Middle School
Weekly Newsletter
XMS Advent Monday Morning Assembly Prayer
Come, Lord Jesus!
Come quickly!
By day and by night,
And through every season
You watch over us, Lord. 
It is wintertime.
Days are short and nights are long,
We need the light of Christ.
We need warmth, love and joy. 
By the light of this wreath
We shall wait in patience for your Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ. 
He will comfort our fears
And bring hope to our waiting world. 
There will be peace in our hearts
And love freely given.
Now and forever. Amen
Weekly Mass
Friday, December 3rd at 9:30am.
Join us via livestream here Campus Ministry - XMS
St. Francis Xavier Day - Friday, December 3, 2021
On Friday, we will celebrate the XMS community in honor of our patron saint, St. Francis Xavier. Fr. Mark Carr, SJ, will share with our students and staff information about St. Francis Xavier, the Jesuits and Ignatian Spirituality. He will preside over mass at 9:00am. We will then celebrate with service and community time as a school! Friday is a casual day and we encourage Xavier gear. St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.
Ski Club
Ski season is almost here and we are looking for parents that would be interested in running or helping out with the XMS Ski Club. If you are interested please contact Mr. Bires, rbires@xaviercatholicschools.org.
Did you receive your “Save the Date” postcard in the mail? We typically don’t send “Save the Dates” anymore, but we wanted to alert everyone to the date as it was not correct on some school calendars due to a change in the NFL schedule. Please note the date: February 5, 2022. Invitations will be mailed soon. 

Do you want to meet some fabulous people and be a part of something fun? Come to the next Celebrate planning meeting on Thursday, December 2nd at noon in the library at XHS (we can direct you once you get here). Join us, meet people, and make a difference!
Campus Ministry Volunteering Opportunity - all are welcome!
Please email Mrs Benthein, mbenthein@xaviercatholicschools.org to sign up. You will need a ride to and from bell ringing.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
  • Fleet Farm (3035 W Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914)
  • Monday, December 20 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Scheels (4301 W Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton , WI 54913)
  • Tuesday, December 7 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday, December 16 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Christmas Stars Opens This Week!
Bring your family and welcome the season with us.
We will delight you with seasonal music and eye-popping production numbers, including a spectacular New York style parade right on stage
 and a stunning “Living Nativity” finale to bring home the
 true “reason for the season.”
You won’t believe your eyes!
 7:00 pm December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
1:00 pm December 4*, 5, 11, 12
*An American Sign Language Interpreter be provided at the 1:00 pm performance.
Christmas Stars has played to over 85,000 with proceeds benefitting St Francis Xavier Catholic Schools fine arts student experiences.
Get tickets at www.christmasstars.org or
the box office (920) 733-8840.
November 22-24: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
November 29-December 10: Monday-Friday
And one hour before each performance for walk-up sales
View photos or video highlights at www.christmasstars.org
Click HERE to reserve your spot.
Attendance Guidelines
Students will be sent home and must remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms (even if unrelated to COVID):
  • Fever (temperature 100 or above)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

OR within the last 24 hours:
  • They have experienced any ONE of the following symptoms:
  • New repetitive cough
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath/trouble breathing
  • OR TWO of the following symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches

Students MUST remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the help of any medication.

Please Note: If a family/household member has symptoms and is being tested for COVID, please keep all students at home until you receive the COVID test results.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, December 1
  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Campus Ministry Meeting (Room 1120)
Friday, December 3
  • Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Wednesday, December 8
  • 9:30 am - Mass - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 14
  • 9:30 am - Mass
  • 6:30 pm - Concert (6th - 8th grade Choir; 6th & 7th grade Band)
Wednesday, December 15
  • 7:00 pm - Band Concert @ XHS (8th - 12th grade)
Friday, December 17
  • $1.00 Casual Day
Tuesday, December 21
  • 6:30 pm - Concert (ALL 5th grade; 5th grade Band; 5th & 6th grade Orchestra)
December 23 - January 2
  • NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break