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Welcome to St Francis Xavier

Catholic Community

A welcoming, generous, faithful community

following and learning about Jesus Christ.


About St. Francis Xavier

Catholic Community

St. Francis Xavier parish is a growing community of disciples of Jesus Christ committed to loving God, loving others and making disciples.


As Roman Catholics, we seek to honor our faith tradition by authentically and creatively presenting it in our community especially to Catholics who have become disconnected to the Church. 

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Fr. Ron Weyrens


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Fr. Tom Knoblach

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Eucharistic Adoration Come and spend some quiet time with Jesus.

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Through our observance of Lent we seek, with God’s help, especially through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to grow in holiness. There are several opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Communal Reconciliation: (Unless noted all times have additional priests available to hear confessions)
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30pm, St. John Cantius

Friday, March 31, 6:30pm, St. Francis Xavier, no additional priests

Monday, April 3, 6:30pm, St. Anthony

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30pm, St. Mary’s Cathedral  

Individual Times

All Saturdays, 3pm, St. Francis Xavier, except not on April 1, 8

All Saturdays, 3:30pm, Sacred Heart, except not on April 8th

All Saturdays, 6:15pm, St. Stephen, except not on April 1st and 8th

All Sundays, 7:40am, Annunciation, except not on April 9th

Tuesday, March 28, 4:00pm-5:00pm; 6:30-7:30pm. St. Stephen

Thursday, March 30, 7:00am -7:45am, noon, St. Stephen

Friday, March 31, noon, 4:00-5:00pm, St. Francis Xavier 
No other scheduled times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation from April 1- April 10. Other times by appointment.

St. Francis Xavier Saturday evening Mass time has changed from 5pm to 4pm.


Don’t forget to pick up your white Prayer bag by the Cross in the Gathering Space. Also leave a prayer at the Cross and/or pick one up to pray for someone’s prayer request. You can also leave your prayers for a staff member to pray for you in the box by the doors.

Heavenly Father, You who breathed the spirit of life within me. Draw out of me the light and life you created. Help me to find my way back to you. Help me to use my life to reflect your glory and to serve others as your son Jesus did. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Ministry Perspectives – Reflections from our Pastoral Team

The One In Christ ACC Planning Council is looking for more parish members to become involved in the work of the Stewardship, Evangelization and Young Adult engagement committees of our ACC to share their creative ideas and to foster communication with parishioners. This is an opportunity to participate more deeply in your faith and help drive the direction of our Catholic community.

Contact any one of your parish representatives or your parish office

if you are interested or want to learn more. 

Fr. Ron Weyrens

Tom Offerdahl

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Evangelization Committee - One in Christ, is asking for your prayers. Pray that the Holy Spirit guides us as we go forward in discipleship planning. Thank you!

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Parish Calendar

A great way to make your contributions to St. Francis Xavier Parish is through electronic giving. Most people set up once a month contributions, but you can set up weekly, semi-monthly or even quarterly donations if you wish to do so. Donations can be made by automatic bank debits or by credit card. Authorization forms are available in the entrances to the gathering place or at the parish office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Offerdahl in the parish office – 320-252-1363, Ext. 405 or by email at .

We are a Welcoming Catholic Community called by God to ​follow Jesus Christ.​

​​Our faith leads us on a path of hope as we worship together support each other, and promote life-long education.​

​We join together in loving and sensitive outreach to all people.​


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