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Saint Francis Xavier Parish


Spirituality / Worship

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Encourages Growth...


The purpose of the Spirituality/Worship Ministries is to encourage the work of sanctification – growth in holiness – through worship, renewal opportunities, vocations, ministry of care, outreach to shut-ins, etc.  These ministries help people grow on their spiritual journey.

Altar Committee

  Description:  This committee sets up and cleans up the altar space after weekday and Saturday masses. Time Commitment: Those who attend daily or Saturday mass could easily assist with . . .

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Altar Servers

Who is eligible to be an altar server?  After completion of 6th Grade, students from both the SFX Day School and the School of Religious Education are eligible to be altar servers. Girls and boys may serve. . . .

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Art & Environment

Description: This committee is responsible for creating a mood or atmosphere that helps make our worship space a suitable place for liturgy.  Through color, texture and design, a sense of warmth and hospitality is achieved, making . . .

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Bereavement Ministry

Purpose:  The Bereavement Ministry of St. Francis Xavier Parish—in the manner of Jesus, who grieved with the family of Lazarus, and who comforted the widow of Naim—provides a loving, compassionate and caring . . .

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Children's Liturgy of the Word

  “ Let the children come to me…”   —  Matthew 19:14   Description: Children’s Liturgy of the Word Reflectors work with the children at the . . .

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Eucharistic Ministers

"Do this in remembrance of me." —  Luke 22:19     Description:  Eucharistic Ministers are lay persons who are mandated to assist the priests in . . .

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Funeral Sacristans

  Description:  Funeral Sacristans are special “on-call” adults who serve both as sacristan and altar server who also set up everything for Funeral Masses (prepare the Gifts, lay out vestments for . . .

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Description:  Greeters are some of the first people to welcome parishioners and visitors to our weekend liturgies.  It is a ministry of hospitality, assuring those who come to our Saturday evening and Sunday liturgies that they . . .

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Lay Leaders of Prayer

A group of men and women who are deeply rooted in prayer, lead worship at Word and Communion services and various other prayer services.  These services take place at SFX church and at our local nursing/retirement homes . . .

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Description:   Lectors read the scripture selections for the weekend liturgies on a rotational basis.  Lectors are scheduled for special masses as needed, based on availability. Time Commitment:   . . .

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Liturgy Planning

Description:   Seasonal and weekly liturgy planning is done by six teams of 4-6 volunteer parishioners.  We are representative of all who sit in the pews on a Sunday; our focus is on practical, real-life applications . . .

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Ministers of Care

  Description:  Trained and certified  Ministers of Care  in our parish bring the gifts of Eucharist and companionship to those living in nursing homes, the permanently homebound, and . . .

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Sunday Sacristans

Description:   The sacristan carefully arranges the liturgical books, the vestments, and other things necessary in the celebration of Mass.  This person undertakes the overall preparation of liturgical celebrations, . . .

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Taizé Prayer

Taizé Prayer is offered monthly on the  second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m., alternating location between St. Francis Xavier and Grace Lutheran parishes . (Grace Lutheran is located one block east of St. Francis . . .

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“ …serve one another with the gift each of you has received.”   —  1 Peter 4:10 Description:  The primary role of the usher is to greet people as they enter . . .

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Wedding Ministry

  “If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is brought to perfection in us. “ —  1 John 4:12 Description:  The Wedding Ministry is designed to extend a warm . . .

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Welcome Women's Retreat

Welcome Womens Retreat

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