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,

For Many years one of our St Patrick Fathers Fr Michael Glynn wrote a piece in our Mission Magazine “AFRICA” called “ Why not be a missionary” and these were the words on the bag page up till a few years ago. Those challenging words attracted many young men to be become mission- ary priests. Their work was and continues to be successful. Last week I spoke of the call of all of us to be missionary and asked what can I do?. Pope Benedict XV listed three things that we all can do. 1.The first thing all of us can do is pray that “God may grant the missions his merciful aid”. 2. Promote vocations. 3. “the sacred obligation of assisting in the conversion of unbelievers applies also to all believers” All of us can pray, all of us can encourage vocations an all of us through our contact with others can invite, challenge and encourage others to join us on the Journey of faith. “Go out to the whole world…..

If you would like to read Pope Benedict XV great Mission document. Google Maximum ILlud and it will take you too benedict-xv/en/apost_letters/documents/hf_ben- xv_apl_19191130_maximumillud.html

It is even today well worth reading.

Fr Karl