It is a message for each of us at any stage of life’s
journey, reminding us that, into our own dark nights, Christ, the Light of the
world, has come.
And we do not walk that journey alone. For 160 years, St.
Francis Xavier Parish has embodied this commitment to reach beyond ourselves
and accompany those in our Medina community through our works of mercy. Like
our patron saint, who sailed halfway around the world to bring the Good News of
Jesus Christ to distant lands, we joyfully proclaim the gospel and embrace Christ’s
call to service.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, we invite you to celebrate our
remarkable journey as we commemorate the Dec. 3 feast day of St. Francis Xavier
and the beginning of our 160th year as a parish. We will gather for
5 p.m. Mass, celebrate with a catered feast at 6 p.m., then lift our hearts in
prayer and song with a stirring concert presented by our Music Ministry.
“Morning Star,” by composer Lloyd Larson, is a cantata that
combines narration and choirs in songs that blend new and familiar Christmas
melodies. Directed by Tom Bonezzi, the choir and orchestra will feature the
talents of our parishioners and Medina community, including a portion in which
the congregation is invited to join in song to celebrate Jesus, the Morning
RSVPs are required for the feast day dinner. Seats are limited, and will fill up, so reserve your family’s places today. Registration will close by Nov. 27, or when space is filled. Register below, or call the parish office at 330-725-4968.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH
We are a Catholic community where diversity, acceptance and participation lead us on our lifelong journey of spiritual growth.
Contact the Church
606 E. Washington St.
Medina, OH 44256
Office: (330) 725-4968
Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.