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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Welcome Sandra Kremers

The One in Christ Catholic Communities welcome Sandra Kremers to our Pastoral Team. Sandee will be taking over the position of pastoral ministry at St. Francis Xavier, from Deb Rudolph, who recently retired. We are also pleased to announce that Danna Gasperlin will take on some pastoral ministry duties in St. Stephen, while continuing as Faith Formation and Youth Minister director. Sandee and Danna will collaborate with the other pastoral ministers in our One in Christ Catholic Communities.

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ACC New Mass Schedule

Saturday evenings: 
5:00pm Sauk Rapids  

5:00pm Sartell 

7:00pm St. Stephen

Sunday Mornings:

8:15am Mayhew Lake

9:00am Sauk Rapids

9:30 am Sartell

10:00am St. Stephen

This schedule requires Fr. Ron and Fr. Tom to preside at 3 Masses each weekend while also securing retired priests to cover a Mass each weekend. The schedule will remain through the Summer and be reviewed throughout the year. 

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Ministry Perspectives – Reflections from our Pastoral Team

"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words." Saint Francis Consider: Does anyone use this to explain their silence regarding what they believe? Do I have a responsibility to share my faith with my family, my friend? If not me, who? Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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. 
Candice Koopmeiners

Frank Rajkowski

Adam Vonderahe

Fr. Ron Weyrens

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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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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.​