Current Protocols

03-27-2020Fr. Bob's Weekly ReflectionFather Robert Fambrini, S.J.

Dear Parishioners of the St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Faith Community,

As we start another day in this most unusual time, my prayers are with you, as are the prayers of the Phoenix Jesuit Community.

Some of you have asked about the enhanced protocols we’ve put in place and I am happy to share an overview:

  • Our maintenance crew is currently “deep cleaning” the church. Additionally, they are cleaning all of the chairs, tables and misc. items used for events held in Anderson Hall, the Courtyard and the CGS classrooms.
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Novel Coronavirus

03-15-2020Fr. Bob's Weekly ReflectionFather Robert Fambrini, S.J.

Dear Parishioners of the St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Faith Community,

The Novel Coronavirus is a health concern for all people globally.  One of the primary goals at our St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Parish and School is to keep parishioners, parents, students and visitors to our church as safe as possible.  Over the coming weeks, we will provide vital updates and/or recommendations from varied sources.

Although the current risk of contracting the Novel Coronavirus remains low in Maricopa County, vigilance on everyone’s part, is of the utmost importance.  The current recommendations (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/preventing.htm) for keeping safe remain similar to the recommendations to prevent the spread of influenza or flu: 

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Thank You for Your Support

03-08-2020Fr. Bob's Weekly ReflectionFather Robert Fambrini, S.J.

Dear Beloved in Christ,

As we near the end of our efforts toward the CDA stewardship program, I would once again like to acknowledge the depth of your response when asked to financially contribute to our parish faith community. https://dphx.org/cda/how-to-donate.

Throughout the last several months, we’ve asked much of you; and you've responded faithfully.  When I stood before you as your new pastor last October, I spoke to you of my vision for the parish, and while sharing this vision, asked you to support the parish during the Parish Annual Stewardship Appeal, "Generations of Giving."  This appeal is a combination of tithing, prayer and active participation in our parish ministries (www.osvonlinegiving.com). Stewardship at and within our parish is encouraged and invited by all parishioners. Thank you for all you do.

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Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

03-01-2020Fr. Bob's Weekly ReflectionFather Robert Fambrini, S.J.

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are three traditional practices of Lent. They are meant to help us turn away from self-defeating habits and open ourselves to God so he can help us be the people we were created to become. Lent truly reflects back to Jesus’ time fasting for 40 days in the wilderness before beginning His earthly ministry.

During this season of penitence and preparation, many people think of giving up certain things such as a favorite food or a life habit they are trying to better control. It is a sacrificial act being offered up to God as a humble offering to God from your life given to Him for a time. All of this is done so we can prepare ourselves and be ready to celebrate at Easter the resurrection and new life of Jesus who offered himself for our redemption.

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