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

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.

Catholic Charties Appeal 2017

If you haven't already done so, please bring your pledge card to Mass this weekend or you may contribute online at

First Wednesday Dinners . Next dinner - October 5th, 6:00 p.m.  Please plan to come! Complete the RSVP form and mark your calendars. See you in there!

Video of SFX! See beautiful images of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church campus and church interior -- click here.

Dear Parishioners and Visitors: I hope you like the new website for St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Different look, same great content. Please email me about navigation questions or broken links. Let me know, too, anything you especially like about the new site. Enjoy! Margaret (


News from USCCB

Cardinal Dolan Launches 2016-17 Program with Respect Life Month Statement

WASHINGTON—In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October

2016, Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York called for all human life to be "cherished

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USCCB President: Amoris Laetitia, a Tremendous Gift for Church and Families in the U.S.

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement today about the ongoing, fruitful reception and implementation in the United States of Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

Full statement follows:

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Pope Names Dallas Priest as Bishop of Lubbock, Texas; Accepts Resignation of Bishop Rodríguez

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Coerver as bishop of

the Diocese of Lubbock, Texas, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Plácido

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Daily Readings from USCBB

Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Reading 1 Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said:

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Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels

Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14

As I watched:

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Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16

Job answered his friends and said:

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Mass Times

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)
8:00 AM
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 Jerónimo, presbítero y doctor de la Iglesia

Primera lectura

Job 38, 1. 12-21; 40, 3-5

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Fiesta de los santos Arcángeles Miguel, Gabriel y Rafael

Primera lectura

Dn 7, 9-10. 13-14

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Miércoles de la XXVI semana del Tiempo ordinario

Primera lectura

Job 9, 1-12. 14-16

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News in Spanish (translate)

El Cardenal Dolan lanza el Programa 2016-17 con Declaración del Mes Respetemos la Vida

WASHINGTON—En una declaración con motivo del Mes Respetemos la Vida, octubre de 2016, el cardenal Timothy Dolan de Nueva York pidió que toda vida humana sea "apreciada valorada y protegida". El cardenal Dolan preside el Comité de Actividades Pro-Vida de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB).

La declaración del cardenal lanza el Programa de todo el año Respetemos la Vida (, con el tema, "Movido por la Misericordia". Como dijo el Papa Francisco al invocar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia: "Estamos llamados a vivir de misericordia, porque a nosotros en primer lugar se nos ha aplicado misericordia". El cardenal Dolan agregó: "Cuando dejamos que nuestro corazón sea movido por la misericordia de Dios todo asume otra forma".

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Como católicos, debemos superar las divisiones partidistas en las cuestiones migratorias, dice el Presidente del Comité para Migraciones del USCCB

WASHINGTON—El Obispo Eusebio Elizondo, obispo auxiliar de Seattle y Presidente del Comité para Migraciones, emitió la siguiente declaración:

El 19 de septiembre, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas convocará por primera vez una reunión cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de funcionarios gubernamentales con el fin de discutir los grandes movimientos de refugiados e inmigrantes que está ocurriendo hoy en el mundo. El evento destacará la necesidad de lograr una responsabilidad compartida de parte de la comunidad internacional para hacerle frente a las crisis relacionadas a la inmigración que hoy vemos en el mundo. Esto les brinda a los obispos una oportunidad para volver a traer atención a sus siempre presentes enseñanzas sobre inmigración, las cuales están enraizadas en el mensaje de acogida del Evangelio y fundamentadas en la enseñanza social católica.

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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

WASHINGTON—En vista de los recientes

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