St. Francis Xavier Parish Newsletter
April 2018 Happenings
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Discover Your Core of Love: Awaken the Larger Love That Wants to Free You! 

 April 11, 18; May 2, 16, 30; June 13, 27; & July 11 
1:00-3:00 pm.
  Come and discover the unconscious patterns expressed through our way of being that are obstacles to love, in this 8 week workshop facilitated by Carol Cummins and The Well's Bridget Sperduto. 

 Cost:   $250   
Pre-registration required

Author John Dear
They Will Inherit the Earth

  Sunday, April 15 3:30-5:00 pm

Join author, activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee John Dear for a presentation and book signing of his latest book  which shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only lead to catastrophic climate change. Free to parishioners of co-sponsoring parish SFX. 

Inspiration in a Time of Climate Change:

Saturday, April 21 
9:30 am-Noon

On this Earth Day, Franciscan Sister Marya Grathwahl, founder of Earth Hope, will receive the 2017 Sacred Universe Award. Join us as Marya and Sister Helen Prejean, world-renowned writer and speaker, weave stories of justice, oneness, and hope for our Universe. Free to parishioners of co-sponsoring parish SFX.

The Well Spirituality Center
1515 Ogden Avenue LaGrange Park. 
To register: 
708-482-5048 or
Please register and pay in advance, as spaces are limited.

NO  Saturday Morning 
9:00 AM Masses or Confessions 
Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, May 5
Due to Confirmation and First Holy Communion.  Please keep the young men and women receiving the sacrament of Confirmation and the second graders receiving First Holy Communion in your prayers.  
  Parking restrictions for the weekend of
April 21st & 22nd
Due to the use of the West Parking lot for the SFX College Game Night Event on Saturday night the West Lot will be unavailable for parking ALL WEEKEND. Please  drop off all but the driver and then seek parking at East Lot, Ogden School or on neighborhood streets. Thank you for your patience

St. Francis Xavier is creating a courtyard of pavers to be installed summer of 2018 to the south of the Unity Hall entrance. Become a part of history by purchasing a personalized paver brick.  The number of bricks is limited.

Take this opportunity to...
  • Recognize a parishioner's life or contribution to St. Francis Xavier
  • Honor a past or present student, faculty member, coach or leader
  • Celebrate a Wedding or special Wedding Anniversary
  • Commemorate a Baptism, First Holy Communion or Confirmation
  • Remember a special SFX athlete, athletic team or scout or troop
There are so many more ideas!

Taize Evening Prayer
St. Francis & Grace Lutheran 
Friday, April 13, 2018
7:30pm @ Grace Luthern
All are invited to our Taize Evening Prayer
This is an ecumenical prayer that brings all Christian faiths together through  meditative singing, scripture and quiet reflection.

2nd Collection for
St. Vincent de Paul
April 14th & 15th
This organization helps people with all types of financial assistance, including rent, medical and utility bills as well as other types of help.  Please consider making a donation at mass or   Clicking Here To Donate Online
Retired Men's Group Presents
Pope Francis  and the Church
April 18, 2018

Coffee @ 10:30 am
Presentation by  Fr. Bill Killeen  @ 11:00 am 
Lunch @ 12:00 pm

RSVP by April 16, 2018 to 708-352-0168
Celebration of the
Sacrament  Confirmation
April 21st
Rehearsal Friday, April 20th 7pm & 8pm

Confirmation Day Saturday, April 21st 10am & 2pm

Questions Please email Olivia

SFX Game Day Auction
Saturday, April 21

For more information on the Game Day Line Up ticket sales   Click Here
ATTENTION (New) Altar Servers
Entering Seventh and Eighth GRADES
For the 2018-2019 School Year
If you are interested in becoming an altar server 
Please contact Mrs. Westerhoff at the rectory (708-352-0168) or by email  with the dates you have selected. See below:

ONE training session EACH WEEK in addition to the
Mandatory meeting on Monday, April 23rd  
This is required for NEW servers only.
Monday, April 23rd
3:45 - 4:45

Monday, May 7th
3:45 - 4:45
Tuesday, May 8th
3:45 - 4:45
Monday, April 30th
3:45 - 4:45
Tuesday, May 1st
3:45 - 4:45
Monday, May 7th
3:45 - 4:45
Tuesday, May 8th
3:45 - 4:45

Salt Creek Watershed Network 
To Clean The Creek
Saturday, April 28th
Enter Off Wolf Road between Ogden and 31st
Supplies will be provided
Free Lunch at 11:30
Contact Elizabeth Torrisi for more information at