With Heartfelt Gratitude

The Mantellate Sisters Servants of Mary (Marian Lake) wish to extend their heartfelt expression of gratitude to Fr. Karl and the SFX parish staff for prayers and support during Sr. Gesuina’s time of illness. The Sisters are grateful to Deacon Tom for assisting with the Mass of Resurrection and to Jeanine Paul and the musicians…


Calling all 7th grade thru High School Students!

Join the SFX Youth Group! Next meeting January 22nd from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. To Join the group and receive reminders please text sfxteens to the number 81010. You will be added to the group and receive text messages regarding upcoming events. For more information, email Gaylene at


Catholic Retreat for Singles

Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s): Looking to start 2017 off with a renewed sense of purpose & belonging? Then register today for a life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, IL (in the northern suburbs), on Feb17-19, 2017. Take a chance and get involved… this is one New Year’s resolution you…


Parish Business Manager

St. Paul the Apostle Parish is seeking candidates for employment as Parish Business Manager. The Business Manager will provide leadership of the parish business office with functional responsibilities for planning, budgeting, finance, accounting, billing, payroll, communication, parish website development, business projects, legal, scheduling, capital campaign and contract administration. Candidates must have experience in fiscal planning,…


Join the Cherubim and Saraphim Choirs!

CHILDREN AND YOUTH OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM CHOIRS! WHAT: The Cherubim Children’s Choir is for children ages 7-12 to come together and learn simple yet beautiful sacred music and basic choral and music theory skills. The Seraphim Youth Choir is for teens ages 13-19 to sing…


Elizabeth Ministry

Our parish is interested in starting an exciting new ministry that responds to the joys and sorrows of life during childbearing, rearing and grand-parenting years! This outreach encompasses pregnancy, pregnancy complications, birth, infant or child crisis, fertility and infertility concerns, miscarriage, infant or child death, family life and grand-parenting issues. Where do you go for…


Sing to the Lord!!

Adults are invited and welcome to sing with the Adult Choir! Choir members give of their time to serve in this ministry and assist in leading the congregation in song. Weekly rehearsals have resumed and are on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30. The Youth Choir is in need of young voices to keep this ministry going. Children…


How to Make a Rosary class

St. Francis Xavier successfully held its first How to Make a Rosary class hosted by the Legion of Mary! Rosaries created during the event will be donated. Thanks to all those who attended!  


A Message From The Bishop Of Joliet

Inspired by the Mother of Mercy, I invite every parish and chapel in the Diocese of Joliet to use this upcoming September 15, the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, to pray for an outpouring of God’s love and mercy upon all of us, especially those who experienced abuse. I recommend that Mass or other…