Welcome From Our Pastor
Blessings of peace to you, and welcome to this Jesuit Catholic parish of Missoula, the only Jesuit parish in Montana. This Parish was established by the Jesuits in 1892 and it is with great anticipation that we are looking forward to our 125th anniversary in September 2017.
The community has been in continuous existence since its founding and we are blessed by all the members of this vibrant place. While we honor and cherish our past, we are a parish that continues to seek new ways to be more than just a Sunday respite. St. Francis Xavier has gained a reputation in Missoula for well-planned and well-executed Eucharistic liturgies, including beautiful liturgical music.
St. Francis Xavier has a long social justice and outreach tradition, devoting nearly 20% of its annual budget to the care of the poor, the sick, and the otherwise disadvantaged. In addition, the parish has developed education, hospitality, faith formation, prayer and spirituality, and many other programs consistent with Jesuit and Archdiocesan apostolic priorities.
We are committed to promoting Gospel values and witnessing to the presence of the beginnings of the Kingdom in our midst. Read More…