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Weekly Reflection

Lent

02-23-2020Father Robert Fambrini, S.J.

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are three traditional practices of Lent. They are meant to help us turn away from self-defeating habits and open ourselves to God so he can help us be the people we were created to become. So, why do we pray?

Thinking of prayer as a genuine relationship, or friendship, with God may be help us understand prayer better. Why do we spend time with friends? As I thought about this, I realized that I treasure time spent with good friends. If I have not had good conversations with dear friends, life seems to be out of sorts. When I spend time with good friends, I feel more whole and alive. If you want to know God, and if you want to know yourself, pray. Talk to God. There are many kinds of prayer (adoration, petition, intercession, thanksgiving), but in the end, prayer is simply conversation with God. This is especially true during Lent.

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Upcoming Events

Fish Fry

Feb 28, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 (weekly)

Join us for delicious crispy fish and chips every Friday of Lent!

All are welcome!

Stations of the Cross

Feb 28, 2020 (weekly)

Fridays during Lent in the Church: 11:30am English, 7:00pm Español

Arrupe Marketplace and Food Truck Friday

Feb 28, 2020: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Shop at the Arrupe Marketplace on Feb 28 at St. Francis Xavier School from 11:30am-1:00pm, Seventh grade students will be selling handmade items to help support Phoenix charities. All are welcome to then stay for food and fellowship from 1:00pm-2:00pn for Food Truck Friday.

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Adult Confirmation Class

Feb 29, 2020: 9:00am - 3:00pm

We will offer a 1 day class to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Se ofrecerá un curso de 1 día para recibir el sacramento de Confirmación.

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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.

Consider Anderson Hall for wedding and sacramental receptions, family reunions, community meetings, group luncheons or similar activities. Contact Laura Jordan for more information at 602-212-4511 or Laura.jordan@sfxphx.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!