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Outward Action.

Our Vision

The Jesuit Parish Family: Being transformed in the Body of Christ, to bear hope and healing, in the Ignatian tradition.

Our Mission

St. Xavier Church, the Jesuit Parish in downtown Cincinnati, welcomes and serves people from the tri-state area. Our mission is to proclaim and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this: by our celebration of scripture and sacraments, by fostering adult spiritual development, by service to the poor, and by promotion of justice.

Jesuit Parish Family

The Cincinnati Jesuit Parish Family is the union of two distinct faith communities, Bellarmine Chapel and St. Xavier Church. The parishes are supported and overseen by one pastor, Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ. This burgeoning collaboration, operating out of a shared Ignatian charism, allows for an organizational structure that supports each place of worship.

Bellarmine Chapel and St. Xavier Church each have a Local Parish Advisory Council that advises the pastors, priests, and staff. The Joint Parish Advisory Council advises on matters that pertain to both parish communities.

(The Virgin of the Lilies) (1899)

Local Parish Advisory Council Members

  • Tony Asher
  • Joe Clark
  • Michael Guarasci
  • Katherine Jennings
  • Sandy Keiser
  • Mark Komanecky
  • John Krohn
  • Jan Meyer

Contact the St. Xavier Church Local Parish Advisory Council at [email protected].

Joint Parish Advisory Council Members

  • Adam Aurisano
  • Ben Eilerman
  • Bill Sandquist
  • Caitlin Ingram Fr.
  • Fr. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ
  • Fred Reuter
  • Gerry Weller
  • Jan Meyer
  • Jane Myers
  • Janet Neidhard
  • Joe Clark
  • John Kron
  • Katherine Jennings
  • Mark Komanecky
  • Mike Guarasci
  • Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ
  • Fr. Jacob Boddicker, SJ
  • Tony Asher
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Our History

Discover the rich history of St. Xavier Church dating back to 1811 and how it has evolved into the vibrant parish of St. Francis Xavier, now serving the downtown community with its legacy of faith, education, and service.

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