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Welcome to St. Francis Xavier
Father Ron Weyrens
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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
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
SFX 9:30 am
Daily & Sunday Mass
Paycheck Protection Program Loan
St. Francis Xavier Parish did receive a Paycheck Protection Program loan and the decision was approved by the Finance Council. It helped us retain
32 full-time and nearly as many part-time staff members who perform vital roles in our parish and school, such as our teachers, administrators and office staff, program directors and custodians. Additionally, the loans helped ensure financial stability for the families of staff who make many sacrifices to serve our parishes and communities. We are grateful for the program and the consideration given to nonprofits, who are also employers in our community. Please continue to support your parish community and mail your weekly contribution envelopes, or go to our website to make a one-time or recurring donation through automated electronic giving.
You may also use your smart phone or tablet to make your secure gift via eGiving through Vanco in one of two ways:
Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “GivePlus” from Vanco Services, LLC to download the app for free. Search for St. Francis Xavier Church and follow the instructions on your screen. Or for an even faster way to give, you may donate by text.
Give+Text, send the dollar amount you wish to give to 844-257-8581. Include a dollar sign, for example: $50. Follow the link to register your contact and payment information. For an instructional video to see how easy it is to use this method, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj7AiH6rty0
Make the switch to e-giving today. It’s safe, easy, secure, and convenient, and it offers consistency the parish consistency for planning and budgeting.
Click “Donate” or call Adam Vonderahe in the parish office for help to switch to e-giving.
Please remember to continue to pray for all those affected by illness, their caregivers and public officials working to keep us all safe.
“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.
We receive many prayer intentions from the diocesan faith community. All are carefully preserved and prayed over by Bishop Kettler, diocesan staff and the sisters at Saint Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids. Please know that whether or not you are able to send a gift, your requests for prayer are welcome.
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
As we move closer to the welcoming of a new pastor, I want to share with you the latest on Mass scheduling for our parish community and our One in Christ Area Catholic Community.
Starting Wednesday, July 1
St. Francis Xavier
8:00 am – Wednesday and Friday
Once school starts, Friday Mass will be at 9:00 am.
5:00 pm on Saturday
9:30 am Sunday.
Please note that the one Sunday Mass is temporary and that it will move back to two Masses on Sunday, at 8:30 am and 10:30 am at a date yet to be determined.
This new schedule will change the number of Mass intentions that can be offered here at St. Francis. Please be advised that you may not get the date you want for a particular Mass.
One in Christ Area Catholic Community
Mass Schedule effective July 1, 2020
Annunciation Parish in Mayhew Lake
Monday and Thursday – 8:30 am
Sunday – 8:30 am
St. Stephen Parish in St. Stephen
Tuesday – 5:30 pm and Thursday – 8:30 am
Saturday – 7:00 pm and Sunday –10:30 am
Sacred Heart in Sauk Rapids
Tuesday – 5:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday – 8:00 am
Saturday at 5:00 pm and
Sunday at 9:00 am
(Please note that the Sunday schedule is temporary and will change to two Masses at a date to be determined.)
Fr. Ron Weyrens
Fr. Tom Knoblach
Fr. Doug Liebsch