Planned Giving Program Launches for St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Parish and School

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

We are pleased to share our initial phase of information regarding Planned Giving. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please call. A member of the St. Francis Xavier Office of Benefactor Relations, and our Legal Counsel, Richard Murphy, will be very pleased to help you.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, is known for many guiding principles. One, “Go Set the World on Fire!” resonates throughout our largest ministry, St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, and serves as a foundation for the nearly 60 ministries we oversee every day. As the only Jesuit Parish in the state of Arizona, we educate youth at the only Jesuit elementary school, and collaborate statewide with Jesuit-based entities which together enunciate the most basic of any message spoken by St. Ignatius, “Love is Shown More in Deeds Than Words.” Our efforts to continue these services, to expand our educational programming, and to expand our outreach as the only Jesuit Parish and School in the state of Arizona can be fortified with your help.

As we prepared materials for Legacy Planning, we kept these inspirational messages at the forefront of our efforts. We ask that you consider the intention of these words as you seek to establish bequests to the church.

We collaborated with legal counsel in providing this information; however, it is our recommendation that all financial decisions regarding bequests occur in collaboration with and consultation from your accountant, financial planner, and/or legal counsel prior to submitting forms to the parish. Questions regarding the information found within this section of our Capital Campaign programming can be directed to our primary contact for the Legacy Gift program, MKC Law, and their name partner, Richard Murphy, 602-274-9000,

Please see the links to the right for specific details on this program.

For many, a will and/or trust provides the opportunity to establish a legacy, proclaim your Catholic faith, and demonstrate to future generations the value of stewardship. Your legacy gift will ensure that St. Francis Xavier Parish will continue to be a beacon of hope, a sanctuary for those seeking a closer relationship with Jesus Christ, and the cornerstone of Jesuit tradition in the Phoenix area.

Through your generosity to St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Parish and School, you become part of our foundation, part of our future. Thank you.

Blessings today and always.
Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J., Pastor

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Parish Center Demolition Timelapse

School and Faith Education Center

Historical Photos of St. Francis Xavier Parish