St. Paul says: You were buried with Christ in baptism and you were also raised with him. Christ brought you to life along with him. You have moved to a higher level of living, like a child moving from 8th grade to high school, like a family moving from a rented apartment to their own home, like moving from a part time employee to a full time employee including health benefits.
Christ has made it possible for us to live in a personal relationship with God. Christ is no longer a person in history but a person with whom you have daily conversations over dinner.
You have moved from carrying a green card to permanent citizenship. St. Paul says, don’t ever take your Baptism for granted.
Once after observing Jesus pray, the apostles ask him “Lord teach us to pray.” Now The disciples of Jesus were faithful Jews. They knew how to pray. They participated in the synagogue services; they knew the psalms, prayers of the Bible, etc.
But there must have been something about the way Jesus prayed that peaked their curiosity. There was probably something very personal and intense during his prayer that attracted them to ask “Lord teach us to pray.” They wanted to move to that higher level of living about which St. Paul wrote...Read More
Welcome to St. Francis Xavier
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 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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