The British author Graham Greene tells of the time that he waited two and a half years for a 15-minute appointment with the great Franciscan mystic Padre Pio, who resided in an Italian monastery. Padre Pio was reputed to be "a living saint" who bore on his body the "stigmata" or the wounds of Christ.

On the day Greene was due to meet with the priest, Greene first attended Mass celebrated by Padre Pio. They were to meet immediately after the Mass - but, instead, Greene left the church, headed for the airport and flew directly back to London ...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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April  29
Parish Work Day
8:15am – 3:00pm Lunch provided

April  30
First Communion
2:00pm – Church
Reception to follow – Parish Center


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)