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: email@example.com
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
2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) Last weekend you heard an audio/video appeal in support of the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). Please take time this week to consider how your support of the programs and ministries can transform lives and build our faith through your sacrificial gifts. Every gift, regardless of size, builds the fabric of our parishes, schools, and ministries upon which so many of our members depend. “Giving for God’s kingdom” allows us to realize that together we are greater than any one of us separately.
Altar Server Training Sunday, October 23, 2017, 9:00 am in the Church Jesus’ words from Matthew’s gospel, “the harvest is plenty but laborers are few,” certainly pertains to our current situation with altar servers: we are in dire need! Parishioners who have received their First Communion are eligible to apply to serve in this ministry. If you or your child are interested in pursuing this ministry, plan to attend the training with Father Steve. For more information and to register for the training contact Bill Kriege (firstname.lastname@example.org, 816.835.7914).
Soul Food Tuesday 11:00-11:55 AM (dismissed in time for those who wish to attend 12:00 Noon Mass) October 25, November 1, and November 15, Romero Room (there is no gathering on November 8 – REMEMBER TO VOTE!) Participation in this study/prayer group is OPEN. One does not need to commit to attending every week. During this three-session block we will continue our study of Elizabeth Dreyer’s work, Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Sienna, Teresa of Avila, and Therese of Lisieux. Come study and pray with us! For more information and/or to register to participate, please contact Mariann McCormally (email@example.com 816-523-5115 x 204).
Soup&Spirituality to Return Lent 2017 The Adult Faith Formation Committee is excited about the return of “Soup&Spirituality” Wednesdays, March 15, March 22, March 29, and April 5 at the Rockhurst University Community Center BUT WE NEED HELP. In order to have "Soup&Spirituality” we need soup-makers. (And shhhhh! It doesn’t have to be homemade!). Please contact Mariann McCormally (firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-523-5115 x 204) if you are willing to provide a pot of soup for this long-standing parish tradition of good food, great conversation, and inspiring speakers on the spiritual life.
Sunday School for Ages 2-3-4 during the 10:30 Mass is back in session. If you have little ones, consider joining us! We also need your help – parents, grandparents, other adults and high school students are invited to apply to be part of our teaching team. All volunteers undergo a screening interview, a criminal background check, read and sign the “Ethics and Integrity in Ministry” Code of Conduct, and must be certified in “Protecting God’s Children,” the diocesan safe environment training program. For more information contact Mariann McCormally (816-523-5115 x 204 OR email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.