Please join us on Sunday, May 20th at 10:40AM in the rectory to discuss our next book, Dear Life, a collection of short stories by Alice Munro. Light refreshments wil l be served. All are invited!
St. Francis Xavier will be showing the movie Risen, on Thursday evening, April 12th at 7:00pm in the rectory basement. Please note the change of date.
This 2016 movie depicts the first 40 days after the Resurrection of Jesus told through the eyes of an agnostic Roman centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumors of a risen Messiah.
A short discussion will follow. Admission is free; please sign up in the vestibule so we know how many to expect. Bring your friends, family, and fellow parishioners for a thought-provoking evening.
On Good Friday, March 30, 2018, Communion and Liberation will sponsor the Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge.
Participants will congregate for the first station at St. James Cathedral, Brooklyn, at 10:00AM.
After a station on the Brooklyn Bridge, the procession will follow the cross to a third station at City Hall Park in Manhattan, and a fourth station near Ground Zero. The final station will be at St. Peter’s Church, on Barclay Street, concluding at 1:30 PM. At each station, there will be readings from the Passion, a meditation, a reflection and hymns.
Tickets now on sale after Masses in back of Church for the Parish Dinner to be held at Da Nonna Rosa on April 14th, 6pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $70 per person, and include dinner, dessert and beer or wine. If you have any questions or want to reserve tickets, please contact: Jean Goell
The drawing for the 50/50 raffle will take place at the dinner.
- Proceeds will benefit the Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry.
- Drawing to be held April 14, 2018 at the Parish Dinner (at Da Nonna Rosa)
Mark your Calendars, Save the Date: Our Annual Parish Pot Luck Supper will take place on Saturday, March 10th at 6PM in the school auditorium, on President Street.
Sign up sheets will be available in the back of church a few weekends beforehand. Please fill one out and return it to the baskets in the vestibule. You will notice the sign up sheet includes volunteer opportunities. We rely on parish volunteers to make this a success. Please sign up to assist!
Ashes will be given at:
7:00 AM Mass
9:00 AM Mass
4:00 PM Prayer Service
7:30 PM Mass
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).
Our next movie in our Faith in Film series will be Of Gods and Men (PG-13) on Sunday, February 4th at 2:00pm in the rectory basement screening room. This award-winning 2010 film is based on the true story of a group of Trappist monks living in an impoverished Algerian community who are faced with whether to stay or leave in the face of terrorism. A short discussion will follow.