St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Stonewall, Texas

Pastor
Rev. John P. Nolan

Parochial Vicar

Rev. Jean Baptiste Magbia Zabusu

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 209, Stonewall, Texas  78671
Physical Address:  400 St. Francis St., Stonewall, Texas
 (830) 644-2368 
stfrancisx@beecreek.net

Established 1945

Bulletin
News

COFFEE is served in the hall on Sundays after 9:00 Mass and on the 2nd Sunday of each month after 11:00 Mass.

Rosary prayed on Thursdays immediately after 6:00 PM Mass outside at the grotto to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Rosario para las intenciones de los ninos, jovenes y familias, jueves despues de misa de las 6:00. If inclement weather, the Rosary will be prayed inside the church.

Bilingual Rosary before 11:00 AM Sunday Mass - The Rosary will be recited before the 11:00 Mass. Please let the church office know if you are willing to lead the Rosary or if you would like to lead one of the decades.

“Kaffee Klatsch” - Sundays After 9:00 Mass - Everyone is invited to the hall after the Sunday 9:00 am Mass for fellowship and light refreshments.

The St. Rose Society and The St. Thomas Society will hold their 2018 Membership Drives from Saturday, January 20th through Sunday, January 28th. Members of each society will be collecting your $10 dues before and after each of the Saturday and Sunday Masses. All men and women of St. Francis Xavier parish are eligible to join the St. Rose or St. Thomas society. Current members are asked to renew their membership and prospective members are invited and encouraged to join at this time.

The second collection next weekend will be for the Church in Latin America. Your donation will help the faithful of the region and fund projects in marriage and family life, youth ministry, religious and seminarian formation, catechesis and other programs. To learn how your donation makes a difference, please visit www.usccb.org/latin-america

March 4, 2018 - 26th Annual Parish Festival. Raffle Prize(s) are being collected - please contact Kathy Duecker, 830-644-2124 or kathyed@hughes.net  or Kortney Duecker, 830-456-6506,  kokoduecker@hotmail.com  by next Sunday, January 28, to give your prize to them. Silent Auction items are also being collected - please contact Cindy Eilers, 830-456-4291, to let her know what item(s) you have. The BBQ chicken meals will be $10.00 this year. As per Wednesday’s festival planning meeting, the proceeds will again go to benefit the St. Thomas Hall kitchen remodel, which will be started soon. If any questions or if you can help with the festival, please contact Kim Baethge, 830-997-0783, or DeAnn Hampton, 830-992-9633

2018 Archbishop’s Appeal - On behalf of Archbishop Gustavo and Father John, we invite you and your family to serve our brothers and sisters in need through the 2018 Archbishop’s Appeal. Your prayers and gift to this year’s Appeal are essential to continue serving homeless children and mothers, bringing spiritual support to the hospitalized, forming future priest and deacons to provide the Sacraments of our faith in our communities and so much more! If you have already responded to the Archbishop’s letter sent to your home, thank you! If you have not had an opportunity, we invite you to pray and consider how you and your family can renew your gift or make your first gift to this year’s Appeal. Pledge envelopes and pencils are available in the pews. Once completed, place your Appeal pledge envelope in the offertory during Mass. Online gifts can be made at www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal by calling the Office of Archbishop’s Appeal at 210-734-1604. Thank you for your prayers and generosity. May God bless you!

Life after Confirmation...You have been confirmed...now what? On Sunday, January 28, 2018 a class will begin to answer this question. The class will meet at 10:00am, after the 9:00 Mass, in St. Francis Xavier's St. Thomas Hall. High school and young adults are encouraged to join; however, anyone is welcome to attend!. Lexus Weinheimer will facilitate the class using Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer 's Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. Currently, the plan is to meet twice per month for about an hour. Hope to see you on the 28th.

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