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Wayne, NJ 07470
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Dear Mission Friends,

In one of his homilies for the first Sunday of Advent, Fr. Mark Link, SJ, shared the following:
"Someone has observed that the most dangerous day of our lives comes when we learn the meaning of the word "tomorrow." For on that day we discover that we can put things off... And, of course, that frequently leads to a lot of trouble... Read more of Fr. Mark's Advent Message here.


Parliament of the World's Religions

The 7th Parliament of the World's Religions was held in Toronto Nov. 1st-6th, 2018 bringing together more than 11,000 people from over 80 countries. It scheduled world-renowned speakers and gave the possibility of participating in more than 500 truly unique programs, events, panel discussion and workshops, together with sacred music and films. Read Fr. Michael Davitti's reflection and see Fr. Carl Chudy's pictures here

Read Fr. Carl Chudy's article on American Pluralism: Its Promises and Struggle on the Xaverian Missionaries Catholic Mission Blog.
Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA
101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(508) 429-2144 

Interfaith Dialogue Conference

On the very day that a gunman killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, a group of Metrowest residents gathered at Holliston's Temple Beth Torah for an event dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation among people of diverse religious faiths.
Entitled "Listening and Loving: Honoring Our Diversity as Multifaith Neighbors," the two- day event, held at the temple on Oct. 27 and Our Lady of Fatima Shrine on Oct. 28, was the first such gathering sponsored by the Metrowest Interfaith Dialogue Project, launched in 2017 by Holliston clergy. Read more of Fr. Larry Maloney's essay here.

Prayers for Healing
Beginning this November, there will be prayer for the healing of the Church and individuals touched adversely by the scandals of our Church. Come join us every 2nd Friday of the Month from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Shrine Church. 

Christmas Season
Christmas Festival of Lights begins December 2nd and ends December 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hot Chocolate is in the Hall. The Gift Shop is open until 9:00 p.m. each evening. Mission Display in Xavier Hall.

December 8th: Pasta Dinner. Begins at 5:00 p.m. Adults $8.00 Children under 10 $4.00. Food, Raffles, Christmas Cheer!

December 9th:  Christmas Concert sung by St. Cecilia Parish Choirs.   3:00 p.m. followed by the procession to the manger of the Christ Child. All are welcome.

December 24/25th:  Christmas Vigil Mass at the Shrine will be at 8:00 p.m.   Christmas Day Mass at the Shrine will be at 11:00 a.m.

Dance the Night Away
December 28th:  Dancing at Fatima Shrine. Dancing Lessons  at 7:00 pm. Dancing begins at 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Admission is $12.00.  Snacks and cash bar. All are welcome. 

Come and See!
December 29th and 30th:  Come and See weekend for men looking into the call to become a Xaverian Missionary.

Keep up with ministries and events on the Xaverian Missionaries Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Facebook page.

Xavier Knoll, Franklin WI
Xaverian Missionaries - Midwest Mission Center
4500 Xavier Drive - Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 421-0831 

December Events 
December 7: Annual clergy dinner in honor of St. Francis Xavier 

December 16 - 24: Christmas Novena for Family and Friends

December 24: Traditional Christmas Midnight Mass at our chapel. 

Keep up with ministries and events on the Xaverian Missionary Fathers Franklin Facebook page.


Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Feast Day December 3
JESUITS ON...Francis Xavier
JESUITS ON...Francis Xavier
Learn more about the Patron Saint of the Xaverian Missionaries. Learn about the St. Francis Xavier Novena of Grace here.
Xaverian Family News
UK Xaverians Launch New Website and Facebook Page

We have presence at the Conforti Institute in Coatbridge, Tabor in Preston and the Parish of St. Bartholomew's in Glasgow. Click here to see more.
 Advent Prayer

At Advent, we turn to the Prophet Isaiah to remind us of the Light we may partake of as we do the work of justice and peace.

This video  puts the lines of the prayer "May We Speak of Peace" to music for an easy-to-use resource for prayer and meditation. 

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Join the participants at the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Discernment. Read the views of a Law student at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone.  Rejoice in the vocation of a Bengali teenager.  Review Catholic Social Teaching clashing with Ayn Rand's Objectivism.  Learn about the Xaverian Missionaries being "Consecrated for the Mission." 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. Now there is a mobile friendly version of our website dedicated to him. Learn all about him

Mother Celestina Bottego, founder of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary. Read about her


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