St. Francis Xavier Parish at 212 Center Street, Otisville, MI 48463-9706 US - Home
St. Francis Xavier parish community is known for its gift of hospitality. Before each liturgy designated parishioners take a place at the entrance of the church to greet all who enter.
Sometimes the individuals entering are parishioners. Often the individual entering the door is a visitor.
This small gesture of greeting each individual makes a lasting impression on our visitors. Many new comers compliment us on this special practice.
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