I'm New to St. Augustine - St. Francis Xavier, Brooklyn. Where Do I Start?

Welcome to the parish family of St. Augustine – St. Francis Xavier!

It is a joy for me to serve these two distinct communities that have played such an important role in Park Slope, Brooklyn for so many years.  Since being named the administrator of both parishes in June, 2020, I have been working with staff and lay leadership to bring these communities together in a way that can better address the needs of all parishioners and visitors.  As these two communities share their unique gifts with each other, all who enter either church will be welcomed by the presence of Christ in and through those gifts. Know that you and your unique gifts have a place here.  

The combined parish family of St. Augustine – St. Francis Xavier is a refuge for healing in this very broken world.  As we continue to face challenges in our city, country and Church, may we respond to the prophetic call that has been placed on our hearts to be witnesses of hope.  I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!

Please feel free to reach out to me at 718-638-1880 or [email protected].

Peace, prayers, and blessings,

Fr. John Gribowich

Above, photo by SVK Photos

The parish family of St. Augustine – St. Francis Xavier is a refuge for healing in a very broken world.

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Finding St. Augustine - St. Francis Xavier

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Confession Times

If you would like to schedule a confession, contact the rectory office at (718) 638-1880.

Mass Times

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.

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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Mass: What to Expect

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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Why go to mass? Sacraments