Welcome from Fr. Sullivan
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
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
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Book your next event at our new St. Francis Xavier Anderson Hall
St. Francis Xavier Parishioners and Community Friends may now rent Anderson Hall. Now booking for 2016-2017.
Consider Anderson Hall for wedding and sacramental receptions, family reunions, community meetings, group luncheons or similar activities. Contact Nancy Shaw for more information. 602-212-4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marian Shop - Catholic Gifts and More!
Discover a beautiful selection of gifts to choose from. Children's books, prayer books, adult formation items, crosses, medals, statues and more!
We look forward to seeing you throughout the year. Stop by after mass on Sunday or during the week to see our newest items!