This Week with Fr. Ron

Once there was a small monastery led by a very wise abbot. A young man, who had recently entered the monastery, was having a hard time adjusting to the monastic life. He was constantly complaining and criticizing. The older monks of the community had grown tired of his constant whining and went to the abbot with their concerns about the young novice.

One morning the abbot sent the novice to fetch some salt. When the novice returned, the abbot instructed the unhappy monk to put the salt in a glass of water and drink it. The novice did as he was instructed. "How does it taste?" the abbot asked. "Bitter!" spit the novice.

The abbot smiled. "Get some more salt and follow me."... Read More

SFX 125th Anniversary Pictorial Directory. 
It is FREE to get your picture taken and put in the directory.
Everyone needs to reserve a date and time using the link below:

Schedule an appointment here.

Lifetouch photography will be taking pictures for the pictorial directory starting Monday 4/27 from 2:30-9:00in the parish center. 

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...

Registration Online Giving
K-8 Registration School of Religion Registration
K-8 Registration School of Religion Registration

April  9
Altar Society Office Installation & Tea
12:30PM Parish Center

April  11
Parish Work Day  -- Work begins @ 8:30AM

April  12
Parish Breakfast  8:00AM – 12:00PM Parish Center

April  23 --  25
Altar Society Garage Sale – Parish Center
Thursday & Friday  9:00AM—5:00PM
Saturday  9:00AM—11:00AM

April  24 - 26
School Spring Musical - Gym
7:00PM Friday & Saturday - 2:00PM  Sunday

April 27 – May 2
Parish Pictorial Directory
Pictures by Appointment -- Parish Center

April  29
Peace & Justice Presentation
“Human Trafficking” Sr. Jeanne Christenson
6:30PM – 8:00PM  Gaspar Hall

May  1
May Crowning
9:30AM – Church (No 8:15AM Mass)

May   3
First Communion – 2:00PM

May  15
School Golf Tournament
Fairview Golf Course


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)