…We’re A Jesuit Parish
Since its founding in 1845 as Cincinnati’s first Catholic church, St. Francis Xavier Church has been infused with the Jesuit charism. Because Jesuits are primarily missionaries and academics, there simply aren’t an abundance of Jesuit parishes in the U.S. St. Xavier Church is thus a bit of a rarity. Following the example of the order’s founder Ignatius and Jesuit co-founder and our parish patron Francis Xavier, our parishioners strive to be men and women living for others, working towards a world where faith, justice, peace, and love can flourish. We seek to foster the spiritual development of all our members with regular opportunities for personal spiritual growth.
In its service of the faith, a Jesuit parish is called upon to promote local and global justice by means of both personal conversion and structural change. St. Xavier parish opposes all forms of discrimination. We strive to create a genuine culture of solidarity which transcends parish boundaries. In practice , this reflects our wide-ranging community, which spans 215 zip codes and is part of the Chicago Jesuit Province, rather than the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.