FAITH, FORMATION AND FELLOWSHIP
AMONG YOUNG ADULTS
St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy (SFXC) is a ministry of the Diocese of Calgary. It came into existence on January 21, 2019 by official decree of Bishop William T. McGrattan. SFXC's aim is to foster faith, formation and fellowship among university students and other young adults within the Diocese. Below is a brief description of what we mean by faith, formation and fellowship. Be sure to check out our Events page to see what opportunities are available to you currently. If you would like to receive ongoing information from SFXC, please register here...
SFXC celebrates the relationship young adults have with Jesus Christ and His Church by supporting them in deepening these relationships.
We do this, first and foremost, through our weekly, communal celebration of Holy Mass (11:30am at St. Bernard's Church). We also do it by helping members become intimately familiar with the Word of God and by preparing them to engage in the fulness of the sacramental and devotional life.
SFXC wants its members to both have faith in Jesus, and understand their faith in Jesus . To this end, the SFXC delivers a robust formation program which intellectually and spiritually forms intentional disciples.
Once members complete their time with SFXC, its our hope they will have received the fundamentals in Catholic philosophy, theology, spirituality, biblical studies, pastoral leadership and social teaching. This will equip SFXC members for their ultimate mission: to transform the culture.
SFXC believes that, especially for young adults, faith is forged in community. Thus, SFXC places a particular emphasis on regularly gathering members together so they can be strengthened by authentic Catholic community.
One Rock is our premier, annual event. It brings together hundreds of young adults from across the Diocese of Calgary and the province for a weekend of being inspired, challenged and equipped. Other events are being organized all of the time. Click here to see what's coming up...