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the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Ameera Rivas

Ameera Rivas, Staff Writer

Ameera is a senior and it is her first year on XPress. She loves to travel, volunteer, and is in many clubs at Xavier. She hopes to grow more confident in her writing and improve her communication skills.

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

Theology and campus ministry changes

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...

Senior editorial: Ameera Rivas

Senior editorial: Ameera Rivas

May 11, 2021

Looking back at these four amazing years, I am left with so many memories made here. It has been such a blessing being able to attend the school I've always wanted to and seeing it all come to an end gives...

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

Celebrating the Lenten season during Covid-19

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

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...

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

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...

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?

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...

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