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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

Lent


March 1, 2017

Mass Times:

6:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 Noon
7:00 p.m.- bilingual

Lenten Guidelines

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

WASHINGTON— In a letter to

the United States Secretary of State today, chairmen of the U.S.

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Bishops along Northern Mexico and Texas Border Issue Statement on Immigration

WASHINGTON—More than 20

Bishops along the border of Texas and Northern Mexico have issued a

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USCCB Chairmen Ask President Trump to Fulfill His Promise to Protect Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON—In early February, several media

outlets reported that President Donald J. Trump is considering issuing an

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Daily Readings from USCBB

Memorial of Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

Reading 1 Sir 5:1-8Rely not on your wealth;

say not: "I have the power."

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Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4Beloved:

I exhort the presbyters among you,

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Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Sir 2:1-11My son, when you come to serve the LORD,

stand in justice and fear,

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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

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Daily Readings in Spanish (Translate)

Memoria de San Policarpo, obispo y mártir

Primera lectura

Sir 5, 1-10

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Fiesta de la Cátedra de San Pedro, Apóstol

Primera lectura

1 Ped 5, 1-4

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Martes de la VII semana del Tiempo ordinario

Primera lectura

Sir 2, 1-13

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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

WASHINGTON—El Presidente Donald J. Trump emitió una

Orden Ejecutiva dirigida al programa de admisión de refugiados a los Estados

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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

 ¿Cuándo te vimos forastero y te acogimos?

Mateo 25:38

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Presidente del Comité sobre Migración de la USCCB responde a orden ejecutiva de administración Trump sobre ciudades santuarios

 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:

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