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.
Family Water Fun Day!
Saturday, July 23 on the Playground
Water slides! Water pool! Refreshments! So much FUN! Scroll through photos by clicking right/left arrows.
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks to Family Life for this mid-summer treat!
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News from USCCB
08/26/16 10:47 am
WASHINGTON—A delegation of U.S. bishops led by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, USCCB president, will join bishops from the Americas and the Caribbean in a jubilee gathering to celebrate the Year of Mercy in Bogota, Colombia, August 27-30.
The gathering of bishops, clergy, religious and lay leaders, titled the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on the American Continent was organized by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Latin-American Episcopal Conference in conjunction with the bishops of the United States and Canada, and the Knights of Columbus.Read More
08/26/16 9:59 am
WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati as USCCB treasurer. Archbishop Schnurr will assume the position recently left by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas, who has been appointed by Pope Francis as the first prefect of the Vatican's new Laity, Family and Life Dicastery.
Archbishop Schnurr was elected USCCB treasurer last November during the U.S. Bishops' General Assembly in Baltimore. With this appointment, he will assume his duties immediately and will continue into his regular term scheduled to begin in November 2016. The treasurer position at USCCB is an officer level position which includes membership on the Executive Committee and the Administrative Committee, in addition to being chair of the Committee on Budget and Finance and vice-chair of the Committee on Priorities and Plans.---Read More
08/26/16 5:04 am
WASHINGTON—Sister Stephanie Still, PBVM, has been named director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO).
The appointment was made by Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, USCCB General Secretary, and will take effect October 3. "I am confident that Sister Still's skills and background offers the NRRO well-established expertise that will complement and strengthen the office in service to the bishops," Msgr. Bransfield said.Read More
Daily Readings from USCBB
08/29/16 4:30 am
Reading 1 1 Cor 2:1-5
When I came to you, brothers and sisters,Read More
08/28/16 4:30 am
Reading 1 Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
My child, conduct your affairs with humility,Read More
08/27/16 4:30 am
Reading 1 1 Cor 1:26-31
Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters.Read More
8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM (en Español), & 5:00 PM
8:00 AM, 7:00 PM (Misa en Español)
8:00 AM (June - August), 9:00 AM (Sept. - May)
8:00 AM (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)
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Presidente de la USCCB convoca a Jornada Nacional de Oración y nombra grupo de trabajo especial para promover la paz y la unidad
07/21/16 11:20 am
WASHINGTON—En vista de los recientes
incidentes de violencia y tensión racial en comunidades de diversas partes deRead More
Presidente de Comisión de Justicia y Paz Internacional de la USCCB expresa solidaridad en respuesta al alto al fuego en Colombia
07/06/16 6:37 am
WASHINGTON—Tras la declaración de la Conferencia Episcopal de Colombia en relación con el alto al fuego anunciado en Colombia, el Obispo Oscar Cantú de Las Cruces, Nuevo México, presidente del Comité de Justicia y Paz Internacional de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los EE.UU., extendió un mensaje de apoyo y solidaridad el día 5 de julio. A continuación se muestra un extracto de la declaración al arzobispo Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de Colombia:
En este momento de esperanza y aliento en su querido país de Colombia, escribo para expresar la solidaridad de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los EE.UU. (USCCB) con la Iglesia y el pueblo de su nación. La reciente declaración en relación con el alto al fuego, emitida por la Conferencia Episcopal de Colombia (CEC), merece nuestro apoyo entusiasta. Puede estar seguro de mis sinceras expresiones de apoyo y amistad, extendidas en nombre del Comité de Justicia y Paz Internacional. Estamos de acuerdo con usted que sólo al continuar el arduo trabajo de la reconciliación y del diálogo, en particular, facilitar la eliminación pacífica de armas e instrumentos de violencia innecesarios, se puede asegurar la paz. Hemos compartido la declaración de la CEC con el Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos.Read More
USCCB’s International Justice and Peace Chairman Expresses Solidarity in Response to Cease Fire in Colombia
07/06/16 6:28 am
WASHINGTON—Following the Colombian Bishops' Conference statement regarding the cease fire announced in Colombia, Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chair of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace, extended a message of support and solidarity, July 5. Below is an excerpt of the statement to Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, president of the Colombian Bishops' Conference:
At this time of hope and encouragement in your beloved country of Colombia, I write to express the solidarity of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) with the Church and people of your nation. The recent Statement concerning the cease-fire, issued by the Colombian Bishops' Conference (CEC), deserves our enthusiastic endorsement. Please be assured of my sincere expressions of support and friendship, extended on behalf of the Committee on International Justice and Peace. We agree with you that only by continuing the hard work of reconciliation and dialogue, including providing for the peaceful elimination of unnecessary weapons and instruments of violence, will peace be secured.Read More