Ministries

The Parish Council is the consultative body of a parish. Along with the pastor, parish staff and parish organizations, the parish council decides the scope and direction of the parish in service to the people of God and their community.

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The Finance Council assists the pastor in preparing the annual budget of the parish and making recommendations for the future financial viability of the parish.

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Proclaimers of God’s Word have the privilege and responsibility of proclaiming God’s Holy Word at the liturgies of the parish.

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have the privilege and responsibility of assisting the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at the Sunday liturgies.

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Alter Servers assist the priest at Mass in the worship of God by God’s holy people.

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Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality welcome the parishioners as they enter the church, assist in receiving the tithes and keep the church in order.

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Youth Ushers welcome the parishioners as they enter the church, assist the receiving the tithes and keep the church in order.

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Sacred Dancers are young people who give praise and worship to God by sacred dance and motion.

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Vigil Mass Choir leads the congregation in sacred song at the 5 PM Vigil Mass.

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8 AM Mass choir leads the congregation in sacred song at the 8 AM Sunday Mass.

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Contemporary Choir leads the congregation in sacred song on the second and fourth Sundays at the 11 AM Mass.

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Gospel Choir leads the congregation in sacred song on the first and third Sunday at the 11 AM Mass.

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Youth Gospel Choir leads the congregation in sacred song at the 8 AM Mass on the second and fifth Sunday.

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Male Chorus leads the congregation in sacred song at the 8 AM Mass on the fourth Sunday.

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St. Francis Xavier Early Learning Center provides a holistic learning environment for children ages 2 to 4.

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic School provides a holistic learning environment for children from kindergarten to 8 grade.

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Parish School of Religion assists parents in passing on the beauty of our Catholic faith to our children in grades kindergarten through high school. It meets on Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults assists adults in learning more about the Catholic faith. It meets on Tuesday evenings at 6 PM.

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Bible Study Group meets at 6 PM on Thursday evening to explore God’s Holy Word.

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PUSH means Pray Until Something Happens. They meet on Tuesday evening at 7 PM for prayer and support.

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Annual Retreat allows parishioners and friends to spend a weekend in prayer and reflection.

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Alter Society takes responsibility each week to keep the church clean and presentable.

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Adult Ministry provides the opportunity for adults to fellowship and serve the parish and community.

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Men’s Group meets on the fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for fellowship and service to the parish and community.

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Knights of Peter Claver is an international organization of African American Catholic men to serve the Church. They meet on the second Sunday at 9:30 AM

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Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary is an international organization of African American Catholic ladies to serve the church. They meet on the second Sunday at 9:30 AM

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Junior Daughters of Peter Claver is an international organization of African American Catholic young ladies for fellowship and service.

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Wellness Committee provides information and programs to foster the wellness of parishioners.

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Parish Food Pantry provides food to needy families in the community on Thursday from 10 AM to 12 noon.

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