Entries for March 2017

Friday, April 7, is the date set for the KC Lenten Fish Fry.  Times are 11 am—1 pm and 4-7 pm.  Serving U.S. catfish fillets,  all the trimmings, and dessert at the KC Hall on Tanner Street.  Buy your tickets from any Knight or at the Parish Center.  Adults—$12, children  6-12 $6, under 6 free.  Carry-outs available for $11. each.  

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Happenings at Area Churches

Posted on March 31, 2017 in: General News

*Knights of Columbus in Scott City will have a fish fry every Friday during Lent. Serving from 4-7pm, KC Hall. *St. Joseph Catholic Church, Scott City, annual Spring Dinner, Palm Sunday, April 9, 10:30 am—1:30 pm, Parish Hall. *St. Augustine School, Kelso, will have a Spring Parish Dinner on Sunday, April 23, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, School Gym.

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is currently seeking a pre-school teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information or for an application, please contact Debra Pollock at (573)471-0841 or send an email to Applications are in the school office or on the diocesan website:

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Job Opening

Posted on March 30, 2017 in: General News

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Sikeston & St. Henry in Charleston, two parishes with 650 families, is seeking a full time, enthusiastic, energetic, faith-filled Youth Minister who is passionate about bringing our youth to a deeper relationship with Christ. This position collaborates with a myriad array of interlocking ministries including: pastoral care, youth formation, our school, and music and worship. Our successful candidate will assist in the development and growth of our middle school youth ministry, high school youth ministry, and young adult ministry. As a member of our parish staff, they will also be a pivotal ...

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Be a part of Luke 18 Retreat at Immaculate Conception Church, Jackson, Missouri. Through games, songs, skits, personal sharing, small group time, and a series of talks, teens are encouraged to have fun, break down walls, and see that God and His love are present in their relationship. Retreat begins Friday evening, April 7, concludes Sunday afternoon, April 9. Cost $35. Contact Meg at or call 573-579-2188.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL LENTEN FISH FRY Friday, April 7, is the date set for the KC Lenten Fish Fry. Times are 11 am—1 pm and 4-7 pm. Serving  catfish fillets, all the trimmings, and dessert at the KC Hall on Tanner Street. You can buy your tickets from any Knight or at the Parish Center. Adults—$12 Children 6-12 $6 Under 6 free. Carryouts, too!

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Lenten Fasting

Posted on March 03, 2017 in: General News

There is great wisdom in the Christian practice of fasting. Though Christian fasting has been largely abandoned, the one expression of fasting (and penitential practice) that seems to have survived the turmoil of this modern era is that of Lenten penance. Although I suspect it is hanging on by a very thin cultural thread, which will break unless we can make people aware of the great beauty and spiritual significance of these acts. The forty days of Lent are an ideal period for renewal. Lent is the perfect span of time to form new life-giving habits and abandon old self-destructive habits. But most of us just give up cho...

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Dinner / Dance / Auction

Posted on March 02, 2017 in: General News

St. Francis Xavier School Annual Dinner/Dance/Auction will be held on Saturday, March 11. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, and tickets are $30 per person. Reverse Raffle tickets are $50-win up to $1,500, Party Barrel tickets-$5 or 5 for $20, Raffle tickets for Yeti Basket-$20. Silent auction is at 5 pm, live auction at 7 pm. Contact school office for more information: 573-471-0841. PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL!!!!!! 

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