The Parish was established in 1928 with Fr McMahon as our first pastor. For over 90 years we have continued to be a living parish, meeting the needs and challenges of the local area. Many past and present parishioners, religious and clergy have given of their time, energy and love to build a truly faith-filled community centred on Christ under the patronage of St Francis Xavier. We continue to have many parishioners who are volunteers and are involved in a variety of ministries; however, there is still much that needs to be done and more volunteers are always welcome.
Over the years we have continued to grow stronger as a multicultural parish. We are gifted as a parish community with a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, languages and cultures where we truly see diversity and harmony coexisting. It is within our parish community that we celebrate the ways we experience Jesus Christ who is risen and present when we gather and worship. We draw on his divine power that he offers us for our daily lives.
Our parish motto is “Serviam” coming from the Latin, I will serve; and we as a parish community strive to live that out through BOTH word and action as we bring Christ to others as our missionary calling following in the footsteps of St Francis Xavier.
Our parish community is only kept alive through the involvement and generosity of parishioners. May our parish of St Francis Xavier be a sign of God’s presence in Ashbury and beyond as we strive to be one with our God and one another.
|4||St Charles Borromeo||Memorial|
|6||32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|Charitable Works Fund Appeal|
|9||The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica||Feast|
|10||St Leo The Great||Memorial|
|11||St Martin of Tours||Memorial|
|13||33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|17||St Elizabeth of Hungary||Memorial|
|20||Christ the King||Solemnity|
|21||The Presentation of the Virgin Mary||Memorial|
|27||First Sunday of Advent|
|Advent Reflection||7.00 pm|