St. Francis Xavier
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil, 5:00pm – St. Francis Xavier
Sunday, 9:30am – St. Francis Xavier
Sunday, 12:00pm – St. Augustine
Weekday Mass Schedule
Wednesdays, 9:00am – St. Francis Xavier
NET-TV is broadcasting live masses in eight languages every Sunday. See the schedule.
If you would like to schedule a confession, contact the rectory office at (718) 638-1880.
The central Catholic act of worship is attending the Mass, or Divine Liturgy. The Mass is divided into two parts: the Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
During the first part, the priest leads us in prayer and songs, praising God, thanking Him, and asking Him for forgiveness. We hear Scripture readings, the priest gives a talk, and then we all pronounce the core principles of our faith.
In the second part, the priest says the blessing, transforming bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. We all say the "Our Father" prayer, and then receive communion. Finally, there is a closing prayer and final blessing.
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