Delegation House, Wayne, New Jersey

Xaverian Missionaries – Delegation House

12 Helene Court – Wayne, NJ 07470

Fr. Mark Marangone SX, Superior Delegate

Fr. Michael Davitti SX, Community Superior

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Retreats with Fr. Michael

The Cornerstone Ministry at “Our Lady of Consolation” is a group of Catholic women who continue to gather together to revitalize and deepen their spiritual lives through a combination of group gatherings, meditations, inspirational meetings, prayer, and outreach activities.
The strength of this group comes from the ‘Cornerstone Retreat’ which provides the opportunity to reflect, renew, and strengthen their faith while meeting other women who are looking to grow in a Christian community.
It is a time to pause, a time to connect, and a time to open your heart to God’s loving embrace. Often referred to as a “Spa for the Soul,” the Cornerstone Team, headed by Jane Nelson and Margaret Kirshner, with the help of several other members, prepared the beautiful experience of the Retreat we had on Sept. 23rd, 2023.
The theme was “Thirsting for the Living Water.” I was called to animate both the Retreat and the Holy Mass that followed.
We became aware of the fact that, although every cell in our spiritual reality, craves the ‘Living water’ of the Holy Spirit, often we feel run down because we have allowed ourselves to become dehydrated and thirsty.
Little bottles of ‘Holy Water’ were distributed after the celebration of the Eucharist, to underline our commitment to make the Conscious choice to let Jesus satiate our hearths with ‘Living Water’ of the Holy Spirit, leaving behind, as the woman in the Gospel, the many jars that never satisfy for very long.
At the end of the day, we felt renewed in every way: spiritually, emotionally, and physically, ready for the new pastoral year 2023-24.
Thanks to all who helped to make this event a success.

Fr. Michael Davitti, sx

Fr. Michael will also give a Retreat at Holy Face Monastery on the Feast of St.Therese, October 1, 2023.

Celebrations at the Delegation House

Fr. Michael’s Scripture Study group surprised him with a birthday party in June and he reciprocated with a 14-course dinner in July.

Scripture Study at the Delegation House

The study group meets on Fridays at 1:30 PM in the library. In addition to Bible passages, liturgical celebrations, and popular devotions are also discussed. Please email Fr. Michael for more information

Novena of Grace to Saint Francis Xavier, March 4- 12, 2023

Faith Formation at the Delegation House

Father Michael’s Friday Bible Study Class at the Provincial House Bible Class is increasing! He states he has “never seen so much enthusiasm. We start at 1:30 pm and we keep going, by popular demand till 4:00 pm. Our group has grown from the initial three participants to 12 at the last meeting we had on Friday, May 27th. We traced back our steps and we came to the conclusion that more than a Bible Study, we could be considered an ongoing Christian formation for adult Christians. We had a joyful potluck party and we left with the promise to start again in September. All are welcome to join.”

To join or have more information please call the Provincial House at (973) 942-2975 or email Fr. Michael at

COMMON GROUND: Conference of Dialogue Between Secular Humanists and Religious Believers

The Xaverian Missionaries and the American Humanist Association organized a special conference of dialogue that brought together religious believers, secular humanists, and nonbelievers in conversation to gain perspective on each other’s ways of seeing the world while embracing commonalities in our human experience that unite us for social change. We called it COMMON GROUND 2015.

Through four panel sessions and networking participants joined academics and leaders from national and local organizations to discuss views on finding meaning in life, ethics and values, and how to collaborate for social action.

Check out and share our Common Group Social Networks: Facebook page and  CG Twitter Feed

Common Ground “Meetup” at the Provincial House

Conversations among Atheists, Humanists, and Religious Believers take place on the last Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. via Zoom. Topics center on the values and ethics that we share. Click here for more information and to join the group.

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