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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

Lifetouch Parish Photo Directory

August - September 2017

There's still time to register for your family's photo session! We know you're busy, so schedule your studio time when it's most convenient for you.


Fatima Retreat Weekend

October 13-15, 2017

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, seen by approximately 70,000 people at Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917, the Evangelization Committee of St. Francis Xavier Catholic church is offering a Fatima Retreat Weekend.

Celeste Lauritsen will be offering an icon writing (painting) retreat of her Holy Spirit-inspired version of Our Lady of Fatima at her Tree of Life studio in Gettysburg the weekend of October 13th – October 15. To add to the prayerful writing of the icon, the retreat weekend will include special Fatima prayers, Rosary and music selections. There will not be painting time on Sunday morning to allow time to attend Mass. Sunday afternoon may be extended for those who need time to complete their icon.

Retreat size is limited, so sign up today using the form below and mail with your deposit check.


✟ Announcements

Fatima Retreat Weekend

October 13-15, 2017

See Below For More Information.



Diocesan Women's

Bishop McDevitt HS
Saturday, October 14, 2017



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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) Xavier Center

Weekday Masses (Historic Church)

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

Reconciliation (Historic Church)

  • Saturday: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM


  • St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel,
  • (Parish Office)

  • 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

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