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St. Francis Xavier School

A faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of superior education.

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Welcome from Fr. Sullivan

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Thank you for visiting our website. By spending a few minutes reading the content, I hope that you will get a sense of the identity and mission of our faith community. St. Francis Xavier Parish, administered by the Jesuit Fathers of the Jesuits West Province, has been in existence for more than 80 years and is located in the center of metropolitan Phoenix.

Our beautiful, and now iconic, church building opened in 1959 and seats 1,500 people. Today, more than 7,800 households are registered in the parish, while our elementary school serves 640 young boys and girls, each being educated in the Jesuit tradition. The parish is vibrant with nearly 60 ministries supported by paid staff and numerous, generous volunteers.

Evangelization, education, the celebration of the Sacraments, the promotion of justice and service, are all 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.

We appreciate your interest in our parish and look forward to meeting you. Be sure to introduce yourself to one of the Jesuit priests the next time you attend mass.

  • Sincerely yours in Christ,
  • Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J., Pastor

Upcoming Events

Christmas Giving Tree Program

It has been our tradition here at St. Francis Xavier to have a Christmas Giving Tree Program devoted to different ministries who help families in need of assistance for the holidays.


Nativity Pageant

Dear Parents,

Each year the children of our parish act out the Gospel reading at the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass. It is done in a simple, beautiful fashion so as not to add to the list of “one more thing to do” for parents but rather focusing on the real event that takes place each Christmas.


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St. Francis Xavier Parish History Video

Parish History

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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

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!