St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish | Welcome

Saint Francis Xavier is a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, made up of families, single adults, students, and both laity and clergy who continually collaborate for the greater glory of God.

Please use our website to find general information about St. Francis Xavier Church and Parish as well as specific information about the various ministries which work through and support our parish. Visitors can also find news about upcoming events, copies of our weekly parish bulletin, and a regularly updated online calendar. Thank you for visiting us. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

SFX News: A quick overview of upcoming happenings and opportunities!


St. Francis Xavier is a vibrant Catholic church in Birmingham, Alabama. We're large enough to offer robust religious education programs as well as an excellent elementary school, and an array of parish missions and activities for all ages and interests, and we're small enough to get to know one another as a warm community working together to fulfill Christ's Word.

Please get to know us through our website, join us for Mass, consider becoming active in one of our various ministries,and plan to attend our First Wednesday Dinners. The schedule will be posted in August for suppers starting in September.

Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sunday, December 11th & Monday, December 12th.

Click here for your invitation and details of events for the two days.

We celebrate Our Lady Guadalupe, patron of Mexico, the United States, and all of the Americas, as well as the protector of unborn children.

For more about Our Lady of Guadalupe, please click for English or Spanish


Advent and Christmas Schedule

Christmas Flower Memorials 2016

Please consider contributing to the Flower Fund by donating flowers in memory or in honor of your loved ones.  Christmas Memorials will be published in the bulletin of December 24 /25. 
Please click here to download the form. Completed forms must be sent to the parish office no later than Tuesday, December 13.  You may also drop it in the offertory basket at church this weekend.
All contributions are tax deductible.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Thursday, Dec. 8

     Mass Schedule

  Wednesday, December 7
  5:30 pm Vigil Mass

  Thursday, December 8
  6:30 am; 9:00 am;
  7:00 pm - Bilingual

We are excited to announce that St. Francis Xavier has become a partner in an exciting 24/7 on-line web-based digital formation series called FORMED, produced by the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press.

This series is designed to help adults grow in their faith at all levels - how we think, how we pray, and how we live. Better yet, access is FREE to all St. Francis Xavier parishioners and their families anywhere, anytime on computers, tablets or phones.

1. Go to
2. Enter our PARISH CODE - P6YN3T
3. Create a personal account with your user name/email and password
4. Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place!

First Wednesday Dinners . Next dinner - December 7, 6:30 p.m.  Please plan to come! Complete the RSVP form and mark your calendars. See you in there!

Video of SFX! See beautiful images of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church campus and church interior -- click here.

Dear Parishioners and Visitors: I hope you like the new website for St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Different look, same great content. Please email me about navigation questions or broken links. Let me know, too, anything you especially like about the new site. Enjoy! Margaret (



News from USCCB

Pope Names Bishop John Barres as New Bishop of Rockville Centre; Accepts Resignation of Bishop William Murphy

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named bishop John O. Barres, up until now bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania, as bishop of Rockville Centre, New York and has accepted the resignation of bishop William F. Murphy from the pastoral governance of that diocese.

The appointment was made public in Washington, December 9, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.  

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Vatican Announces Worldwide Telecast Information for Christmas Mass at Night; Christmas Message and "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing of Pope Francis

WASHINGTON—The Vatican has released information to broadcasters for the worldwide telecasts of Christmas events presided over by Pope Francis. All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinated Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time) and are as follows:

- Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 20:25-22:30 hours, Christmas Mass at Night presided over by Pope Francis, St. Peter's Basilica.

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Pope Names New Auxiliary Bishops of Baltimore, Accepts resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Madden

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Msgr. Adam Parker, vicar general and moderator of the Curia at the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Msgr. Mark Brennan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, as auxiliary bishops of Baltimore. He also accepted the resignation of Bishop Dennis Madden, 76, auxiliary bishop of Baltimore.  

The appointments and resignation were publicized in Washington, December 5, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.  

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Daily Readings from USCBB

Saturday of the Second Week in Advent

Reading 1 Sir 48:1-4, 9-11

In those days,

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Friday of the Second Week in Advent

Reading 1 Is 48:17-19

Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20

After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,

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Mass Times

8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM (en Español), & 5:00 PM
8:00 AM, 5:30 PM
8:00 AM, 7:00 PM (Misa en Español)
6:30 AM, 9:00 AM (Sept. - May), 5:30 PM
8:00 AM, 5:30 PM (5:30 PM Memorial Mass, 1st Thurs. each month)
8:00 AM
4:30 PM (Sunday Vigil)

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Daily Readings in Spanish (Translate)

Sábado de la segunda semana de Adviento

Primera lectura

Eclesiástico (Sirácide) 48, 1-4. 9-11

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Viernes de la segunda semana de Adviento

Primera lectura

Is 48, 17-19

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Solemnidad la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María

Primera lectura

Gn 3, 9-15. 20

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News in Spanish (translate)

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe será un Día de Oración y Solidaridad con Familias de Inmigrantes

 WASHINGTON —Un Día de Oración centrado en la difícil situación de los refugiados y migrantes se llevará a cabo en todos los Estados Unidos el 12 de diciembre de 2016, la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Será un momento para poner ante un Dios misericordioso las esperanzas, los miedos y las necesidades de todas aquellas familias que han venido a los Estados Unidos buscando una vida mejor.

"A medida que la Navidad se acerca y especialmente en esta fiesta de Nuestra Señora, se nos recuerda cómo nuestro salvador Jesucristo no nació en la comodidad de su propio hogar, sino en un pesebre desconocido", dijo el cardenal Daniel DiNardo, arzobispo de Galveston-Houston y presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB). "A todas aquellas familias separadas y lejos de su hogar en tiempos de incertidumbre, les decimos que nos unimos a ustedes en una oración por consuelo y alegría en esta temporada de Adviento", añadió el cardenal DiNardo.

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Colecta para la Iglesia en América Latina otorga la cifra record de $3.8 millones en subvenciones

WASHINGTON—El Subcomité de USCCB para la Iglesia en América Latina aprobó 204 subvenciones por un total de $3.8 millones en su reunión del 12 de noviembre en Baltimore, Maryland. El total de subvenciones otorgadas este año ascendió a la histórica cantidad de más de $8 millones de dólares.

Los proyectos aprobados apoyan la labor pastoral de la Iglesia en países de toda América Latina y el Caribe. Entre las subvenciones aprobadas esta vez se encuentra una de casi medio millón de dólares que se ha otorgado para la reconstrucción de iglesias en Ecuador luego del terremoto de abril del 2016.

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‘Estamos con ustedes’ dicen obispos de EE.UU. al llamar a funcionarios electos y estadounidenses a trabajar juntos y acoger a refugiados e inmigrantes sin sacrificar valores fundamentales, seguridad

BALTIMORE—En el primer día de la Asamblea General de Otoño, el Arzobispo Joseph E. Kurtz de Louisville, Kentucky, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los EE.UU., exhortó a sus compañeros obispos a apoyar la declaración post-electoral brindada por el Obispo Eusebio Elizondo, obispo auxiliar de Seattle y presidente del Comité sobre Migración de USCCB. Monseñor Kurtz repitió estas palabras a los hermanos y hermanas en Cristo que vienen al país en busca de una mejor vida: "Estamos con ustedes".

A continuación la declaración completa emitida originalmente el 11 de noviembre, y ahora apoyada por el cuerpo de obispos.

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