Thank you for visiting our website and I hope that you will get a sense of the identity and mission of our parish community. St. Francis Xavier Parish, administered by the Jesuit Fathers of the California Province, has been in existence for more than 80 years and is located in the center of metropolitan Phoenix. At its founding, the parish was outside the city limits.Our beautiful church building was opened in 1959 and seats 1,500 people. More than 6,000 households are registered in the parish and our elementary school has 600 young boys and girls being educated in the Jesuit tradition. The parish is vibrant with 58 ministries supported by paid staff and numerous, generous volunteers.Evangelization, education, the celebration of the Sacraments, the promotion of justice and service, are of primary concern for us as we strive to live and spread the Gospel. The principles of Ignatian spirituality guide our efforts to bring people closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Sincerely yours in Christ,Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.Pastor
St.Francis Xavier Parish A Jesuit Catholic Faith Community
Arizona State Education
The Real Miracle: It costs
you nothing to direct your
tax dollars to help kids
attend St. Francis Xavier
Please consider re-directing your Arizona State tax liability to St. Francis Xavier School. This redirection of your tax dollarscosts you nothing and gives St. Francis Xavier students financial aid. For 2013, individuals can receive tax credits of $1,031/single or $2,062 for married filers. Remember to designate St. Francis Xavier! www.CatholicEducationArizona.org. Please Contact: Mary.Musgrove@sfxphx.org with anyquestions.
Religious Education Mass
REMINDER: The monthly mass for all
children in Religious Ed will be held
Sunday, Dec. 8th at 9am.
Grade One students will be hosting
and singing along with the choir. In
this beautiful season of Advent we
are preparing our hearts for the
coming of Baby Jesus at Christmas
and doing various activities from the
suggestions on our Advent Calendars!
Christmas Giving Tree
It has been our tradition here at St. Francis Xavier to have a Christmas Giving Tree Program devoted to helping different ministries offer support to families who are in need of assistance for the Holidays.The Organization we are supporting this year is Boy’s Hope - Girl’s Hope. Founded by Jesuit, Fr. Paul Sheridan, S.J., BHGH is a community based program providing alternative housing, financial, academic and emotional support to underprivileged children ranging from 6th grade through college. Please take a star from the tree, purchase the item requested on the star, and return the item with the star attached to the Parish Center (office times listed on the front of the bulletin). For questions specific to the Giving Tree Program please call Mary Kevin at 602-212-4507.Your generosity helps bring the Joy of Christmas to children who need the support of our Community. Thank You!
Interested in becoming
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is not a class or series of programs, but rather, it’s a process that allows the participants the opportunity to explore the Catholic faith gradually through sharing, formal teaching, liturgical celebrations, prayer, and fellowship. Those interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Catholic Church, without any pressure or commitment, are encouraged to seek answers. Starting Sunday, we will offer an Inquiry Class at 10:00 in the Chapel of the Parish Center. If you are interested in becoming Catholic please join us for this informal time of sharing and fellowship where we hope to answer your questions. For more information, contact: Mary Kevin Picton (602) 212-4507 or email@example.com.
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