“The celebration of Mass, as the action of Christ and the People of God arrayed hierarchically, is the center of the whole Christian life for the Church both universal and local, as well as for each of the faithful individually. … The celebration of the Eucharist in a particular Church is of utmost importance.” General Instruction of the Roman Missal
In receiving the Eucharist, we receive the “source and summit of Christian life” and are united with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to our Father. The Eucharist is one of the three sacraments of Christian initiation (the others being Baptism and Confirmation).
Here at St. Francis Xavier Parish, the faithful may receive the Eucharist at daily Mass. We offer Mass at:
7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday
7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays
7 p.m. on First Fridays
Five weekend Masses:
5 p.m. Saturday
8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Eucharistic Adoration is available on the First Fridays of every month following Mass and continues through the night, concluding with benediction before 7:30 a.m. Mass. Worshipers are always needed, especially during the early morning hours, so please consider coming then to spend time praying before the Blessed Sacrament.
Youth receiving their First Communion are prepared through a family-centered program that includes several meetings of orientation and formation, a book that is completed together at home, and a retreat day on parish grounds for students. Teachers, catechists and a team of parishioners help in the planning and implementation of the process. Youth are required to be enrolled in a Parish School of Religion or day school for at least one year prior to receiving the sacrament.
Please contact Summer Kish, our director of religious education, at 330-725-8961 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.