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Provincial House, Wayne NJ
12 Helene Court
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 942-2975
Jubilee Year
St. Guido Conforti not only nurtures a very high concept of the missionary vocation, but also a very high and bold ideal of family spirit. Indeed, he knows that the missionary call is incomplete if it does not lead to being and becoming “companions of vocation”. It is through fraternal relationships that we learn to welcome the others as gifts from God, accepting their riches, differences and limits.
Xaverians On the Move...

  • A new Xaverian from Indonesia will be be assigned in Holliston, 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.
Xaverian Missionary Appointed New Bishop of Padang, Indonesia
The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Padang, Indonesia, the Reverend Fr. Vitus Rubianto Solichin SX, member of the Pious Society of Saint Francis Xavier for the Foreign Missions (Xaverians), until now lecturer in the major seminary and rector of the School of Philosophy, Jakarta. Read more.
Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA
101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(508) 429-2144 
Sister Laura Canali, MMX, (pictured in Sierra Leone in the 1980s on the left and today on the right) celebrated the 50th Anniversary of her Religious Profession with the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary at Fatima Shrine on July 2. Sister Vero Paredes MMX interviewed her for this joyous occasion. Read the interview here.
"We were honored to host the Graduates and families of Holliston High for a Baccalaureate Prayer Service here at Fatima Shrine." ~ Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX
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 for a period of time beyond May 29, 2021.

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 will begin with Mass on Tuesday, July 13th at 7:00 pm followed by the candlelight Rosary.
~Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX
Xavier Knoll, Franklin WI
Xaverian Missionaries - Midwest Mission Center
4500 Xavier Drive - Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 421-0831 
Xaverian Missionaries in the Milwaukee area for some summer fun. From the left: Fr. Alex Rodriguez SX, Fr. Yohannes Dharmawan Adharius, or "Wawan, Fr. Dominic Caldognetto SX, Br. Pietro Rossini SX and Br. Diego Acosta SX

Fr. Alfredo Turco SX who served as Rector of Xavier Knoll, Franklin WI has been elected Provincial Superior of the Italian Region of the Xaverian Missionaries.

Congratulations and Blessings on his ministry!
Mission Blog: Dialogue of Life and Faith
I am Yudis, originally from Indonesia, where more than 80% of the population are Muslims, especially on my island of Java. Personally, I see Islamic-Christian dialogue as a gift from God.

Thank God, I grew up in a family and in an environment where Muslims and Christians live together in peace. My dad was a Muslim; he was baptized when he was young, but the vast majority of his family are still Muslims (his brothers and cousins). I had a good relationship with Muslims especially in my dad’s big family. My Muslim cousin lived in our family for 6 years because of school. Learn more.
Mission Outlook Podcast
Israel - Palestine Conflict Explained

Since 1948 an endless conflict hit the region of the world known as Israel or Palestine. But what are the reason for this endless war? Why Israelis are fighting Palestinian and vice versa? Is there any solution to this conflict? In this episode, I’ll address all these questions with the help of Hiba, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon. Listen to podcast of Pietro Rossini SX.
Discern vocation with toddlers, teens, and everyone in between

Pope Francis, in his 2019 post-synodal apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive), describes the journey of discovering one’s vocation as being invited on an adventure. Vocations are not just a part of life; they are how we live out love throughout life. The adventure begins the moment we are born. As parents, teachers, lay ministers, and clergy, we must help our children and those in our care find their path, but the map isn’t marked and the route is never the same. Learn more.
Fourth of July Thoughts from Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
"There are two concepts in US history that deserve to be revisited if the Fourth of July is to have any meaning at all for the next century. The first is “patriotism.” The second is “jingoism.” They are not synonyms, much as we are sometimes inclined to make them so. Patriotism is love of country, literally—the “father” land. Jingoism is chauvinism, a love of country that lacks a critical eye. When we “love” something to such a degree that we lose the capacity to compare it to its own best potential, we don’t really “love” it at all. We idolize it..." Read more.
Travel to Thailand to see the Xaverian Missionaries' commitment to serving the poor. Discover how a parish in the Philippines is coping with COVID-19. Learn about the Consecrated Dimension of Xaverian life and the Love that makes up a Xaverian Missionary vocation. 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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