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

Bulletin
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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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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.

There will NOT be a First Wednesday of the Month lunch in January.

December 15 - Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration - Parish dinner following the 11:00 Mass
December 15 - 50th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting at Lyndon B Johnson State Park & Historic Site
December 24 - Christmas Eve Mass at 6:00 PM
December 25 - Christmas Day Mass at 10:00 AM
December 31 - New Year's Eve Mass at 6:00 PM
January 1 - Solemnity of Mary Mass at 10:00 AM

Registration for the January 2020 Youth ACTS retreat is now open!  All high school students are welcome to attend this 4 day, 3 night retreat designed to help teens to grow in their faith and inspire them to serve their parish community. Registration closes on December 21, 2019. Retreat dates- January 2-5, 2020  Location: Tecaboca Retreat Center, Mountain Home Registration forms can be found here - https://church.stmarysfbg.com/youth-acts   Bring completed forms and retreat fee by the St. Mary's Parish Office at 307 W. Main. For more information contact Sara Boettcher
at 830-997-9523

Advent Reflection on the Manger - Friday December 13th at 6:00 pm at St. Mary’s in the small church. This will be a time in prayer and meditation on the empty manger awaiting Jesus’ birth. As we mark the season of lent with stations of the cross each Friday, this reflection will offer us a way to dig deeper in to the preparation time that Advent offers. We’ll have bible readings and multiple choirs from St. Mary’s will be singing, including the youth and children’s choir.

Liber Christo - Freedom through Christ - Thursday, December 12, 6:30PM (6:00 Optional Rosary) Power and Authority - What is the difference between power and authority? What is the proper exercise of power and authority, laity and laying on of hands, and laity and blessings? All are invited to learn more about this model of spiritual healing based on repentance, forgiveness, renunciation, examination of conscience, and confession. Directed by Fr. Jim Harnan

Sunday, December 15 - St. Rose Society will meet at 10:00AM in the Hall. All ladies are invited. St. Thomas Society will not be meeting this month.

Sunday, December 15 - 50TH Annual LBJ Tree Lighting at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site - Hwy 290 E. Pre-program activities from 4:30-5:30PM and the Tree Lighting main program will begin at 5:30PM. Deacon Marty will participate in the reading of the Christmas Story and our Youth will present the Live Nativity. The Park is open before and after the program for tours, book signings, refreshments and, of course, Santa Claus. Everyone is invited to enjoy the activities and support the community.

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