Thursday August 17

Join a very relaxing group for Thirsty Thursday - August 17 beginning at 4 PM at Pirate's Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 45226.  Have a sip and some great conversation.  A great way to meet the St X priests, staff, and new members.

Sunday August 20

Our next meeting of the St Xavier Young Adults Group will be August 20th after the 5pm mass.  Food and drink will be provided.  For those interested in service, the "Taste of Hope" meal at the Ronald McDonald House will occur on Saturday, August 12th from 8:00 - 12:00. There are 2 more spots available if you would like to participate. More info on the Taste of Hope program can be found here. Please note: there will be a cost (donation to the RMH) to participate in this service activity dependent on the number of participants in this activity. Specific details regarding the event will be sent to those who signed up. 

Wednesday September 6

RCIA program begins. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will begin Wednesday, September 6 from 7-9 PM, and it runs every Wednesday through Easter.   This is a parish-wide project of evangelization and formation. We invite friends and family to consider being fully initiated into the Catholic Faith through Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.  Contact Fr. Gamber at the office at 513.721.4045, ext. 1007, if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about becoming Catholic.

Sunday September 10

MINISTRY Come and See:  Would you like to help out at Mass, administer the Body or Blood of Christ at Mass, or even help as a server.  If you desire to help, please attend a “Ministry Come and See” session which is a brief (20 min) presentation hosted by Fr. Fairbanks SJ on serving as lector, altar server, or Eucharistic Minister. Come and see about it on Sunday September 10 at 11:30 am in the parish center.

Sunday September 10

Our next meeting of the St Xavier Young Adults Group will be September 10th  after the 5pm mass.  Food and drink will be provided.  Our guest this evening will be Mr. Jordan Skarr, assistant to the Jesuit Provincial for parishes and retreat houses.  Jordan will lead us in a discussion about today's Catholic parish, especially those with a Jesuit identity (like St Xavier) and the possibilities for young adult service, especially as it happens in the new Ignatius House community, an intentional community next door to St X church, designed for community life and service in the downtown area.  For more information about Ignatius House:  see https://www.jesuitcincinnati.org/ignatius-house/

Tuesday September 12

The Mary Ministry, a new spiritual venture for women, begins Tuesday, September 12 at 6:15 PM and will continue weekly for eight weeks. All sessions are held in the St. Xavier Parish Center. The Mary Ministry will be of spiritual and pastoral benefit, as well as an opportunity for sharing and support on a wide range of topics important to the lives of women. Rooted in Sacred Scripture and prayer, the Mary Ministry hopes to achieve what Jesus called, “the better part” of experiencing His presence.  For more information please contact Deacon Tim Crooker at tcrooker@stxchurch.org or 513-460-7013.

Sunday September 17

Fr. Matt Garr, S.J. ... the pastor at our sister parish La Virgen de Nazaret in Lima, Peru ... will be visiting St X parish this weekend and will be preaching at all the Masses.  Father will also make an animated presentation Sunday after the 5pm mass in the parish center.  Come for Peruvian food, drink, and a great way to know more about our sister parish in Peru.  Bienvenidos Padre Mateo.

Friday September 22

We will have the privilege of hearing the reflections of Fr. John O’Malley, S.J. (renowned scholar and author of The First Jesuits, What Happened at Vatican II, and The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present, among many other books) who will address the topic: “Looking at Vatican II through the Eyes of Pope Francis.”  He will speak at Bellarmine Chapel, on the campus of Xavier University, Friday September 22 at 7pm.  This conversation promises to be very important for all those connected to Jesuit ministries in Cincinnati.  For an introduction to his work and as background for his talk, please consider reading some of the selections found on the website for Bellarmine Chapel http://www.bellarminechapel.org/news--events.html

Saturday September 23

Marriage Preparation Program will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:30 am on September 23.  Call Kathy England for more information 513-721-4045.


2019 - Our Parish Bicentennial

In two years, St Xavier Church (the oldest parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati) will celebrate its 200th anniversary.  If you would like to be in the running as we form a preparatory committee for this great celebration, please contact Fr Fairbanks at pfairbanks@stxchurch.org