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.


Friday, October 10th – 7:00pm

Melinda Spataro, one of the first members of the Church of St. Francis Xavier’s lesbian and gay ministry in 1993, will lead a discussion on what it means to be both lesbian and Roman Catholic
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“Hunger knows no season”

As we enter the months of September and October, designated Hunger Action Month in the United States (September) and World Hunger Month (October), we hope to enact further action. The Xavier Mission, in partnership with the Peace & Justice Committee, will host two special events to create a deeper awareness of the critical issue of food insecurity.
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A Message from the Xavier Peace & Justice Committee

On a sunny Saturday morning earlier this summer, I was able to join a group from Seafarers International House on a trip to Elizabeth, NJ to visit immigrant detainees and asylum seekers.
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Planning Meeting – Wednesday, August 27th

At this meeting we will plan upcoming activities; places you would like to go, speakers you would like to hear, and subjects you would like to learn more about. Please join us for this important meeting.
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A Message from Xavier’s Peace & Justice Committee

“Let Freedom Ring” – Fighting for the Wrongfully Convicted
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Friday, September 12th – 7:00PM

Let’s have a dialogue with our pastor, Joseph G. Marina, SJ.
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Young Adults Outing – Thursday, August 21st

Young Adults Outing Studio Square Beer Garden (Long Island City) Thursday, August 21st 7:00pm-9:00pm   From the event leader Dan: “The dog days of summer are coming! Join members of the Young Adults ministry and cool down at the Studio
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A Message from Pax Christi Metro New York

If you read Sunday’s Gospel carefully, you’ll notice it wasn’t the storm that terrified the disciples; it was seeing Jesus walking on the rough sea. I suspect we would be pretty terrified, too, if we saw Jesus, or anyone else we know, walking on water. How many of us would even have the nerve to ask to do the same the way Peter did?
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Human Trafficking is not confined to “faraway places”. American children and young adults from across the country, disenfranchised through poverty, abuse and violence in their homes, are increasingly becoming victims of master manipulators – sex traffickers in the $9.5 billion modern day slave industry.
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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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