Whether you are just beginning to think about returning to Church or can’t wait to get involved, we whould be honored to walk with you on that journey. Below are some options to help you get started.
I want to return to active participation. Where do I start?
Plugging into a new community can sometimes be daunting, but we’ll try our best to make you feel welcome! Here are some suggestions for getting started:
- Join us for a Sunday liturgy
Sundays at St. Francis Xavier Church are a wonderful time to gather with others who share our faith, and lift our hearts and voices to God. All are welcome! Click here for Mass Times. Not sure where we are located? Click for Directions.
- Register in the parish
Registering in the parish allows us to keep you up-to-date on parish happenings and helps us get to know you better. Once you register, you will be invited to our new parishioner gatherings and receive additional information about our community. Click to Register Online.
- Join a ministry or small faith group
St. Francis Xavier offers a variety Ministries and Organizations in which to get involved, and seasonal Small Faith Groups, Adult Enrichment Opportunities. Click to see the Ministries and Organizations. Click for Adult Enrichment Opportunities. Contact Kate DeVries at 708-352-0168 or email@example.com to discuss upcoming opportunities. You can also see upcoming happenings on the Events Calendar or by taking a look at the Parish Bulletin.
- Fill out a volunteer form
Interested in a participating or certain area? Click to see and sign up for more information: Volunteer Page
- Attend a Parish-wide Event
Parish-wide events are sponsored by the various organizations and ministries. Since 2015 is our 125th Anniversary, we will be hosting additional events. Watch the bulletin and calendar for details about special happenings.
Come talk to us!
Any member of our pastoral staff would be more than willing to set aside time to speak with you regarding any questions you may have or to simply welcome and get to know you. Please contact Kate DeVries, our Director of Pastoral Ministries: 708-352-0168 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She is looking forward to meeting you, and can direct you to opportunities and both parishioners and staff members who can support you on your spiritual journey.
Here are some websites and books you might find helpful along the way:
- Catholics Come Home Website
- Word on Fire’s Faith Clips
- United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, by the United States Council for Catholic Bishops
- Catholic Customs and Traditions, by Greg Dues
- Choosing to be Catholic: For the First Time, or Once Again; by William J. O’Malley, SJ
- Why Stay Catholic: Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question; by Michael Leach