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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

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✟ Announcements

~ Christmas 2018 ~

Fourth Sunday of Advent Masses

Saturday, December 22
5:30 PM (Historic Church, W. High St.)

Sunday, December 23
7:00 AM (English), 10:00 AM (English)

(Historic Church, W. High St.)

8:30 AM (Espanol), 11:00 AM (English), 12:30 PM ( Espanol)
(Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Rd)

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve, December 24
4:00 PM (Xavier Center)
(English, Children's Mass, with
Children's Choir Preludes)

7:00 PM (Historic Church)
(English, with Celtic Preludes
beginning at 6:30 PM)

9:00 PM (Espanol)
(Xavier Center)

Midnight Mass (Historic Church)
(English, with caroling led by
the Adult Choir at 11:15 PM)

Christmas Day, December 25
9:00 AM (English) (Historic Church)

11:00 AM (Espanol) (Xavier Center)

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✟ Mass Hours & Times

** For Special Holy Day Masses, please call the Church Office (717-334-3919 or 717-334-7711 ), or see the Bulletin. **

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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