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"When we realize that God is in love with our smallness, that he made himself small in
order to better encounter us, we cannot help but open our hearts to him ..."

-- Pope Francis, Vatican City, December 24, 2014

Welcome To St. Francis Xavier Church


✟ Our Mission Statement

Saint Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Parish family, which offered refuge to the injured at the Battle of Gettysburg, continues to offer a place of healing and hope by proclaiming the Word through worship, Sacraments and service to all in need.



The Battle of Gettysburg & St. Francis Xavier Church

"For God and Country"   July 1-3, 1863

For three sultry days in July 1863, two armies collided in the fields and orchards and woods around Gettysburg in a violent struggle to decide the fate of our country. Our Church was one of the first buildings to open its doors to the wounded.    See More


St. Francis Xavier School

Escuela San Francisco Xavier

Xavier Center
465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717.334.4221    Go To Website




CDCCW Lenten Retreat

Sat. April 1st,  12 Noon - 3 PM
St. Joseph's Church
5125 Grandview Rd, Hanover

Our Presenter will be Father Ryan Fischer. There will be a half hour break for refreshments and fellowship. This event is offered at no charge, but a freewill offering is welcome.

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY!   For Information, contact Donna Lynch at
(717) 309-2909 or by Email


Diocese of Harrisburg Men's Conference

Sat. April 1st,  7:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Bishop McDevitt High School
1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg

Fools For Christ: Men Called To Glorify God Through His Catholic Church.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Kreeft. 37 Workshop choices. Two workshops by Bishop Ronald Gainer on St. Thomas Moore as a Model for Conscience Formation.  Adoration with the Rosary and Bendediction, 25+ priests available for Confession. Good music, food and fellowship.

Online Registration here.



Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

April 20,  7:00 PM
Xavier Center
465 Table Rock Rd, Gettysburg

The money class that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Take care of your financial future once and for all. Sign up today!

Classes start on 20 April @7:00 p.m. & meet every Thursday for nine weeks.

Contact Mark Reaver, Coordinator, for more information, or REGISTER ONLINE HERE



✟ Announcements

Lenten Penance Service
6:00 PM, Historic Church
Palm Sunday, April 9

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Annual Lenten Fish Fry
5 -7 PM, Xavier Center
Friday, March 10, 17, 24 & 31
Friday, April 7
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Soup & Scripture


6 PM, Xavier Center
Every Wednesday During Lent (Beginning March 8th)

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Catholic Charities
Soup, Salad,
and Sermon


Wednesday, April 5 at 12 Noon
Cardinal Keeler Center
4800 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg

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✟ Mass Hours & Times

Weekend Masses


  • Saturday: 5:30 PM - Historic Church
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM - Historic Church
  • 8:30 AM (Spanish) - Xavier Center
  • 10:00 AM (English) - Historic Church
  • 11:00 AM (English) - Xavier Center
  • 12:30 PM (Spanish) Historic Church

Weekday Masses (Historic Church)


  • Saturday: 7:30 AM
  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 PM (Spanish)

Reconciliation (Historic Church)


  • Saturday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Adoration

  • St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel,
  • (Xavier Center Rectory)


  • Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Parish Office

  • (Xavier Center)

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
  • 717.334.3919 or 717.334.7711


Fr. John Bateman In Rome



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