In the quiet of the night with snow continuing to fall over Missoula, Christmas Day was ushered in at St. Francis Xavier Church. In a beautiful and symbolic recognition of Jesus’ birth the church is darkened and the “light of the world” is slowly spread one candle at a time throughout the sanctuary. Once fully illuminated, the first Mass of Christmas Day began.  Merry Christmas to everyone at St. Francis Xavier Parish and to your families and loved ones near and far!  View photos on our Facebook page.