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.