Tuesday, June 21, 2022
NEW: Homecoming Dates 2022
Xavier's Fall Homecoming Week is August 29-September 3. We understand this is earlier than years past and as such want to communicate information and dates with families now. Xavier homecoming dates are selected based on several factors including: a home football game and conflicts with other co-curricular activities. After careful consideration, the only available date this fall will be during the second week of school. 

  • Wednesday August 31 - Homecoming Mass
  • Thursday September 1 - Pep Rally and Bonfire
  • Friday September 2 - Alumni Hall of Fame Induction at halftime of the football game
  • Saturday September 3 - Homecoming Dance (lock-in)
Xavier Community System student leaders have begun preparation for events and dress days throughout the week. This information will be shared with students in August prior to school start.
NEW: Dress Code 2022-23
Xavier student dress code guidelines can be found here: xaviersaints.org/dress-code
Purchasing Information:

SALE: Lands End has a 20% dress code sale from June 23 - July 11! Use CODE: HOTDOG PIN: 3591.

Parents are asked to please note that all clothing items including dress code polos must be free of holes, rips or tears.
NEW: Consider Hosting an International Student
Xavier partners with Youth for Understanding to place qualified and dynamic international students at Xavier. YFU has partners in many countries around the world. They have both in-bound and out-bound programs.  YFU students are between the ages of 15 and 18 and have medical insurance and spending money.  They speak English well enough to live with a family and be successful in an American high school. YFU families provide the love and guidance that you would provide to your own child, three meals a day (this includes a sack lunch for school or money in a lunch account), a separate bed and a study area, and a means of transportation to and from school.  
If you are interested in hosting for the 2022/2023 school year, apply on-line at YFUUSA.org or text/call YFU Local Coordinator Sandy Scaia, with questions. Sandy lives in Cedar Rapids and can be reached at 319-431-5447.   
Reminder: Updated Time for Ken Charipar Field Rededication on June 22nd
Rededication of the Ken Charipar Baseball Field: June 22, 2022

Xavier vs. Beckman Catholic
JV/Varsity Baseball Doubleheader
Wednesday, June 22nd

Chris McCarville (R97), XHS President - Welcome
Deacon Dan Rouse - Field Blessing
Ceremonial First Pitch

Cheer on Xavier Baseball in the JV & Varsity games vs. Beckman Catholic.
JV Game: 5 p.m. | Ceremony: 6:30 p.m. | Varsity Game: 7 p.m.

Admission to both games is $5.
Reminder: XPX Uniform Collection
XPX will once again be collecting “graduated” and out-grown GENTLY WORN uniforms. These items will be available in August for purchase at the annual Back-to-School Sale! All proceeds from this sale will directly benefit the XPX programs, which support the students, staff and teachers at Xavier. Please clean out those closets and bring ANY UNIFORM APPROVED items (polos, sweaters, quarter-zips, pants) to the main office. Gentle used spirit wear will be accepted too. All items must be without stains or tears. Thank you for your support!
Reminder: Volunteers Needed for the Xavier Booster Club’s Golf Outing on Monday, June 27th
The 25th Annual Xavier Booster Club Golf Outing is Monday, June 27th at Elmcrest Country Club. Please consider sharing all or part of your day out on the golf course in support of Xavier activities. This event takes a small army of volunteers. We also have several student designated slots and Xavier students are welcome to sign up for any slot with a parent as well.

Please join us for this fun and financially important Booster Club Event! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FA8AB2CA5FA7-volunteeraugust
Reminder: Job Opportunity with Xavier Food Service
The Xavier lunchroom is in need of an outgoing and energetic person to work from 9 am-12:30 pm daily. Duties will include, but not limited to, preparing vegetables, dishes, serving lunch and general cleanup everyday.

If interested, please contact Lorraine Gaffney; Food Service Director at 563-608-2324 or email lorraine.gaffney@xaviersaints.org.
Reminder: Second Round of STO/FACTS Application Deadline is Approaching
We would like to remind families of a second round of assistance through STO. FACTS applications that STO uses are due by July 1st. If you have started the application process already please respond to any FACTS inquiries and complete the application process.
Reminder: Xavier Foundation Seeking Volunteer Grant Writer
The Xavier Foundation office is also seeking a volunteer grant writer. This is a volunteer role that can be done one your own time, at your own pace, from your own home, as able. Please contact us at development@xavierfoundation.org if you or someone you know may be able to assist. Thank you and Go Saints!
Reminder: Summer Faith Happenings
Summer is a great time to grow in your relationship with the Lord! Here is a quick glance at just a few of the amazing things happening at our parishes this summer. Be sure to check out all the parish websites for details and Mass schedules.
Reminder: Sports Physicals Offered to Xavier Students
Sports Physicals will be offered to Xavier students at Family Physicians of Cedar Rapids

  • Dates: July 5 - August 5 
  • Cost: $45 (will not be submitted to insurance) cash, check or credit card accepted
  • To schedule: Call 365-7581 
  • Location: 1515 42nd St NE Cedar Rapids 
  • Visit their website at: www.familydocscr.com
Website: XavierSaints.org | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712