A lot of us have cut down a tree, or a bush, or even a dandelion.  We thought it was dead, gone, finished; only to find it shoot up again sometime later.

The prophet Isaiah says that a shoot will someday sprout from the family of David, which at that point in history was thought to be cut off and destroyed.  From that shoot all kinds of gifts shall be bestowed.  That shoot, that bud that will come forth, is Jesus, a spirit which will have wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, and fear of the Lord.

That future shoot will establish a kingdom where what was thought to be natural enemies will actually live in peace and harmony: wolf and lamb, leopard and kid goat, calf and lion, cow and bear.  He will treat all people fairly and justly as children of God; no discrimination...Read more

Welcome to St. Francis Xavier
St. Francis Xavier Church
Our parish family would like to welcome you to St. Francis Xavier. We invite you to join us in our ministries, programs, and celebration of Mass.

The mission of St. Francis Xavier Parish is to encounter Jesus Christ and bring Him to all, through vibrant liturgy, lifelong Christian formation, and social outreach.

St. Francis Xavier School
St. Francis Xavier School
St. Francis Xavier School is dedicated to delivering an outstanding, well-rounded Catholic education.  A family atmosphere exists in all of our classrooms, where we teach students from three year old pre-school to 8th grade. We have the only Catholic school in Northwest Missouri that offers Spanish, Art, Music, PE and Technology classes.  As a member of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, we are accredited by the NCA and Missouri Non-Public Accrediting Association.  Read More...

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December  2
First Friday
9:00am – 2:30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
2:30pm – Rosary & Benediction

December  3  Feast of St. Francis Xavier

December  4
Donovan Jones, Choir Director Senior Voice Recital
3:00pm – Church/Reception to Follow – Parish Center
December   8
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day)
6:30am, 8:15am, 12:05pm & 7:00pm Mass

December  10
5K Reindeer Run & Kid’s Santa Scamper
10:00am – Bartlett Park
Knights of Columbus Wing Ding Competition
5:00pm – 7:00pm - Parish Center

December  11
Parish Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm – Parish Center
Advent Retreat “Unleashing the Power of Pentecost”
2:00pm – 4:30pm – Parish Center

December  13
Advent Communal Penance Service 7:00pm

December  15
School Christmas Program  7:00pm

December  20
All School Mass – 8:15am
School Christmas Break Begins @ Noon
Young Adult Group
7:00pm - Parish Center

December  24 & 25
Christmas Eve
4:00pm, 6:00pm & Midnight Mass
Christmas Day
8:00am & 10:00am Mass

December  31 & January  1
Feast of Mary (New Year’s Eve)
4:00pm & 6:00pm Mass
Sunday (New Year’s Day)
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm Mass


Saturday (Sunday Vigil)
4:00 & 6:00 PM
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM,10:30 AM, & 12 Noon
7:00 & 8:15 AM (Saturday 8:00 AM)