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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

In Honor of St. Cecilia: An Evening of Music

Friday November 17, 2017
7:00 PM, Xavier Center

All are welcome and everyone is invited for a special free program of music in honor of St. Cecilia, the patroness of Musicians and a Martyr for the Faith.

Some of the musicians featured in the program include our Children’s Choir, a Spanish Guitar Ensemble, accomplished pianists and many vocalists!

We hope you will join us in this wonderful celebration of music!

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✟ Announcements


1085 Stone Jug Road, Biglerville

The Protestant Reformation
Dr. Owen Phalen, Church Historian, Mount St. Mary's Seminary

Seating is limited, reserve your spot now. Please bring a folding chair. For RESERVATIONS & INFO, call (717) 677-4420.

7-8:30 PM, Sunday Evenings
Oct 15 - Nov 12, 2017


Share The Love Gift Fair
And Holiday Bazaar

Xavier Center
Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Door Prizes, Raffles & Children's Activities
  • New & Returning Artisans, Crafters & Vendors
  • Fair Trade Items & Gifts
  • Breakfast & Lunch Café
  • Veterans: Free Raffle


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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) Historic Church

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

Fr. John Bateman In Rome

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