First Wednesday Dinners
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish hosts a monthly First Wednesday Dinner. The meal and fellowship are absolutely without fee and we welcome all parishioners and interested visitors. We do ask that you register so that we'll have plenty and, if you'd like to make a donation, please do. Enjoy the meal and fellowship as Christ said, love others as we love ourselves. To register click here!
13 Reasons Why
Please click here to read the article, written by Leah Murphy, that does a very good job of looking at this show from a Catholic perspective. Father Bob encourages parents and children to take the opportunity to read it.
Sunday to Sunday
We hope you enjoy this publication, Sunday to Sunday, brought to us by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Join Us this Sunday
All parishioners are invited to join our Young Adults on Sunday, August 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Mary / Joseph Room to make rosaries. Supplies and dinner will be provided. Listen to the 50 minute podcast on the Rosary beforehand at FORMED (parish code free access is P6YN3T).
Our young adults also hosts Young Women's Bible Study, dinner for Firehouse Shelter, day trips. Watch the bulletin and weekly email for more information!
Children's Ministry Summer End Party at Steel City Jump
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.
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)
Come pray at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine at Saint Francis Xavier
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima Pope Francis has declared this to be a Marian Year and asks that on the 13th day of any month between May 13, 2017 and October 13, 2018 that you make a pilgrimage to the shrine of Fatima. Please click here for information on how to obtain a plenary indulgence for the 100th Fatima Anniversary.
O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.
St. Francis Xavier is 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!
News from USCCB
USCCB Migration Chairman Deeply Disappointed by Administration’s Decision to Terminate the Central American Minors Parole Program
08/21/17 10:48 am
WASHINGTON—Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin,
Texas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee onRead More
08/17/17 12:55 pm
Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of CatholicRead More
USCCB President and Domestic Justice Chairman Call for Prayer and Unity in Response to Deadly Charlottesville Attack
08/13/17 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, are calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity today in response to yesterday's violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. Full statement follows:
"As we learn more about the horrible events of yesterday, our prayer turns today, on the Lord's Day, to the people of Charlottesville who offered a counter example to the hate marching in the streets. Let us unite ourselves in the spirit of hope offered by the clergy, people of faith, and all people of good will who peacefully defended their city and country. We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-nazism. We stand with our sisters and brothers united in the sacrifice of Jesus, by which love's victory over every form of evil is assured. At Mass, let us offer a special prayer of gratitude for the brave souls who sought to protect us from the violent ideology displayed yesterday. Let us especially remember those who lost their lives. Let us join their witness and stand against every form of oppression."---Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Bishop Frank Dewane, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Charlottesville attack, racism, white supremacy, neo-nazism, violent ideology, witness, peace, good will. ###MEDIA CONTACT:Read More
Daily Readings from USCBB
08/23/17 4:30 am
Reading 1 Jgs 9:6-15All the citizens of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together
and proceeded to make Abimelech kingRead More
08/22/17 4:30 am
Reading 1 Jgs 6:11-24aThe angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth in Ophrah
that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite.Read More
08/21/17 4:30 am
Reading 1 Jgs2:11-19The children of Israel offended the LORD by serving the Baals.
Abandoning the LORD, the God of their fathers,Read More
Friday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
News in Spanish (translate)
Presidente de Comité de USCCB expresa apoyo a DACA; hace un llamado a la Administración y al Congreso para asegurar protección permanente para jóvenes con DACA
07/24/17 10:22 am
Más de 750,000 jóvenes han recibido protección bajo la Acción Diferida para losRead More
Presidente de obispos estadounidenses llama al senado a eliminar propuestas nocivas de ley de atención de salud aprobada por cámara de representantes
05/05/17 10:36 am
de que la Cámara de Representantes aprobara la Ley de Atención de Salud de losRead More
05/04/17 9:42 am
WASHINGTON—El cardenal Daniel N. DiNardo, arzobispo de
Galveston-Houston y presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los EstadosRead More