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Weekly Reflection

My Story Continues

09-15-2019Father Robert Fambrini, S.J.

Some would describe the formation of a Jesuit with words such as “long”, “thorough,” even “different.” Truthfully, it is all of this. In my case it was quite long, twelve years from entrance right after high school to ordination. Jesuit formation is certainly thorough. There are certain stages we all must go through but within those stages, there can be much creativity. The formation is shaped toward what the individual Jesuit needs for his preparation. As I have described earlier, my formation was geared toward pastoral work. Jesuit formation is different in that it is quite unique. All religious orders require a year-long novitiate during which time the novice receives an education in the spirituality and charism of the particular congregation. The Jesuits have a two-year novitiate. To my knowledge, all male religious orders have their members pronounce their solemn vows before ordination. Not the Jesuits! I was ordained twelve years before I pronounced my final vows. I was not delayed for poor performance!

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Upcoming Events

EDGE Kick Off

Sep 18, 2019: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Anderson Hall
All 6th-8th Graders welcome! Bring a friend!

Viernes de Fe Familiar

Sep 20, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (weekly)

Viernes de Fe Familiar está de regreso los viernes de 7:00-8:00pm en la Capilla San Ignacio. Acompáñenos todos los viernes.

Ministers of Hospitality Training

Sep 21, 2019: 9:00am - 10:15am

We are in need of more Ministers of Hospitality for all of our weekend masses. Please attend a training. Men and Women are encouraged to attend.

Meet Author Mary Lea Carroll

Sep 22, 2019

Come to The Marian Shop and meet author Mary Lea Carroll after the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses.

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St. Francis Xavier Parishioners and Community Friends may now rent Anderson Hall.

Consider Anderson Hall for wedding and sacramental receptions, family reunions, community meetings, group luncheons or similar activities. Contact Laura Jordan for more information at 602-212-4511 or Laura.jordan@sfxphx.org.

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