We are... A Parish Family - Gathered in Faith - Renewed in the Spirit and Sent Forth to Serve
Mass Schedule
Saturday 5:00 PM
(Sunday Vigil Mass)
Sunday 9:30 AM
12:15 PM
Monday to
Thursday
9:00 AM
Friday 9:00 AM
Communion service only
Saturday 9:00 AM Mass

Holy Days: consult the bulletin

Children's Liturgy of the Word is held every Sunday at the 9:30 AM Mass

Confession: Saturday 4:30 PM

Miraculous Medal Novena: Monday - 9:00 AM Mass

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER BOOK GROUP Sunday, February 26th at 10:40AM in the Rectory to talk about our next selection, Forgiveness 4 You, by Ann Bauer, "a startlingly contemporary novel about faith and religion in an America addicted to quick fixes and instant gratification," says Amazon. Stop by for some coffee and lively conversation.

A CELEBRATION OF MINISTERS February 25/26 Lay Ministry Sunday will be celebrated throughout the diocese next weekend. This will be an opportunity to affirm and celebrate the many dedicated lay women and men who give tirelessly of their time and talent in service to others and to the Church as liturgical ministers, catechists, ministers of consolation, members of the finance and pastoral councils, liturgical planners, members of the outreach and social justice ministries and so many other ways. All those involved in any way in ministry here at St. Francis Xavier will receive a special blessing at Mass on that weekend. Please join us in honoring and praying for these dedicated volunteers.

A NEW LENTEN OPPORTUNITY THE JOURNEY: A WAY TO DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS Sign-up is now taking place for this year's Lenten program, giving parishioners an opportunity for a unique and powerful experience. This renewal program will help us reflect on what it means to encounter Jesus--as Mary's Son, as one who brings mercy and healing, as one who understands our struggles, as the revealer of the Father and as Savior. While we know this about Jesus, it still often feels distant.

50/50 SPRING RAFFLE Tickets are currently on sale in the back of the Church after all weekend Masses. Three winners will share half of the proceeds and the other half will be used to purchase new altar linens. A single ticket is $5.00 and a book of 5 tickets is $20.00. Please purchase as many tickets as you can. The drawing will occur on Saturday, March 18th at the parish Pot Luck.

WINTER ISSUE OF OUTREACH (pdf, 1.2MB). Printed copies available in the vestibule. Browse back issues.

VOLUNTEERS NEED FOR FOOD PANTRY DELIVERIES Thursdays Volunteers are needed to help with food deliveries on Thursdays for the St. Augustine Helping Hands Food Pantry. There are usually two big deliveries a month — 75 to 150 cases of food. Volunteers are needed to help store the food. If available, please leave message at food pantry: 718-783-3132, ext. 42, or send email to: helpinghandsfp@gmail.com

SERVING OTHERS Monday evenings at 5:30pm Visit the elderly at Hopkins Nursing Home in Boreum Hill. Prepare meals and visit the homeless near Grand Central Station on Tuesday evenings at 4:30PM. If you are interested in learning more, email Ashley Moloney.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL PANTRY NEEDS DONATIONS Can you please help us? The St. Vincent de Paul at St. Francis Xavier cupboard is low on food. We are in need of some canned vegetables, tuna, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly, and instant coffee. Please bring donations to the rectory or to mass on Sundays.

IN NEED OF SOME PRAYERS? St. Francis Xavier is happy to announce LaMP: Loving and Merciful Prayers. A Support Ministry, beginning now in our parish. You can request prayers for your private intentions from an anonymous prayer partner by two different methods:
1. Look for our prayer request forms in the back of the church. Place your request in the marked box. OR
2. Submit your prayer request through our email address: LAMP@stfxbrooklyn.org. A coordinator will assign a prayer partner for you who will pray for you and your intention for one month.
If you are interested in being a prayer partner yourself, please fill out a volunteer form available in the back of the church and leave it inside the LAMP box. Please know that our prayers will be with you.

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