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

t. Francis Xavier Church, Brooklyn NY

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St Francis Xavier Catholic Church LENT AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

We invite you to share in our Lenten times of prayer as often as possible. As part of our Lenten Sacrifice in union with the church all over the world, ALL Fridays of Lent are days of ABSTINENCE (no meat).

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.

JOURNEY IN FAITH FOR LENT Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30 PM. St. Francis Xavier presents A Journey in Faith--Three Conversion Stories. How three parishioners found Catholiicism through science, literature and film, on Please join us for an evening of reflection and discussion. Stay tuned for more information.

FILM: GODSPELL Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 PM in the rectory basement (1973, Rated G). A re-creation of the Gospel of Matthew, based on the musical, set in New York City in the 1970s. Please arrive by 1:45 the latest as the showing begins promptly. Admission is free, but reservations are required — sign up in the back of the church. Space is limited! Please join us for this special Lent showing of the classic film. All are welcome, and families with children are especially encouraged to come. A short discussion will follow.

ANNUAL SFX PARISH SOCIAL Saturday, April 29th, 6PM at Da Nona Rosa restaurant. Tickets will go on sale in March. Please look for additional information in upcoming bulletins. Save the date!

SFX LIBRARY NEWS We are asking parishioners who have borrowed books and videos to please check their bookshelves and video cases for materials they may have borrowed that need to be returned. It’s great that the library is being used – it’s a wonderful resource for spiritual enrichment – but please do return the materials you borrow so someone else may enjoy them.
As an example, since inception of the library (in 2004) over 50% of the children’s books have gone missing. We thank our parishioners who continue to donate books and videos to the library. Please stop by and check out the shelves (under the choir loft steps). You may be surprised at the quality of the offerings and some of the recent publication dates, too.

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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