- Winter Issue
Anointing of the Sick
New English Mass Text
(Sunday Vigil Mass)
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
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).
ASH WEDNESDAY March 5 Ashes will be distributed at 7AM (Mass), 9AM (Mass), 4PM (prayer service), and 7:30PM (Mass)
LENTEN REFLECTION BOOKLETS From Exodus to Easter: My Daily Journey through Lent" These booklets are offered to you with an invitation to use them daily as you strive to grow closer to Jesus this Lent. The booklet contains a reflection for each day along with a question to ponder and a suggested spiritual practice and short prayer. Available in the church vestibule.
LIVING THE EUCHARIST This Lent learn how Living the Eucharist can truly enrich your life. Join your fellow parishioners in this exciting spiritual renewal experience. The program has something for everyone -- adults, teens and families. Activities range from weekly adult and teen faith sharing groups to individual devotional reading and more. Brochures with more information are available in the vestibule of the church.
MARCH BOOK GROUP POSTPONED Due to our weekly Lenten series, "Living the Eucharist," our St. Francis book group will not be meeting on March 16th, because one of the small groups will be gathering at the rectory during our normal time slot of 10:30am. This Sunday group will begin on March 9th. We'll resume our reading meetings in April. Stay tuned for more info.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY Hand-crocheted and knitted shawls will be available after Masses on the weekend of February 15/16. Please stop by our table in the vestibule if you'd like to give one to a friend, relative, or loved one in need, or for yourself. We will have printed cards available with a blessing for each shawl as well. Donations are welcome.
PICTURES FROM OUR PARISH
Check out the Zenfolio pictures site for St Francis Xavier.
Blessing and Dedication of Statue of the Blessed Mother
[Note: Zenfolio requires a free registration of its visitors, just name and email address.]
ST FRANCIS XAVIER ON FACEBOOK!
Come share your thoughts, pictures, video etc. with the online community
PARISH PRAYER VESSEL Our Parish Prayer Vessel is located in front of the Tabernacle. You are invited to place your private prayer petitions on a prayer slip. Each Sunday, these intentions will be prayed for during the Prayers of the Faithful. Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself into the hands of God, at his disposition, and listening to his voice in the depths of our hearts.
ST FRANCIS AMONG THE PRETTIEST IN THE BOROUGH
So says Brooklyn Magazine: "On the north end of Sixth Avenue stand many churches, our favorite of which is this one, whose gargantuan spire towers over the neighborhood." Stop by Mass any day, Brooklyn Mag readers! Be sure to check out the pictures of the other beautiful buildings of worship listed.