Welcome, and thank you for visiting the St. Francis Xavier Faith Community website.
It highlights the wide variety of worship, ministry and service opportunities available.
We invite you to learn more about our faith community, and welcome you to celebrate the Eucharist with us.
Mass & Reconciliation
Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 am
Word & Communion
Monday 8 am
Tuesday-Thursday 8 am
Friday 9 am
(June-August) Friday Mass 8 am
20 minutes prior to Mass
Saturdays at 4:00pm
Additional Times prior to Easter & Christmas
News & Events
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The Appeal supports ministries that serve you, your family and your greater parish community. To donate, visit or mail a gift to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
Anyone who wishes to bring forward a complaint of sexual misconduct on the part of church personnel is encouraged to contact a victim advocate who will assist the person to take whatever steps the victim feels are appropriate to resolve the issue. (Confidentiality is assured to anyone who speaks with them.)
Victim Assistance Advocates for the Diocese of St.Cloud are:
Roxann Storms, MSW, LICSW, FT, (320) 248-1563
Jane Blee: St. Cloud (320) 251-3430
Tom Klecker: St. Joseph (320) 253-2866
Peggy Rezac: Fergus Falls (218) 731-5528 Rev.
Stanley Wieser: Wheaton (español) (320) 815-9696
Jennifer Wirz: Central MN (320) 339-0622
2020 Guatemala Stove & Home Project
“What so ever you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me.”
Steve Buley and Janet Wiener, parishioners of St. Francis Xavier, will leave February 6th for their 6th annual 12 day stove/home building Mission trip to San Lucas Guatemala. Butch Mueller, our mission founder and leader, is from Paynesville. He is a true missionary with a heart of gold and an extreme desire to help the poorest of the poor. They will receive at No cost to them a cooking stove made from locally produced block, tiles and steel. When installed, multiple benefits are reaped by the family: healthier lungs, less chance for young children to be burned by an open flame, and more conservation of wood. Besides helping to build stoves, Janet and Steve may be challenged with helping to build or remodel homes for the desperately needy and may be asked to accompany Butch or Freddy, the foreman, a Guatemalan, when they meet potential customers for stoves. They may be asked for input on who will get a stove built.
We are seeking donations toward the cost of the stoves ($175 per stove) or homebuilding or remodeling.
Next weekend, January 18th and 19th, after all Masses, Steve and Janet will be in the Gathering Place to answer any questions you may have regarding this trip. Because your entire donation will be used to build the stoves and/or to remodel or build a house, please make checks payable to: Stoves for Guatemala. You may leave your donation with us next weekend or Mail to: Janet Wiener, 406 4th Street N, Sartell, MN 56377
If you have any questions feel free to call 224-9608. If there is no answer, please leave a message.
We ask that you keep Steve and Janet in your prayers and Thank You for helping make others’ lives much healthier and safer!
Janet & Steve
Cultural Immersion Trip To San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
March 18-25, 2020 (approx. dates)
Join us for a life-changing experience as we travel to the San Lucas Mission in March.
Who? Seniors, families, singles, parents and youth, college students
Cost: Approx. $800-900 per person
Includes: Airfare, $350-?
Room, Board, and in-country transportation all for
only $40(youth), $55(adult) per day
$200 personal expenses (estimate)
Don’t wait! Call Shelby @ 320-282-2488 today formore information or to reserve your spot for this fantastic trip. The group will start meeting soon to prepare. A current passport is needed.
Some of the experiences will include stove building, construction, serving a meal to the elderly, visiting the Mission’s projects, learning about coffee growing and processing and much more! You will learn about the culture and peoples of Guatemala, as well as about poverty and the role we play in the world’s economic situation. Google “Friends of San Lucas Mission” for info.
Make the switch to e-giving one-time donations and reoccurring gifts. It’s safe, easy, secure, and convenient, and it offers consistency the parish consistency for planning and budgeting.
Click “Donate” or call Adam Vonderahe for help switching to e-giving.
Support farmers in Central America by purchasing Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and tea after Mass this weekend in the Gathering Place. Thank you for using your purchasing to live out your faith.
Cinnamon Roll Sunday is the Weekend! When: Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26 before and after each Mass in the Gathering Place.
Who: St. Francis Xavier School is selling to raise funds for Environmental Camp. Come and support the 4th & 5th graders! Rolls are $2.00 each.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday, February 3rd
Come spend some quiet time with Jesus.