Emanuel Group

The Emanuel group meets each Tuesday at 7:00 pm to study Scripture and Liturgy. The group gives support to all the liturgical celebrations within the Hispanic community of Saint Francis Xavier. They also direct and sponsor the Hispanic Children Choir.

St. Monica

St Monica Society is named for St Monica of Taagaste, North Africa. She is the mother of a Doctor of the Church, St Augustine, born November 13, 354 in Thagaste, Algeria.

The purpose of the organization is to encourage perseverance in prayer as reflected in the life of St Monica. Evangelizing in our predominately “Bible Belt” community. Encouraging Catholics, especially African-American Catholics, to know and appreciate the history and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month (except May-July) after the 8:30am Mass. We invite all Catholics to join us!

Contact the parish office if you would like more information, and ask to speak to Peggy Cash.

Our Lady of Lourdes

The Prayer Group Our Lady of Lourdes

This group is affiliated to the Dioceses of Savannah Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Groups Coalition. The group meets in the Saint Joseph Chapel each Monday at 7:00 pm for prayer and praise. On occasions the group sponsors parish events such as “retiros”, workshops and the annual Vigil of Pentecost in Spanish.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Guadalupano Grupo

The group Guadalupano, a group of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, has as its purpose to nourish the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary with in the Hispanic Community of Saint Francis Xavier. They conduct a weekly Rosary, Saturdays at 7:00 pm in different homes throughout our Hispanic community. They also conduct a yearlong fund raising effort to pay expenses for the Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe every year on December 12. They organize events and festival for the Hispanic community of the parish during the year.

Knights of Columbus

With over 1.8 million members globally, the Knights of Columbus has become the strong right arm of the Catholic Church and is the largest Catholic lay men’s service organization in the world. Henry T. Ross Council 1939 chartered in 1919 serves the Golden Isles parishes and community with Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Membership is open to practicing catholic men above the age of 18 who wish to serve Christ and his church. For more information- go to www.KofC.org or contact the parish office to speak with the Grand Knight

Jekyll Island Catholic Ladies

A small group of women that help coordinate various events on Jekyll Island. From collecting food, coordinating concert information to organizing liturgical needs and potlucks suppers, these women are mainly active from November to March. Visiting guests to the area during that time are highly involved and welcomed!

Craft Group

St Francis Xavier Crafters’ Guild is a non-denominational, multi ethnic, multi lingual group of women who gather each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at St FX Hall to support and teach each other whilst making items for various charities, e.g., caps for cancer, preemie caps for the hospital, shawls, lap rugs, or leg warmers for the nursing homes. The ladies also make items for their own use, but most of all, we have fun. The attendees share their expertise in a variety of craft forms from ceramics to fiber arts to decorating ideas to cooking. We wish to pass on the skills that are in danger of becoming extinct. Every person is welcome no matter their experience and each woman discovers that she, herself, has her own gift to share. There are no fees or charges. Contact person Eileen Singleton through the parish office (912) 265-3249

CCW

Council of Catholic Women

Mission

The St. Francis Xavier Council of Catholic Women (SFX CCW) supports, empowers and educates women of our Parish in spirituality, leadership and service. CCW programs respond with gospel values to the needs of the Church, our parish, and our community.

If you would like to:

  • Grow spiritually, enriching your faith
  • Understand Catholic social teaching
  • Advocate for a culture of life and social justice
  • Form lasting friendships
  • Get involved... Then CCW is for you!

CCW is open to all women of our parish! CCW offers many opportunities to support our Church, our local community, and our families. You can become deeply involved or choose among those activities that interest and reward you the most.

Please join us!

Meetings are held September through May... • first Monday of each month (unless otherwise posted) • 6:00 p.m. in Xavier Parish Hall. Please join us at any meeting. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Rose Browning, President through church Office at (912) 265-3249.

Apostles of the Word

The Group Apóstoles de la Palabra

Parishioners of Saint Francis Xavier, who meets weekly for prayer, study of apologetic and scripture every Friday evening. In addition to their Friday meetings they conduct community outreach within the Hispanic community of Brunswick. On occasions in the past, the group has sponsored weekend “retiros” with invited guest directors including the founder of the Apóstoles de la Palabra Movement; Fr. Flaviano Amatulli.

Adult Bible Study

Saint Francis Xavier Parish Adult Bible Study is an informal, ongoing program that challenges individuals to experience their faith through the discussion of Sacred Scripture. We meet Sunday mornings, 9:30 – 10:45 in the St Anne Room of the Parish Hall.

In Bible Study we read God's Word and reflect upon it in a group discuss. Through this Faith Sharing of social interaction we can come to better understand how Holy Scripture affects our every day lives.

 

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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

SATURDAY 5 PM / 7 PM

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

Daily Mass Info