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Provincial House, Wayne NJ
12 Helene Court
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 942-2975
Ad Multos Annos!
Fr. Michael Davitti SX (second from the right) celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination on September 27th. He is pictured with Rev. ST Sutton, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Newton NJ, Fr. Mark Marangone SX and Fr. Frank Grappoli SX who celebrated the 57th Anniversary of his ordination on September 29th.

Access Fr. Michael's moving homily about his 50 years of ministry and mission here.
This video describes the third issue of the Testament Letter, where Conforti tells us about “Evil”. He knows that talking about the beauty and greatness of the missionary vocation is not enough. Mission joined to Religious Consecration is subjected to temptation. In fact, our Founder does not remain silent about this reality present in Divine Revelation.
Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA
101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(508) 429-2144 
SUNDAY MASS will now be at 11:00am at the outdoor altar by Fatima Hill. The Covid-19 restrictions remain: masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed. Confessions have resumed on Saturday at the Martyrs Grove from 3pm to 5pm. Bring your lawn chair.
The last of Marian Devotions will be held Tuesday, October 13th at the outside altar by Fatima Hill (weather permitting). It will begin at 6:30pm and Fr. Carl Chudy will preside and preach. Rosary will be prayed immediately after the Mass there in the altar area. COVID-19 precautions apply.
New Biography on Fr. Francis Signorelli Now Available

A new biography has recently been published about Fr. Francis Signorelli at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. We wanted to share with you the expression of the gift of his missionary priesthood over many years all over the world. If you would like a copy let us know. We are asking for a minimum donation of $10 to help fund the work of the shrine. Email or call 508.429.2144.
The Fatima Shrine Gift Shop is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Masks are required. Due to the fact we cannot host our Annual Banquet this year, there will be a raffle during October to help support Fatima Shrine.
Metrowest book discussion
Join our religious and nonreligious neighbors for a fascinating book talk around honoring the gift of our diversity. Register by Email or on the website.
Xavier Knoll, Franklin WI
Xaverian Missionaries - Midwest Mission Center
4500 Xavier Drive - Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 421-0831 
COVID-19 has caused many heartaches and disruptions in our lives but the call to help those in need doesn’t cease. View a beautiful video here. Please consider participating in Xavier Knoll's online auction here. If you are using a mobile device, please click here.
Xaverian Missionaries Podcast
Listen to the latest podcast from Pietro Rossini SX, "Antiracism - A Baha'i Perspective"

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., is the Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College.

In this episode, she shares with us with us a powerful approach to racism.
Xaverian Missionaries Blog
A Seed of Peace in Kamenge, Africa
Six years have now passed since the afternoon of 7 September when our sisters, Olga Raschietti, Lucia Pulici, and Bernardetta Boggian, were brutally killed in their home in Kamenge, a suburb of Bujumbura, Burundi. To this day, we are still waiting to know the full truth about their death. Learn more from Sister Elena Conforto, MMX.
Xaverian Missionaries in the World
The new baptized in times of pandemic
From Xaverian Missionary, Fr. Salvador Cruz in Indonesia:"[T]he group of catechumens was ready to receive the christening in last Easter but because of COVID-19 could not do so until last month. There were 20 adolescents and adults divided into two groups. Due to pandemic restrictions the celebration could only take place with their godparents."
World Mission Sunday, our annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, will be celebrated on October 18 this year. This collection on the next-to-last Sunday in October is a unique, global effort for the entire Church to provide for the building up of over one thousand local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Through the work of these churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God's love and mercy, hope and peace. Learn more.
A Prayer for Leadership
~Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Give us, O God,
leaders whose hearts are large enough
to match the breadth of our own souls
and give us souls strong enough
to follow leaders of vision and wisdom.
In seeking a leader, let us seek
more than development of ourselves—
though development we hope for,
more than security for our own land—
though security we need,
more than satisfaction for our wants—
though many things we desire.
Give us the hearts to choose the leader
who will work with other leaders
to bring safety
to the whole world.
A Black Catholic’s Perspective on the Church’s Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement

The Black Lives Matter is a movement that has emerged out of recent racially charged tragedies, where black men and women have suffered unjustly death and injury at the hands of the white majority... Too many black sons, black daughters, black wives, black mothers, black husbands and black fathers have been lost to the infected hands of bigotry, with no end to these atrocities in sight. Supporting Black Lives Matter does not denote that other causes are of less importance. Rather, the Black Lives Matter movement affirms that we need our cries for justice answered also. Learn more from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Access more USCCB resources on how to address racism here.
Find Jesus in our midst! Work for racial justice and equality. Respond to the "Cry of the Earth." Learn about a survey for disaffiliated Catholics. Pray with the Xaverian Missionaries celebrating their Centennial Jubilee Year of their first Constitutions and Testament Letter. 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 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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