The role of the Parish Pastoral Council to help set a vision for the parish and to be consultative to the pastor.  They assist in helping the pastor know what is going on in the parish, listen to concerns of parishioners, and to act as the voice for the parishioners.  The council also serves to give feedback on new ideas or proposals, and to give parish members a chance to provide input on parish needs and concerns.  The mission is to stay informed and to communicate our parish goals to the faith community in order to make St. Francis Xavier Parish a vibrant and holy parish.

 

Next meeting is Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Confession

A quote from Pope Francis:

“The transformation of the heart that leads us to confess our sins is a gift from God … it is ‘His work.’ As we leave the confessional, we were his strength that restores life and rekindles the enthusiasm of faith. After confession we are reborn.”

“Jesus’ call impels us all not to stop at the surface of things, especially when facing a person. We are called to look beyond, to focus on the heart to see how much generosity each person is capable of. No one must be excluded from God’s mercy. Everyone knows that the way to reach it, and the Church, is the house that welcomes all and refuses no one. Its doors are always wide open, so that those who are touched by grace may find the certainty of forgiveness. The greater the sin, the greater the love must be that the Church expresses towards those that convert.”

— Homily in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 14, 2015 (https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/francis-chronicles/pope-s-quotes-confession)

Here are a couple of great YouTube videos on Confession to listen to!  Check it out!!
Confession is a Place of Victory, Fr. Mike Schmitz
and
Making a Good Confession, Fr. Mike Schmitz