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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Advent Creche - St. Francis Xavier Church, Brooklyn NY
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church LENT AT ST FRANCIS XAVIER

ASH WEDNESDAY February 10

    Ashes will be given at:
  • 7AM Mass
  • 9AM Mass
  • 4PM Prayer Service
  • 7:30PM Mass (with the Choir)

WINTER ISSUE OF OUTREACH Enjoy the new and improved look of our relaunched Parish Newsletter! Printed copies available in the vestibule. Browse back issues.

PARISH POTLUCK SUPPER Saturday, March 5th at 6PM Our Annual Parish Potluck Supper will take place on in the school auditorium. Sign-up sheets are available in the back of church. Please fill one out and return it to the baskets in the vestibule. All are welcome to attend for a night of food, music, and fun with our parish family.

WELCOME BACK!

Please join us on our spiritual journey as Catholics, in celebrating our faith, in finding love and mercy in Jesus Christ.

Maybe you were born and raised Catholic, but have been apart from the church for a while. Whatever your reasons for drifting away, we'd like to welcome you back. Maybe you've been divorced, and think you can't be part of the Church anymore. Pope Francis has called for a more merciful, less judgmental church. The doors are open to you.

Maybe you've never been a church member, or even believed in Christ. Maybe you've never seen the relevance of faith in your life, yet feel like something is missing—a tug at your heart that you can't quite name. And you're not sure what to do next. We're here. We'd like to welcome you home.

When:
Mass times are 5:00 pm on Saturday, 9:30 and 12:15 on Sundays.

We also have lots of events, ministries, and avenues for you to explore your faith.

Where:
Right here at St. Francis Xavier.

Why:
We are a parish family, gathered in faith, renewed in the spirit, and sent forth to serve. As a community, we become closer to God and to each other. We'd like to have you here, too.

Who:
If you'd like to speak to a priest, please contact our pastor, Father Bill Rueger: 718-638-1880; franxrc@stfxbrooklyn.org

If you'd like to talk to our Pastoral Associate and Director of Faith Formation, please contact Sister Helene Conway: 718-857-2903; faithformation@stfxbrooklyn.org

If you'd like to talk to an involved parishioner, please contact Ellen Shea: 917-753-2500; ellzoid@aol.com

Or just drop by during Mass. We'd love to say hello.

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.
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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.

PICTURES FROM OUR PARISH
Check out the Zenfolio pictures site for St Francis Xavier.
Saluting Father Cowan on his 50 years as a Priest: St. Francis Xavier Church, Brooklyn NY
[Note: Zenfolio requires a free registration of its visitors, just name and email address.]

SUPPORT ST. FRANCIS AUTOMATICALLY
Automated Giving: Visit the ParishPay Website or call 1-866-PARISH-1 for more information or to sign up. Here are their Frequently Asked Questions on giving.

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.