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.
Tuesday - Friday, 7:00 am & 12:00 pm (in the chapel)
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:30 am
See full liturgy schedule
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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Metro Volunteer Needs
St. James Community Kitchen, Catholic Charities Turnaround Program
SFX parishioners who live on the Kansas side have an opportunity to urge the Johnson County Commissioners to BAN THE BOX by disallowing the checkbox on employment applications that requires felons to disclose any convictions at the time of application. This requirement is clearly discriminatory and makes it very hard for persons with a felony on their record to obtain a job interview. A rally to BAN THE BOX will be held Thursday, May 12th beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Pavilion in downtown Olathe. The event is sponsored by More2, an organization that advocates for racial and economic equity across the KC metro area. Plan to arrive on time, as the rally will be moving from its starting point. For more information, call Sarah Jurcyk at 913-707-7305.
Confirmation Calendar May 15 Rehearsal for Candidates and Sponsors 7:00pm at SFX Church May 16 Celebration of Confirmation Candidates and sponsors meet with Bishop Johnston 5:30-6:30pm at Mabee Theatre in Sedgewick Hall on RU campus. Confirmation Mass begins at 7:00 pm.
Please join the SFX Sustainability Committee for a Sunday Brunch to share hospitality with our fellow parishioners. Brunch will be following the 10:30 mass on Sunday, May 15 at 12:15 at the Homesteader Café at 100 E 7 St on the corner of Walnut and 7th in downtown KCMO. So we can reserve a special area for our group please RSVP to email@example.com if you are able to join us. Feel free to check out the Homesteader Café online.
Mark your calendar: Year of Mercy Talk by Father Mark Lewis, SJ Thursday, May 19, 7:00-8:30 pm in the SFX Chapel What can St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier teach us about mercy? Come hear Father Lewis, Director of The Thomas More Center for the Study of Catholic Thought & Culture and Visiting Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at Rockhurst University, speak about the prayer life of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier and Pope Francis’ conversions. For more information and/or to register for the talk, contact Mariann McCormally firstname.lastname@example.org OR 816-523-5115 x 204.
Graduation Blessing We will celebrate kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, college, MA, MS, JD, PhD graduations with a special blessing at the end of all the Masses the weekend of May 21/22. Please contact Mariann (816-523-5115 x 204 OR email@example.com) and leave your name and which mass you plan to attend. God bless our graduates in all that they do!
Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass The Diocesan Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2:00pm. The event is for the couples and their immediate family. This celebration includes all couples whose 50th Wedding Anniversary falls between January 1-December 31, 2016. Deadline for registration is Sunday, May 22. Please contact Peggy in the Parish Office at 816-523-5115 x 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save The Date Our Parish and The Woodyard BBQ - a 'Fun-Raiser' Sunday, June 12, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (open house) Parishioners Frank and Michele Schloegel have generously offered their award winning KCKS restaurant for a parish "fun raiser". SFX will have a dedicated space to enjoy their wonderful food and spend time together. $15 per person - adults, $7.50 per person - ages 6-12; Under 5, free. All proceeds will go to the St Francis Xavier rectory window/remodeling project. The Woodyard BBQ is located at 3001 Merriam Drive in KCKS
Save the Date!--Outpace Poverty, June 18, 2016 Join the SFX team, SFX-cellent Walkers & Runners, by going to www.outpacepoverty.org/SFX. Last year our team raised $2, 230. Let’s make it $2,500 this year! Proceeds from Outpace Poverty 2016 benefit the many programs and services provided by Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The mission of Catholic Charities is to transform lives and communities through hope-filled care, services and advocacy. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Hinman McKnight at 816-523-5115, x 211.