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.

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...

Pierogi boiling in a pot of water. Photo courtesy of Hannah Shulski 19.

Easter Pierogi: a labor of love

Hannah Shulski, Faith in Action Editor April 1, 2019

  Many cultures have their own unique way of celebrating Easter, including baking certain dishes for the special occasion. In Polish culture, families often make pierogi (singular, pieróg) to...

The Fiat 40 website guides its participants throughout their Lenten journey. Photo courtesy of Lauren Brown 19.

Lenten promises: Xavier’s own Fiat 40

Lauren Brown, Class Writer April 1, 2019

Every year, as winter slowly transitions into spring, the time comes for Lenten promises and spiritual reflection. Starting with Ash Wednesday on Mar. 6, the Lenten season will last until Easter Day. While...

Xavier students in Panama during World Youth Day 2019. Photo courtesy of Bruce Wyman, Xavier Honors Physics teacher.

World Youth Day: Reflections

Chloe Ann Porter, Club Writer March 11, 2019

World Youth Day, a mass said by the Pope and event for youth all around the world, occurs every four years. Most schools usually fly out their youth about seven days prior to the Mass to participate in...

The entrance at The Refuge. Photo courtesy of Hannah Shulski.

Cappuccinos for Change

Hannah Shulski, Faith in Action Editor March 11, 2019

Think of how much coffee you buy monthly from Starbucks, Hava Java or any other chain coffee shop. How much money do you think all of that would add up to? What if all of that money went towards an important...

Xavier freshman Maggie Dethlefsen in Washington D.C.s Arlington Cemetery after the 2019 March for Life. Photo courtesy of Jen Pitera.

Unique from Day One

Maggie Dethlefsen, Club Writer February 13, 2019

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

A bench at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. Photo courtesy of Melissa Shulski.

Take a Hike: Experiencing God’s Presence in Arizona’s Deserts

Claire Sabol and Hannah Shulski February 13, 2019

The sun is shining down on you. The breeze kicks in as you walk on the rocky trail. As you walk, you find you have gotten out of view of the loud noises of traffic, which are now replaced with the chirping...

Insight Timer, a popular guided meditation app, is available for both Apple and Android. Photo courtesy of Hannah Shulski 19.

Meditation is Spiritual Self Care

Hannah Shulski, Faith in Action Editor January 24, 2019

Everyone knows that eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep are small steps to living a happier life, but taking time out of a stressful day to unwind is just as important. This is where meditation...

St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome before sunset. Photo courtesy of Sienna Martinez ‘21 .

Xavier Student Writes Poem Inspired by Trip to the Vatican

Sienna Martinez, Class Writer January 22, 2019

The Vatican, which is the center of the Roman Catholic church, is the smallest independent state and is also the living quarters for the Pope. Within the Vatican Museum, which contains the most important...

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