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.

Inward Reflection - Outward Action

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.