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  • Festival of Praise

    Please come and join us on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall (21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown) for a Festival of Praise!  The night includes adoration, lively praise and worship music, a talk and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in and among us.  Prayer ministry and confessions are also part of the evening.  All are welcome – especially youth and young adult groups!  For more information, email Fr. Rob Maro: sfxparishmd@gmail.com

  • Talk & Book Signing

    Please join us on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier Church for Vespers and Exposition, followed by a talk by Fr. Charles Connor.  The talk will be based on his latest book, "Faith and Fury:  The Rise of Catholicism During the Civil War."  The evening will conclude with Benediction and then a book signing and wine & cheese social will take place in the Parish Hall.  Fr. Connor has authored numerous Catholic books and co-produced several series for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).  He currently teaches theology and Church history at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  For more information, email Fr. Rob Maro:  sfxparishmd@gmail.com

  • New Men's Ministry

    That Man Is You! is an interactive, multimedia men's program focused on the development of authentic male leadership. 

    It is designed to help men become the best husbands and fathers they can be, after the heart of God. 

    • The scriptural vision of man and the overwhelming scientific evidence that supports this vision.
    • The four leadership roles that have been entrusted to men and the five personal traits necessary to fulfilling these leadership roles.
    • How and why Satan always attacks the union of man and woman.
    • The three main obstacles to living as authentic men and the means for overcoming them.
    • The wonderful renewal God is offering to men and their families through the Church.

    We meet on  Saturday mornings, starting  September 146:00 - 7:30 am at  St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall.  

    For more info, email or call Matt Cosgrove, matthewcosgrove@verizon.net, 610-368-2900.


    6:00 am - Breakfast
    6:30 am - Presentation
    7:00 am - Small Group Discussion
    7:30 am - Conclusion


    Register here.  When you enter the webpage, scroll down to the very bottom of the page and find the blue bar that says, "Find a Group / Register for a Class"
  • Holy Mass 

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    • Sunday 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN 11:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN
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  • Confessions

    After the 4:00 PM Mass until the line runs out.

    7:30 - 7:50 AM  |  10:30 - 10:50 AM

    Fridays in Lent, immediately after the Stations of the Cross until the line runs out.

  • First Fridays

    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Benediction at 9:20 AM)

    Please consult the latest bulletin as there may be some changes if a conflict arises on First Friday.

  • Contact Us

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

    Phone: 301-475-9885
    FAX:  301-475-5662
    Email:  sfxparishmd@gmail.com

  • Sacraments 2020

    Saturday, February 1, 2020
    10:00 am in the church
    (Penance Service; not a Mass)

    Saturday, May 9, 2020
    9:00 am Mass in the church

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    7:00 pm Mass in the church
    Bishop Roy Campbell presiding

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  • Children's Faith Formation 2019-20

    St. Francis Xavier's Children's Faith Formation is a family-centered children’s faith formation program for Pre-K (age 4) through Grade 8.  

    All of the classes are held on Sunday mornings at Father Andrew White School, as this is a combined program with St. Aloysius Parish in Leonardtown.

    Registration is now open online here.

    Family of Faith will meet from 9:15 to 10:30 AM on the first and third Sundays of each month during the school year, beginning on September 15, 2019.

    Families are asked to commit to missing no more than three of our sessions.

    Those who are unable to make this commitment are asked to register for My Catholic Faith Delivered, a grade-specific, comprehensive online faith formation program, instead of Family of Faith (also available by clicking on the link above). 

  • Bereavement Group

    St. Francis Xavier offers a monthly parish grief support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one in the recent past.

    We meet on Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15 am in the Rectory.  All are welcome.  Questions?  Email Fr. Rob:  rgmaro@gmail.com or call the Parish Office at 301-475-9885.

    Bereavement Group Meetings, 2019-20:

    October 13, 2019
    November 10, 2019
    December 15, 2019
    January 12, 2020
    February 9, 2020
    March 22, 2020
    April 26, 2020
    May 24, 2020
    June 28, 2020
    July 12, 2020
    August 9, 2020

  • Phishing Scam

    Several parishioners have received phony emails or phone messages porporting to be from Fr. Rob that ask them to purchase gift cards on his behalf.  These are scams and should be deleted.  See letter from Fr. Rob here.

  • 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. 

  • Online Giving

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

  • Virtual Tour

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

  • Rothman Lecture

    From Newtown to Georgetown: Connections and Legacies
    A lecture by Prof Adam Rothman, PhD, of Georgetown University given on Sunday, February 24, 2019  at the church hall,as part of the continuing 350th Anniversary Celebration of St. Francis Xavier parish. Dr Rothman offers important facts in understanding the relationship between the Manor House, Georgetown University, enslaved people in the 17th and 18th centuries, and their legacies to both institutions. 
    The lecture was sponsored by the Newtown Manor House Committee. [Video, linked below,  has been edited for time.]