St. Francis Xavier - Burlington
Kansans for Life Baby Bottle Collection Please pick up a baby bottle in the back of church if you would like to join in this pro-life effort. The collection begins this weekend and runs until Father’s Day. For more information please contact the office. Thank you in advance for giving!
Needed - Adoration Substitutes for the coming summer months. We have our regular adoration partners taking vacations and children/grandchildren playing ball so we are in need of substitutes. Please contact the office if you could offer help and spend some time with the Lord each Thursday. Thank you!
Altar Society is open to all women of the parish. The meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday evening of the month at 6:30pm in the parish hall unless otherwise noted. Contact Leslie Mahoney, President, for more information. Thank you!
The Knights of Columbus is for all men of the parish 18yrs of age and older. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday evening of the month at 7pm in the church basement unless otherwise noted. Contact Richard Mahoney for more information.
Cleaners each month:
April: Susan Mueller, Debbie Birk
May: Janet Wahlmeier, Kara Reynolds
June: Altar Society
Aug: Angela Myers, Cynthia Rogers
Sept: Susan Mueller, Kara Reynolds
Nov: Altar Society
Dec: Janet Wahlmeier, Debbie Birk
We are still needing a few more volunteers (individuals, families or church groups) to help be part of a cleaning team. You would clean two (2) times a month and each time would take about 1 hour total. Please prayerfully consider if this would be something you could do as stewardship for our parish and your 'giving back' to God.
If you would like to be a cleaning partner in 2018, please contact Fr. Quentin or the office directly. Thank you!!
1st Communion will be held on Sunday, April 29
Senior Sunday recognition will be held on Sunday, May 6
CCD classes are held for all pre-school to Senior High students on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:15am.
CCD Sundays are usually held on the 1st Sunday of each month.
For more information, please contact Kara Reynolds, Director of Religious Education.
Mother’s & Father’s Day Flowers are available for purchase. Flowers are $3 for one or 2 for $5. This is sponsored by the TGC youth group and the flowers will decorate the altar on the respective Sundays. All the proceeds go towards conference fees or related events.
Rural Catholic Youth Conference Nov. 17 - 18, 2018 – Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel This two day conference is held for all 9 – 12th grade students and will be packed full of music, good food, prayer and lots of fun! Early bird registration (before May 15) is only $120 per person. Contact Angela to get on the list to attend.
Teens Gathered in Christ Youth Group is open to all 7 - 12th graders of the parish. We meet together in faith, fellowship and to have fun! Food is always offered and many service projects are worked on throughout the year to give back to our parish as well as the community.
Contact Angela Myers, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, #620-203-0488 if you would like more information.
Young Adult Ministry is an outreach for all those members of our parishes that are between the ages of 18 and 30. If you know a young adult that we can get in touch with, please contact the office and we can add them to our mailing list and outreach contacts. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this ministry, please contact the office or Angela Myers, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry. God Bless you all!
The history of Catholics in Burlington dates back to 1859, it was in the early months of 1871, that about ten families from in and around Burlington were organized into a parish. Although our first parishioners were very poor, they did not waste any time in building the first church. Through their hard work and generosity, the cornerstone for the 35 x 40 feet wood church was laid in June of 1871. It was located on 3rd Street, three blocks north of the present church.
By the year 1899, the parish had grown to 35 families and a new church building was contemplated to meet the needs of a larger membership. Once again, despite the poverty of the people, their dedication and financial commitment saw the laying of the cornerstone of the present church on August 22, 1901. One year later, on August 12, 1902, the present church building was dedicated to the Lord with a Solemn High Mass followed by a festive dinner celebration.
The parish hall was completed and dedicated on May 14, 2006.
The church basement was remodeled for High School CCD and the Youth Group in September 2010.