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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.

Advent Resource For You and Your Family!

The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Remember the reason for the season! Advent and Christmas are Christian liturgical seasons. When you know what the season is meant to be, you will more likely do the kinds of things that emphasize that purpose. Download your Advent resource here.    English    Spanish

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

From The Desk Of Our Pastor

St Francis Xavier Church Blog

Personal messages, announcements, encouragements and reflections to the Parish from the desk of Father Bateman.    Go There!

St. Francis Xavier School

Escuela San Francisco Xavier

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

Pilgrimage To Italy and Poland

June 13-23, 2015
Krakow • Florence • Tuscany • Assisi • Rome •

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy:

Join us on an inspiring 11-day pilgrimage to Poland and Italy with daily Mass, 4 & 5-star hotels, and certified local tour guides.For a brochure, email Father Bateman or visit Proximo Travel for more information. Bon Voyage!

✟ News & Events

Click HERE for the latest news
& events!

✟ 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: 8:00 AM
  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 PM (Spanish)

Reconciliation (Historic Church)

  • Saturday: 4:00-5:00 PM


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

  • Friday: 4:00-5:00 PM

Parish Office

  • (Xavier Center)

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