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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Bishop’s Annual Appeal:
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal proudly supports respect for life at all stages through education and other initiatives in the diocese. Your generosity helps make this possible. To donate, visit annual appeal or mail a gift to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.Join others around the diocese in making a gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO 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
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is accepting applications for the position of AfterCare Coordinator. The position is responsible for leading and managing the Aftercare program. The coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, leading and working closely with the Principal, and other team members in providing a safe, effective and enjoyable program for students. The focus of the after school programing in to continue to develop the whole child – spiritual, academic, social, emotional & physical.
Employment begins Wednesday, November 6. Candidates applying for the position(s) should enjoy working with children, have a minimum of a high school diploma, three years’ experience working with children, plan, develop, organize and evaluate student programing with an understanding of child development and safety requirements, computer literacy with programs such as word processing, spreadsheet and internet use and have good communication skills.
A favorable background check is required as a condition of employment.
Submit a letter of interest listing at least two references, resume and two letters of recommendation:
Kathy Crispo, Principal
St. Francis Xavier School
Parish Fish Fry
Our annual Parish Fish Fry is a terrific community building, fundraising event. Over the past many years, the bulk of the responsibility for this event has been assumed by faith formation and school administrative staff. The staff will continue to be involved in the event but would like to step back from their current roles as coordinators. If the Fish
Fry is to continue, we need 5-10 individuals to step up and assume the following roles:
Food preparation coordinator
Dining room coordinator
Food service coordinator
There are detailed descriptions of all duties/ responsibilities and people to mentor the new coordinators. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about these roles, please contact Shelby Vaske, Melissa Fox, Margaret Stang (252-8761) or Kathy Kockler (252-9940) by November 15th.
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.
Donations Needed for Poor Clare Sisters
The Poor Clare Sisters are in need of the following items:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Cleanser Soft Scrub
Powder free/latex free medium gloves
Garbage bags (4 gal size)
Copy Paper (white and colored)
Items can be dropped off at the Parish Office and will be delivered to the monastery.
A huge Thank You! to Dick Ruhoff, who has voluntarily vacuumed the church weekly after weekend masses. Dick is no longer able to complete this task and so we are seeking a new volunteer to pick up the torch and help keep our worship space clean and looking its best. Could that individual be you? If you feel so moved, please contact Adam in the parish office at 320-252-1363. Equipment is provided.
Now available liturgical year. A in the Parish $5.00 donation Office, Lector is welcomed. workbooks for the new Thank you.
HOMELESS HELPING HOMELESS
With the cold weather upon us , those who live without shelter in our area are needing assistance. If you are able to donate any of the following, please bring to church - sleeping bags and tarps ( many sleep in the woods), snowmobile suits, long underwear tops and bottoms. If you would like to donate funds to help pay for housing down payments and application fees for housing, please make checks out to Homeless Helping Homeless and send to P.O. Box 475, St. Cloud, MN 56302. This is one way to make sure that your donations are being put to immediate use for those in need. And if you are interested in helping, please contact Harry and Mary Fleegel at 320-309-2952. Or contact Molly Weyrens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-828-4465