fear and anxiety, especially during this time. Our school continues to proudly serve students of the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) community and the many other communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. In the spirit of our motto, Not Words But Deeds, we will continue to work with our students in nurturing their God-given talents to treat all people with love, empathy, and respect.
Let us stand together against racism in our support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
School of the Epiphany
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