Praying the Rosary Before Daily Mass!!

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 2nd at 8:45 a.m. the Rosary will be prayed before daily Mass. We will be using the booklet “Rosary Novenas to Our Lady”. Copies will be available. everyone is invited to come and participate in Praying the rosary even if you are unable to stay for Mass.  


Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is in need of young voices ages 8 through high school to join and serve in this ministry. Children/teens learn various aspects of choral singing by praising God through song. Rehearsals begin September 12 at 6:15. Consider giving your time and talent to the music ministry of Saint Francis Xavier by volunteering…


Kendall County Community Food Pantry

This letter is to thank you for your generosity to the School Supply Distribution we held on August 6, 2019. As a result of the unstinting giving of your organization and the others we partner with, we were able to provide new backpacks with supplies to over 620 children this year. This is a record…

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This Week's Bulletin


father_karl_216Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
A poem we might use for reflection as we enter a New Year

God Knows
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still:
What need our little life
Our human life to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low,
God hideth His intention.

God knows. His will
Is best. The stretch of years
Which wind ahead, so dim
To our imperfect vision,
Are clear to God. Our fears
Are premature; In Him,
All time hath full provision.

Then rest: until
God moves to lift the veil
From our impatient eyes,
When, as the sweeter features
Of Life’s stern face we hail,
Fair beyond all surmise
God’s thought around His creatures
Our mind shall fill
(Minnie Louise Haskins 1875-1957

Pray for me as I pray for you,
Fr Karl