Father Dan Swift, pastor of St. Mary of the Lakes Parish in Medford, New Jersey, was in St. Peter’s Square for Mother Teresa’s beatification in 2003. All around him, he remembers, hundreds and hundreds of people were trying to receive Communion, but they couldn’t get to a Eucharistic minister.

“I reached over the people in front of me and I pointed to my collar and I said to the priest, ‘Give me some hosts,’ and I was able to break those hosts into the greatest number of particles, and people were receiving just maybe a crumb,” He told Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate in 2015. “But whether it’s a whole host or a half a host, Jesus is Jesus.” ...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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NEWS & EVENTS

June  26 – 30
Vacation Bible School
9:00am – 11:30am -- Parish Center

July  1
Feast of the Precious Blood

July  4
Independence Day
9:00am Mass

July  7
First Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
2:30pm – Rosary & Benediction

July  9
40th Anniversary of Ordination
Fr. Joe Miller
Potluck Dinner  1:00pm – 3:00pm  Parish Center

July  16
Andrew Hart Benefit Luncheon
10:30 – 1:30pm  Parish Center

July  20
St. Anne’s Altar Society Meeting
12:30pm – Parish Center

 

MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday (Sunday Vigil)
4:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM, 9:30 AM,& 11:30 AM
Weekdays
7:00 & 8:15 AM (Saturday 8:00 AM)

Confession
Saturday
11:00 AM & 3:00 PM or by appoinment