The Companions of St. Francis Xavier Service and Immersion Program is a longstanding part of our school tradition that gives Xavier students the opportunity to live out the Ignatian call to be men for others. Like our patron, St. Francis Xavier, we too are called to go forth into the world to be witnesses of the Gospel. Founded on the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service, these trips provide students with a communal experience of Church, as a center of reflection and prayer, while working and engaging with those most in need.
Known by the Xavier community simply as CFX, thousands of students, faculty, staff, and alumni have volunteered during their summers in this continually growing program at the heart of our school's Jesuit mission and Ignatian identity. Many students have found these service trips to be incredible, life-changing, and exciting experiences in which they have learned new skills, ministered to wonderful people, made new friends, and grown closer to God.
Click on the individual years below to learn more about the CFX opportunities available to students. Information sessions and applications for the trips happen during the fall semester, so keep an eye on this page or the CFX Facebook page for upcoming announcements.
To see photos from previous trips, check out the CFX Facebook page at www.facebook.com/XavierCFX.
In past years, we have traveled to Camden, New Jersey, Nogales, Arizona, Robbins, Tennessee, Freeland, Maryland, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and abroad to Tijuana, Mexico, Quito, Ecuador, and Santiago, Dominican Republic. Due to limited opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CFX program has also offered local opportunities in Long Island and in NYC, allowing students to engage in service here in their own communities.