Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Kansas City's Jesuit Parish
1001 East 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
816-523-5115
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught – March 12, 2019

    Sunday marks the second anniversary of my mother's death.  She died on St. Patrick's Day.  And smack dab in the middle of Women's History Month.  Below is the eulogy delivered at her wake by her oldest grandson, my nephew John Barry McCormally.  John...

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  • The List – February 27, 2019

    I knew I would know one priest on the list. But it broke my heart (again) that I knew two.  A friend from Iowa sent me a link to the Des Moines Register story about the Diocese of Sioux City releasing its list of priests credibly accused of sexually...

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  • Justice and Only Justice You Shall Pursue – January 24, 2019

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began with Catholic high school boys from Kentucky, Black Hebrew Israelites, and a Native American activist and Omaha elder facing off with yells and jeers and drumming and stony silence.  The theme for the Week...

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  • Kitchen Table Prayer – January 17, 2019

    It was January 27, 1956. The Montgomery bus boycott had begun the month before.  Martin Luther King, Jr., a twenty-seven year old pastor, activist and one of the organizers of the boycott, was receiving death threats. He had a young wife and a baby daughter...

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  • Beyond 52nd and Troost – January 11, 2019

    We at SFX thank God often for helping us build the Kingdom of God at 52nd and Troost, but the reality is we are part of “making God’s good world, better” all over the KC metro and beyond.  This is particularly obvious this week.  On Wednesday...

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Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
1001 East 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
816-523-5115
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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