Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.

James 1:22
September 2018 Happenings
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New Rectory Hours
September 4th hours for the rectory 
are as follows:

8:30 am until 8:30 pm
8:30 am until 4:30 pm
9:00 am until 5:00 pm
9:00 am until 1:00 pm 

St. Francis Xavier
Scripture Study

September 13 -  November 8
9:45 - 11:15 am 
Unity Hall
St. Paul' s Letter to the Galatians (Contains the most information about Paul's life) and  Women in the Old Testament  (Queens and slaves, assassins and victims of rape,
mothers, wives, sisters and in-laws,  each story is food for the imagination)
Please register with
Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ

Integral Conscious Evolution
 10 week Starting September 5th 

Pat Bombard
 Cost:   $100
Prac ticing Peace

September 10th 11am - Noon

Practicing Peace in our world where anger, hatred and fear lead to so much suffering, more than ever, we need to find ways to cultivate peace, kindness, and reverence for life. Jackie Schmitz, CSJ leads us in an hour of Centering Prayer, music, ritual and sharing. Meets on the second and fourth Mondays each month.

 Cost: $10.

Women's Spirituality Circle

 Wednesdays, September 12   
1 - 3:30pm 

Our Evolving Region

 Saturday, September 15th

 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, West Beach Succession Trail
Porter, Indiana

Cost: $30
 includes transportation from The Well. 
Registration required.

The Well Spirituality Center
1515 Ogden Avenue LaGrange Park. 
To register: 
708-482-5048 or

Open Forum
Of Prayer, Sharing & Questions
Thursday, August 30th
7pm Unity Hall
For the Cardinal's Full Letter  Click Here

Rectory Closed & Holiday Mass Schedule
September 3rd

The Rectory Office will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of the holiday. There will only be one mass on Monday, September 3 at 9:00 am. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4 at 8:30 am.

Youth Ministry
Important September Dates

September 1st 
Quest Confirmation Registration Closes
Tuesday, September 4th, 7pm
Quest Leaders Formation Meeting, Unity Hall

Wednesday, September 5th, 7pm
Quest Post-Confirmation Leaders Formation Meeting, Unity Hall

For more information about Youth Ministry  Click Here

Senior Women's Group
Fr. Bill Killeen Presents
Pope Francis. The Man & His Theology
September 6th
Unity Hall
9:30am Gathering
10am Presentation

Enlightin Meeting
Saturday, September 8th

The EnlightIN Communications Team   
is looking for people with creativity to help enhance the SFX website and Facebook pages. If you can help in any of the ways listed below, please contact
Kate DeVries, or 708-352-0168.

  • Photographers
  • Writers
  • Web, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram users
  • Video takers
  • Video editors

Blessing Of 
Our Unity Garden
September 8th & 9th

Please join us after all the Masses as we 

bless our new paver area!

To purchase a Brick Paver.   Click Here   

6pm  Mass Resumes
September 9th

The Please join us following the liturgy for an Ice cream Social.

Religious Education
Important September Dates
Class Placement lists go out the week of September 10th
Sunday, September 16th 8:45-10:15am 
Meet & Greet for ALL SESSIONS 
September 22nd & 23rd During All Masses 
6th Grade Bible Distribution 
For more information regarding Religious Education  Click Here

Seasons of Hope
Mondays,September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 15 & 22, 2018
7 pm
Mourning the loss of someone you love is never easy, and in a spirit of compassion and pastoral care, St. Francis Xavier and St. John of the Cross are sponsoring the 'Seasons of Hope' program. These spring sessions will be held at St. John of the Cross 5005 Wolf Road in Western Springs. Call the SJC parish office to register or for more information 708-246-4405.


Taize Evening P rayer
St. Francis & Grace Lutheran 
Friday, September 14th
7:30pm @ St. Francis

This is an ecumenical prayer that brings all Christian faiths together through  meditative singing, scripture and quiet reflection.
All are invited to our Taize Evening Prayer

Tuesdays starting, September 18th
7 pm
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process through which adults become Catholic.  If you are interested in becoming Catholic, or if you are Catholic and have not received your First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please contact Kate DeVries at or 708-352-0168.  Registration is required.

Information Regarding Upcoming 
Word & Communion Services Changes
September 17, 19, & 21 
7:45am Word & Communion - 9am Mass
September 18th 
7:45 & 9am Word & Communion Only
Just a reminder that on the dates listed above we will have a Word and Communion Service in place of the mass.

Consider joining  one of our  CHOIRS  this Fall!
The Gallery Choir-9:00 a.m. Mass
*voices needed: Soprano (high female voice),
Alto (low female voice) &
Tenor (high male voice)
Celebration Ensemble-10:30 a.m. Mass
*voices needed: Alto (low female voice),
Tenor (high male voice) & Bass (low male voice)
Spirit Youth Choir-6:00 p.m. Mass
*voices needed: teenage singers (grades 9-12)

Childrens Choir-5:00 p.m. Mass
Cherubs  (grades 1-3)
SF Choristers (grades 4-8)

For Children's Choir Registration Packet
Resurrection Funeral Choir
10:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. weekdays/Saturdays
Please contact our Music Director,
Allen Sterwalt / 708-352-0168

Welcome Committee

A Welcome Committee is being formed to help new parishioners feel welcome, and more easily connect with other parishioners, parish activities and our various ministries. If you are interested in learning more about this this new outreach, please contact Alex David at