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All faiths invited to National Day of Prayer service

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Since nearly the beginning of our country, a day has been set aside to pray as a nation in gratitude for our blessings. That tradition continues as, on the first Thursday of May, throughout the country people will pause to call for personal repentance and to pray for the United...

Registration is open for Vacation Bible School

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Kids will dive deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about! Registration is open for our Vacation Bible School,...

Divine Mercy Sunday prayers planned

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Join us in church at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, as we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and contemplate the mercy of Jesus. In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Today,...

Bring your basket of foods to be blessed on Holy Saturday

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For many Catholics, especially those of Eastern European descent, bringing a basket of foods that will be enjoyed on Easter Sunday is an important part of their Triduum traditions. Whether this is a long-standing custom passed down in your family through the generations, or your...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at St. Francis Xavier

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Bring your friends for fun, music, dancing and a great corned beef meal to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at St. Francis Xavier! Enjoy a complete meal (chicken available on request) with corned beef supplied by Medina’s own Sully’s Irish Pub. Beer and wine are...

Discover your Strengths for the Journey

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You know God created each of us with gifts and talents, but do you sometimes wish they came unwrapped? How can you use them if you’re not sure what they are? Patrick Meidenbauer, founder & lead coach of Cleveland-based StrengthsInsights, will help us loosen the tape and...

Where is God calling you to contribute?

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In the readings at Mass, we’ve been hearing about the call of the disciples. We’re reminded that Jesus calls us, too, to the important work of building the Kingdom of God – right here in Medina! For more than 15 years, since the days of Father Hollis, St....

Eucharistic Revival retreats offer opportunity to hear personal stories, grow in faith

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When have you encountered Christ in the Eucharist? Or, maybe you’re not sure that you have! Spend a Saturday morning and early afternoon hearing from our own parish priests and deacons as they share their experiences of the Eucharist. Each talk will explore one of the four...

New parishioners invited to welcome event

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Are you new to St. Francis Xavier Parish? Or have you been here awhile and are finally ready to learn more about this place? Either way, please join us for a New Parishioner welcome brunch on Sunday, Jan. 21, after the 10 a.m. Mass. We’ll have a light breakfast and a chance...

Fr. Tony shares his cabbage roll recipe

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Did you know that Fr. Tony makes some pretty killer cabbage rolls? It’s something he picked up as a young man and has perfected over the years, making them about three times a year — and always for Christmas. It’s not been without its hurdles. Once, as a new...