Please visit our new website at www.xaviermission.org for all information regarding Xavier Mission and our programs, projects, volunteering, and donating.
Xavier Mission is the new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was born from the outreach programs of the Church of St. Francis Xavier. The roots of social justice at Xavier date back to early Jesuit outreach efforts to mid-19th century immigrants on New York’s Lower East Side. In the early 1980s during the recession, concerned parishioners of the Church began providing food and shelter in response to the plight of their fellow New Yorkers. Today, more than a quarter of a century later, our five programs are now operating collectively as Xavier Mission Inc., a multi-service community outreach organization housed at the Church of St. Francis Xavier.
Please see below for the announcement of Xavier Mission’s incorporation as a non-profit organization.
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!
Oh the weather outside is frightful!
But París is so delightful!
And since we’ve no place to go,
Escargots, escargots, escargots!
We at Xavier Mission were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic massacre in Paris at the offices of Charlie Hebdo. As New Yorkers who have experienced acts of terror ourselves, we are empathetic to the heartbreak and the sense of loss and violation the French, and Parisians in particular, are experiencing.
Join us for an “A Night in Paris”-themed Dinner Dance fundraiser to celebrate and support the work of Xavier Mission! Throw off those post-holiday winter blues and enjoy appetizers and cocktails, a buffet dinner, bar, dancing, and the added bonus of supporting your favorite community organization!
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we’d like to take a moment to stop and recognize all those who have made our work possible this year. For your continuing time, talent, treasure, prayers and support, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.