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Provincial House, Wayne NJ
12 Helene Court
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 942-2975
US Province Chapter
The Xaverian Missionaries USA celebrated the XVI Provincial Chapter in Duxbury, Massachusetts. It was an opportunity for our missionaries throughout the United States to come together, look back on the last five years of our work together and to peer into the future for the next four years with hope and enthusiasm despite the ravages of Covid-19.

As we gathered, we remembered all our men worldwide who succumbed to the pandemic, in particular Fr. Aniello Salicone who died of Covid-19. We also looked at all that had been accomplished in the last five years both in and out of lockdown. We are grateful for the care and support we provide for each other as the Delta variant continues, friends and benefactors who so lovingly were with us through it all, and how the Lord of hosts holds us all in infinite hands.
Looking forward, we formulated some plans for the 75th anniversary of the United States Province of the Xaverian Missionaries which began at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston, Massachusetts in 1946. Celebrations are anticipated in all our communities.
Other decisions regarding the next four years considered our changing communities and the need to streamline our work by strengthening our commitment to interfaith and interreligious-secular dialogue, and inspiring younger generations to the mission of a global Catholic Church. Practically that will mean that our Provincial House in Wayne, New Jersey, will eventually be closed, and our work there transferred to our other communities.
The new leadership of the Province was named to help guide us into the future. They include Fr. Mark Marangone as Provincial Superior (first on the right), Fr. Alex Rodriguez as Vice Provincial (first on the left), Fr. Carl Chudy as 1st Councilor (center), Fr. Rocco Puopolo as 2nd Councilor (second on the right), and Fr. Dominic Caldognetto as 3rd Councilor (second on the left).

We ask for your continued support and prayers as we look forward to another 75 years of ministry and service in the United States.

~Fr. Carl Chudy, SX
Jubilee Year

On the MissionNET YouTube channel, the 11th and final episode in the series of videos on the Testament Letter has been posted in various languages. The video interprets the Founder's expression “I warmly embrace," which he utters while experiencing “the love of Christ in all its fullness, a love by far superior to any natural affection." His is an embrace extended to those present, to all those who gave their name to this missionary Family, and those who will give it in the future. Learn more.
Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA
101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(508) 429-2144 
Masks and social distancing are no longer 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 feel the need to wear a mask and social distance .

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 continues with Mass on Monday, September 13th at 7:00 pm followed by the candlelight Rosary.

Keep up with latest news and events on our Facebook page.
~Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX
The clergy and religious leaders of the Jewish & Christian communities of Holliston, Massachusetts and the surrounding area, the Islamic Center of Boston, the Sikh Community of Millis, the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Boston (Hindu), and the Baha'i community form the Metrowest Interfaith Dialogue Project, providing opportunities for multifaith and nonreligious neighbors to come together. In doing so, we honor our diversity & God's presence in all of us. See the latest newsletter here.
Xavier Knoll, Franklin WI
Xaverian Missionaries - Midwest Mission Center
4500 Xavier Drive - Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 421-0831 
Fr. Irvin Gutierrez, SX, (pictured second from the right) a Xaverian from Mexico ordained a priest on August 21, 2021, joined our Franklin Community on Sept. 8th to learn English before leaving for his first mission assignment in Japan.

Welcome and God's choicest blessings!
Gratefulness flows from a heart that understands the language of God!
~ Fr. Alex Rodriguez SX
Mission Blog: What Muslim Scholars Owe Afghanistan
By Mehlaqa Samdani
Used with permission of the author

At their first press conference, the Taliban promised to uphold the rights and freedoms of women, the media, and civil society in Afghanistan within the framework of the Shariah. This left many wondering how the Taliban would choose to implement the Shariah this time around, given their brutal and regressive interpretation of the 1990’s?

 At a time when the Taliban are desperately seeking international recognition and legitimacy, there is an opportunity for Muslim religious scholars and institutions to provide a theological framework that would push the Taliban to expand the rights of women and religious minorities. Learn more.
Mission Outlook Podcast
What's Next for Afghanistan? - The Voice of Afghan People

How will life change in Afghanistan now that they have control? This and more questions will be addressed in this episode.

Farida and Murtaza - two young Afghan adults shared with Mission Outlook their powerful stories.

Listen to podcast of Pietro Rossini SX.
Season of Creation
In the new Pope Video for September, Francis issues an urgent exhortation for us to question our lifestyles and the way we use the planet’s resources, in order to propose a change based on responsible care, respect, simplicity, and austerity. Learn more.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sister Laura Canali MMX. Read Fr. Joe Matteucig's letter from Taiwan. Learn about Diego Acosta's journey to the US. Discover what "make the world one family" really means. 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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