Post date: Nov 21, 2019 1:28:40 PM

St Guido Maria Conforti, Archbishop of Ravenna, Bishop of Parma, Founder of the Xaverian Missionaries (1895) wanted his first missionaries to continue the work of St Francis Xavier, the patron saint of the Missionary Family,

in China at whose doors Xavier had died. Therefore, China was chosen as the first mission of the Xaverians, but all the missionaries were expelled from the country in 1954. The Xaverians then accepted the invitation of the

Popes to announce the Gospel in many other nations. Today the Xaverians (who are roughly 692 in number) work in 22 countries.

This weekend we offer a very warm welcome to Fr Archie Casey SX who will be making the Annual Mission Appeal in our Parish. Fr Archie has worked in Bangladesh and the Philippines.


Many thanks for supporting the Missions. Through your kindness and generosity £895.15 was raised. With Gift Aid to be added on part of that donation.