Friday, July 1, 2022
New: Xavier Offices Closed Next Week
Xavier offices will be closed next week, Monday, July 4 through Friday, July 8, for summer cleaning. The offices will reopen Monday, July 11.
New: Xavier Xperience at the Ryder Cup
Alumnus, Zach Johnson (R94), has been named the captain of the US Ryder Cup team for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome. We are partnering with Destinations Unlimited to offer a group trip to Italy featuring sight-seeing in Rome and tickets to Day 2 and 3 of the Ryder Cup. An informational session was held earlier this week with a few key things to note about this great opportunity:

  • Air and hotels are filling up very quickly for the Ryder Cup. 
  • Book ASAP to ensure reasonable airfare/hotel availability. 
  • Package includes entry on the final two days (Saturday and Sunday) -- Ryder Cup tickets are difficult to obtain. 
  • Final cost is dependent on how many go. 

Click here to view more information or contact the Xavier Foundation to learn more at
Reminder: Second Round of STO/FACTS Application Deadline is TODAY
We would like to remind families of a second round of assistance through STO. FACTS applications that STO uses are due by July 1st. If you have started the application process already please respond to any FACTS inquiries and complete the application process.
Reminder: Fr. Thompson's Retirement Receptions
Rev. Philip Thompson will be retiring after 44 years as a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. You are invited to come and show your gratitude and good wishes after his last weekend Masses at St. Pius X Church.

There will be receptions in Pius Hall following the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday, July 9 and after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, July 10. All are welcome.
Reminder: Homecoming Dates 2022
Xavier's Fall Homecoming Week is August 29-September 3. We understand this is earlier than years past and as such want to communicate information and dates with families now. Xavier homecoming dates are selected based on several factors including: a home football game and conflicts with other co-curricular activities. After careful consideration, the only available date this fall will be during the second week of school. 

  • Wednesday August 31 - Homecoming Mass
  • Thursday September 1 - Pep Rally and Bonfire
  • Friday September 2 - Alumni Hall of Fame Induction at halftime of the football game
  • Saturday September 3 - Homecoming Dance (lock-in)
Xavier Community System student leaders have begun preparation for events and dress days throughout the week. This information will be shared with students in August prior to school start.
Reminder: Dress Code 2022-23
Xavier student dress code guidelines can be found here:
Purchasing Information:

SALE: Lands End has a 20% dress code sale from June 23 - July 11! Use CODE: HOTDOG PIN: 3591.

Parents are asked to please note that all clothing items including dress code polos must be free of holes, rips or tears.
Reminder: Consider Hosting an International Student
Xavier partners with Youth for Understanding to place qualified and dynamic international students at Xavier. YFU has partners in many countries around the world. They have both in-bound and out-bound programs. YFU students are between the ages of 15 and 18 and have medical insurance and spending money. They speak English well enough to live with a family and be successful in an American high school. YFU families provide the love and guidance that you would provide to your own child, three meals a day (this includes a sack lunch for school or money in a lunch account), a separate bed and a study area, and a means of transportation to and from school.  
If you are interested in hosting for the 2022/2023 school year, apply on-line at or text/call YFU Local Coordinator Sandy Scaia, with questions. Sandy lives in Cedar Rapids and can be reached at 319-431-5447.   
Reminder: XPX Uniform Collection
XPX will once again be collecting “graduated” and out-grown GENTLY WORN uniforms. These items will be available in August for purchase at the annual Back-to-School Sale! All proceeds from this sale will directly benefit the XPX programs, which support the students, staff and teachers at Xavier. Please clean out those closets and bring ANY UNIFORM APPROVED items (polos, sweaters, quarter-zips, pants) to the main office. Gentle used spirit wear will be accepted too. All items must be without stains or tears. Thank you for your support!
Reminder: Job Opportunity with Xavier Food Service
The Xavier lunchroom is in need of an outgoing and energetic person to work from 9 am-12:30 pm daily. Duties will include, but not limited to, preparing vegetables, dishes, serving lunch and general cleanup everyday.

If interested, please contact Lorraine Gaffney; Food Service Director at 563-608-2324 or email
Reminder: Xavier Foundation Seeking Volunteer Grant Writer
The Xavier Foundation office is also seeking a volunteer grant writer. This is a volunteer role that can be done one your own time, at your own pace, from your own home, as able. Please contact us at if you or someone you know may be able to assist. Thank you and Go Saints!
Reminder: Summer Faith Happenings
Summer is a great time to grow in your relationship with the Lord! Here is a quick glance at just a few of the amazing things happening at our parishes this summer. Be sure to check out all the parish websites for details and Mass schedules.
Reminder: Sports Physicals Offered to Xavier Students
Sports Physicals will be offered to Xavier students at Family Physicians of Cedar Rapids

  • Dates: July 5 - August 5 
  • Cost: $45 (will not be submitted to insurance) cash, check or credit card accepted
  • To schedule: Call 365-7581 
  • Location: 1515 42nd St NE Cedar Rapids 
  • Visit their website at:
Website: | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712