the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


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

Danielle Burr was inspired by the example of strong Catholic women in her life. In turn, she vows to model this to the students who enter her classroom.

Feminine Genius: A modern-day application of Pope John Paul’s letter

Catherine Alaimo, Club Writer February 10, 2022

The term “feminine genius” may connote a domestic meaning, an image of a harried mother bustling around to cook breakfast for her husband and to sweep up her children’s messes. Pope John Paul II...

Xavier Students Mary Virginia Vector, Maria Wolowiecki, and friend sneak in a selfie at the March For Life. They were at the Rally from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

Pro-Life Rally Slide Show

Kali Riddell, Multimedia Editor February 3, 2022

Karina Avalos, Bailey Rasmussen, Maggie Dethlefsen and Abigail Chrisman on Theodore Roosevelt Island after the 2022 March For Life.

Equality attained from the start

MaggieMae Dethlefsen, XPress Club Writer February 3, 2022

Thousands of people gather at Washington, D.C and other cities across the country to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. March For Life is an annual event that happens all over the...

The placid chapel at noon is alone yet alive with the sun piercing through the windows and lights emphasizing Jesus. Xaviers Chapel of Our Lady is a place of communion and prayer for all its students.

People of Color in the Church take center stage

Adelaide Luna, XPress Staff Writer January 28, 2022

Black History Month is coming up, and in celebration black priests and people of color in the Church have recently been featured. Catholics and all Americans are becoming aware that people of all races...

The XCP chapel is a landmark for faith and a showcase of community. Xavier is honored to attend Mass officiated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted on January 21, 2022, his 75th birthday.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted retires

Kali Riddell, Multimedia Editor December 9, 2021

At Xavier, a massive part of the community is faith. When people walk into the original building at Xavier, Fitzgerald Hall, they can see the words, “Be it known to all who enter here, That Christ is...

Every Christmas Angel ornament is displayed since its inception in 1971. The angels are sold at the annual Xavier auction and this year marked 50 years since the tradition began.

A long-standing tradition: Christmas Angels

Yulianna Gomez, Faith in Action Editor December 2, 2021

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many are welcoming the holiday season by decorating their homes with nativity sets, inflatable snowmen and Christmas lights.  The Christmas spirit can be felt most...

Sophomore Kali Riddell steps inside of Xavier’s Chapel of Our Lady. Kali is a part of five students looking to receive the initiation sacraments of the Catholic Church.

Sacrament initiation through Xavier

Sophia Lopez, Club Writer November 18, 2021

This school year four Xavier students will be completing their sacraments of initiation which are baptism, reconciliation, communion, and confirmation with the help of Xavier’s campus ministry.  Last...

National Honor Society members collect money and cans on Wednesdays “Can Your Skirt” day. Students are able to wear sweats or jeans for the day if they donate $5 or 10 cans.

Xavier raises thousands of cans for the Canned Food Drive

Dina Gorman, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Every year Xavier holds its annual St. Vincent de Paul Canned Food Drive. Xavier’s staff and students bring in thousands of canned food and money to help feed the less-fortunate and hungry. St.Vincent...


Sisters of Life come to Phoenix

Yulianna Gomez, Faith in Action Editor October 7, 2021

A religious order, Sisters of Life, has recently made its way from New York to the Valley of the Sun. Just one month ago on September 8, the sisters arrived at the St. Agnes parish which is where they...

Xaviers campus on a tranquil Monday afternoon. Depicting the beauty of the architecture in the school and some classrooms on campus, Xavier is as welcoming as Jesus.

Implementing Catholicism across the Xavier community

Lauren Wehner, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

The classrooms across the Xavier campus are back in full swing with the new school year. Teachers and students are back full-time after being both virtual and in-person last year due to the pandemic.  Xavier...

Seniors gather at the rustic Mount Clarinet in Scottsdale, Arizona for
their first Prayer Day.

Seniors and staff reflect on Senior Prayer Day

Adelaide Luna, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

On the morning of September 3, the senior class gathered at Mount Claret for its first Senior Prayer Day of the year. This long-held tradition has enabled senior classes to come together and reflect on...

(Left to right) Sister Lynn Winsor, Sister Isabel Conchos, Sister Joan Fitzgerald, Sister Lillian Lila and Sister Joanie Nuckols attending a 7 a.m. Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady.

Xavier sisters unite during lockdown

Yulianna Gomez, Faith In Action Editor May 11, 2021

Times of crisis tend to bring people together. The lockdown in late March last year caused schools and businesses to close leaving everyone at home. During this period many families took the time to bond...

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