The Giving Tree will be displayed at the front of the church. You are invited to take home a paper ornament so you can purchase a gift for a neighbor in need this Christmas season. This year, Christmas vacation comes early for students, so please return the gifts preferably by December 8th, and the latest December 14th. Please make sure to tape the paper ornament back onto the gift and place under the tree. Last year some students did not receive their gifts as some were not returned by the due date.
Having an accurate Parishioner Registration Count is very important for our parish and for the diocese. Registration is one of the many ways that the diocese determines the health and vitality of our parish. In this age of merging parishes we want to ensure that St. Francis Xavier continues it's mission of being a vibrant part of the Park Slope community.
Please HELP US to maintain an accurate, updated account of those who attend Mass at SFX and participate in our parish community by filling out a current registration card.
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith or receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, we'd love to talk with you about the RCIA process. This process provides an opportunity to go on a spiritual journey with other adults seeking to deepen their relationship with God and begin or renew their commitment to God through full membership in the Catholic Church.. For more information, contact Sister Helene .
My dear parishioners,
After much thought, weighing the wise counsel of others, and with many, many prayers, I have decided to retire from full time priestly ministry. I do so with heart felt sadness.
Many issues have factored into my decision, but the one I feel that is the most important is my ability to serve St. Francis Xavier parish effectively.
On Sunday September 15, our Children's Liturgy of the Word program, held during 9:30 Mass, will resume. It will continue every Sunday through June.
We are always looking for new people to help with the program. If you would like to join, please contact Sister Helene or speak to a committee member.
Children who have reached school age and do not attend a Catholic school should be enrolled in our Parish Faith Formation Program. We urge parents to support the promise you made at your child's baptism by providing your child with this opportunity to grow in the knowledge and love of God.
Registration for fall classes is taking place now. Please email Sister Helene. Classes begin September 20-21
After next Sunday, our Children's Liturgy of the Word program at the 9:30 Mass on Sundays will take a break until September. We give special thanks to our dedicated committee members who provide this wonderful opportunity for our children: Eva Franczak, Kathleen Gallagher, Regina Hawkey, Maryanne Mazzola, Maria McGrath, Ellen Shea, Mary Thaman and Jane Tully. May God bless each of you for your loving service to the children of our parish.
Pick up the latest issue of OUT REACH in the church Vestibule or download online. This issue is all about HOLINESS.
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).
The Journey - My Encounter with Jesus
Weekly Small Groups: Sundays at 10:45 am and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm