Social Justice

Welcome to Social Justice!  I am Brother Joseph Bach, O.S.F., a Franciscan Brother of Brooklyn.  This is my second year at St. Francis Prep.  I have taught and served as an administrator on the Elementary, Secondary, and University levels.  I look forward to the new school year and to meeting each of you. 

Below is some information about the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, who founded St. Francis Prep in 1858.

Waking up the World with the Joy of the Gospel!

The Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, officially known as the Congregation of Religious Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, were founded in 1858 when two Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis from Ireland arrived in Brooklyn, NY. Responding to the need to educate the children of immigrants, the Franciscan Brothers brought their tradition as educators in Ireland to New York. Today, the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn proudly continue the 800 year-old ministry of Franciscan Education, whether in schools, parishes, or other pastoral ministries, in the Dioceses of Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, Patterson, NJ and Cape Girardeau, MO. For more information, please visit our website: