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Mass Times

  • 7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday (in the church)
  • 5 p.m. Saturday (outdoors, weather permitting)
  • 10 a.m. Sunday (outdoors, weather permitting)

    Online Mass



    Please visit our YouTube channel for a livestream of our Masses: https://www.youtube.com/c/StFrancisXavierParishMedinaOH/

    Communion



    Communion will be available from 8 to 8:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, outside the church. Masks are required to receive communion.

    Inclement Weather



    In case of inclement weather, Mass will be moved inside Church. Call 330-764-8970 for an updated recording.

    Reconciliation



    Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. outdoors, weather permitting, with a screen available for privacy. If the weather is not conducive our priests will be inside the church sanctuary.

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    Alert: 8 am & Life Teen Masses resume Sunday



    Dear parishioners,

    Sorry - with Father Tony out of town this past week, we don't have a little video update for you today. I think this may be just the first - or maybe the second? - time he's missed since we've started this in the spring.

    As I was looking over the readings for this weekend, I had to pause after only the first line. This Sunday's first reading begins with some of the most stirring words in all of Scripture:

    Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near.
    IS 55:6-9

    Isn't that beautiful? We have a God we can call upon, who isn't hidden or absent or vengeful. He is near!

    That's reassuring, because it is another exciting weekend at St. Francis Xavier! Starting this Sunday, Sept. 20, the 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Life Teen) Masses return inside our church for the first time since March 15 . These will be in addition to the 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday outdoor Masses , which will continue to be outdoors as long as the weather holds out because we can serve so many more people that way. Masks must be worn inside the church unless you are physically unable to wear them, and we ask that you keep 6 feet between households. We want everyone to be safe and continue returning to full operation.

    Parking lot traffic pattern
    If you've been to our outdoor Masses, you know that for these Masses we reversed the usual flow of traffic so that cars arrived facing the Randel House. However, Father Tony would like everyone coming to the parish campus for all other events -- most notably our indoor Masses -- to enter from Smith Road and exit on Spring Grove (as we did prior to June). Please drive slowly and be aware that many drivers might now be conditioned to enter from the opposite way!

    While we're on the subject ...
    Please also be careful about where you leave your car in our parking lot, especially over the weekend when we use the lot in various ways for Mass. (Of course, just contact the parish office if you have a special circumstance.) Last weekend two cars were parked in the lot near the Randel House through the Saturday Mass, taking up spaces where people often worship. Thankfully the drivers did not need to move their cars during Mass! I'm sure their owners did not realize how we use the lot these days on the weekend. I sure would not have predicted it either!

    Weekend help
    The weather this weekend may be cool but sunny and dry, so we will need your help parking cars and greeting people. While we so appreciate everyone who pitches in when they come, it's reassuring to know who will be there, so please fill out the Sign-Up Genius link below as soon as you make your plans. Your help makes each Mass a warm and welcoming experience for everyone! THANK YOU!


    Online Mass changes
    This weekend, we will begin streaming the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass inside the church in addition to the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass outside . This gives our at-home assembly both an outdoor Mass and an indoor Mass with our beautiful parish family. We will no longer stream the 10 a.m. Mass outside, nor will the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass be streamed. Keep in mind we also stream the Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning weekday Masses at 7:30 a.m. inside the church. You can find these liturgies at our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/StFrancisXavierParishMedinaOH


    In addition to parish news, you'll find the readings and songs in the worship aid printed inside the bulletin.

    Giving Options
    Thank you to all of you who have continued to support the parish through regular offertory gifts. Click on the link below for safe online giving options. You also may bring your envelopes to Mass - baskets will be available to accept contributions as you exit the parking lot. Or you may mail them to us at 606 E. Washington St., Medina, 44256. We are so grateful for your continued prayers and financial support.

    Prayer Time with God and Creation!
    Come spend an hour together, in a beautiful outdoor garden, guided through a meditation prayer service. Listen to a witness, stroll the garden, and be inspired. Connect with nature as an extension of God’s love for you and a precious gift to be protected.
    Saturday, Sept. 19, at 9:30 a.m.
    6090 Wedgewood Road, Medina
    Bring a chair, socially distance, prepare for weather - there is no shade, it may be hot/sunny. There are large open areas, it may be windy/cool. If it rains, we will meet at
    St. Francis Xavier Church in the covered area on the deck at the Randel House.

    PSR is back in session!
    This week we welcomed back students for religious instruction - in the classroom, online and at home with their parents. Mrs. Judy Mayiras welcomed her first-graders to their first classroom experience this year, as these students attend Medina City Schools and began their academic year all online. She says they're off to a great start: "The children performed beautifully with hand sanitizing, unique masks, eye contact, responding to questions, praying, volunteering to lead singing, and following instructions for dismissal. Fr. Mike taught 6 ft. spacing at the entrance doors."

    Fr. Tony's garden update
    The weather's turning cooler but the garden is still producing pole beans, carrots, onions and even a few more tomatoes. Here's a few pictures!

    Please share this email with friends and family and encourage them to sign up for Flocknote AND to join the St. Francis Xavier Parish News group within it. If they're not getting this note, they're not in the group!

    Thank you for reading, and for your continued prayers and support of St. Francis Xavier Parish!

    Blessings, Jennifer Webb Director of Ministry & Communication

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    Hundreds of families in Medina County who receive food assistance are again in serious need of your volunteer help. Tomorrow's monthly food distribution by Feeding Medina County needs additional volunteers beginning at 6:30 a.m. until about 8:30 or 9 a.m. Meet at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds (just let them know when you arrive that you're there to volunteer and a National Guardsman will direct you to the proper entrance). Your work will involve filling bags, assembly-line fashion, then putting these bags into cars as they come through. All ages are welcome! No registration is needed - just please consider coming for as much time as you can give. ... See MoreSee Less

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  • What's New at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church?

    8 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses return

    Beginning Sept. 20, St. Francis Xavier will once again celebrate the holy sacrifice of the Mass at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the church. The outdoor 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday Masses will continue while weather permits. Masks will be required indoors at all times, and...
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    LAST CHANCE to register for Fall Adult Faith Sharing

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    PSR preferences survey for 2020/21

    As we start to finalize decisions for the return of our Parish School of Religion programs, we are trying to determine how best to meet the needs of our families. If you have a child in kindergarten through grade 8 attending public school or who is homeschooled, we want to help...
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    Cutest Baby Photo Contest supports life

    Medina County Right to Life is again holding a photo contest, July 1 to Aug. 12, to find the cutest baby in Medina County! The contest reminds us all that every baby is precious and perfect. Snap a picture of your little ones and enter them into this wonderful cause. To enter the...
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    First Friday Nocturnal Adoration returns July 3-4

    Father Tony has decided to open the church for adoration on Friday, July 3. Deacon Paul will expose the Blessed Sacrament at 7:30 p.m. and close with benediction at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 4.  There will not be Mass on the evening of First Friday or on Saturday morning....
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    Plans for Mass on July 4 & 5

    This weekend we will continue celebrating First Communions, as 14 children will receive Our Lord for the first time at 10 a.m. this Sunday at St. Francis Xavier. (We also will have our 5 p.m. Mass Saturday, July 4.) We pray for these little ones and their families as they join us...
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    Interested in Joining Us?

    New to the area, or to St. Francis Xavier Parish? We'd love to meet you! Stop by the parish office to pick up your welcome packet, then come to one of our quarterly gatherings to meet some parishioners and our pastor, and take a tour of the campus if you'd like! Registering gets you into our database so we can respond more promptly to your needs, puts you on the mailing list for our bi-monthly parish newsletter, makes you "official" for those times that you want to be a godparent or confirmation sponsor, and ensures you can get tax deductions for your donations. More importantly, it makes you an official part of our family! We're so glad you're here!

    For more information, please call our office: 330-725-4968.

    Our Mission

    Welcome to St. Francis Xavier Parish

    St. Francis Xavier Parish extends a hand of welcome to all as companions on the journey of faith. We are a Catholic community where diversity, acceptance and participation lead us on our lifelong journey of spiritual growth.

    As Christ’s Eucharistic family, the living presence of the Holy Spirit fires us to embrace our baptismal promises. Vibrant celebrations and faith filled parishioners are central to the communal expression of our love for God and God’s love for us.

    Our educational programs provide for spiritual growth in a friendly, open atmosphere to further develop our minds and souls.

    Opportunities for ministry abound as we live the Gospel through the contribution of our time, talent, and treasure.

    We are all challenged to “Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord,” as we are called to share all that we receive.