Treasure the Past, Build for the Future
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How blessed we are to be able to walk this earthly pilgrimage with one another as members of St. Francis Xavier! No matter what may be happening around us, the parish is our safe haven. It is the place where we can come together, gather around the Eucharistic table, and worship and serve our Lord.
It is also the place where we serve one another. Here, united in God’s love, we are a visible sign
of the body of Christ and together we can accomplish amazing things. Nourished by prayer and
the Sacraments, members of our parish community are on the path of discipleship and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ each day. We value formation in the faith and sharing our faith with others through evangelization. We also know the importance of bringing the love of God to our neighbors through acts of charity and service. Through our many ministries, and our social and service-oriented outreach programs, we put into action the truth stated so eloquently by St. John the Apostle: “If God so loved us, we also must love one another” (1 Jn 4:11).
With this in mind, I invite you to respond to our parish’s new stewardship program: Treasure the Past, Build for the Future. Please review the contents of this brochure and prayerfully consider how you and your family can play an active role in continuing the work of Jesus Christ through our parish community. Our goal is to increase our Sunday offertory contributions to bring Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. This is no easy task in today’s climate, but I am confident that our dedicated parishioners are up to the challenge.
On September 30-October 1, 2023, the parish will be holding a special Commitment Weekend, inviting members of our community to come together and make a financial commitment that will allow St. Francis Xavier to continue its important work. We are counting on you! By participating in Treasure the Past, Build for the Future, we respond to God’s great gift of love by loving one another with the heart of His Son. You also have the opportunity to complete your commitment online by clicking this link.
Thank you for your generosity, prayers, and commitment to St. Francis Xavier!
Fr. Tim McKeown