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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

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)

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!

First Wednesday Dinners


LET US DO THE COOKING!

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!

  

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

 

News from USCCB

Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Praises House for Passing Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the House of Representatives for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today with a bi-partisan vote of 241-183."As Chairman of the United States Bishops' Committee, I offer gratitude and praise to the House of Representatives for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712). This common-sense legislation offers a simple and widely supported proposition: a child born alive following an abortion should receive the same degree of care to preserve her life and health as would be given to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. I call on the Senate to pass this bill as well and ensure that the lethal mentality of Roe does not claim new victims – vulnerable human beings struggling for their lives outside the womb."---

Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protections Act, House of Representatives, abortion, preservation of life and health, vulnerable human beings###

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Bishops’ Conferences Look to Youth to Bring Hope for a Better Future in the Holy Land

WASHINGTON—Noting the deteriorating prospects for peace in the Holy Land, representatives of bishops' conferences from several countries, including the United States, acknowledged the struggle of the young people they met but called them the "hope for a better future."The bishops made their annual solidarity visit to the Holy Land January 13 – 18, 2018. They visited Gaza, met with school children there and in the West Bank and in Israel as well as with students at Hebrew University and Bethlehem University. They also visited l'Arche in Bethlehem and a home of the elderly in Beit Emmaus.In a communique issued at the end of their visit, the bishops cited the many challenges (unemployment, discrimination, and lack of opportunity) faced by youth, particularly those living in the West Bank and Gaza. But in their discussions with Israeli youth, the bishops found that many shared with their Palestinian counterparts the "same aspirations for peaceful coexistence."  For the bishops, it was clear that it is the youth from West Bank, Gaza and Israel who are resilient and courageous in keeping alive the hope for a peaceful resolution to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops along with bishops from other nations on this solidarity visit have long decried violence as a way to resolve conflict but instead strongly supported a two-state solution in which a secure Israel coexists with a viable and independent Palestinian state.The bishops called on communities in their respective countries to act in solidarity with youth who have an essential role in promoting peace through actions such as prayer, and supporting programs that create jobs, provide housing and foster dialogue.The Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land has met every January since 1998 to pray and act in solidarity with the Christian community in the Holy Land. Bishops representing Europe, North America, and South Africa participated in this visit.The bishops' statement is available at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/middle-east/israel-palestine/holy-land-coordination-communique-january-2018.cfm---

Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Holy Land, Gaza, West Bank, Israel, Bethlehem, L'Arche, Beit Emmaus, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, youth, violence, independent Palestinian state, dialogue

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Chairmen Applaud New HHS Initiatives on Conscience and Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of

New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee

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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 https://justiceforimmigrants.org/lady-guadalupe-resource-page/, 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. ---

Palabras clave: Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos, USCCB, Día de Oración, Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, obispo Joe S. Vásquez, obispo auxiliar Mario Dorsonville, Comité sobre Migración, niños no nacidos, pro-vida, servicios a migrantes y refugiados, Adviento, misericordia, unidad, solidaridad. ### Contacto con los medios:

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Presidente de Comité de USCCB expresa apoyo a DACA; hace un llamado a la Administración y al Congreso para asegurar protección permanente para jóvenes con DACA

 WASHINGTON—

Más de 750,000 jóvenes han recibido protección bajo la Acción Diferida para los

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Presidente de obispos estadounidenses llama al senado a eliminar propuestas nocivas de ley de atención de salud aprobada por cámara de representantes

WASHINGTON—Después

de que la Cámara de Representantes aprobara la Ley de Atención de Salud de los

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Friday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Daily Readings from USCBB

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10

All the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said:

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Jon 3:1-5, 10

The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying:

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Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27

David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites

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Daily Readings in Spanish (Translate)

Día de oración por la protección legal de los niños no nacidos

Primera lectura

2 Sm 5, 1-7. 10

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III Domingo Ordinario

Primera lectura

Jon 3, 1-5. 10

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Sábado de la II semana del Tiempo ordinario

Primera lectura

2 Sm 1, 1-4. 11-12. 17. 19. 23-27

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