Date : 20 February 2015
To : The Xavier School Community
From : The Campus Minister
Subject : Community Way of the Cross and Novena of Grace in honor of St Francis Xavier
In observance of the season of Lent, we will hold our campuswide Way of the Cross on February 27, Friday at 3:00 pm. Fourteen stations will be set up around the campus for the prayerful procession. This is a voluntary activity but various sectors of the community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents — are invited to sponsor the stations.
The procession begins at the 1st Station set up in the Early Education Department. After the 14th Station at the Sacred Heart Garden (near the old HS chapel site), Jesuit priests will be available for those who wish to go to confession.
From March 4 to 12 (except during the weekend), we shall once again hold the Novena of Grace in honor of St Francis Xavier during the 6:45am school Mass. This novena invokes the special intercession of our school patron for our various personal and community needs. The novena Masses will be celebrated by the statue of St Francis Xavier near MPC.
This devotion observed in Jesuit schools and institutions started in Goa, India in the 1600s when a boy, crippled since birth, was miraculously healed through Xavier’s intercession.
May these devotions help foster in all of us a spirit of prayer and penance during this Lent.
Luceat Lux! Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
Fr. Xavier Olin, SJ