To fulfill this obligation of our baptism we must have a firm conviction of our faith.
“Those who sincerely accept the Good News, through the power of this acceptance and of shared faith, therefore gather together in Jesus’ name in order to seek together the Kingdom, build it up and live it. They make up a community which is in its turn evangelizing.” (Taken from the Catechetical Documents, #13 page 161)
Children’s Liturgy is held on the first and third Sunday during the 11:00 am Mass beginning in September and ending in May. It is open to children of all ages.
Classes start in September and end on the first Sunday in May. Registration is required in September or may be done by contacting the church office. Classes are for Preschool to Grade 8. If this is the first you will be joining our program or if you have any questions, please contact our parish office (506-433-1902). Classes take place in the lower church hall from 9:30 am to 10:45 am on Sunday.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process for those who wish to inquire about membership in the Catholic Church. If you are interested in this program, please contact the church office.
More information coming soon.
The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which introduces the basics of the Christian Faith. This anointed program has spread across the world and has been taught on every continent. It is no exaggeration to say, that it has been one of the most successful evangelistic programs in the world to date, bringing Christian communities together and drawing new converts to the faith.
The Alpha Course is beginning Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm in the Church Hall at St. Francis Xavier, every Tuesday Evening for the next 11 weeks. Alpha begins with a supper (meals are supplied-you just have to eat). After the meal is a brief time of worship, a video, and sharing.
Bible & Faith Studies
This program is offered in the fall/winter or winter/spring and usually runs for 7 – 8 weeks. Following the “Little Rock Scripture Study”, these sessions take place either Tuesday or Thursday morning (subject to change). If there is enough interest, an evening session can also be set up. All welcome – no experience necessary. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough books are ordered. Contact Joanne Lucas at 433-2075 if interested in joining this group or for more information.