Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Sunday December 4th, 2016
Holy Name Church
2223 34 St SW, Calgary AB T3E 2W2
St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was born in the castle of Xavier in Navarre, Spain. In 1525 he went to Paris where he met St. Ignatius Loyola and with whom he received Holy Orders in Venice in 1537. In 1540 he was sent to evangelize India. He labored in western India, the island of Ceylon, Malacca, Molucca Islands, island of Mindanao (Philippines), and Japan. In 1552 he started on a voyage to China but died on Sancian Island.
Itís almost 450 years since Francis Xavier, one of the founders of the Jesuit order, died in China in 1552. But he still attracts Christians from all over during the six-week decennial exposition.
Mass at 2.00 P.M.
The Mass will be followed by a celebration of the Feast and a Christmas Tree Party for the children. A Meal will be provided at a nominal cost of $10. Children 12 & under are FREE. Please contact any Executive Member to register your child for the Christmas Tree Party. Children under 12 will also receive a FREE Gift.
The Mass will be open to members & their guests. However, the celebration & Christmas Tree Party is a "members only" event. Please book early as we may be limited to the capacity of the hall.
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