Saint Francis Xavier Parish Youth Group is a great place for your teen! (6th-8th grade EDGE) (9th-12th grade Life Teen) Life Teen and Edge are dynamic programs that provide a social, spiritual and catechetical environment for youth and are approved by the USCCB. EDGE kickoff will be on September 6th at 6:30p-8pm in the new Anderson Hall, St. Francis Parish Center. Life Teen kickoff will be on September 9th at 6:15pm-8pm in the new Anderson Hall, St. Francis Parish Center. We are always looking for core team members.  If you are interested in helping or signing up your teen visit our Life Teen or EDGE page for more information.  For LifeTeen Contact Elizabeth Bayardi at (602) 212-4524 or For EDGE Contact Elizabeth Bayardi at (602) 212-4524 or


Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Thank you for visiting our website and I hope that you will get a sense of the identity and mission of our parish community. St. Francis Xavier Parish, administered by the Jesuit Fathers of the California Province, has been in existence for more than 80 years and is located in the center of metropolitan Phoenix. At its founding, the parish was outside the city limits. Our beautiful church building was opened in 1959 and seats 1,500 people. More than 6,000 households are registered in the parish and our elementary school has 600 young boys and girls being educated in the Jesuit tradition. The parish is vibrant with 58 ministries supported by paid staff and numerous, generous volunteers. Evangelization, education, the celebration of the Sacraments, the promotion of justice and service, are of primary concern for us as we strive to live and spread the Gospel. The principles of Ignatian spirituality guide our efforts to bring people closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sincerely yours in Christ, Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J. Pastor

Religious Education Fall

Classes begin the week of

September 19th

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,

our Religious Education Program at

St. Francis Xavier.

For more information please contact Mindy Longwell at 602-212-4530. Mandatory Parent Only Meeting  will be Thursday, September 15th at 6:30pm in the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center.

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Consider Anderson Hall for wedding and sacramental receptions, family reunions, community meetings, group luncheons or similar activities. Contact Nancy Shaw for more information. 602-212-4501 or

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R.C.I.A. Inquiry:

The Rite of Christian Initiation of  Adults is not a class or series of  programs, but rather, it’s a process  that allows the participants the  opportunity to explore the Catholic  faith gradually through sharing,  formal teaching, liturgical  celebrations, prayer, and fellowship. Those interested in learning more  about Jesus Christ and the teaching  of the Catholic Church, without any  pressure or commitment, are  encouraged to seek answers.  For more information, please contact Mary Kevin Picton at 602-212-4507 or
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