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Easter Vigil 2017

Mass Times

Weekend Masses
  • Saturday vigil: 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m.

  • Weekday Masses
  • Monday – Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
  • Mondays & Thursdays: 7 p.m.
  • First Friday of each month: 7 p.m.

  • Reconciliation

  • Saturdays: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays before First Fridays: 6:15 p.m.

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    St. John Paul II proclaimed in 2000 from that year forward, the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. This was proclaimed at the Canonization Mass of St. Faustina Kawalska, who worked throughout her life to make all aware of the merciful love of God. In her years in the convent, St. Faustina heard a call from God to make God’s mercy known to the world so that the world may more fully receive God’s healing grace. St. Faustina promoted the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, in which a rosary is used to recite prayers to the Eternal Father for the sake of Christ’s sorrowful passion. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a growing devotion and recently has been included in the parish prayers after daily Mass.
    On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, at 3 pm, St. Francis Xavier Parish will offer a time of prayerful Eucharistic Adoration, the praying of the Chaplet, and reflections from St. Faustina’s journal. Here is an opportunity to learn about this devotion and join with others in prayer affirming God’s mercy. This Holy Hour of prayer will be preceded by the Sacrament of Penance beginning at 2:15 pm.

    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church added 12 new photos to the album: Easter 2017 — with Chris Cox and Paul Kipfstuhl. ...

    What's Going On at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church?

    Symbolon program resumes April 24

    Our adult education program, Symbolon, returns April 24 for the five-week Spring series. Symbolon seeks to help us know, live and articulate our Catholic faith. Fr. Thom will facilitate this series, which includes video presentations and group discussion. No preparation is...
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    Divine Mercy Sunday – April 23, 2017

    St. John Paul II proclaimed in 2000 that, from that year forward, the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. This was proclaimed at the canonization Mass of St. Faustina Kawalska, who worked throughout her life to make all aware of the merciful love...
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    Easter Eggstravaganza is April 8

    Please join us Saturday, April 8, for our 7th annual Eggstravaganza hosted by our SFX Moms and Tots group! Our event is filled with activities, photos with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt activity! Each child gets a goodie bag (no mad rush for eggs). Advance registration...
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    Tenebrae — April 12, 7 p.m.

    Join us on Wednesday of Holy Week for a special celebration of Tenebrae. The word “Tenebrae” comes from the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows.” As the chants and readings progress, candles are gradually extinguished. The service is...
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    Malley’s candy ready for the Bunny

    Thank you for ordering Malley’s Chocolates and supporting St. Francis Xavier Parish! If you ordered your chocolate via our paper order form, and dropped it off at the parish office, your chocolate is in and ready to be picked up during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)...
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    New Parishioner?

    New to the area, or to St. Francis Xavier Parish? Welcome presentations are held in a school meeting room throughout the year. Meet other parishioners, tour the church and other points of interest, and learn more about St. Francis Xavier!

    To register for these gatherings or for more information about parish registration, 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.