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
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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Father Bill Rueger - St. Francis Xavier Church, Brooklyn NY
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

BOOK CLUB The October selection for the St.Francis Xavier book club is "The Saints' Guide to Happiness: Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit, by Robert Ellsberg."

About the book: "What is happiness and how can I find it?" may be one of the most frequently asked questions there is. Perhaps thats because it is so hard to experience lasting happiness. In The Saints' Guide to Happiness, Robert Ellsberg suggests that some of the best people to show us are holy men and women throughout history--from St. Augustine to Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton to St. Theresa of Avila and Mother Theresa. These people weren't saints because of the way they died or their visions or wondrous deeds. They were saints because of their extraordinary capacity for goodness and love, which--in the end--makes us happy.
The book club will meet on October 18th at 10:40 in the rectory.

    Books for the rest of the year:
  • November 15th: The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson
  • December 20th: When God Shows Up: How to Recognize the Unexpected Appearances of God in Your Life, R.T. Kendall.

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.
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.

A MESSAGE FROM ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY Can you please help us? The St. Vincent de Paul 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. Thank you and may God bless you!

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Saluting Father Cowan on his 50 years as a Priest: St. Francis Xavier Church, Brooklyn NY
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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER SURVEY RESULTS We launched a Parish Participation and Engagement survey this spring when we distributed paper surveys after Palm Sunday Mass and circulated a Survey Monkey survey to our Parish e-mail distribution list. We are pleased to share that with 90 survey respondents, we reached our response rate goal of approximately 20%. Thank you for taking the time to respond and to share your candid and valuable perspectives and suggestions.