St. Francis Xavier Parish Acushnet

St. Francis Xavier is Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River in MA. Sunday Mass Times: Vigil (Saturday Evening) at 4 Sunday Morning at 8 & 10:30 a.m. Daily Mon.- Sat. at 9:00am Confessions: Mon 5:30-6:30 pm Sat 9:30-10:30 a.m. & 3:00-3:45 p.m.

This morning our St. Vincent de Paul Society, assisted by members of the JNHS of our school, prepared Thanksgiving baskets for less fortunate members of our community. Thank you to our parishioners as well for your support of our St. Vincent de Paul Society!

We are so grateful for all the donations for the Saint Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving basket food drive. Our NJHS Members came out this morning to help assemble many baskets for families in need. #saturdayservice #nediscoverscatholicschools

Our school's vendor fair is off to a great start - hope you can stop by before it wraps up at 2:30!

We hope you can make it to our school's Vendor & Craft Fair tomorrow!

Spread the word and make plans to stop by on Nov 9th!

What a blessing to have adoration both in our church and our school! Praised be Jesus Christ, now & forever!

Every first Tuesday of the month you will find students of all ages rotating to our school grotto throughout the day to spend some special time in prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." ~Tennyson #nediscoverscatholicschoolsweek #humilitybuildscharacter #miniretreatwithJesus #truepresencetuesday

Every All Souls Day a group for our parish processes to Acushnet Cemetery to pray for those buried there in the hope of the resurrection.

St. Francis Xavier Parish Acushnet

Christian Art and the Gospel | London, UK | ChristianArt.Today

On this All Saints Day (last Mass at 6 p.m. this evening, by the way), we want to share with you a website that combines the day's Gospel with a piece of art and included reflection - one more way to enrich your daily spirituality! We look at Christian Art, from past and present. Each week, we post a video relating to the upcoming Sunday Gospel Reading. Visit

Be sure to stop by our school's vendor fair on Nov. 9th!

Spread the word and make plans to stop by on Nov 9th!

Please contact the parish office if you can commit to one of these weekly time slots - the Lord is never outdone in generosity when we offer time for prayer to Him!

Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Fridays 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m.

Newman Canonisation

As you read in the bulletin this week, Bl. John Henry Newman is to be canonized this coming Sunday. Learn more about him and the ceremony here: Blessed John Henry Newman will soon become England’s first Saint in over three hundred years. Join us in entering his life and journey to sainthood.

Here are some pictures from the blessing of pets after Mass on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi!

You can feel the joy in these few highlights from today’s Blessing of the Animals...St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

It was powerful to see such a wonderful turn out for our 9/11 Mass last evening, particularly on the part of our school students. Special thanks to Chief Gallagher & our other local first responders for your presence!

This evening we stood united, as we participated in a very special Memorial Mass, remembering all those affected by the tragic events of eighteen years ago. At Mass, members of our school family prayed together and honored Chief Gallagher (along with other first responders from our community), marking Patriot Day in a way we won't soon forget. God bless America! #Godsgrace #enough4us #sacramentalhealing

9/11 MASS IS STILL ON: Although the town memorial service has been cancelled due to the ongoing threat from EEE, our Mass for those who died in the attacks will still take place as scheduled. We hope you can join with us and many others from our community to pray and remember.

Members of the Women of Grace from our parish recently passed out waters at the Acushnet Road Race. Thanks for your service - know it was appreciated!!

What a blessing it has been for our community to welcome the relics of St. Anthony today! We were especially fortunate that our whole school community heard a presentation on his life and were able to individually approach the relics. Each student also received a St. Anthony prayer card.

The relics of St. Anthony have arrived! They are with us until Noon today, Thurs. 29 August.

Relics from St. Anthony's tomb – almost stolen by the Nazis – to tour New Bedford area churches

We look forward to welcoming the relics of St. Anthony of Padua to our church next week! They will be here at St. Francis on Thurs., 29 Aug, beginning with 9 a.m. Mass and continuing until Noon. FALL RIVER — For the first time, the city’s faithful will be invited to view and venerate two relics of Portuguese-born Saint Anthony of

Pope Francis: Discover the beauty of prayer in adoration

Today Pope Francis spoke of the importance of prayer of adoration. Our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open from Mon. at 9:30 a.m. to Saturday at 3 p.m. - stop by and make a visit! Pope Francis said Sunday that prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of God’s love, changing the world one heart at a time.

We hope to see you at Mass tomorrow if you couldn't make it this evening!

Why choose St. Francis Xavier Preschool?

With so many options out there, why choose St. Francis Xavier Preschool for your child? Watch this video to find out!

The school's back play area is nearing completion - thanks to the many members of our parish & school community who gave of their time and services and made donations so that our students can have a better recreation area!

The lines were put down on the new playground basketball court today! #augustprep #gorebels

[08/01/19]   St. Francis Xavier has started a mom's group. The group meets every Thursday morning for 9 a.m. Mass followed by a coffee hour in the parish hospitality room. The group is open to all mothers of children school-age or younger, and bringing your children is welcome and encouraged. We hope you will join us in supporting this new parish apostolate! Spread the word and invite your friends.

[07/22/19]   Our PARISH PICNIC this Sunday looks like it will have great weather! It will take place at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown between Noon and 4 pm. If you missed signing up for you, your family, or your friends, please contact the parish office with the family/party name and the number in your party so we can get an accurate count for this coming Sunday.

Please also feel free to stop by the parish office to sign up. If you sign up via email of phone, you can pay at the event. The cost is $5 per person and $15 for a family of four or more.

Ignitian Spirituality and Encountering God in the Ordinary

One of the biggest factors in St. Francis Xavier's spiritual life was the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Watch this video to learn more about how you can incorporate this spirituality into your own daily life!

Can we encounter God in the ordinary if “no one sees the face of God and lives"? If we truly assent to God being everywhere, then we can infer that God willf...

JOB COMPLETE! Over the past year we have replaced our tower roof with durable, long lasting copper, and completely repointed the brick walls - thanks to YOUR generosity. The roof now is edged with snow rails (visible in this photo) that will prevent large chunks of snow from falling down on the landings. Thank you for your support of our building fund that allows us to keep up with needed maintenance!

Go behind the scenes with Bishop Barron during filming of "Pivotal Players"!

Our patron, St. Francis Xavier, was led do deeper faith through the example of St. Ignatius Loyola. Sign up here to join Bishop Robert Barron as he travels to some of the places of St. Ignatius' life: Sign up to get free, behind-the-scenes videos from Bishop Barron during his filming of "CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players."

A big "thank you!" to everyone who gave a special gift to support the re-roofing of our belltower, now almost complete. While the new roof - made of durable and long-lasting copper - will be shiny like a new penny for now, in coming years it will acquire a beautiful patina like these other church towers (as well as the cross on top of the tower right now).

Saint Francis Xavier School, Acushnet, MA

The weather was beautiful for outdoor activities to kick off Week #1 of Summer Fun at St. Francis! Campers talked about the qualities of a good friend and how we should follow in Jesus' footsteps and practice His example of friendship. They had a blast painting with their feet!

[07/06/19]   SUMMER SHAKESPEARE AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: Deacons Dave and Maurice are back to present a critical reading of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from July 8-11 in the parish hospitality room from 7 to 9 pm. No prior knowledge of the play is necessary for attendance and there will be no homework! Please call Deacon Maurice Ouellette (phone number in bulletin) to reserve your place and book. There will also be an optional trip to the Shakespeare & Company Theatre in Lenox, MA.

PUTTING THE GOSPEL INTO ACTION: Every first Saturday of the month a group of our parishioners help to serve the needy at Damien's Pantry in Wareham. Thank you for your example and service! "Whatever you did for one of these least of mine, you did for me." (Mt. 25:40)

Beloved St. Anne's Shrine in Fall River to reopen July 4

Good news from Fall River with the partial reopening of St. Anne's tomorrow! FALL RIVER — The faithful will see their old familiar saints again.St. Anne’s Church Shrine, the beloved and historic landmark that closed

During this month of July, dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, we invite you to pray the litany of that name.

Today our youth sacristans enjoyed a time of prayer, review of training, and fun and games. Here are our two newest sacristans, Elizabeth & Katelyn, with Fr. Williams.

[06/26/19]   St. Francis Xavier has started a mom's group. The group meets every Thursday morning for 9 a.m. Mass followed by a coffee hour in the parish hospitality room. The group is open to all mothers of children school-age or younger, and bringing your children is welcome and encouraged. We hope you will join us in supporting this new parish apostolate! Spread the word and invite your friends.

Help spread the word about our excellent pre-school program! Enrollment is still open!

Give your child the gift of exploring their God-given talents and the world around them with a faith-filled and dedicated preschool faculty! Don't miss your chance to be a part of this learning environment. REGISTER NOW to join our wonderful 3 and 4 year old PRESCHOOL programs in the fall!

Our parish group is enjoying a beautiful evening at Catholic Night at the Red Sox!

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Why choose St. Francis Xavier Preschool?
First Holy Communion 2019
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125 Main St
Acushnet, MA

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Monday 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday 09:30 - 16:00
Friday 09:30 - 16:00
Saturday 16:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 12:00
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