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Yulianna Gomez

Yulianna Gomez, Faith in Action Editor

Unique Yulianna is the Faith-in-Action Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. She is a junior at Xavier College Preparatory and participate in various clubs, such as EPICS, Key Club, NHS, and CSHS. This year Yulianna hopes to interview diverse and unique people in the Xavier community, share their stories, and bring truth and viable news to Xavier students.

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The courtyard of St. Thomas Aquinas church where the installation Mass of Bishop Dolan was held on August 2. The church was established in 2003 and today it has a high school built across the street.

John P. Dolan appointed bishop of Phoenix diocese

Yulianna Gomez, XPress Freelancer September 29, 2022

The Phoenix diocese has undergone a change in pastoral governance with Bishop John P. Dolan now serving as the fifth Bishop in the diocese’s history. This comes after Pope Francis accepted the resignation...

Proverb 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Habits are only as strong as our desires to abide by them. Going to church should be a habit that once instilled should never be given up.

Why you should attend Church (even if you don’t feel like it)

Yulianna Gomez, Faith in Action Editor March 30, 2022

According to a Gallup survey taken in 2020, church attendance in the United States has, for the first time ever, fallen below the majority with a mere 47% of Americans attending. Despite this alarming...

Kathryn Hackett King steps forward during the administration of oath presided over by Robert M. Brutinel, Chief Justice. She is joined by husband William F. King and children Emilia and John. Supreme Court Justices, judges, and 400 spectators gathered in Xavier’s PAC.

Xavier alumna Kathryn H. King appointed Arizona Supreme Court Justice

Yulianna Gomez, Faith In Action Editor February 3, 2022

Class of ‘99 alumna Kathryn Hackett King’s investiture for Arizona Supreme Court Justice took place on January 7, 2022. The investiture ceremony hosted about 400 people and was attended by the likes...

Every Christmas Angel ornament is displayed since its inception in 1971. The angels are sold at the annual Xavier auction and this year marked 50 years since the tradition began.

A long-standing tradition: Christmas Angels

Yulianna Gomez, Faith in Action Editor December 2, 2021

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many are welcoming the holiday season by decorating their homes with nativity sets, inflatable snowmen and Christmas lights.  The Christmas spirit can be felt most...

The Sisters of Life enjoy Mass on Saturday, October 2 at St. Agnes Church. They are part of the new pro-Life ministry in the diocese and just arrived in the valley.

Sisters of Life come to Phoenix

Yulianna Gomez, Faith in Action Editor October 7, 2021

A religious order, Sisters of Life, has recently made its way from New York to the Valley of the Sun. Just one month ago on September 8, the sisters arrived at the St. Agnes parish which is where they...

(Left to right) Sister Lynn Winsor, Sister Isabel Conchos, Sister Joan Fitzgerald, Sister Lillian Lila and Sister Joanie Nuckols attending a 7 a.m. Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady.

Xavier sisters unite during lockdown

Yulianna Gomez, Faith In Action Editor May 11, 2021

Times of crisis tend to bring people together. The lockdown in late March last year caused schools and businesses to close leaving everyone at home. During this period many families took the time to bond...

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...

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...

Here’s a look at some of the pinnacle points of 2020 including the Covid-19 pandemic, basketball star Kobe Bryants sudden death, conflict between law enforcement and protesters during this summers BLM protests and the catastrophic Australian bushfires.

Year in review

Yulianna Gomez, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

The year 2020 was full of surprises. From shocking celebrity deaths to forest fire catastrophes and a global pandemic, it has been one rollercoaster of a year. Though every year has its defining moments,...

EPICS makes fun, patterned masks

‘Rona Fighters

Yulianna Gomez, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

This summer ‘Rona Fighters, a group of high school students from Xavier College Preparatory, made it their mission to help protect the people of their community. Xavier’s EPICS team, consisting...

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