PIERCETON — The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church as the August 2018 Member of the Month.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church takes great pride and ownership in ensuring that the town of Pierceton does not lose its family appeal. Thus, the Chamber is honored to celebrate their dedication this month.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was established 154 years ago, making it the oldest Catholic Parish in Kosciusko County. Today, residents from Kosciusko County. Today, residents from Kosciusko County are joined in liturgy and spirituality by those from the surrounding counties of Noble, Whitley and Wabash. Being assigned to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church by Bishop Kevin Rhoades four years ago, Father Chuck Hermon states that the parish is comprised of families who are generous in giving of their time, talents and treasures.
Previously being assigned to a church that was significantly larger in size, Father Chuck explains the parish is not only abundant in spirituality, but also respects the importance of including a social aspect too.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is proud to partner with the other local churches in Pierceton to provide the free community dinner. This takes place every other month in the parish hall at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday, with the next meal taking place on Sept. 20. They also involve the community with other events throughout the year such as their Oktoberfest and Community Game Night during the month of January.
Weekend masses are held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. However, you can also join Father Chuch at Jellystone Campground at 7:30 a.m. Sunday mornings from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The parish provides religious education for children from pre-school to high school age, meeting at 10 a.m., with youth group following at 11 a.m. This year, the youth group constructed the float for the Pierceton Days parade and recently hosted a talent show within the parish.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church can be found online at www.sfxpierceton.org or on Facebook. The church can also be contacted via telephone at (574) 594-5750 or via e-mail at [email protected]