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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Est. 1867, the Living Stones of the Church

Parish Vision

To grow in the Faith; deepen personal knowledge of Jesus Christ and His Church and personal commitment to His Mission and His Church so as to restore His Kingdom among us.

Parish Mission

Living a good Christian life (Phil 2:14-15; Eph. 4:23-24); active and conscious participation in the Liturgy, Bible Studies, Evangelization, Home Visitations, Hospitality, and Tithe Covenant with God and His Church.

 

 

"Update on our Church's Renovations.....new roofs"

Pictures of the recent renovations of our new roofs on both the Church and the Rectory can be viewed under the "photos tab" found under the dropdown "home tab" here on our main page!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Archbishop Rodi- Covid-19 Archdiocesan Regulations

Dear Brothers,

Due to the changing CDC Covid-19 guidance and after consultation with the Presbyteral Council last Wednesday, I consider it best to discontinue all Covid-19 Archdiocesan regulations regarding Parish Masses effective Saturday, May 29, 2021.  Pastors may continue thoses regulations which they deem appropriate for their parishes.  The pandemic is not over and pastors should use good judgement in using suitable precautions in their parishes.  I ask that the remaining current Archdiocesan regulations, namely, that all liturgical ministers wear masks, at least one-half of church pews be socially distanced seating, people in the congregation be encouraged to wear masks, hand sanitizers be used before the distribution of the Eucharist, and hand sanitizers be readily available in churches continue until Saturday, May 29.  Schools are still in session and to have different practices in Parish and school Masses would cause unnecessary confusion.

In addition, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass will end on Saturday, May 29.  This is an important moment to explain to parishioners why we should want to attend Mass, and the priceless gifts God gives us in word and Eucharist.  Of course, anyone unable to physically come to church, or whose health would be endangered by attendance at Mass, or anyone caring for someone whose health would be endangered, does not need to attend Mass.  Pastors should make themselves available to discuss this with their parishioners.

This message only applies to Parish Masses and not to summer youth camps and youth activities.  Those summner activities are subject to the policies from the Youth and School offices.  Further information from those offices will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your support and cooperation with our efforts in the Archdiocese of Mobile during these past 15 months to continue the life of the Church in a safe manner.  I am most grateful to you.

May God bless you.

+Thomas J. Rodi

     

Please remember that all parishes need your support to survive during this time.  If you are financially able, please continue to tithe to your parishes and give to your special charities.  You can also mail your tithe to our parish office at 2034 St. Stephens Road, Mobile, Al. 36617

Prayers for all, especially those who are facing illness complications and income loss during these difficult times.

 

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK -------for the weekend of May 29th and 30th, 2021

Hi dear friends, greetings of peace, love and joy to you all in the name of our  Lord, Jesus Christ.  I wish you all a happy and joy filled weekend and I continue to pray to the Almighty God to bless you and all your endeavors in the week ahead.

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Trinity.  When  we think of the word Spirit can we think of something lively?  A sort of a flow of living water; a cycle race rather than a traffic jam.  The flow of life in us rather than the ways we block life.  It is the spirit of God whom we call Father, Son of Christ and Spirit.  We live in that sort of love.  The church is called to be that sort of community.

The Trinity can make God totally distant.  But that is not Jesus.  He is the one who gets right into life, bringing God into humanity as one of us.  Jesus talked so much about farming, weddings, death, illness, joys, trust, creation, nature, breakfast, gardens, dinners; he is the God of the table more than the God of the temple.  His spirit flows in all creation, love, suffering and joy. he finds us in all things.

We need that big view of God.  He makes everything sacred.  Even the name Father, Son and spirit.  Our call is to flow with him, to go with the flow of God's Spirit.  We are the flow of God in the world.  We become  what we receive--the love of the Trinity in the world.  We become like Christ himself as we receive this bread of life, called to be his witnesses;  by what we say and do, in all we are.  Amen

Give thanks to the Lord for his presence in the Eucharist.

Father, Son and Spirit, enfold me in love, the love of your eternal life.

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Times

Mass Times:
SATURDAY VIGIL....................4:00 P.M.
SUNDAY MASS........................9:30 A.M.
WEDNESDAY MASS...............4:00 P.M.
FRIDAY MASS...........................4:00 P.M.
Rosary 30 minutes prior to Mass times.

Office Hours

Office hours:
Tuesdays, Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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  • Jun 19 2021  4:00 pm - Mass
  • Jun 20 2021  9:30 am - Mass
  • Jun 26 2021  4:00 pm - Mass

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