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.
We Can’t Baste Our Turkey Without You!!
And not just our turkey, but our BBQ chicken, our baked seasoned fish, and our homestyle pork chops as well! It’s time once again for “What-The-Heck-Is-That-Thing-In-The-Picture??”, otherwise known as the “Our Turkey Thanksgiving Meal Fund”!
The leaves have changed from green to brown
The temps have gone from up to down
The wind once warm feels mighty chill
Our coat racks now we strive to fill
The Xavier Mission and the Peace & Justice Committee invite parishioners to join us for our first Hunger Banquet, to be held on Friday, October 3. Each participant will partake in one of three meals that represent overall food distribution to people locally and across the world.
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.