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the student news site of xavier college preparatory

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the student news site of xavier college preparatory

XPress

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

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...

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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...

The class of 2021 attends the moving- up Mass, celebrating the baptism, and confirmation of three seniors.

Theology and campus ministry changes

Ameera Rivas, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

As the 2020 to 2021 Xavier school year comes to an end, many things have changed this year. The year has been different in many aspects for teachers, staff and students.  Brianne Sanford, part of the...

Father Nathaniel Glenn meets Pope Francis with Bishop Olmsted in Vatican City, Rome at the Apostolic Palace, February 10, 2020. Glenn was still a student at the time and accompanied Olmsted for Olmsted’s required Ad Limina visit with Francis every 5-8 years.

Introducing a newer member to the Xavier family: Father Nathaniel Glenn

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Father Nathaniel Glenn joined the Xavier community last May of 2020. Since he was very young, Glenn always wanted to be a priest. His wish finally came true after nine years of study, learning and traveling. Glenn...

The Xavier community gathered Irish dancers to perform during both lunch periods on St. Patrick’s Day.

Origins and traditions of spring holidays

Ashley Rojas, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Valentine's Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are three holidays that are widely celebrated around the world, each having origins to Christianity. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and friendship...

Xavier Gators volunteer as altar servers to celebrate Mass in the Xavier chapel.

Community service for students during the coronavirus pandemic

Yulianna Gomez, Faith In Action Editor March 30, 2021

Service is integral to the Xavier experience as students are required to complete 50 service hours prior to completion of junior year. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, many community service activities...

A Xavier Eucharistic minister receives ashes for this years Ash Wednesday all-school Mass service.

Celebrating the Lenten season during Covid-19

Ameera Rivas, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

For many Catholic Christians around the world, Ash Wednesday marks the start of a new season that the Church is entering.  Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving that begins on Ash...

As the school year takes a twist, all prayer days are brought closer to home- Xavier.

Xavier introduces altered prayer days

Ameera Rivas, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

The year 2020 was a difficult year for many. Many have dealt with unforeseen challenges caused by the pandemic and it has taken a significant toll on people all across the world.  At Xavier College...

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...

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