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St. Xavier Church Bicentennial Events 2019

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Founded as the first Cincinnati Catholic parish in 1819, this faith community has grown under various religious patrons, in two different locations, and in several sacred buildings. Today, St. Francis Xavier parish is a legacy of those first community of Catholic believers, now sponsored by the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) in the heart of the marketplace in downtown Cincinnati. The Church building at 611 Sycamore is a registered historic site and the Parish has been an apostolate of the Jesuit Fathers since 1845. The theme of this bicentennial celebration is “remember, rejoice, reach out.” The Parish motto, “Inward Reflection, Outward Action,” reflects the Jesuit charism of contemplatives in action. Catholic faith encourages prayer that leads to social action and the justice values we embrace as a community. Jesuits have ministered for the care of souls through preaching, sacraments, and social outreach since their founding by St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier in 1540.

March 17 • 6:00 PM
SPEAKER SERIES II
Fr. Dave Meconi, SJ
“Surrender and Resistance in Ignatian Spirituality”

March 31 • 6:15 PM
LENTEN CONCERT
All Saints Choir

May 19 • 10:30 AM
BICENTENNIAL MASS of THANKSGIVING
Most Rev. Joseph Binzer
Brunch Reception following

May 26 • 10:30 AM
MASS featuring Psalm 150 Brass Ensemble

June 23 • 11:30 AM
EXULTATE IN ARTES
“Rejoice in the Arts”
Live Celebration of Art and Music

October 6 • 6:00 PM
SPEAKER SERIES III
Sr. Therese Gillman, OSF

December 3 • 6:00 PM
CLOSING EVENT
The Feast of St. Francis Xavier
MASS
SPEAKER SERIES IV
Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ
followed by the movie “Francis Xavier”

St. Francis Xavier Church is located at 611 Sycamore St., Cincinnati OH 45202. For a map, click here

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