Parish Of St Francis Xavier, Ashbury, NSW, Australia
The use of face masks in Places of Worship is RECOMMENDED
Holy Week 2021
  • Due to current NSW Health COVID Protocols for Places of Worship, there will be restrictions on the number of people able to attend Holy Week Liturgies this year.
  • You MUST register for the Liturgies you wish to attend by calling Tania at the Parish Office on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 9:30am to 1:00pm. ((02) 9798 3924)
  • If you register and find that you are unable to attend, please contact us ASAP so that another person is able to register.
  • You will be allocated a seat at the liturgy, as was the case with Christmas. You WILL NOT have a choice of where you sit as we need to get the maximum number allowed into the church with careful planning and social distancing.

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Latest Update
With restrictions and protocols in place, our Church will be open for Masses with limited numbers. For updated information on these please click on this button No updates available at present

Welcome to the St Francis Xavier, Ashbury (NSW Australia). 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.

OPTIONS FOR MAKING DONATIONS TO THE CHURCH

If you are in a position to continue supporting the parish, there are options below that may assist you.

  1. Setting up a AUTOMATIC MONTHLY DIRECT DEBIT. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.
  2. There is an ONLINE feature on the left hand side of the home page below the Icon of SFX – “Make A Donation”. Clicking the button will take you to an option to view the refund policy. Press the “Make A Donation” on that page and then it will take you to the secured Commonwealth Bank BPoint portal for SFX parish donations. Press on the drop down menu for “Biller Code” This will give you the options for what you wish to contribute to, eg. Planned Giving—Envelope System (Directly supports the works of the parish), 1st Collection (support of clergy), 2nd Collection (support the Work of the Parish). Follow the prompts to make your donation filling in all sections.
  3. Through physically handing in your planned–giving envelopes or any other donations (in a normal envelope marking what it is for) at the parish house.

Thank you to all, who are able to, in supporting your parish through your donations and prayers.

Whats happening
March
3Parish Pastoral Council Meeting7.00pm
4Stations of the Cross12.00noon
83rd Sunday of Lent
144th Sunday of Lent
17St PatrickSolemnity
Stations of the Cross6.00pm
19St JosephSolemity
215th Sunday of Lent
25Annunciation of the LordSolemity
28Palm Sunday - HOLY WEEK BEGINS