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.

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...



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...

Jesus is King poster designed by Jacob Akpene at Lasgidi Online
Photo Credit: Jacob Akpene

Kanye West: Rapper to Theologian

Annabelle Goettl, Editor in Chief December 10, 2019

Rapper Kanye Omari West, born in Atlanta, Georgia, has gospel music in his blood. West previously shared hints of his viewpoints on religion in his 2016 album, Pablo. But he hasn’t been shy about his...

Members of the Key Club gathered after school to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child
Photo Credit: Mrs. Alison Mead

Operation Christmas 2019

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor December 10, 2019

Gators love giving back! Key Club,  Xavier College Preparatory’s organization that focuses on service opportunities for high school students, is providing holiday joy for those in need this Christmas...

Xavier College Prep Jaden Campbell 21 at the 2019 Camp Civitan with her friend, Ross. 
Photo Credit: Ella Petrine 21

Camp Civitan: A New Way to Volunteer

Emmie Halter , Club Writer October 22, 2019

Getting fifty Christian Service hours your junior year seems like a daunting task, and given all the incredible organizations in the valley, most students don't know where to start. If you are someone...

Trinity Good 20 and her father at the 2019 Father-Daughter Mass and Breakfast at XCP. Photo credit: Fiona Good 23.

The Annual Father Daughter Mass & Breakfast

Camy Rael, Campus News Editor October 21, 2019

High School can be a demanding time for many students, making it a struggle to find time to bond with family members. The Father-Daughter Mass and Breakfast serves as a relaxing time to escape the busyness....

Fr. Daniel Cruz will be serving as parochial vicar of St. Joan of Arc Parish effective July 1. (Billy Hardiman/CATHOLIC SUN)

Welcome, Father Cruz!

Janessa Guiterrez, Faith in Action Editor September 17, 2019

Here at Xavier, we are all one big family! We thrive to inspire, encourage and assist each other. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, we were introduced to Father Daniel Cruz, our new and beloved...

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