THE HUNGER 2020  –  Theme: You are never alone

And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”(MT 28:20)

This year we are focusing on the problem of loneliness.  Today, it is believed that more than 30% of Americans suffer from loneliness in one way or another.  Those who experience isolation can have serious mental and physical problems, including depression, heart disease, cancer, chronic pain, substance abuse, suicide, poverty and more. Join us as we learn, pray, serve and give to others who experience loneliness and help them to know that they are never alone.

Do something Radical for Lent 2020 – Join us for the HUNGER!

St. Francis Xavier is teaming up with St. Raphael, Sacred Heart and St. Bonaventure for the Hunger! In the last Thirteen years this event has raised more than $95,000.00 for missions and ministries that serve the poor both at home and abroad.

Dates: March 6-7, 2020 (4:00 pm Friday – 8:00 pm Saturday)

For current 8th grade through adult – The cost is $25.00 per person

St. Francis Xavier HUNGER Participants

  • Will join forces with the youth ministries of three other parishes 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 Open!

Adult Leaders – Sign up here! – We need adult chaperones to help transport youth to various service sites – Please consider helping out!

Questions, please contact Debbie Gladitsch


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

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


Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Elder Friends, an assortment of programs and services provided by Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter, is part of a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.


Cornerstone, Options for Women

Cornerstone is a nonprofit pregnancy medical clinic and resource center dedicated to providing compassionate, confidential care to women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Our services range greatly from pregnancy and STD testing, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, to peer counseling and education classes. These services are 100% free of charge. Our nurses and client advocates are serious about giving women the best care possible, so when you feel there are no other options, we are here to help.



“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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