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!


Weekly Mass Schedule

Monday 8:00 am - Tuesday 8:00 am - Wednesday 9:00 am - Thursday 8:00 am - Friday 8:00 am

Saturday 4:30 pm*  -  Sunday 8:30 am, 11:00 am & 5:00 pm

Live Streamed Masses: Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm (Espanol) 

Drive up Communion: Sunday 9:30-10:00 am


Domingo 1:00 pm* - Martes 7:00 pm

Confession Schedule:

Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm or by appointment.

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Requirements for Attending Mass and
other Liturgical Services at St. Francis Xavier


Our worship spaces and other areas are being cleaned and sanitized between services.

Masses and confession will be offered at our usual times. The 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass will continue to be streamed and available through our website


Guidelines that must be followed are:

  • Masks must be worn

  • We must stay six feet apart (unless you are a family unit)

  • Some pews have been roped off, please do not remove the ropes

  • NO physical exchange of the sign of peace

  • Communion will be received ONLY on the hand, not on the tongue

  • Face masks must be lowered before receiving Holy Communion. If you wear gloves they must be removed to receive Communion

  • Please exit the church beginning with the back pews, followed by the middle and finally the front pews. DO NOT congregate in the vestibule or nave of the church

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.


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A Message from Our Bishop


Sacraments at Saint Francis Xavier

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Dispensation due to Covid-19

Covid 19

A Message from Fr. Brad Regarding Covid-19 Vaccine Ethics



Message from the Pope to The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States of America

The White House
Washington, DC


On the occasion of your inauguration as the forty-sixth President of the United States of America, I extend cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office.

Under your leadership, may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding.

At a time when the grave crises facing our human family call for farsighted and united responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by a concern for building a society marked by authentic justice and freedom, together with unfailing respect for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor, the vulnerable and those who have no voice. I likewise ask God, the source of all wisdom and truth, to guide your efforts to foster understanding, reconciliation and peace within the United States and among the nations of the world in order to advance the universal common good.

With these sentiments, I willingly invoke upon you and your family and the beloved American people an abundance of blessings.


Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday


2 Xavier Circle

Birmingham, AL 35213