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.
Cathy Breen, Catholic Worker writer/community advocate and co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence, recently returned from Jordan and Iraq, which are in crisis due to the Syrian refugee problem and escalating violence. Cathy has been following the situation of Iraqis and visiting these countries since 2002.
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.
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!
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
This year, our Confirmandi decided to take on a project in Honduras. Their goal is to raise at least $5,000. Please check out the webpage the Confirmadi made to raise money for the people of Honduras.
The Jesuit parish of the Church of St. Francis Xavier join with our neighboring Franciscan parish of St. Francis of Assisi in support of their clear statement deploring the heinous and sinful acts of violence upon the LGBT population in NYC these past weeks. We also support the statement of the pastor of St. Paul’s the Apostle, Fr Gil Martinez.
Mali Nyeta is dedicated to supporting efforts to start schools in Mali, West Africa. The organization is helping to realize the vision of several experienced Malian educators — educators who have a track record of expanding educational opportunities for their country’s eager students.
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