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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

First Wednesday Dinners resume in September - on the 7th to be exact. Please plan to come! Complete the RSVP form and mark your calendars. See you in September!

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

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!

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

U.S. Bishop Delegation to Join Bishops of the Americas in Mercy Congress

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. 

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Archbishop Schnurr Appointed USCCB Treasurer

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.---

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Sister Stephanie Still to Lead USCCB’s National Religious Retirement Office

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.

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Daily Readings from USCBB

Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist

Reading 1 1 Cor 2:1-5

When I came to you, brothers and sisters,

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29

My child, conduct your affairs with humility,

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Memorial of Saint Monica

Reading 1 1 Cor 1:26-31

Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters.

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Mass Times

8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM (en Español), & 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
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)
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 del Martirio de San Juan Bautista

Primera lectura

1 Cor 2, 1-5

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XXII Domingo Ordinario

Primera lectura

Eclesiástico (Sirácide) 3, 17-18. 20. 28-29

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Memoria de Santa Monica

Primera lectura

1 Cor 1, 26-31

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News in Spanish (translate)

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

incidentes de violencia y tensión racial en comunidades de diversas partes de

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Presidente de Comisión de Justicia y Paz Internacional de la USCCB expresa solidaridad en respuesta al alto al fuego en Colombia

 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.

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USCCB’s International Justice and Peace Chairman Expresses Solidarity in Response to Cease Fire in Colombia

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.

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