Welcome to St. Francis Xavier Church

Our mission statement

St. Francis Xavier Parish is a Roman Catholic, Jesuit community of faith called together by God to experience Jesus Christ in His Word, in the sacraments of the Church, and in each other.

We, as the body of Christ, joined in Baptism and inspired by the grace of the Holy Spirit, enrich our faith through prayer and worship, spiritual formation, intellectual rigor, diversity of membership, hospitality and fellowship, attention to family life, and concern for social justice.

Guided by the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola, we strive to use our many gifts for the greater glory of God.

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Parish Info

Daily Mass
Tuesday - Friday, 7:00 am & 12:00 pm (in the chapel)

Weekend Masses
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:30 am
See full liturgy schedule

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Email us at: pbeavencalia@sfx-kc.org

Parish Bulletin
Download a parish registration form


Regarding Our Food Pantry:

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf

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What's New?

Separated Ecclesial Bretheren
Read Mariann's message 

About Our New Pastor
Father Rafael Garcia SJ

This Fish Is Sustainable
A Debt-Free SFX in 2013
Read all about it 

Metro Volunteer Needs
St. James Community Kitchen, Catholic Charities Turnaround Program






















Celebrate with us the Patron Saint of Animals, the Environment, and the Poor.  Blessing of the Animals Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:00am  Join us to honor St. Francis of Assisi, the "other St. Francis."  SFX Parking Lot 1001 East 52nd Street  All ages welcome.  All species welcome (but animals should be leashed or in carriers!).


Meet and Greets for Fr. Steve  Please sign up to participate in one of the "meet and greets " being scheduled for Father Steve in the next few months. Sign-up sheets are in the narthex for the ones that are already scheduled.  If you would like to host a "meet and greet " please let Joan McMahon (joankmcmahon@gmail) know and she will help you to get that scheduled.

Voter Registration Drive-September 24/25 & October 2  St. Francis Xavier will be holding a voter registration drive after all the Masses September 24/25 & October 1/2 in the Narthex. Make sure you are registered and your information is up to date!  Registration deadline for Missouri is October 12 and Kansas is October 18.

Free Fall Prevention Screening  - at the Rockhurst Community Center (5401 Troost Ave.) on Monday, October 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm. Physical Therapy (DPT) students will be performing balance tests, blood pressure checks, and environmental surveys to all interested as a fulfillment of their Professional and Leadership Development III project. This screening is recommended for all adults who are 60 years of age and older. All participants will also receive free home-made stress balls in addition to their fall risk results! Contact Alison Parks  to set up an appointment or if you have any further questions at ParksAL@hawks.rockhurst.edu. We will try to accommodate as many people as possible but to ensure you are able to be screened, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This is open to any faculty, staff, or community members.

Christmas in October: October 8, 2016  Christmas comes but twice a year, and our annual work day for Christmas in October is Saturday October 8, 2016 from 8:00am—4:00pm. We are looking for volunteers with skills and with none at all to help rebuild Kansas City. If you would like to join our St. Francis Xavier team, please contact Rebecca Hinman McKnight at rmcknight@sfx-kc.org or 816-523-5115, x 211.

SFX Class of 1966 Reunion  The St Francis Xavier School Class of 1966 is celebrating its 50th Reunion Saturday October 15th. For further information, contact Mary Brenner at 816-523-0719 or email Mary at m_brenner@aol.com.

All St. Francis Xavier parishioners who have made the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, either in the 30+-day format or in the 30+-week format “in Everyday Life,” please leave your name, number and e-mail address with Peggy Beaven Calia at pbeavencalia@sfx-kc.org. This will gather all your contact information into one place, so that Fr. Steve can have a meeting with you together. Thanks for responding promptly to the call.


Celebration Brick Program   SFX is offering an opportunity for you to purchase an engraved brick for the Mary Garden to honor family, friends, and achievements. Proceeds from the Celebration Brick Program will go towards deferred maintenance at SFX. For further information, contact Ron Grebowiec at 816-728-9636 or email Ron at ron.grebowiec@gmail.com.