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
Celebration Brick Program SFX is offering an opportunity for you to participate in the Celebration Brick Program starting on July 23. 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 email@example.com.
Middle School Youth Group News Our next Sunday MSYG gatherings will be August 7, 6:00-8:00pm in the BVM Room. For more details about how YOU can be involved with our Middle School Youth Group, please contact Mariann McCormally (816-523-5115x204 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tattoos on the Heart Summer Series Book Discussion & Pilgrimage Thursday, August 11th at 7:00pm in the BVM Room or Sunday, August 14th at 12:00 pm in the Romero Room Join us to discuss the book, Tattoos on the Heart, and to go on a short walking pilgrimage. On the pilgrimage we will walk to a place where violence has occurred close to SFX and we will pray for peace. To RSVP, please contact Mariann McCormally at email@example.com or 816-523-5115, x 204.
Save the Date St. Francis Xavier Parish and Neighborhood Picnic Saturday, August 27th 5:00 pm Do you wear a FitBit, an Apple Watch, a Garmin Vivofit or a simple pedometer? We can help you meet your daily step goal and build your upper body strength – VOLUNTEER AT OUR PARISH PICNIC, Saturday, August 27. We need help to set up and tear down tables, chairs, and our stage, haul trash, recycling and compost containers back and forth, wash dishes, etc., etc. LOTS of fun – and fitness! Mark your calendar now and contact Jessica McGannon at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Works of Mercy Memorization Challenge Do you know the corporal and spiritual works of mercy “by heart”? Take the WofM Challenge and commit to memorizing them by our parish picnic on August 27. During the picnic we will invite parishioners of all ages to recite the works of mercy. There will be prizes! Prayer cards with the works of mercy are available at the church doors.
Save the Date! Mark Saturday, September 17 on your calendar for what should be a fun and elegant evening to raise money for much-needed window replacements and other improvements at our St. Francis Xavier rectory. The “Nelly Don at Dusk” event will feature a silent auction, tours, live music, appetizers and beverages at the historic mansion where the famed Kansas City fashion designer once lived. Hours will be 5:00 to 8:00pm. Purchase tickets at www.NellyDonAtDusk.com.