XIV Corps - Xavier Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Act as if everything depended on you;
trust as if everything depended on God.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

Xavier Ignatian Volunteer Corps

More than just a volunteer program!

XIV Corps is a group of Ignatian trained and inspired adult volunteers of all ages who support the many Parish Ministries of St Francis Xavier Parish and SFX Grade School. In addition, they support other ministries currently supported by St Francis Xavier Parish, including Brophy College Preparatory for Boys, Loyola Academy Jr. High, Xavier High School for Girls, Creighton Medical School, Kino Border Initiative, Boys Hope/Girls Hope, the Vatican Observatory in Tucson, the SFX St. Vincent de Paul Outreach. XIV Support is also given to outside Charitable Organizations, beginning with and including St. Joseph the Worker, Catholic Charities, Maggie’s Place and First Way Pregnancy Centers, Phoenix St. Vincent de Paul, and Veterans Outreach Ministries, including numerous organizations that work with Veterans.

Sign up to learn more about this important ministry in our Parish Office or by emailing XIV@sfxphx.org.

XIV Corps Vision, Mission and Values

XIV Corps Vision – The Vision of Fr. George Wanser, Pastor St. Francis Xavier

A driving force that keeps people engaged in their Spirituality, Fostering the Vision, Mission and Values of the Jesuits West Province across apostolate and across cultural programing.

XIV Corps Mission

To enable and send forth men and women, through Ignatian Formation, providing opportunities to serve the needs of people who are socially disenfranchised, to work for a more just society, and to grow deeper in Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition.

XIV Values, In accordance with the Jesuits West Province

Bridging Societal divides and foster understanding among diverse peoples and cultures.

  • Service done with and for the materially poor. Men and Women for and with others.
  • Serve as bridges between peoples who are estranged due to cultural, political or socio-economic differences.
  • Reflection on the work/service experience with those on the margins of society.
  • The life experience, wisdom, and skills of men and women living their Ignatian values.
  • The leadership role of the laity to transform the world through justice, rooted in gospel values.
  • The dignity and equality of all women and men regardless of education, economic deprivation, social status or cultural distinction.
  • The search for the presence of God to be found in all things with the enabling of the Holy Spirit and the call to holiness extended to all women and men throughout life.
  • Jesuit support, including opportunities for spiritual development and formation in the Ignatian tradition.