Monthly Archives: September 2016

St. Mary’s Mission Celebrates 175 Years!

St. Mary’s Mission Celebrates 175 Years!

The all day celebration in Stevensville, celebrating 175 years of the founding of St. Mary’s Mission, was a joyous occasion. The anniversary ended with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop George Leo Thomas; Fr. John Robertson, Chancellor of the Diocese of...
Blessings All Around

Blessings All Around

On Tuesday, Fr. Joseph Carver, S.J. and Fr. Matthew Holland, S.J. took the short walk from the SFX parish office to the Loyola Building and the newest home of the SJS Early Education Program. Before Missoula Catholic School administrators, teachers, parents, and...
Spiritual Exercises Begin at SFX

Spiritual Exercises Begin at SFX

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL), a nine month retreat that has been offered at St. Francis Xavier Church for many years now, began last night with the first group meeting. Mr. Paul Dietrich, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Montana...
SFX Parish Picnic

SFX Parish Picnic

What does it feel like to be part of a big, loving community?  You would know if you were lucky enough to attend the annual St. Francis Xavier Parish Picnic that took place yesterday.  Our celebration began with Mass where our new priest, Fr. Matthew Holland, S.J. was...
Canonization of Mother Teresa

Canonization of Mother Teresa

We celebrate the canonizaton of Mother Teresa by sharing with our St. Franics Xavier family a version of the following prayer that was hanging on the wall within her home in Calcutta. “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them...