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the student news site of xavier college preparatory

XPress

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.

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...

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...

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