Parish News

Rwanda Shoes

Thank you to all parishioners, parish apostolates, and others who contributed to our Annual Christmas Shoe Drive (2018) for children living in a Rwandan village.  This year we raised $4,000 to be used only for the purchase of shoes by Father Leonard Kayondo when he returns home to his country …

Seminarian Fund

We want to extend our gratitude to all who came to our parish game show night which raised over $7,000 for our Seminarian/Vocations Fund.  Near 70% of the donations came directly from parishioner sponsorship.  We are starting to build a small “war chest” for the Lord as we continue to …

Blood Drive Results

Thank you to all who came out to donate blood on Sunday, 28 October.  We had 21 people show up and 15 units donated.  Thanks to all parishioners and others who either gave or attempted to in this event… FOR LIFE!

Pancakes

Thank you, to all the Men of  St. Joseph who put together the recent pancake breakfast in honor of Haley Ketschke.  Thanks to Mark Hadley who came up with the idea and organized the men.  Thanks also especially to Jeffrey Pereira of Jeffrey’s Pizza who prepared the eggs, sausages, and …

Blood Drive

Thank you to all who came out on a hot and muggy 15th of July to donate blood for our parish summer blood drive in our parish parking lot.  We had just over 20 donors and 14 units collected.  Admittedly, this is a bit low for us, but we are …

Catholic Charities

Thank you to all who gave to our parish appeal for the diocesan Catholic Charities.  This year we collected in donations and pledges a total of $35,035 which was slightly up from last year’s total of $34,720.  Thank you to all parishioners and others who gave so generously to this …

Tony

On June 19th at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in New Bedford, SFX parishioner, Tony Pimentel, will be instituted into the Order of Acolyte as he is just a little more than one year away from ordination to the permanent diaconate.    Tony has already been instituted …

Lighting Upgrade

We recently upgraded our parish center, church, and rectory to LED lighting (including the parking lot).  We expect this to result in much savings on our electric bill over time.  We contracted with Energy Source for the lighting fixtures and bulbs and our own parishioner Doug Corrigan completed the project …

Evening with Haley

Vocations are a top priority here at St. Francis Xavier Parish and so we are particularly excited about the prospect of a new female religious vocation in our 3rd Grade school teacher Haley Ketchske.  In order to support Haley, our Women of Grace apostolate is sponsoring a night at the …

Blood Drive Results

Thanks to all parishioners and others who offered to give blood on Sunday, 22 April.  We had 25 people come forward to donate and 21 units collected.  Once again, thank you for supporting LIFE!

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