Manna News

The holidays will be here before we know it. Please keep manna cards in mind when planning your parties and dinners. We have Jewel, Mariano’s, Meijer and Wal-Mart available. You can use manna cards when doing your Christmas shopping or use them as gifts. A large variety of $10 cards are in stock. They are…


Caregiver support

St. Francis Xavier is reaching out to parish members engaged in the roll of caregiving. Many times families are faced with decisions regarding the well-being of their loved ones. If you had thought about finding help, but not sure where to turn, maybe we can be of assistance. If the interest is there we are…


Thank You!

The Knights of Columbus would like to thank the parishioners for their support in past month for our various initiatives. The Tootsie Roll Drive collected over $1100 that will be evenly split between Cornerstone, Trinity Services, Easter Seals of Joliet and District 202 Special Education. Our Blood Drive received over 30 pints of blood. And…


Volunteers Needed

K of C Auxiliary is in need of volunteers for: Halloween Happenings on October 24 Holiday Bazaar on December 5& 6 Easter Egg Hunt on March 26 All volunteers in 8th gr –and up are welcome to contact Karen Johnson for more details at Without volunteers we will not be able to continue these free events


K of C Vocation Raffle

Can you use an extra $10,000? Well, here’s your chance. The St. Francis Xavier Knights of Columbus are selling Vocation Raffle tickets with a grand prize of $10,000. Proceeds from the raffle benefit our future priests as they continue their formation. Plus a portion of each book sold comes back to our Knights of Columbus…


Choir Volunteers Needed

Adults are invited and welcome to sing with the Adult Choir! There is a need for voices in all sections especially alto voices. The Adult Choir sings at the 10:00 Mass 2-3 time a month and at other liturgical celebrations through the year including Confirmation, Christmas Midnight Mass and Holy Week. Reading music is not…


Creekside Cares

Creekside Cares fills backpacks with food every week, delivering them to roughly 190 kids right here in Plainfield School District 202 whose families are struggling to make ends meet at home. St. Francis Xavier is collecting food Sept 5th & 6th to donate to the program. They specifically need canned vegetables, canned fruits, macaroni and…


Daybreak Sign Up Sunday

Please drop the food off at church between 5:45 and 6:00 pm on the 4th Friday of each month or call Caryl Hayes. Volunteers are needed to bring food as well as to collect, transport and serve the food. Our menu consists of Lasagna and/or Mostaccioli, salad, bread, dessert, juice and milk. Contact Caryl Hayes…



Anyone interested in helping clean up the church and/or cemetery in Coal City, please contact Kim Leyva from Holy Family at 815-557-1600


Calling all Gardening Angels!

We need help watering the flowers in the pots outside. If you could volunteer even one day a week please contact Lynn at 815-671-1001, thanks!