THE HUNGER 2017  –  Theme: Religious Freedom

Do something Radical for Lent 2017 – Join us for the HUNGER!

St. Francis Xavier is teaming up with St. Raphael for the Hunger! In the last eleven years this event has raised more than $65,000.00 for missions and ministries that serve the poor both at home and abroad.


“Let the oppressed see it and be glad;
    you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
For the Lord hears the needy,
    and does not despise his own that are in bonds”

 Psalm 69: 32-33


Dates: March 3-4, 2017 (4:00 pm Friday – 8:45 pm Saturday)

For current 8th grade through adult – The cost is $20.00 per person

St. Francis Xavier HUNGER Participants

  • Will join forces with the youth ministries of St Raphael to raise financial support for national & international missions
  • Will fast for 24 hours while doing community service, entering into the life of prayer, participating in the Sacraments, and learning more about the social dimensions of Catholic Teaching

Registration now closed

Click for more information: HUNGER Helpful Hints Packet 2017STFX

Questions, please contact Debbie Gladitsch


HUNGER Ministry Focus: See below to learn more about the five ministries that we support 

Options For Women – Cornerstone

Options for Women/Cornerstone is a nonprofit pregnancy medical center dedicated to providing compassionate, confidential, and free care to women facing an unexpected pregnancy. From pregnancy and STI testing,  to limited obstetrical ultrasounds, to peer counseling and education classes– our nurses and client advocates are serious about giving women the best care possible.

Click here for the Options For Women Website


Buffalo Food Shelf

The Buffalo Food Shelf is a Christian, non-profit, community-based organization supplementing food and hygiene items to those in need within the community of Buffalo, Minnesota. Through ongoing generous donations, we continue to support an ever-growing number of families in need of hunger relief. It is through the city of Buffalo’s generosity and the grace of God that we can continue in our mission to feed the hungry in our community.

Click here for the Buffalo Food Shelf website


Feed My Starving Children

As a Christian non-profit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.

You will hear us say this again and again: “We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed.” We truly mean this. This means reaching the hard-to-reach people and places, the “least of these.” They will be found, and they will be fed.

With God’s help we will work together with organizations and ministries across the globe to end hunger.

Click here for the FMSC website

Sharing and Caring Hands Promo Video


Sharing and Caring Hands 

Our Guiding Principle: We are dedicated to the proposition that the community can make a difference in the lives of others through volunteerism, donation and commitment, and that this can be accomplished without creating an expensive bureaucracy that saps the resources necessary to carry out its vision and achieve its goals.



Our Mission: As an International Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy Father, Aid to the Church in Need’s mission is to help suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide.

As a voice of the suffering Church, with the help of our ACN family of faithful – hundreds of thousands of concerned and committed Catholics worldwide – we reach out to assist people in need in over 145 countries. Each year, we fulfill more than 5,000 projects through our spiritual and material aid programs. Our shared goal: To help strengthen the Church and keep the Faith alive.

Where there is darkness and despair, we provide light, hope and a constant sign that the Church is a dynamics, single, universal Body of Christ.

Go here to learn more about Aid to the Church in Need: 
Click here for Aid to the Church in Need Website

ACN video – A Portrait

ACN vieo – SYRIA Appeal



“Jesus said, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.'” -Matthew 28:19

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