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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
    • Mon Tue Thu Fri 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN
    • Wednesday 6:30 PM EnglishEnglishEN
    • First Saturday 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN Adoration from 7:30-7:55 am
  • 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 - November 28, 2021
    (First Sunday of Advent)


  • Confessions

    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    7:30 am - 7:45 am; 10:30 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 (in the sacristy).

  • 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. 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 office.

  • 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.

  • Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines in Europe (Fatima, Zaragoza and Lourdes)

    Fr. Ryan is leading a small group of pilgrims to visit three apparition sites of our Blessed Mother in Europe from April 25 – May 5, 2022. Along the way, we will stop and celebrate Mass in the tomb of St. James at Santiago de Campostela. To celebrate our 360th anniversary, we will also visit the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Castillo de Javier, where our patron saint, St. Francis Xavier was born. Furthermore, 2022 is the 400th anniversary of the canonization of these two saints.

    The cost is $3,399 and it covers roundtrip air from Dulles, hotel accommodation, breakfast, dinner and coach transportation between the sites. Space is limited to 35 people. The deadline to register and pay is on December 31, 2021.

    Please visit http://www.adriaticpilgrimages.com/.../ye22-042522-pineda... or pick up a flyer in the vestibule. You may also email Fr. Ryan at PinedaR@adw.org for more information..