Parish and Outreach Groups

The Church of St. Francis Xavier has many different parish groups that participate in ministry and outreach.

To extend service to others beyond the walls of our immediate Parish, the Church of St. Francis Xavier works with external organizations in supportive and collaborative roles, and through volunteerism of our parishioners, to assist in addressing the diverse needs of our larger community. Such is the case of , The India Project Team, the Jesuit Collaborative and Ignatian Volunteer Corps. The later two are organizations within the Jesuit network.

LATEST NEWS


Human Trafficking Awareness Info Session – Wednesday, July 30th

Peace and Justice in association with Lifeway Network, will present a human trafficking information and awareness session on July 30.
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Young Adults Summer Brunch – Sunday, August 3rd

Young Adults Summer Brunch – Sunday, August 3rd

Hello Xavier Parishioners! Summer is raging upon us… And it’s proving to be a HOT one indeed. Ideal time for a lovely get together with friends and the perfect opportunity to meet others in our wonderful community.
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Friday, August 8th – Chelsea Piers

Because the parish is closed on the second-Friday-of-the-month meeting date/time, we will meet at Chelsea Piers (the lawn area of pier 63 at the end of W. 23rd St.) for prayer, prose and a picnic!
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The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

In just a few short weeks, the world will be commemorating the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Since then, nuclear weapons proliferation has grown precipitously, contrary to the teachings of our Catholic faith. Just last year, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti addressed the 57th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency on behalf of the Holy See. He said: “The Holy See shares the thoughts and sentiments of most men and women of good will who aspire to a total elimination of nuclear weapons.”
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Não Um Jogo Bonito

The fútbol World Cup Final will be played this weekend in Brazil, the culmination of a month of sometimes exquisite and exciting play. But beyond my personal preferences in this competition and my longtime love of the game, my enthusiasm for this world cup has been dampened by the social unrest and injustice in Brazil related to hosting the Cup (and upcoming Olympics). This injustice comes in the form of large scale displacement of mostly poorer residents, the abdication of public institutions and leaders’ responsibilities to their people, the willful misappropriation of capital resources to build “FIFA Quality” stadiums (many that will have no use after the competition) while healthcare and other fundamental services languish and, above all, the greed of FIFA (the world governing body of soccer) that encourages – and possibly demands- these things.
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Mali Nyeta

Mali Nyeta, Inc. is an NGO whose mission is the development of education in Mali, West Africa: A US-based foundation, Mali Nyeta is dedicated to supporting efforts to start schools in Mali, West Africa.
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HONDURAS – SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE

Our two programs in Honduras, to help support secondary school students with partial monthly scholarships, have been in operation for nearly 13 years now. With a current budget of $6000 per year, the monthly level of support is not great but has enabled a large number of students to graduate.
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A Message from The Xavier Peace and Justice Committee

Looking for the Opportunity to Serve? Have you been wondering how you can be more involved in our church? Are you looking for a way to deepen your spiritual commitment?
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Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

The U.S. Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation by a large margin. The U.S. House of Representatives is currently considering whether to address immigration reform legislation that can provide significant relief to potentially millions of people and their families.
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Help Us Help Honduras

Help Us Help Honduras

This Year’s Confirmation Class Project: to raise $5,000 to help children and families in Honduras.
Any prayers, donations, or promotion of their project would be greatly appreciated!
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Spiritual Care to Sick/Homebound Parishioners Free Home Delivery!

Spiritual Care to Sick/Homebound Parishioners Free Home Delivery!

Forms to request a visit from an SFX spiritual care volunteer are in the purple folder marked
“FORM TO REQUEST A VISIT FROM AN SFX SPIRITUAL CARE VOL” placed in the Liturgical Ministers board near by the music room
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