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The Light Is On For YOU 2023

Monday, December 18th from 4-7pm

St. Francis Xavier Church will be open for quiet prayer and Confession.

Sign up for the Golf Tournament

2nd Annual St. Francis Xavier Church Father Mike Donovan Scholarship Golf Tournament

Where: Sunset Ridge Golf Club
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023

Golf Application

12:00 PM Registration! Golf will follow with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun.

The day will include 18 holes of golf with cart, contests, lunch and drinks at the turn as well as on the course and dinner back at the church hall.
All proceeds to benefit the Father Mike Donovan Scholarship.
The cost of the day will be $90 per golfer/$360 per team
Not a golfer? Join us for dinner back at the Church Hall @ 5:00 p.m. for $25

Hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole.
For more information, please call Jay Austin @ 315-530-0978 or email:

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A Note From Fr. Dan

The Blessing of the “Bambinelli

Dear Parish Family,

Next weekend, the Third Sunday of Advent, we will bless Baby Jesus figurines at all Masses.  You may bring your own baby Jesus figurines if you would like to have them blessed.  We will also have baby Jesus figurines available to be blessed and distributed.

The blessing of the “Bambinelli” [Baby Jesus figurines] as they are called in Rome, reminds us that the crib is a school of life where we can learn the secret of true joy. This does not consist in having many things but in feeling loved by the Lord, in giving oneself as a gift for others and in loving one another. Let us look at the crib. Our Lady and St Joseph do not seem to be a very fortunate family; their first child was born in the midst of great hardship; yet they are full of deep joy, because they love each other, they help each other and, especially, they are certain that God, who made himself present in the little Jesus, is at work in their story. And the shepherds? What did they have to rejoice about? That Newborn Infant was not to change their condition of poverty and marginalization. But faith helped them recognize the “babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger” as a “sign” of the fulfilment of God’s promises for all human beings, “with whom he is pleased” (Lk 2: 12, 14).     -National Catholic Register

God Bless,  Fr. Dan

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