St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Stonewall, Texas

Pastor
Very Rev.
John P. Nolan, V. F.

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

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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.

2nd Sunday of each month - 12:00 pm - “Fellowship Encuentro” Everyone is invited to the hall after the 11:00 am Masses on the 2nd Sunday of each month for fellowship and light refreshments.

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

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Howdy! Will you or someone you know be a freshman at Texas A&M University or Blinn College this fall? If so, St. Mary’s Catholic Life Center invites you to attend the Connect Retreat! Connect is a retreat held just for incoming freshmen before school starts in August. It is a great way to meet other Catholic freshmen and to learn about growing in your faith while in college. For more information and to register, please visit www.stmarysconnect.com  Gig’em and God Bless!

Feast Day of St. Rose of Lima - Next Sunday, August 25th at the 9am Mass, The St. Rose Society will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Rose of Lima, their Patron Saint. Shirley Jenschke will be honored for her 50th Anniversary of membership in the St. Rose Society. The Mass intention is for living and deceased members of the Society. Following Mass St. Rose members will host a reception in St. Thomas Hall for all parishioners and guests. Please join us.

2019 Archbishop’s Appeal - St. Francis Xavier Church reached our goal of $5,674.00 for this year’s 2019 Archbishop’s Appeal. Our Parish has always exceeded the assigned goal and received rebates at the end of each year. Additional pledges may still be made and will be included in the rebate to St. Francis Xavier. Flyers and Pledge Envelopes are on the little table in the entrance of church, along with the brochure that explains the difference of the annual 2019 Archbishop’s Appeal and the On the Way, Andale! capital campaign. Thank you to those that have participated in this year’s Appeal!

Thank you from Judy Petsch: THANK YOU for the wonderful retirement celebration for Deacon Gregorio and myself. Thank you to my family for your support and love; to the St. Rose Society and to St. Thomas Society for planning, decorating, and serving the delicious snacks, drinks and the meal; to the Parish Council, to those that prepared the outstanding food and to all that attended. Thank you to all the ministries involved in the bilingual Mass, to Deacon Marty, and to Fr. John and to Fr. Jim for concelebrating the beautiful Mass and for the kind words spoken at the reception. Thank you to Fr. Jean Baptiste for your presence; the day wouldn't have been complete without you! Words cannot express my love and appreciation for the blessings given to me--I will forever cherish the gift basket, the engraved glass memento, the bracelet (donkey) and the necklace (cross with angel) and the many kind words and cards. As I have said many times, it was with all the help of you, the parishioners that I was endlessly calling on for help, that kept the parish as beautiful and as spiritual as we could possibly make it. May God bless each and every one of you; with love always

Women’s ACTS Retreat - Ladies, you are invited by the St. Mary's and Our Lady of Guadalupe ACTS community to share a weekend of God's love & fellowship. The Women's ACTS retreat is September 12-15 & is open to all. The retreat will be at Camp Tecaboca in Mountain Home, TX. The cost of the retreat is $175.00 with a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due at send-off on Thursday, September 12. There are scholarships available for those with financial difficulties. For more information please contact Melissa Gillis at 512-947-2713, Vicky Crenwelge at 830-889-9650, Jenny Pehl at 830-889-2436 or Ginger Schulz 830-456-6696.

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