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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

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)

Advent Schedule

Christmas Schedule

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. 

A quick overview of upcoming happenings and opportunities!


We hope you will take this time to prayerfully consider making a Year End Gift to the parish General Fund. This gift will enable the parish to continue to provide ministries and services to all our parishioners. Please have all donations turned in, either through the weekly offertory, through ONLINE GIVING or to the Parish Office by Friday, December 29th at 12:00 Noon.


Christmas Flower Memorials are due by Tuesday, December 12th and will published in the bulletin of December 24th.  What a great way to remember or honor your loved ones.  Just click above to download the Christmas Flower Memorial Form. 

We hope you enjoy this publication brought to us by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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 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. Please click image to make your reservation!



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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Statement on California Fires

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered the following statement of solidarity with the people of California.Full statement follows:"On this holy day of the Immaculate Conception, we commit ourselves to the loving protection of Mary the Mother of God and patroness of America. Let us remember, especially, her sons and daughters in danger from the terrible wildfires in California, both those whose homes are in the fire's path and those courageous first responders and firefighters who are putting their lives at risk. Please find a moment today, whether after Mass or while gathered as a family around the Advent wreath, to pray a Rosary in gratitude for Mary's gifts to humanity and entrusting to her protection our sisters and brothers in the fire's path. I am sure all the faithful join me in saying: we stand ready to help in the recovery."---

Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, California, Mary, Mother of God, Immaculate Conception, Advent wreath, Rosary, humanity, protection, first responders, firefighters, recovery. ###Media Contact:

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News in Spanish (translate)

La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Patrona de las Américas y de los Niños No Nacidos, se celebrará en todo el país el 12 de diciembre, como Día de Solidaridad con los Inmigrantes

WASHINGTON—El martes 12 de diciembre, la Iglesia Católica celebrará la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Patrona de las Américas y de los Niños No Nacidos. Durante todo el mes de diciembre se llevarán a cabo en diócesis de todo el país celebraciones para honrar a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Estos eventos buscan honrar los logros, esperanzas, miedos y necesidades de todas las familias que han venido a los Estados Unidos en busca de una vida mejor. "Al entrar en la temporada de Adviento y al acercarse la Navidad, recordamos el papel e importancia singular de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, unificadora y constructora de la paz entre las comunidades. Honramos su papel de protectora de las familias, incluidas las familias separadas y lejos de su hogar", declaró Mons. Joe S. Vásquez, obispo de Austin, Texas, y presidente del Comité sobre Migración de la USCCB. Más de 55 servicios de oración, Misas, procesiones y otros eventos se llevarán a cabo en diócesis de todo el país como parte del esfuerzo permanente de la Iglesia Católica por acompañar a los migrantes y refugiados que buscan oportunidades para mantener a sus familias. El 12 de diciembre de 2017, el Reverendísimo Mario Dorsonville, obispo auxiliar de la Arquidiócesis de Washington, celebrará una Misa en honor de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en la Iglesia de San Pedro en Washington, DC a las 12:10 pm. Todos son bienvenidos. Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de Justice for Immigrants (JFI) en, que contiene material de referencia e información bíblica sobre Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en español y en inglés, un mapa de eventos a nivel nacional e ideas para celebración en comunidad. ---

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Monday - Thursday - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Daily Readings from USCBB

Friday of the Second Week of Advent

Reading 1 Is 48:17-19

Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,

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Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Reading 1 Is 41:13-20

I am the LORD, your God,

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Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

Reading 1 Is 40:25-31

To whom can you liken me as an equal?

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Daily Readings in Spanish (Translate)

Viernes de la segunda semana de Adviento

Primera lectura

Is 48, 17-19

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Memoira de San Juan de la Cruz, presbítero y doctor de la Iglesia

Primera lectura

Is 41, 13-20

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Memoria de Santa Lucia, virgen y mártir

Primera lectura

Is 40, 25-31

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