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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 - July 25, 2021
    (17th 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

  • New Parishioners

    Please pick up a registration form in the back of church, or click here for a printable form. You can place the form in the collection basket or drop it off at the rectory. 

  • Fall Pilgrimage to Emmitsburg

    Celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary by joining Fr. Ryan, the Knights of Columbus and fellow parishioners on a one-day pilgrimage to Emmitsburg. 

    When: Thursday, October 7, 2021
    Time:  6:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Highlights include

    • Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church at 6:00 am
    • Daytime prayer, a guided tour of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and an opportunity to pray in front of her tomb
    • Luncheon buffet at the historic Carriage House Inn (built ca. 1857)
    • Opportunities for confession, praying the rosary and Stations of the Cross at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

    Cost is $60 per person which covers motorcoach transportation, lunch, snack, and a donation to the churches that we will visit.

    Space is limited to 45 people. Register early to save your spot. Registration forms are in the vestibule of the church. Click here to download the registration form.

    Questions?  Call the parish office at 301-475-9885 or email Fr. Ryan at PinedaR@adw.org

  • 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.