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

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.

HOW TO REGISTER
1. Go to Formed.org
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!

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.

First Wednesday Dinners . Next dinner - February 1, 6:00 p.m.  Please plan to come! Complete the RSVP form and mark your calendars. See you in there! 

News from USCCB

Permanent Subcommittee on the Church in Africa Established and over $1.2 million Approved in Grants

WASHINGTON—At their General Assembly in Baltimore last fall, the full body of bishops voted to confer permanent status on the Subcommittee on the Church in Africa. The Subcommittee is part of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on National Collections.

"It is an important step for the Church in the United States to continue walking in faith with our brothers and sisters in Africa," said Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, and chairman of the Subcommittee. "The Church in Africa is faith-filled, vibrant, and rapidly growing. I am grateful to all of those who have supported our work thus far, and am looking forward to continuing to support programs of evangelization and pastoral support in the Church in Africa."

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Cardinal Dolan Invites Nationwide Participation in ‘9 Days for Life’ Prayer, Action Campaign

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, invited Catholics and others to join the nationwide "9 Days for Life" campaign.

"We're praying for a lot of things this month, including racial harmony, Christian unity, and the protection of all human life," Cardinal Dolan said. "As we pray for that unity, I invite our brothers and sisters in Christ to join in the '9 Days for Life' prayer campaign. Together, our prayers and actions can witness to the dignity of the human person."

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Bishops’ Conferences Call for Prayers, Action, Support for Peace in the Holy Land

WASHINGTON—Representatives of bishops' conferences from several countries, including the United States, gathered in the Holy Land to call for peace and action to end the occupation that violates "the human dignity" of Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

"As Bishops we implore Christians in our home countries to recognize our own responsibility for prayer, awareness and action," the bishops wrote on a statement signed by the 14 gathered representatives. "So many people in the Holy Land have spent their entire lives under occupation, with its polarizing social segregation, yet still profess hope and strive for reconciliation. Now, more than ever, they deserve our solidarity."

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Daily Readings from USCBB

Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Heb 7:25—8:6Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him,

since he lives forever to make intercession for them.

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Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Heb 7:1-3, 15-17Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High,

met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of the kings

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Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot

Reading 1 Heb 6:10-20Brothers and sisters:

God is not unjust so as to overlook your work

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Mass Times

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

Office Hours

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

Bible Search

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Daily Readings in Spanish (Translate)

Jueves de la II semana del tiempo ordinario

Primera lectura

Heb 7, 23–8, 6

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Miércoles de la II semana del Tiempo ordinario

Primera lectura

Heb 7, 1-3. 15-17

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Memoria de San Antonio, abad

Primera lectura

Heb 6, 10-20

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News in Spanish (translate)

Mensaje del presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos y respuesta al mensaje por video del papa Francisco durante la Semana Nacional de la Migración, 8-15 de enero

WASHINGTON—La siguiente declaración ha sido emitida por el cardenal Daniel N. DiNardo, de Galveston-Houston, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB, por sus siglas en inglés) en apoyo al mensaje por video del papa Francisco emitido durante la Semana Nacional de la Migración. La Semana Nacional de la Migración es una oportunidad para reconocer las contribuciones de inmigrantes, refugiados, migrantes y sobrevivientes de la trata de personas en nuestras comunidades, así como para resaltar el trabajo de la Iglesia en el servicio y acompañamiento a los recién llegados. El tema de la Semana Nacional de la Migración 2017 llama la atención sobre el llamado del papa Francisco a crear una cultura de encuentro. Hoy, al final de una misa como parte de las celebraciones por la Semana Nacional de la Migración, la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles reprodujo el mensaje por video. El mensaje del Papa Francisco esta disponible en el minute 56 del video en: www.facebook.com/NOELDIAZESNE

La declaración del cardenal DiNardo es la siguiente:

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Colecta para la Iglesia en América Latina se realizará el 21-22 de enero

WASHINGTON—La Colecta anual para la Iglesia en América Latina se llevará a cabo en muchas diócesis durante el fin de semana del 21 al 22 de enero. Esta colecta ha existido por más de 50 años como una muestra de solidaridad de la Iglesia en Estados Unidos con aquellas en América Latina y el Caribe."Mediante esta colecta, los católicos en los Estados Unidos caminamos en solidaridad con nuestros hermanos y hermanas en América Latina y el Caribe", dijo el obispo Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., obispo auxiliar de Seattle y presidente del Subcomité para la Iglesia en América Latina. "Esta importante colecta muestra nuestra unidad con nuestros hermanos y hermanas en la fe".

La colecta financia la labor del Subcomité para la Iglesia en América Latina otorgando subvenciones para una variedad de labores pastorales tales como la capacitación de liderazgo laico, la formación de seminaristas y religiosos, el ministerio en prisiones y la pastoral juvenil. Todas estas labores ayudan a los católicos a compartir su fe.

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Celebrando la Semana Nacional de la Migración – Mensaje del Presidente y Vice Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los EEUU

WASHINGTON—La siguiente es una declaración conjunta del Cardenal Daniel DiNardo de Galveston-Houston, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB) y el Arzobispo José H. Gomez de Los Angeles, vicepresidente de USCCB sobre la Semana Nacional de la Migración a celebrarse del 8 al 14 de enero.

El mensaje completo sigue:

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