Moments to Celebrate!

Marriage

As you plan your special day with us …

Erin is happy to answer any questions you may have eturner@sfxmissoula.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Marriage Preparation 2021-2022

Click the following links for  information on marrying at St Francis Xavier:

Take a Virtual tour of St. Francis Xavier Church (drag your mouse to move around the church)

Diocese of Helena    The Diocese of Helena Suitable Place for Outdoor Wedding

Questions regarding Family Ministry and Marriage Preparation please contact Erin Turner eturner@sfxmissoula.org

 

Baptism

We look forward to welcoming new members into our parish community!

Baptism Preparation for Infant/Child – Pre-Registration Is Required with Brian Johnson 406-926-9797 or bjohnson@sfxmissoula.org

When: Offered once a month, 11:30 am. Attend BOTH one “A” session AND one “B” session, with some work at home in-between.  “A” Sessions:  October 9th, December 18th  “B” Sessions:  November 13th,
What: Preparation for parents & guardians of children for the Sacrament of Baptism. Two session programs, attend in either order, with reflections to complete between sessions. Designed for all parents/guardians to attend and participate in together. Baptisms scheduled at regular weekend liturgies.

2022-2023 Schedule of Classes

When: Offered once a month, 11:30 am. Attend BOTH one “A” session AND one “B” session, with some work at home in-between.

“A” Sessions:  October 9th, December 18th    2023: February 12th, April 23rd, and June 11th

“B” Sessions:  November 13th    2023: January 8th, March 19th, May 28th, and July 9th

What: Preparation for parents & guardians of children for the Sacrament of Baptism. Two session programs, attend in either order, with reflections to complete between sessions. Designed for all parents/guardians to attend and participate in together. Baptisms scheduled at regular weekend liturgies.

First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation preparation is offered in the Fall each year. Second graders and above, who have been baptized Catholic, are invited to experience this sacrament in preparation for receiving their First Holy Communion. Please contact Brian Johnson 406.926.9797 bjohnson@sfxmissoula.org

FIRST RECONCILIATION & COMMUNION PROGRAM 2022-2023
At SFX, preparation for First Reconciliation and Communion is:

For children 2nd to 5th grade
• Active, engaging, and prayerful – we emphasize doing and experiencing the faith
• From late September to early May
• Once a month sessions on EITHER Mondays OR Wednesdays (not both. choose one and stick with it.)
• A “with your child” experience, not a “drop your child off”
• Weekly activities at home as a family – fun, simple, and enriching
• A special emphasis on Holy Week (April 2nd – 8th)

 There are two groups. The idea is to pick one day that works for you, either Monday or Wednesday, and stick with it throughout the year. As we go along I will text you reminders about exactly where to meet on the SFX campus. We’re always on the move!

 

2022-23 Schedule

Preparation for 1st Reconciliation & Communion

MONDAY Group
5:30-7:00 unless otherwise indicated

• Sept. 19th Sacraments
• Oct. 10th Reconciliation Prep #1
• Nov. 7th Reconciliation Prep #2
• Dec. 5th Reconciliation Prep #3
• Dec. 19th First Reconciliation! 6:30 – 8:00pm
• Jan 2nd From Forgiveness to Feast!
• Feb. 6th Communion Prep #1
• Mar. 6th Communion Prep #2
• Mar. 13th SECOND Reconciliation 7:00pm
• April 2nd 10:00am Mass Palm Sunday
• April 6th 7:00pm Service for Holy Thursday
• April 7th 3:00pm Stations of the Cross
• April 7th 7:00pm Service for Good Friday
• April 8th 9:00pm Easter Vigil
• May 1st Communion Prep #3
• May 7th First Communion!, all families, 12 noon

WEDNESDAY Group
5:30-7:00 unless otherwise indicated

• Sept. 21st Sacraments
• Oct. 5th Reconciliation Prep #1
• Nov. 9th Reconciliation Prep #2
• Dec. 7th Reconciliation Prep #3
• Dec. 19th First Reconciliation! 6:30 – 8:00pm
• Jan 4th From Forgiveness to Feast!
• Feb. 1st Communion Prep #1
• March 1st Communion Prep #2
• Mar. 13th SECOND Reconciliation 7:00pm
• April 2nd 10:00am Mass Palm Sunday
• April 6th 7:00pm Service for Holy Thursday
• April 7th 3:00pm Stations of the Cross
• April 7th 7:00pm Service for Good Friday
• April 8th 9:00pm Easter Vigil
• May 3rd Communion Prep #3
• May 7th First Communion!, all families, 12 noon

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to those baptized in the Catholic faith going into their junior or senior year of high school. There is a one year preparation process for confirmation beginning in the Fall.

Young Adults contact: Fr. Kirby Longo 406.697.5828 at Christ the King  who will be overseeing Missoula Area Youth Ministry 2022-23

Adult Confirmation is offered in conjunction with our RCIA process. Please contact Brian Johnson bjohnson@sfxmissoula.org 406.926.9797

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation:

When & What:

Program aimed at High School Sophomores; Juniors & Seniors by special permission

Monthly Meetings, September to April, at St. Francis Xavier.

Prerequisite: 2 years active involvement in Experiential Faith Formation Nights.

Includes service in liturgy at 6pm Mass at St. Francis Xavier, formation and support for Sponsors, and one of two confirmation preparation retreats (Oct. 8-9 OR Feb. 4-5). See attached High School Youth Ministry Calendar for Additional Details. Confirmation Ceremony is typically in April or May, determined by the Bishop’s office, TBD.

 

Religious Life / Ordained Ministries

If you are contemplating a vocation feel free to speak with our of our priests. Additionally more information maybe found through our links for both Diocesan as well as Jesuit Vocations