St. Francis Xavier - Burlington
Feast of St. Francis Xavier Parish Lunch will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 immediately following Mass. This event is sponsored by the Pastoral Council and everyone is invited
Christmas Adopt-A-Family: As a parish we have adopted families for Christmas and the paper ornaments are on the tree in back of church. All gifts need to be wrapped, with tags attached, and returned to the church by Sunday, Dec. 9, for delivery to ECKAN. Contact: Catherine Faimon, 620-364-9634.
The Winter White Tree sponsored by the TGC Youth Group Is now set up in the entry of church. Please help those in need this season by providing the necessary undergarments that so often go un-donated Items can be returned unwrapped and will be given to Catholic Charities. Thank you in advance for support!
Coat Drive Donations are being accepted until the 2nd week of December. Please bring any clean and in good condition coat to the Church or Parish Hall for drop off. Please make sure all front zippers work prior to donating. This collection is sponsored by the ladies Altar Society.
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 next Altar Society Meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 14 in the parish hall. A soup dinner will be held prior to the meeting - all ladies are invited to attend. Hope to see 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.
Note Volunteers as Teachers are still Needed for the 5th & 6th grade classroom.
CCD classes have started for the 2018 - 2019 year. Please contact Jessica or the office to verify baptism certificates for the 1st Communion and Confirmation classes. Please note that classes meet as follows:
Pre-School - 6th grade - Sunday mornings at 9:45am
7 - 12th grades - Sunday evening at 6pm (unless otherwise noted by teacher or Father Quentin)
For more information regarding the religious education program, or if you have questions, suggestions, or want to volunteer, please contact Jessica or the office. Thank you.
We look forward to a wonderful year ahead!
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.