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Peace and blessings too you!  A special thank you to all who voted last weekend for members of our School Board. The School Board is an integral part of the governing of our school—this advisory board with their expertise and love for Catholic schools will assist the pastor and the principal in making sure that our young people are served well It is important that our school continues to explore new and creative ways in the future for her viability. I thank all of you who, on a daily basis, seek to help in making St. Francis Xavier Grade School a place where our young people come to be challenged academica...

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Dana Schonhoff, Crystie Ressel, and Andrew Lawson! I am confident that their zeal and enthusiasm for our school will help us in our quest to make St. Francis Xavier Grade School a house of formation, and a place where our children will receive the best of Catholic education. I thank God for their willingness to serve. In all things, remember to be kind and gracious in what you say and do. Fr. Patrick Ike Pastor

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All over the country we see young people graduate from grade schools, high schools and colleges - many families rightly celebrate these milestones and the young people beam with great hopes and dreams as they seek to discern what’s next.  At times ‘growing up’ and ‘transition’ can be difficult - since it involves changes, and heaven knows that most of us panic at the mention of ‘change’. I often remind our young people that changes are good as they are a part of daily living, and if you are not changing, you are dying. At times the changes we experience in our culture to...

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Congratulations Graduates

Posted on May 19, 2017 in: General News

Max Ault - SHS Julius Gia Hoang - SHS Anna Kate Kluepppel - NDHS Matthew Brian Menz - SHS Kinsey Ann Pratt- SHS Matthew Wyatt Pratt - SHS Ellie Retz-NDHS 

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Any senior at St. Francis Xavier who will be graduating from high school this month who would like to participate in the Senior Mass on Sunday, May 21, please notify Brian Menz at 573-380-2554. This includes any senior who is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, no matter what high school they attend. The graduates are asked to wear their caps and gowns. 

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Unfortunately, babies don’t come with users’ manuals, and the job of parenting doesn’t get performance reviews. There is no single right way to be a parent; however, there are some ingredients that we all need to incorporate. Here are four things that every Catholic parent should strive to make sure their children know before leaving home. How you do these things, and how you incorporate them into your parenting, is where your own personality and your children’s personalities come in. 1. You are loved. It has been proven over and over that young adults who know beyond any doubt that their parent...

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Area Job Openings

Posted on May 03, 2017 in: General News

St. Augustine School, Kelso - Elementary School Principal Opening: Send resume to Fr. Joe Weidenbenner, P.O. Box 26, Kelso, MO 63758 or parishoffice4106@gmail.com. Call 573-264-4724. St. Augustine School, Kelso - 5th Grade Teacher, Part-time Music Teacher, contact Dr. Gerald Landewee, 573-264-4644. St. Mary Cathedral School, Cape Girardeau - Elementary School Principal Opening. For more information, see the parish website: www.stmarycathedral.net/principal. St. Denis School, Benton - 7th & 8th grade, full-time teaching position. Call office 573-545-3017

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