St. Francis Xavier is a vibrant Catholic church in Birmingham, Alabama. We're large enough to offer an array of parish ministries 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. Thank you for taking the time to come learn about our church!
Letter Mailed to All Registered Parishioners
Daily Mass will begin Monday, June 1, 2020 - 8:00 a.m., in the Chapel
We mailed a letter to all registered parishioners with guidelines on attending Mass.
We would like to emphasize a few:
Masks must be worn
We must stay six feet apart (unless you are a family unit)
NO physical exchange of the sign of peace
Communion will be received ONLY on the hand, not on the tongue
If you wear gloves they must be removed to receive Communion
We do not have a large supply of hand sanitizer. Please bring your own.
We will continue to live stream the Saturday Evening Mass.
You can access it at:
If you do not feel comfortable coming to Mass, be at peace and know that we are praying for you and your families. The Bishop's dispensation from attendance at Mass is still in effect.
Let us continue to pray for an end to the pandemic
and for all affected by it.
Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr George Floyd. My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time, we have to recognize that “the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost.” Today I join the Church in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and in the entire United States, in praying for the repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism. Let us pray for the consolation of their grieving families and friends and let us implore the national reconciliation and peace for which we yearn. May Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, intercede for all those who work for peace and justice in your land and throughout the world. May God bless all of you and your families.