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
First Communion Celebration is May 1 at 10:30 Mass. Please pray for our children, their families, and teachers.
Greeters Needed SFX is known for its welcoming personality. Help us to continue this tradition of friendly greeting. There will be a short meeting of current and prospective greeters next Sunday, May 1, at 9:00am in the Romero Room. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please plan to attend. If you are unable to attend, please call Joan McMahon at 913 831 4149 or email at email@example.com
Confirmation Calendar May 1 Class 12:00noon – 2:00pm May 15 Rehearsal for Candidates and Sponsors 7:00pm May 16 Celebration of Confirmation Candidates and sponsors will meet with Bishop Johnston 5:30-6:30pm. Confirmation Mass begins at 7:00pm.
Soul Food Tuesday Tuesdays, 11:00-11:55 AM (dismissed in time for those who wish to attend 12:00 Noon Mass) Romero Room May 3, 10, 17 we will be studying Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia “The Joy of Love.” Come study and pray with us! For more information and/or to register to participate, please contact Mariann McCormally (816-523-5115 x 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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 15th at 12:15 at the Homesteader Café at 100 E 7 St on the corner of Walnut and 7th in downtown KCMO. Management will give us a little talk on how they work on sustainable practices and using locally sourced ingredients when possible. This new jewel of a restaurant opened last December and has a warm laid back feel with down home cooking. 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.
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.