Monthly Archives: August 2021

Confirmation Mass September 19

The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, September 19 at the 10:00 am Mass.

We look forward to celebrating this sacrament with our Confirmation students.

Please keep these students in your prayers as they continue to prepare to receive this sacrament:

Sean Francis Assaf

Whitney Valentine Bambalas

Heather Therese Bambalas

Alyssa Anastasia Beach

MiaRose Joan Blankenburg

Jacob Richard Camarda

Estevan Estaben Cisneros

Wrenna Roch Clausen

Stone Peter Crawford

Katelyn Winifred Dean

Aaron Aaron Guzman

Liliana Christina Hallman

Camdyn Chiara Kranz

Logan James Krupa

Matthew Francis Laszlo

Lilliann Veronica Lazzara

Noah Pio Matl

Thomas Sebastian Marcoux

Abigail Cecilia Price

Antoinette Teresa Rogus

Jack Matthew Ryan

Casey Andrew Sanborn

Danielle Isadora Schimel

Brady Michael Sorg

Tate Aidan Thomas

Robert Matthew Tota

Makayla Sebastian Undesser

Lillian Joan Wallin

Gabriella Elizabeth Young

Olivia Elizabeth Zolecki

McAnally’s Religious Book Store closing

McAnally’s Religious Book Store in Plainfield (Rt. 30, south of Renwick Rd.) will be closing their doors for the last time November 1.

Over the years, McAnally’s has helped to serve many parishes throughout the Diocese with providing supplies and resources supporting the good works in ministry.

Currently, they have begun their liquidation sale and offering reduced prices on their merchandise.  If you are not familiar with this business, McAnally’s is locally owned and carries many religious items such as; rosaries, holy medals, religious books for adults and children, statues, nativity sets, crucifixes, and lots more.

We thank Delores McAnally for her ministry over the years and wish her well in the years ahead.

Happy Retirement and Thank You!

2021-22 First Reconciliation and First Communion program dates

Here are some important dates for parents and children of the 2021-22 First Reconciliation and First Communion program:

Thursday, September 9th, 7:00 – 1st Parent meeting – receive materials
Saturday, October 30th, 9:00-11:00 – retreat and First Reconciliation after (A-M)
Saturday, November 6th, 9:00-11:00 – retreat and First Reconciliation after (N-Z)

Saturday, March 12th, 9:00-11:00 retreat (banners made) (A – M)
Saturday, March 19th, 9:00-11:00 retreat (banners made) (N – Z)

Thursday, April 28th, 7:00 First Communion practice

Saturday, April 30th, 4:30 Mass First Communion
Sunday, May 1st, 8:30 Mass First Communion
Sunday, May 1st, 10:30 Mass First Communion

FCFF Materials pickup

Family Centered Faith Formation (FCFF) will begin soon!

Please be sure to watch the video posted on the FCFF website to learn how the program will work this year.

Before the first class:

Each family should pick up an envelope with their name on it. The alphabetized envelopes are in the church on tables under the Stations of the Cross.  The envelopes contain a plastic bag with the props that will be used throughout the year, so please be sure to pick them up in time for the first class on Sept. 26.

If this is your first year in FCFF, instead of an envelope, there will be a blue bag labeled with your name on the tables in the Church.  The bag contains a Bible, a Catechism, and the packet with this year’s materials.  All existing families in the program will continue to use their bags from last year.

Covid safety while picking up packets:

Please wear your mask and stay socially distanced when approaching the tables for your materials. If there are several people there, please stand in a line with adequate distance between parties. It would be best if only one parent in each family picks up the materials.

Not registered yet?

Supplies are limited so if you wish to participate but have not yet registered for FCFF, please do so now!  The registration form is on the landing page of the FCFF website.  You must be a St. Frances Xavier parishioner to participate.  Feel free to contact Penny Giunta if you have any questions: