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Faith in Action covers the most important news concerning events that focus on the role of faith in the Xavier community.

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are three fundamental Catholic practices that are at the root of the Lenten season

Lent: A time of preparation

Yulianna Gomez, Faith In Action Editor January 27, 2021

February 17 marks the start of this year's Lent and with the date rapidly approaching many are left scrambling in order to prepare for the season. The traditional Catholic practices of praying, fasting...

The attendees of Kairos 4 celebrate the last day of their retreat at Mount Claret

Kairos retreat continues to change lives

Emma McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

For the last four years, Xavier seniors have had the opportunity to participate in the Kairos retreat, a three day experience that Catholic schools and churches host all over the country.  The retreat...

The November 2 all-school Mass took place at the Chapel of Our Lady, with only the Eucharistic ministers and those participating in the mass physically present

Celebrating an all school Mass while taking Covid-19 protocols

Ameera Rivas, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

So much has drastically changed this school year, whether it be in sports, clubs or activities. One of these changes was the way the Eucharist is celebrated at Xavier College Prep.  The Celebration...

Father Glenn and the altar servers celebrate mass in the Xavier chapel.

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Campbell Linaman, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Fall is an exciting time for many people. It brings cooler weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the excitement of the holiday season. This time of the year is also a special time in the Catholic church...

The entrance to a senior care center, Brookdale Chandler Regional, is vital for many residents.

COVID-19’s effect on senior care homes

Nina Rawal, Club Writer September 30, 2020

COVID-19 has affected us all in several ways. Whether it is not being able to go on that vacation you’ve been looking forward to for months, or not being able to spend much-deserved time with friends...

Julia Bonilla and Elizabeth Church donate their earnings to Helping Hands.

Serving the community in a pandemic

Grace Nelson, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

Since the Covid pandemic began, students, teachers, and other members of the Xavier community have found new and intuitive ways to safely help those in need. Many students have joined new organizations...

The parish of St. Thomas Aquinas, in Avondale, Az, one of the churches that have reopened taking precautions and staying with their guidelines to keep everyone safe.

How are Catholic churches doing during pandemic?

Ameera Rivas, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

The virus has infiltrated many Sunday services, church meetings and youth ministries. Because of the Diocesen orders, all churches needed to be closed during quarantine.   Some churches did not have...

Many Xavier students read The Bible at home while they watch Mass or as part of a routine.

Faith through uncertainty

Ashley Rojas, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of physical, emotional and mental unrest. For much of the Xavier community, faith has kept them sane. Faith provides relief for many and gives them consistency...

Kairos

Kairos

Delainey Maxwell, Class Writer March 9, 2020

The Kairos experience is a new addition to the Xavier community’s pursuit to live out their faith in action.At Kairos, students accompanied by teachers, are invited to explore their spirituality and...

To the right is Alissa Celaya 20’ and her mother Allana Cardenas at Xavier College Preparatory Mother/Daughter Farewell event holding a baby picture of Alissa Celaya 20’ on February twenty-ninth, twenty-twenty. 
Photo Credit:  Alissa Celaya 20’

Xavier’s Mother Daughter Mass 2020

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer March 9, 2020

The seniors at Xavier College Preparatory are saying farewell to their mothers as the end of the 2020 school year closes. Every year Xavier has held this special event for seniors to participate in with...

Xavier College Preparatorys Ash Wednesday Service 2020. Photo Credit: Xavier College Prep. Instagram

Ash Wednesday at Xavier

MaggieMae Dethlefsen, Club Writer March 9, 2020

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust, you shall return." These are the words that Catholics hear when they receive their ashes on Ash Wednesday. This celebration takes place forty six days before Easter...

Sienna Martinez ‘21, watching News about the Australia Bushfires taken by Janessa Gutierrez ‘21

Australia Fires

Janessa Gutierrez, Faith in Action Editor February 10, 2020

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis have become part of our world’s routine, affecting 160 million people each year. Here in the sunny state of Arizona, we are lucky that our...

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