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.


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

Daily Mass Info