March 1, 2017
6:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 Noon
7:00 p.m.- bilingual
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. The following fasting and abstinence are observed.
Fasting binds all persons who have completed their 18th birthday through those who have completed their 59th year, unless prevented by poor health. On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to one’s own needs. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting.
Abstinence binds all persons who completed their 14th birthday, unless prevented by poor health. On days of abstinence, the consumption of meat is not allowed. Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.
For more information on the penitential practices of the Catholic Church see the document of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence.cfm
Stations of the Cross
Join us in the Church at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays during Lent beginning March 3.
March 6 - 9, 2017
7:00 p.m. Nightly
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 - March 1, Ash Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Please plan to come! Complete the RSVP form and mark your calendars. See you in there!
News from USCCB
USCCB Chairmen and President of Catholic Relief Services Urge Trump Administration to Care for Creation
02/17/17 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON— In a letter to
the United States Secretary of State today, chairmen of the U.S.Read More
02/17/17 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON—More than 20
Bishops along the border of Texas and Northern Mexico have issued aRead More
02/16/17 8:17 am
WASHINGTON—In early February, several media
outlets reported that President Donald J. Trump is considering issuing anRead More
Daily Readings from USCBB
02/23/17 3:30 am
Reading 1 Sir 5:1-8Rely not on your wealth;
say not: "I have the power."Read More
02/22/17 3:30 am
Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4Beloved:
I exhort the presbyters among you,Read More
02/21/17 3:30 am
Reading 1 Sir 2:1-11My son, when you come to serve the LORD,
stand in justice and fear,Read More
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)
4:30 PM (Sunday Vigil)
Friday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Daily Readings in Spanish (Translate)
News in Spanish (translate)
PRESIDENTE DEL COMITÉ PARA MIGRACIONES DE LA USCCB SE OPONE ENÉRGICAMENTE A ORDEN EJECUTIVA PORQUE DAÑA A FAMILIAS VULNERABLES DE REFUGIADOS E INMIGRANTES
02/06/17 9:17 am
WASHINGTON—El Presidente Donald J. Trump emitió una
Orden Ejecutiva dirigida al programa de admisión de refugiados a los EstadosRead More
Presidente y vicepresidente de Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos se pronuncian en defensa de todas las religiones en respuesta a orden ejecutiva sobre refugiados
01/31/17 4:26 am
¿Cuándo te vimos forastero y te acogimos?
Mateo 25:38Read More
Presidente del Comité sobre Migración de la USCCB responde a orden ejecutiva de administración Trump sobre ciudades santuarios
01/27/17 9:30 am
WASHINGTON—Mons. Joe S. Vásquez, obispo de Austin, Texas, y presidente del Comité sobre Migración de los Obispos de los Estados Unidos, ha emitido la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la orden ejecutiva de ayer firmada por el presidente Donald Trump. La orden ejecutiva negaría fondos federales a las jurisdicciones que decidan no cooperar con los esfuerzos federales para deportar inmigrantes indocumentados. Mons. Vásquez dice que esta norma podría ser perjudicial para las relaciones locales entre las comunidades y las autoridades del orden en que la construcción de confianza y relaciones de apoyo con las comunidades inmigrantes es esencial para reducir la delincuencia y ayudar a las víctimas.
A continuación la declaración completa:Read More