The Pastor's Prayer

12-25-2016Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

God, our Father, thank you for showing us your unconditional love in the Incarnation of your Son. Thank you for promising us eternal life as we believe in him. This fills our hearts with great joy, comfort and peace.

Bless all the members of our Catholic faith community here at St. Francis Xavier Parish and School. You are THE beacon of light for us in our troubled world. In your Spirit, may we be Christ-centered beacons of light as a "parish for others".

Abundant Christmas blessings for you.
Fr. Dan Sullivan, S.J., Pastor

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Fourth Week of Advent

12-18-2016Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

The reflections in this section of the bulletin build upon what was presented in last week's bulletin. I have compiled these reflections from Creighton University's Online Ministries. Their material will be in quotation marks.

"The whole purpose of these Advent reflections has been to help us find intimacy with God in the midst of our everyday lives. So we have focused on using the background times of our days to create an interior atmosphere that allows us to wait, to hope, to come into contact with our longing and our desire.

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Third Sunday of Advent

12-11-2016Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

The reflections in this section of the bulletin build upon what was presented in last week's bulletin. I have compiled these reflections from Creighton University's Online Ministries. Their material will be in quotation marks.

"Our week begins with 'Gaudete Sunday.' Gaudete means "rejoice" in Latin.  It comes from the first word of the Entrance antiphon on Sunday.  The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, 'The Lord is near.'  This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is rose colored.

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Second Sunday of Advent

12-04-2016Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

The reflections in this section of the bulletin build upon what was presented in last week's bulletin. I have compiled these reflections from Creighton University's Online Ministries. Their material will be in quotation marks.

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