Thanksgiving 9 am Mass
Daily & Weekend Masses
Fr. Ron Weyrens
Fr. Tom Knoblach
Fr. Doug Liebsch
News & Events
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Parish Office Closed November 26 & 27
Saturdays 3:30 pm Sacred Heart
4 pm St. Francis Xavier
8 pm St. Stephen
Sundays 7:50 am Annunciation
Nov. 23 from 4-7pm.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You again. Amen
We are the Church Together:
The diocese is grateful to be able to offer weekly Mass to the faithful in many formats. TV, online and radio options are available at http://worship.stcdio.org/tv-mass.
Welcome to St. Francis Xavier
Father Ron Weyrens
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.
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it for one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25.40
Are you or someone you know in need of assistance with picking up groceries or other necessary items? There are a number of volunteers from St. Francis Xavier willing to bring these items to you. They will call you, set up a time to stop by to get your list and your money, shop for you, then deliver to your doorstep.
Please call Deb Rudolph, Pastoral Associate at the Parish Office at 252-1363 with questions or assistance.
Since it is not always possible to worship with us or bring your giving envelope to Mass, please consider using Automatic Giving through your checking or savings account. Automatic Giving provides the opportunity to plan your giving even though you cannot be present. Go to your Parish website and click “Online Giving” or contact your Parish Office for details.
Please remember to continue to pray for all those affected by illness, their caregivers and public officials working to keep us safe. Please pray • for Pope Francis, all Bishops, priests, deacons and religious • for legal protection for unborn children * for a friend with long term illness • for an end to COVID-19 • for the leaders of our country and the world • for all pregnant women • for all those with long term illness • for those mourning the loss of a loved one • for an end to violence • for those suffering from the wildfires • for my parents in heaven • for all Parish Prayer Line requests and those who have recently received prayer blankets. Please visit your Parish website for those in your Parish needing prayers.
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
Please remember Bishop Kettler’s statement that recommendations from the CDC, MDH and the Governor’s Office must be adhered to as closely as is possible. This requires that members of the liturgical assembly MUST wear face coverings and congregational singing is to be omitted. Singing is to be done by cantor ONLY. If you are unable to comply or uncomfortable attending Mass in person, please join the celebration of Mass via livestream from either Sacred Heart (all daily and weekend Masses) or St. Francis Xavier (Sunday at 9:30).
Benton-Stearns COVID-19 hotline
This hotline is available to answer any question residents may have- from questions about symptoms and testing, to questions about making a donation or what government services are available.
More local information can be found at: https://co.stearns.mn.us/
Benton-Stearns hotline is staffed 8:30am-4:30pm
Monday-Friday: 320-656-6625 or toll free at 877-782-5683
The MN Department of Health also has a hotline which is staffed 7am-7pm, 7 days a week: 651- 201-3920 or toll free 800-657-3903