• Experience


    Our first experience of God is so important, we either experience Him as the police guard that wants to punish or as Creative Love that awaits.
    - Pope Benedict XVI

  • Community


    We do more to help others experience conversion and make progress by encouraging them in the positive aspects of their lives than by condemning their errors. Good is more real than evil, and it overcomes evil.
    - Fr. Jacque Philippe

  • Tradition


    In an age that has thrown off all tradition, the only rebellion possible is orthodoxy.
    - Peter Kreeft

  • Encounter


    Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it.
    - Pope John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis, 10

  • Mystery


    It is the source of all true art and all science.
    - Albert Einstein

  • Worship


    If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
    - C.S. Lewis


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Masses will be celebrated as follows:

Sunday, December 24 - 5:00 pm Children's Vigil, 12:00 Midnight

Monday, December 25 - 8:30 am and 11:00 am

Please keep in mind that Christmas is a Holy Day of Obligation; attending the Saturday vigil or the Sunday morning Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation, not your Christmas obligation.



About The Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

The beginnings of the Church in this area of coastal Georgia date back some four hundred years, long before Oglethorpe established himself at Frederica. From 1566-1742 Spanish missionaries labored, suffered, and were martyred in this locality for the cause of the faith. In 1791 the island of Jekyll was purchased by the du Bignon family. From time to time the head of this family arranged to have a visiting priest celebrate Mass for his family and his slaves.

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Mass Times


SUNDAY 8:30 AM / 11 AM
6:00 PM (Spanish)

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