Mission Statement

Mission Statement

St. Xavier Church, the Jesuit Parish in downtown Cincinnati, welcomes and serves people from the tri-state area.
Our mission is to proclaim and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this:
by our celebration of scripture and sacraments
by fostering adult spiritual development,
by service to the poor, and
by promotion of justice.

Our Ignatian Charism
In the tradition of Ignatian Spirituality, our parish life is a holy and outward action that flourishes out of sincere inward reflection. The eloquent, dual motto “Inward Reflection Outward Action” characterizes the gift (charism) of discernment which is typical of a Jesuit parish. All we are and do comes from the life of Jesus Christ interior to each member, inspiring all of us to outward discipleship and service.

Inward Reflection - Outward Action