Dear St. Francis Xavier Parish Community,
Sunday Mass at St. Francis Xavier continues this week. Links to the pre-recorded Sunday Mass will be posted on the parish website (www.sfxlg.org), and Facebook. We encourage you to worship with others at the time you usually attend Mass on weekends. We also are providing words to the hymns being sung. Be daring and join the virtual choir that will be singing with you throughout the La Grange area. Spread the news to alumni and relatives. And let us hold one another in communion here and beyond.
Reflections by members of the parish staff are appearing on Facebook and Instagram.
The parish campus remains under the Illinois Shelter in Place Order.
- The parish offices are closed. A staff person will answer the phone from 9AM-1PM Monday through Friday. At all other hours, calls will go to our answering service, which can contact Fr. Bill for any urgent pastoral needs.
- The church is closed until further notice.
We appreciate your patience as we settle into this new temporary reality.
For the updated guidelines on the celebration of the sacraments and on Christian burials, click here.
Our Food Pantry Ministry continues to operate on Tuesdays 9:30-11am. We offer our guests prepacked bags and drive-thru service. We do not need volunteers at this point. For information on how to donate to our Food Pantry Ministry, click here.
Thank you to over 60% of regular contributing parish households who contribute to the parish through Electronic Funds Transfer, and to those who have been contributing through the mail or by dropping your contribution through the mail slot. The remaining $12,000 each week comes from those who contribute through the Sunday basket. We rely on the combined EFT/basket income to meet our expenses. Our “basket” average for the past two weeks has been $2,000 as non-electronic contributors adjust to our temporary new reality. We rely upon each parish household to invest to the extent that you are able in our mission and ministries. If you do not yet contribute electronically, please consider signing up.
To sign up for EFT for a short or long-term period
- Visit our website (sfxlg.org) and click on Donate Online OR
- Text SUNDAY to 708-340-6630 for regular offertory and/or text EASTER to the same number for Easter offertory and follow the instructions on the return text.
For a special message from the Parish Finance Council, click here.
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. Since we cannot distribute Palms at this point, we invite you to use a scarf, piece of fabric, ribbons, some other creative item to participate in our opening procession.
The parish Constant Contact is sent to all registered households for whom we have a current email address and to several unregistered households who have asked to receive it. If you are aware of parishioners who are not receiving this weekly update, please have them contact us at SFXinLG@sfxlg.org and send us their current email address. If you know of others who would like to receive these updates, ask them to send their email to the above address.
As tenth pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, I am excited and grateful to be welcoming you to our website. I know of no better faith community within which to pray, deepen, and live our faith. St. Francis Xavier Parish is a community of people who believe in being church in its beautiful diversity – traditional to . . .