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  • Mission Statement

    St. Francis Xavier Parish, founded in Newtowne after the landing of the Ark and Dove on St.​​​​​​​ Clement's Island, exemplifies an open-hearted community.  As the oldest Catholic Church in the original 13 colonies, we continue to embrace our legacy in serving Christ and embody His teachings.

  • Dispensation Lifted for Sunday Mass

    On June 2, 2021, Cardinal Gregory announced the lifting of the dispensation to attend Mass to begin on the weekend of June 26-27, 2021.  See the letter here.

  • Holy Mass 

    • Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN
    • Sunday 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN 11:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN
    • MonFri 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN
  • Live Stream Masses

    Our Vigil Mass every Saturday at 4 PM can be viewed live stream using this link:


    You can also view the recorded Sunday Mass the previous week below.  Please subscribe to the channel to receive updates when the weekend Mass has been uploaded on YouTube.

    Mass - September 26, 2021
    (Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

  • Confessions

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    7:15 am - 7:45 am; 10:15 am - 10:45 am

    Confessions are also available by appointment:  Please email Fr. Ryan at PinedaR@adw.org.

    Confessions are heard in the church confession room.

  • Friday Holy Hours

    8:35 - 9:35 AM (Benediction at 9:25 AM)   

  • Contact Us

    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
    21370 Newtowne Neck Road
    Leonardtown, MD  20650


    Parish Office:
    Phone: 301-475-9885

    Parish Administrator:
    Rev. Ryan Islo Pineda
    Email:  PinedaR@adw.org

  • Today's Readings

  • Calendar - Church and Parish Activities

    • Monday, September 27, 8:00 AM
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    • Monday, September 27, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      MORE ADULT FAITH FORMATION Apologetics Series by Deacon Kenneth Scheiber. Do you want to dig deeper into the heart of our faith and learn how to defend it? Deacon Ken will offer an apologetics series every Monday from 7–8:30pm in the parish hall. Series begins Sep 13. List of topics will be published in the bulletin.
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    • Tuesday, September 28, 8:00 AM
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    • Wednesday, September 29, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
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    • Thursday, September 30
      We'll be reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis. You will need the book and its accompanying workbook. Both are available from Amazon. For information contact Paula McLeod at 301-904-7175 or paula.mcleod@gmail.com
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  • New Parishioners

    Please pick up a registration form in the back of church, or click here for a printable form. After you fill out the form place it in the collection basket, drop off at the parish office, mail to the address in the contact button or scan and email to the parish oofice

  • Virtual Tour

    Take an exciting virtual tour of our church, grounds and cemetery by clicking here.

  • Online Giving

  • If there is a problem with an online donation check here.

  • Religious Education for Children (CCD)

    We are bringing back Religious Education in our parish next school year.  Students from Grades 4-8 will meet on Wednesday evenings, from 6:15 pm -7:30 pm, in the parish hall while students from Grades K-3 will meet on Sunday mornings, from 9:15 am- 10:30 am.  Registration fee is $50 per child. Please contact Paula McLeod at paula.mcleod@gmail.com to register.

    Registration forms are available here.