St. Francis Xavier - Burlington
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:
Jan: Susan Mueller, Kara Reynolds
Feb: Altar Society
March: Cynthia Rogers, Angela Myers
April: Wanda Weldin, Debbie Birk
May: Janet Wahlmeier, Kara Reynolds
June: Altar Society
July: Annette Stull, Beth Sloyer
Aug: Cynthia Rogers, Angela Myers
Sept: Susan Mueller, Janet Wahlmeier
Oct: Annette Stull, Beth Sloyer
Nov: Altar Society
Dec: Wanda Weldin, Debbie Birk
Welcome Jessica Beyer as our new Director or Religious Education for the parish. All families are encouraged to meet Jessica and introduce yourselves. Thank you to Kara Reynolds, our exiting DRE, for all the years she helped in this parish ministry.
Note Volunteers are still Needed: The CCD program is in need of teachers & substitute teachers and room aides for the Religious Education Program for the coming 2018-19 year. If you would like to volunteer for any of these positions, please speak with Jessica or Father.
We will begin again in September with CCD and are registering for the new 1st Communion and Confirmation Classes now. If you have not already registered your 7th grade or older student that will be attending the Confirmation classes in the fall, please notify the office as soon as possible so that we can prepare the needed packets. A baptism certificate will need to be on file before your student can be registered for either of the sacramental classes (1st Communion or Confirmation).
For more information regarding the religious education program, please contact the office.
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.