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.

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Your Small Acts Can Change the World

This past year Sr. Mary Ellen Boyle, SC has passionately addressed almost all of the Xavier committees regarding modern day slavery that victimizes men, women, and children all over the world, including the United States. This slavery not only involves the sex trade but also the production of every day products we use. The inhumanity of this system is so widespread, it challenges us to look at our labels and cupboards for our unwitting participation in the success of this gross injustice.
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Friday, March 6th

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE of GOD. Jesus modeled it for us…and then said “Do the same.” How successful are we in living this founding principle of Christianity?
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‘WHAT NEXT?’ RETREAT for Young Adults

Several members of Xavier Young Adults are attending and/or helping plan March’s multi-parish ‘WHAT NEXT?’ RETREAT, presented by Charis NYC. Rooted in Ignatian spirituality and reflecting upon Christ’s journey, this is an ideal weekend away for your own Lenten prayer.
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Join Us in Advocacy!

We can affect powerful change if we join together. That’s why representatives from three Jesuit institutions – St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius Loyola parish, and Xavier High School – met last month to discuss working together.
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Lenten Twilight Retreat

In your 20s-30s? Looking for an opportunity to reflect, recharge, reconnect with your faith – and your faith community – on the road to the Easter Mystery? Xavier Young Adults invite you to a special Lenten Twilight Retreat to do just that!
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Join Us On 2/26/15!

Join Us On 2/26/15!

We can affect powerful change if we join together. That’s why representatives from three Jesuit institutions, St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius Loyola parish, and Xavier High School met last month to discuss working together.
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Seafarers and International House Federal Immigration Detention Center Visits

Seafarers and International House Federal Immigration Detention Center Visits

Seafarers and International House Federal Immigration Detention Center Visits Seafarers International House is an ecumenical mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to seafarers and sojourners-including immigrants, as well as people who are distressed, disadvantaged, and displaced. This multi-faith,
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Friday, February 13th

“The Scriptures tell us that Jesus cleansed a leper, one of the outcasts of society. Most important of all, Jesus does it contrary to the law and on the Sabbath. In the doing of it, he becomes ritually unclean himself and becomes what the leper was: one of the marginal of the community. ‘All reasoning ends in surrender to feeling,’ Blaise Pascal wrote. Just because a thing is legal, in other words, does not make it either good or right—and in our hearts we know that.”
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February 8th – International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

February 8, 2015 is the first international day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. Through prayer and action, we can comfort and help empower our brothers and sisters who have suffered through this affront to human dignity.
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Let’s End Hunger Together!

Another holiday season has come and gone and, as always, the Xavier community stepped up to support our neighbors who struggle with poverty, homelessness and inadequate food. However, winter 2015 has brought cold temperatures, continued poverty, and a new Congress that may need to be reminded of its duty to attend to the needs of ALL its constituents. It’s time once again to take action on the ever-present issue of hunger in America!
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