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
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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
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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/RU Advent Penance Service Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with a communal penance service with individual confessions. In the words of Pope Francis, confession is an encounter with Jesus whose "mercy motivates us to do better."
Holy Day of Obligation Thursday, December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Times: 7:00am and 12:00pm in the chapel
Middle School Youth Group Our group continues to meet monthly for food, fun and prayer. In addition they participate in periodic service projects. Our next Sunday Gathering: December 4, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm. Also mark your calendar to help with the Christmas Cookie Project on Sunday, December 11. The group will attend 10:30 Mass together and then help plate and package the cookies for our neighbors in need. Contact Mariann McCormally for more information and/or to register (email@example.com or 816-523-5115 x 204).
Ninth Annual SFX Cookie Project Help us put HOMEMADE Christmas cookies into the baskets we give out to our neighbors in need. Sign up by December 4 and receive your assignment (the number of cookies you’ll need to make depends on how many people sign up to bake!). For more information and/ or to sign up contact Mary Turner (913-226-8525 or MaTurne131@gmail.com).
Justice & Life Donation Drive Justice and Life committee members are holding weekly donation drives in the month of December for KC for Refugees. (http://kcforrefugees.weebly.com/) The donations will go to refugee families in Kansas City in need. We are asking for gently used clothing/coats/blankets every week, and each of the following will be the specific collection on one weekend:
Dec. 3,4 - toys, new and gently used
Dec. 10,11 - new socks, new underwear
Dec. 17,18 - toiletries, including sample-sized
Dec. 24,25 - cleaning supplies
Watch for labeled deposit boxes in the narthex. For questions, please contact Aurora Molitoris at 573-230-7390.
St. Francis Xavier Christmas Basket Project As we celebrate the Birthday of Christ on Christmas Day and remember those we love, we reach out in a special way to remember our dear neighbors through this annual parish project. Many families and individuals who we know through our Emergency Assistance Program will receive frozen turkeys, oranges, apples, potatoes, candy, homemade cookies, non-perishable food, and gift cards.
Join us in sharing the Christmas Spirit by participating in one of the following ways:
Sign up to donate a frozen turkey. Since we have limited freezer space, we ask those who are able to keep your frozen turkey until Thursday morning, Dec. 15 (the day we distribute the Baskets), when they are to be dropped off at SFX any time prior to 11am. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact Rebecca in the parish office.
Sign up to donate homemade cookies. There is nothing more delicious than homemade and our clients continue to comment on how much they enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Make a financial donation (cash/check). Your donations will be used for individual gifts and to purchase food (whatever is needed that has not been donated). We provide gift cards worth $20 to Target so families may shop for gifts for their family members and experience the joy of providing for their loved ones. Checks may be made out to “SFX Social Ministries” and given to Rebecca or mailed to her in the Parish Office.
Volunteer (adults & children are welcome) your time. Opportunities are: Bagging Christmas food from 9-11:30am on Saturday, Dec. 10th, plating Christmas cookies after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, Dec. 11th, bagging apples and oranges from 6-7:15pm on Tuesday, Dec. 13th, and helping with the distribution of Christmas baskets when families come to pick up on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15th. Shifts available are 12:20-3pm or 3-5:30pm on the 15th. Please sign up as soon as possible so we may have the appropriate number of people for each activity.
Rebecca is available after all Masses this weekend to accept financial donations, sign you up to make homemade cookies or to volunteer your time, and answer your questions. You may also contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 523-5115, x 211. Thank you for your generosity!