Welcome to the Roman Catholic Churches of St. Joseph in Taylors Falls, MN and St. Francis Xavier in Shafer, MN.

Memorial Day Mass and Veterans Service
St. Francis Xavier Church and Cemetery

  • Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
  • Mass at 11:30 am
  • Veterans Service at 12:30 pm; coffee, treats, and fellowship to follow

Mission Statement

The Catholic Community of St. Joseph/St. Francis Xavier, built on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the values of our founding families, serves as a beacon of hope and refuge for all who seek the Word of God. Inspired by the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, we provide for the spiritual needs of the faithful, and remain dedicated to sharing our resources with one another and those who are in need.

Vision Statement

We see around us throughout the St. Croix Valley the beauty, power and majesty of God’s love for us. The rural traditions of our founding families have formed in us the close ties we have with one another. It is our desire to continue these traditions of stewardship in the Catholic Community of St. Joseph/St. Francis Xavier. When we gather as a community, our prayers are to continue the growth and enthusiasm created by those who have gone before us, and inspire those who are to follow.

As we endeavor to help bring about the Kingdom of God, we are committed to follow the teachings of Jesus and the apostles in an active ministry of:

  • Outreach to the Needy
  • Education
  • Peace
  • Justice
  • Compassion
  • Healing

Adopted by the Strategic Planning Committee, April 6, 2008