In Reparation for Sins
For Healing of the Church
At this time of grave concern in our church, we have heard the clear call to prayer, not only for ourselves, but for anyone who has been a victim in any way. We also have heard that we must be part of the solution for the church to move forward. I would urge you, if at all possible, to make time in your busy schedule for a mini pilgrimage to our Diocese’s Cathedral in Wheeling to take part in this time of prayer. Pray especially for the movement of the Holy Spirit in the selection of our new bishop. You will find a detailed schedule of events for this 40 hours devotion in this Sunday’s bulletin. Even if you can only stop in for a few moments, it is important for our diocese to come together. Your small sacrifice means more than you will ever know.
Fr. John Rice
St Francis Xavier Parish
Saint Monica Mission
Conformation class is open to all students, currently in 8th grade or older. We will have a kick off meeting for both Parents and students Sunday morning September 16th at 9:00 a.m.
Class program, expectations, and timing will be discussed. (Meeting will be on the 2nd floor of St. X parish hall) Cost is $5 to cover the cost of the instruction book.
Subsequent classes will start promptly at 8:45 a.m. and end at 10:15 a.m. We will not meet every Sunday, and the expectation is to be ready for the sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall of 2019.
Parish School of Religion - PSR
Parish School of Religion will have it's 1st class of the 2018-2019 school year on September 16th, Catechetical Sunday, for Pre-K through 8th grade. Please fill out a registration form for your child(ren) so books and supplies may be ordered before classes begin. Volunteers will be registering students after Mass September 1st and 2nd and September 8th and 9th.
EVERY student 2nd grade and above wishing to receive First Communion or First Reconciliation MUST attend PSR classes each week. If you have any questions or need a registration form feel free to call Jane Row, 304-615-3950 or the parish office.
For 9th - 12th grade - Parkersburg Area Youth Group meets next at St. Margaret Mary Parish September 26th at 7:45 p.m.
Food, Fun, Faith, and Friends!
Volunteers needed to prepare meals for the youth group on Wednesdays. Please contact Andrew at 304-428-1262.
2018 Parish Mission
Thank you Father Coury for spending your time with all of us!
Kick off to the 2018 Parish Mission!
Mass officiated by Father Charles Gerard Coury, CSSR (pictured below)
We, the faithful of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, enjoy a rich and varied heritage and, guided by the Holy Spirit proclaim and live the teachings and example of Jesus Christ and His Church. With Saint Francis Xavier as our model, we selflessly offer ourselves in service to God and one another. We seek always to promote the sanctity of human life and inherent dignity to be afforded to all God’s children. We seek to witness our faith, promote a sense of community, foster the family, protect the weak, comfort the sick and dying, and announce the good news of salvation to all. We join our hearts and minds by lifting our hands in worship and fostering Christian education and action.
Readings for the Week of October 21, 2018
- Sunday: Is 53:10-11 / Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22  / Heb 4:14-16 / Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45
- Monday: Eph 2:1-10 / Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4ab, 4c-5 [3b] / Lk 12:13-21
- Tuesday: Eph 2:12-22 / Ps 85:9ab-10, 11-12, 13-14 [cf. 9] / Lk 12:35-38
- Wednesday: Eph 3:2-12 / Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 [cf. 3] / Lk 12:39-48
- Thursday: Eph 3:14-21 / Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 [5b] / Lk 12:49-53
- Friday: Eph 4:1-6 / Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 [cf. 6] / Lk 12:54-59
- Saturday: Eph 4:7-16 / Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5  / Lk 13:1-9
- Next Sunday: Jer 31:7-9 / Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6  / Heb 5:1-6 / Mk 10:46-52
New Parishioners Online Registration Form
If you would like to become part of our parish. Please complete the New Parishioners Online Registration Form by clicking HERE.
Protecting God's Children
To report an incidence of suspected child sexual abuse, please contact your local law enforcement agency, or you may confidentially contact WV Child Protective Services at 800-352-6513. To report suspected cases of sexual abuse by personnel of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to the Diocese, please contact the Diocese at 888-434-6237 or 304-233-0880.
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am
Saturday Vigil 5:00pm
Sunday 10:30am & 5:00pm