Infant Baptisms are scheduled regularly throughout the year, typically on two Sundays a month, at 1:00 p.m. We generally try to keep to no more than 6 babies per ceremony. Special circumstances will be addressed as they arise (older children, particular needs of the family), once contact has been made and a meeting with the […]
Catholics celebrate their faith through all of the sacraments. Among the seven sacraments, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or the Sacrament of Penance, is an important key to the Catholic living. Vatican II helped Catholics to see this sacrament in a new way, opening our lives to the loving forgiveness of the Savior. In our parish, […]
The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life. The sharing in the divine nature given to all men and women through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by […]
Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us. Confirmation is now offered annually in our Diocese to young people in Grade 7. Contact […]
Whether you are a newly engaged couple, a couple thinking of taking that step, hopeful parents, or a couple wishing to have your marriage blessed by the Church, St. Francis Xavier Parish welcomes you. In our parish we typically wish to have a year’s notice of intent to marry, so as to provide all the […]
If you or someone you know is wondering about or considering a vocation to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, or consecrated life, contact one of the priests or the parish office. Also refer to the vocations website of the Diocese of Hamilton, www.vocationinfo.ca.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is not only for those who are at the point of death, but for anyone who is seriously ill, including mental or spiritual illness. It is a community-based sacrament, although it can be privately administered as well. Who is a candidate to receive this sacrament? Today we are […]