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At St. Francis Xavier School, we promote faith formation and spiritual, nurtured growth. Our educational program provides for spiritual growth in a friendly, open atmosphere to further develop our minds and souls. Religion classes are held daily for all of our students in preschool through grade 8. Students in kindergarten through grade 8 attend mass each Friday and on Holy Days. Students in grades 3 – 8 are given the opportunity during Advent and Lent to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist are received for the first time with our second grade students. The preparation to receive these gifts are woven throughout the school year and with our parish community program

Students have the opportunity to plan, participate and attend liturgies and prayer services that relate to their studies, seasonal celebrations, or school events. The spirit of prayer throughout the school and classrooms along with the participation in activities of service to others are promoted with our Catholic Identity goal.

Here are some of our favorite traditional liturgies:

  • Kindergarten – Reciting the Thank You Prayer at our Thanksgiving Prayer Service and reciting the Lovely Lady Poem at May Crowning
  • First Grade – Special Advent Prayer Service and play
  • Second Grade – Grandparents Day and Blessing of the Rosaries Prayer Service
  • Third Grade – All Saints’ Day Liturgy
  • Fourth Grade – Ash Wednesday Liturgy
  • Fifth Grade – Living Rosary Prayer Service
  • Sixth Grade – Living Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
  • Seventh Grade – Veterans’ Day Prayer Service
  • Eighth Grade – May Crowning

Service Programs

Students learn a love of serving one another through a variety of different ways. Our parish and school teaches us to be CHRIST LIKE for each other in our school/parish community, or for charitable organizations in the outside community such as:

  • Middle School Service Program
  • St. Vincent De Paul Thanksgiving food collection
  • Birthcare
  • Catholic Relief Services – Lenten Mission Boxes
  • Fifth Grade School Supply Store
  • Race for Grace
  • Poppy Sales for Veterans
  • Student Council Food Bank
  • St. Francis Xavier Community Day of Service

We will continue to implement the school’s common aspiration for respect for others, respect for yourself and most importantly respect for God.