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

Seniors Hannah Hale and Molly Kuhl volunteer at Phoenix Childrens Hospital during the holiday season.

Volunteer opportunities around the holidays

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor December 14, 2017

Opportunities are endless for volunteering around the Phoenix area, especially during the holiday season. Many organizations are preparing for the busiest time of the year. It is often easy to get wrapped...

The basket that is placed inside of the Chapel, near the altar. This is a way for the community to honor the dearly departed.

All Souls’ basket remembers the dearly departed

Shea Nowicki, Club Writer November 20, 2017

Xavier is continuing its annual tradition of observing All Souls’ Day for the entire month of November with a prayer basket located in the Chapel of Our Lady. All Souls’ Day, celebrated in the...

Agape Latte: Coach Jennifer Gillom

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor November 12, 2017

Coach Jenifer Gillom- "Believing Makes It Possible, Faith Makes It Real" Coach Gillom speaks at Agape Latte about her basketball career which brought her closer to God.

An original illustration of Fr. Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries.

Fr. Greg Boyle shares wisdom on the power of kinship

Elizabeth Self, Club Writer November 9, 2017
On Oct. 17, Brophy, Xavier and Saint Francis Xavier middle school students assembled in the Robson Gymnasium at Brophy College Prep to bear witness to the work of Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries.
Sister Lynn, Sister Joan, Butch Kloeber, Madison Kloeber 18, Katie Zeches, Jim Marsh, Sister Joanie and Rob Abeln

Alumna Katie Zeches speaks at the annual Father Daughter Mass and Breakfast

Chloe Ann Porter, Club Writer October 12, 2017

The Father Daughter Mass and Breakfast is an annual tradition celebrated by dads and daughters of all classes at Xavier. On Oct. 7, 2017, a beautiful ceremony was celebrated by Xavier’s chaplain, Father...

Xavier girls are all smiles on buck-a-sweans day.

Buck-a-sweans Wednesdays

Erika Kotlarz, Tech Corner Editor October 12, 2017

The Xavier community has “buck-a-swean” days to raise money for people in need. On these days, if a student pays a dollar they may wear sweatpants or jeans with a Xavier shirt. Recently, there was...

The beautiful tapestry in the Activity Center.

Grandparent’s Day at Xavier

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor October 12, 2017

One can never be “too cool” to bring her grandparents to school. Grandparents are interested in their grandchildren's lives and want to know what their normal day looks like. Here at Xavier, Grandparent’s...

DACA: What is it and who is it affecting?

DACA: What is it and who is it affecting?

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor October 3, 2017

The DACA program, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created by an executive order from former President Barack Obama in 2012. This program allows certain people, termed “Dreamers,”...

Sophomores Shea Nowicki and Carmen Villalba pause for a smile on the BeLoved Retreat.

The BeLoved Retreat

Holly Ngo, Class Writer September 28, 2017

On Sept. 15, 2017, Fr. Kevin Grimditch and Ms. Looker hosted sophomores, juniors and seniors at a retreat in Prescott. Every year, Xavier holds a BeLoved Retreat to give students a space of their own,...

Molly and friends before heading out to Senior prayer day

Senior day at Mount Claret

Molly Kuhl, Media Editor September 14, 2017

This past Friday, Sept. 8, the Xavier College Preparatory class of 2018 arrived at Mount Claret for their first of two prayer days. Mount Claret is a retreat center that Xavier sends their upperclassmen,...

A poster depicting a doorway with text below reading André House of Hospitality.

Volunteering at Andre House

Holly Ngo, Class Writer September 14, 2017

Andre House of Hospitality, located at 213 S 11th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007, provides dinner, showers, laundry, clothes, phone calls, basic necessities, medicine and blankets to the homeless people in Phoenix....

The Sunday rule: breaking your Lenten promise

The Sunday rule: breaking your Lenten promise

Abbey Alexander, Faith In Action Editor April 18, 2017

Ahh, Lent. The season is upon us. It's a period that seems to trudge on for way more than 40 days. We wait and wait and count down the days until it's over, but once Easter comes we are rewarded with an...

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