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. Francis Xavier Parish September 19th 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
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 September 16, 2018
- Sunday: Is 50:5-9a / Ps 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9  / Jas 2:14-18 / Mk 8:27-35
- Monday: 1 Cor 11:17-26, 33 / Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 [1 Cor 11:26b] / Lk 7:1-10
- Tuesday: 1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a / Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5  / Lk 7:11-17
- Wednesday: 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 / Ps 33:2-3, 4-5, 12 and 22  / Lk 7:31-35
- Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-11 / Ps 118:1b-2, 16ab-17, 28  / Lk 7:36-50
- Friday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Saturday: 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49 / Ps 56:10c-12, 13-14  / Lk 8:4-15
- Next Sunday: Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 [6b] / Jas 3:16—4:3 / Mk 9:30-37
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