Deepen your faith through service to the Parish community and beyond!

Be inspired as you inspire others!

We invite you to be involved -

 Liturgically, Spiritually, Socially!

Thank you for being part of St. Francis Xavier Parish!

There are various opportunities where you can become directly involved in the life of the parish and our community.  

Parish Life

Parish Life & Events

Contact: Autumn Schwenk aschwenk@sfxmissoula.org

Prayer & Study Groups

Men’s Prayer Group – Meets 6:30 am on Friday

Knights of Columbus – 

Women’s Scripture Study –  Tuesdays at 10am – 11:30am for 8-10 week sessions

Fall Session: Sept. 21st to Nov. 23rd Theme “The Church and the Arts” with Fr. Tom Lankenau

We will be using the book – Catholic Spirit: An Anthology for Discovering Faith through Literature, Art, Film, and Music To purchase your own new copy ($28) of the book here: https://www.avemariapress.com/products/the-catholic-spirit 

Woman’s Group – our next gathering will be Wednesday, October 20th at 6pm in the church basement. Join in for snacks, socialization and community building with other women of the parish.

CHALLENGE – Challenge is Back!  Beginning October 26 Noon to 1:00 pm  This is a daily meditation program, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St.Ignatius  — faith sharing in the environment of respect, support and confidentality! We will be meeting in the St. Francis Xavier Office ‘ Out of love for our brothers and sisters, we will be wearing masks.’ Questions? Contact Autumn 406.542.0321 aschwenk@sfxmissoula.org

Grief Support – Join Fr. John Guyol in a four part grief support group at St. Francis. This group is for anyone that has lost a loved one and is looking for support and healing. Meetings will be held in Reidy Hall on November 8th, December 13th, January 10th and February 14th. The group will meet at 5:30pm each month to share a meal with discussion to follow. Please contact Autumn in the Parish Office to register or with any questions.

Young Women’s Spiritality Group –  An invitation to Junior/Senior High School Women faciliatd by Becky Byrne 406.240.6400 bbyrne@paynewest.com Based on walkingwithpurpose.com The first study is focused on what defines our identity.

High School Youth Mentors –

RCIA Sponsor – Consider being a team member or sponsor for someone seeking full communion with the Catholic Church through RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

CGS Assistants & Catechists – Share your faith with the youth of this parish as a Catechist or Children’s Liturgy of the Word Minister.

Vacation Bible School – 

We invite you to see more under Faith Formation! Contact Brian bjohnson@sfxmissoula.org

Parishioner Outreach

Ministers of Care – Visit & bring Eucharist to fellow parishioners

Warming Hearts – The Warming Hearts Basket Ministry group will meet at 9am Thursday, October 14th in the Parish office. We are always looking for helpers to make up baskets, donate items, or deliver baskets. Contact Autumn in the parish office with questions.

Mary Martha Ministry – Knit Prayer shawls for the sick or hospitalized.

Funeral Hospitality – provide a side dish or dessert or assist in facilitating luncheons.

Parish Events

Trunk or Treat Halloween – W are looking for volunteers to help with our Trunk or Treat event on October 31st.  Arrive at the St. Francis Xavier Parking lot at 3pm, decorate the trunk of your car or bed of your truck (Halloween decorations or any fun theme you’d like!) and hand out candy to trick or treaters who will rotate through the St. Francis Parking lot.  Questions or to volunteer, please contact Autumn in the Parish Office.

Craft Fair – Calling all Crafters! We invite you to participate in the St. Francis Xavier Craft Fair on December 4, 2021. Please email Autumn at aschwenk@sfxmissoula.org for more information. Apply to be a vendor online https://forms.gle/EhCHJ7hEdMpycqoS9

Children’s Christmas Party – December 12, 2021

Vacation Bible School –  June 13 – 17 and July 22-26 

Parish Picnic – Held in September

Liturgy

Liturgical Ministries

Contact: Fr. Tom Lankenau lankenausj@sfxmissoula.org

Liturgical Ministries

Altar Server

Eucharistic Minister

Lector

Sacristan

Usher

Tech Ministry /Livestream

Might you enjoy recording our 10:00 am Mass?

Training and support on the sanctuary livestream system is provided.

Our Virtual viewers Thank you!

Music Ministry

The beauty of music & song.

Contact: Jennifer Cavanaugh jcavanaugh@sfxmissoula.org

Choir

Contact: Gina Lapka glapka@sfxmissoula.org

Social Outreach

Contact: Autumn Schwenk aschwenk@sfxmissoula.org

Family Promise & the Meadowlark Family Housing Center

Family Promise – Help us serve the homeless families of Missoula by volunteering with Family Promise at the Meadowlark. St. Francis Xavier has been part of Family Promise since it began in Missoula ten years ago. We are looking for volunteers to help each night for the week of Oct. 25-31. Volunteer options include: providing salads, fruits, or desserts to go with dinner; assisting in serving and cleaning dinner; serving as an overnight host. For more information about volunteering at Family Promise and to sign-up please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0444a4ac23a2fe3-family Thank you for your help in serving our community!

The Poverello Center

Assit on Thursdays & Fridays making sack lunches

Montana Food Bank Network

Baskets are located in the rear of the church for donations of non perishables for your neighbors in need.

Habitat for Humanity

Habit for Humanity – Please join Missoula Habitat for Humanity for a community Town Hall, Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Missoula Public Library in the Copper A/B Room to learn more about what Habitat does and how you can be involved with creating strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter for our local families. The event is free and open to the public; masks required. A Zoom option is also available by contacting Katrina at impact@habitatmsla.org

Glass Recycling

Glass Recycling – Help your community & your climate by recycling glass at St. Francis Xavier. The price of recycling is split between participants, so the more the merrier! Contact Addie Thompson athompson@sfxmissoula.org