We are a large and diverse Catholic faith community, established in Stoney Creek now for many decades, worshiping the Lord with gratitude of heart and striving always to serve Christ in others.
St. Francis Xavier is said to have accomplished many miracles. He founded many churches and colleges and wrote many detailed letters describing his work. He was an extremely humble and prayerful man. St. Francis Xavier was a man of remarkable energy and organizational ability. He is one of the greatest missionaries of all times. Canonized in 1622, he is patron of missionaries and many school and parishes are named after him. St. Francis Xavier was declared the Patron of the Orient in 1748, Patron of the Faith in 1904, and Patron of All Missions in 1927. Navigators also honour him as their patron.
Let us thank God for sending us St. Francis Xavier and rejoice with him on his feast day, December 3rd.
Your life was a gift of love, and your missionary work has inspired us on our journey. We greatly rejoice in the gifts that the Lord has blessed us with in this life. We ask through your intercession, that we might also spread the Good News of Jesus and that we might do kind acts of service and charity to others in their need. St. Francis Xavier, we ask you to keep us in your prayers so that we might continue your work for the glory of God. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.