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Provincial House, Wayne NJ
12 Helene Court
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 942- 2975

Dear Mission Friends,
A professor once said, "When you are just starting out in life, and someone helps you along the way, the way to pay them back is to help someone else on life's journey in the future."Today, whenever you and I help someone on their life journey, I believe it's just part of "paying back" the generosity someone else has showed us. So, let's not be afraid of planting good seeds all around us with generosity and joy... the seeds of faith, hope, and love planted in our hearts especially on the day of our baptism. Let us reach out to everyone we meet with a kind word, a friendly smile, an act of love, a nod of understanding, a silent prayer for them, a gesture of reconciliation, ready to start anew... With God's grace, many more folks, especially the young in our midst, will experience the "touch" of God's compassionate love and feel encouraged to do the same and work at "making of humanity one family" for the glory of God.

I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. With deep gratitude we thank you all for your  extraordinary generosity. Our Missions have benefited very much, most of all the needy families and communities we serve as well as many young vocations. May the Lord reward you many times over with choicest blessings and extra graces for you and the ones you love.
Fr. Marangone SX and the Xaverian Missionaries

(See Fr. Mark's complete message here.)

Scripture Reflection 
Our Lady of Consolation
Wayne, NJ
Tuesdays: October 2 through November 27, 2018

Fr. Michael Davitti SX will celebrate Mass at 8:00 a.m. in the Ministry Center. Mass will be followed by a Scripture Reflection from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend! For additional information please visit

3rd Order Franciscan Retreat 
Fr. Michael conducted a retreat for 65 men in October. 

Peace and Love, Not War, Hate and Violence
Peace and Love, Not War, Hate and Violence
Parliament of the World's Religions
Xaverian Frs. Carl Chudy, Michael Davitti and Adolph Menendez will join thousands of interfaith activists from around the world in Toronto Canada November 1 - 7, 2018 working for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Learn more.

Clergy Dinner
The Provincial House will host its annual dinner on November 15 to honor our brother priests who support the Xaverian Missionaries.

Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA
101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(508) 429-2144 

Interfaith Dialogue Conference

Our interfaith dialogue conference, Loving and Listening: Honoring the Diversity of our Multifaith Neighbors took place October 27-28 at Temple Beth Torah and Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston. It was an enormous success and we would like to share with you some pictures of the event. You can download the wrap up report here.

Click here  for the Office of Interfaith Dialogue 2018-2019 Calendar of Events.

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. 

Clergy Dinner

We will show our appreciation to clergy members of surrounding communities on November 8th.

Christmas Season
November 23 - 25:  Christmas Fair 
December 1 - 27: Annual Festival of Lights 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. December 8: "Peace on Earth" Pasta Dinner & Visit from Santa 5:00 p.m. 
December 9: Christmas Concert 3 p.m. 

Dance the Night Away
November 30 and December 28: Dancing in Xavier Hall.  Tom Nutile Septet Band. Dance lessons from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Dancing from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Admission is $12.00 per person. 


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

Catholic Theological Union
On October 28 Fr. Dharmawan Adharius SX and Fr. Alex Rodriguez SX attended the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of CTU, which has been a place for many Xaverians to enrich themselves theologically. 

December Events 
December 7: Annual clergy dinner in honor of St. Francis Xavier December 24: Traditional Christmas Midnight Mass at our chapel. 

 Young Adult Retreat
The annual retreat of the "Jeshua Teruma Kitamid" (JTK) group
takes place Nov. 16 - 18 at St. Rafael The Archangel & Congregation, Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin. Fr. Alex Rodriguez SX is the spiritual director for the retreat which is meant for young adults, single or married, 18-35 years of age.


Mission Banquets

"How good it is when brothers and sisters come together." (Psalm 133:1)
The month of October - the Mission Month - provided us with two opportunities to celebrate our missionary vocation while at the same time giving thanks to all our friends and benefactors for their tireless support for our communities and our missions. 

On October 6th, the Holliston community gathered with local friends and benefactors, at the St. Joseph's Parish Center for the Annual Mission Banquet. While the Franklin community gathered at a local Crowne Plaza Hotel on October 20th. Gratitude and thanksgiving were the hallmarks of these two evenings. 

The "icing on the cake" so to say, was the sharing of our missionary spirit especially through the input of Fr Rocco Puopolo on the "changing faces of mission" in Holliston and the nice presentation by Fr. Adharius Dharmawan Fr. Yohannes (Wawan for friends) on the "work of the Xaverian Missionaries in Taiwan - China", in Franklin. These two events reminded us once again, that we are not alone, but many volunteers, friends, and benefactors are partners with us in mission as we continue to "make of the world a single family" a reality wherever we are...
~Fr. Joe Matteucig SX

See more Holliston's 66th Annual Mission Banquet  here.

See more of the  2018 Xavier Knoll Mission Banquet here.

We invite you to keep up with all the news of the Xaverian Missionaries by visiting the individual houses on the "Contact Us" pages of

Xaverian Family News
Feast of St. Guido Conforti - Nov. 5th 
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Learn all about the founder of the Xaverian Missionaries and his quest to "Make of the World One Family" on our website.
 Catholic Social Thought and Voting

Fr. Fred Kammer SJ lays out key teachings on voting and political engagement. Reflection questions, faith in action, and a prayer are also included in this resource from Education for Justice and the Center of Concern.

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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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