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Provincial House, Wayne NJ
12 Helene Court
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 942-2975
Making God's Will Our Own

As it has always been, today it is extremely important to seek and do the will of God at every moment. In this age of computers, high technology, work, and so much more to do, God is not asking us for great penances, long prayer vigils, much fasting… God is asking us to do God’s will in a perfect way. And once we find out that God’s will is the best thing for us, we do it with joy. Read more of Fr. Mark's message.
US Province Chapter

The XVI Provincial Chapter will take place September 5 - 10 at the Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury, MA. The Xaverian Missionaries are marking their 75th anniversary of mission and ministry in the United States in 2022. Stay tuned for updates and coverage of this significant celebration.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diocese of Paterson postponed its annual liturgical acknowledgement of priests’ jubilee anniversaries until this year. Fr. Michael Davitti SX, Rector of the Provincial House, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood last year. On June 1, 2021 the Paterson Diocese held a special Mass and dinner for jubilarians from last year and this year with Bishop Kevin J. Sweeney at Corpus Christi Parish, Chatham, NJ. Fr. Michael is pictured standing in the first row center left.
Father Michael's Friday Bible Study Class at the Provincial House Bible Class is increasing! He states he has "never seen so much enthusism. We start at 1:30 pm and we keep going, by popular demand till 4:00 pm." To join or have more inofrmation please call the Provincial House at (973) 942-2975 or email Fr. Michael.
Jubilee Year
The video reflects on the “three fundamental components of Xaverian Spirituality” (three coefficients). They represent the genetic code (DNA) of Xaverian identity. In fact, these three components “will have to distinguish” the present and future members of the Congregation. Here, we find the “summary” and inspiring principle of a Xaverian's heart and mind. “To see God, seek God, love God in all things” for Mons. Conforti is bound to the growing desire for the expansion “of his Kingdom”, “everywhere”, among non-Christians. This very simple criterion becomes a commitment lived and offered ("immolation") "for the realization of Christ's desire, hoping for the formation of a single Christian family, which has to embrace all of humanity."
The Testament Letter: a message for married couples too
Aimé Bisimwa and Laurentia Nakinja are married and have three children. This couple belongs to the group of Lay Xaverians of Bukavu, D.R. Congo.

"Just like a “good family man," St. Guido Maria Conforti wrote for the great Xaverian family a testament so that his sons and daughters might have a good life. That Letter expresses his last wishes about his “present and future” family, a family which is now spread across the world. One cannot deny that when St. Guido Maria Conforti was writing his testament, he was simply thinking of his own confreres; however, that testament is not only relevant to religious, but also to us dads and moms.." Scroll down to the English translation and read more.
News From the General Direction

  • A new Xaverian from Indonesia will be be assigned to the USA, Fr. Mardadus Hery SX.
  • Deacon Irvin Guitierrez SX from Mexico will be studying English in the US on his way to Japan.
  • Fr. Yohannes Dharmawan Adharius SX, or "Wawan," has completed his studies and will return to Taiwan and China in August.
  • Brother Diego Acosta SX will continue studies in Franklin in view of theology studies for Taiwan.
Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA
101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(508) 429-2144 
Masks and social distancing are no loner required in the Shrine for VACCINATED PEOPLE according to the State of Massachusetts. THE STATE DOES ADVISE THAT NON-VACCINATED PEOPLE CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS.

Registration is NO LONGER REQUIRED for Mass. Space will be provided for those who who feel the need to wear a mask and social distance .

We THANK Leticia Morales, Joe and Linda Javorski and others who faithfully cleaned the pews of our church weekly. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT US.

The 13th of the Month Marian Devotions continues with Mass on Friday, August 13th at 7:00 pm followed by the candlelight Rosary.

Keep up with latest news and events on our Facebook page.
~Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX
For many Christians, August is a time to remember the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus in special ways. Her Assumption into heaven is celebrated on August 15. Here, the Coptic Christian Choir, United in Christ, sing of Mary in her well known title in orthodox Christianity, "Theotokos." which is Greek for Mary the God Bearer. This beautiful rendition was performed at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston.
The Metrowest Interfaith Dialogue Project is collaborating with The Jewish Family Services and Open Spirit Interfaith Center to offer Active Bystander's Training to faith communities and other organizations and individuals. Using the Quabbin Mediation Model, the Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze situations, and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. TAB heightens bystanders’ power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm-doing and generate positive actions by others. Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. Learn more.
Xavier Knoll, Franklin WI
Xaverian Missionaries - Midwest Mission Center
4500 Xavier Drive - Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 421-0831 
Outdoor Sunday Masses returned this summer. The Pro-Mission raffle drawing took place after Mass and the blessing of the outdoor altar on July 25th, 2021. We had a great turnout! THANK YOU ALL!
~ Fr. Alex Rodriguez SX
Mission Blog: New Xaverian Missionaries for Mission
“When a vocation comes from God, nothing and no one can prevent it. The world still lives in the gloom of the covid-19 pandemic, however, God continues to raise up missionaries for his vineyard despite the difficult times we are experiencing. This is a sign of God’s love for his people, a hope for the Church of Christ.” Learn more.
Mission Outlook Podcast
America Reunited

The US is experiencing a time of struggle and internal division. The recent Capitol Riots and Black Lives Matter demonstrations are proof of the tensions that this country is undergoing.

Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist formerly on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

He recently wrote the book, America Reunited – A Relational Solution to Bridging the Political, Social, and Personal Chasm Dividing our Nation, in which he gives a possible solution to this internal conflict from his professional experience. Listen to podcast of Pietro Rossini SX.
Against polarization and confrontation: Pope Francis emphasizes the value of dialogue in his monthly prayer intention. Learn more.
My experience as a Xaverian Brother and future nurse

As a Xaverian brother who is studying as a student nurse, I believed that many of us may have numerous questions regarding missionary nursing which may include the charism and spirituality of the Xaverians. What is the connection between being a Xaverian brother and a nurse? What are the significance of missionary nursing, the specific effects of spreading the gospel, and the effect on healthcare in the community as well as the effect on the nurse’s physical and spiritual life? Read the answers of Br. Ganggus Venansius SX here.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sister Laura Canali MMX. Read Fr. Joe Matteucig's letter from Taiwan. Learn about Diego Acosta's journey to the US. Discover what "make the world one family" really means. Keep up with current World and US News of the US Province of the Xaverian Missionaries. Read it here.
St. Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. Our "missionary to the world" became a saint on World Mission Sunday, October 23, 2011. Learn all about him here
Mother Celestina Bottego, founder of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary. Read about her here. Read the latest about her in The National Catholic Register.

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