to run by running, to work by working,
and just so, you learn to love by loving.
All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.
— St. Francis de Sales
Students participate in Advent and Lenten preparations, attend all Holy Day observances, worship weekly during Lent, and take part in Advent and Lenten reconciliation services.
Students also take part in monthly Masses that they help plan and in which they participate.
Additionally, students plan and participate in Thanksgiving prayer services, Advent Lessons and Carols, Live Nativity, Advent and Lenten Penance Services, and a May Crowning Ceremony.
Faith in God is above all things.
Our students grow closer to a personal god, one they know loves them without exception.
The Beatitudes are our guidelines at St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School.
We provide a variety of outlets for the practice and expression of faith. Our students have the opportunity to take active, lead roles in these programs:
· participating in community service activities;
· leading prayer services;
· taking part in retreats;
· participating in the sacraments;
· and, serving on God’s altar.
Service to our community is an important part of St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School. It provides an opportunity for students to think beyond themselves and gain awareness and appreciation for the needs of others.
These experiences increase social awareness, build character, and reinforce the Gospel of Christ in the minds and lives our students.
Students in grade five must document five hours of community service, six hours in grade six, seven hours in grade seven, and eight hours for students in grade eight.
At St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, all students participate in formal, full-day retreats off campus.
By grade level, students spend the day in thoughtful prayer, reflective discussions and community building activities, led by experienced faculty and off site retreat leaders.
Our mission is at the center of all experiences at SFXP. This is an opportunity to examine our relationship with God, self, and others.