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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.

  • 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 Adoration from 7:00 to 7:50 am
    • Wednesday 6:30 PM EnglishEnglishEN
    • First Saturday 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN Adoration from 7:30 to 7:50 am
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  • 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. Ted at [email protected].

    Confessions are heard in the church confession room (in the sacristy).

  • Weekday
    Holy Hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
    7:00 am - 7:55 am


  • Contact Us

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


    Parish Office:
    Phone: 301-475-9885

    Rev. Edward Hegnauer
    Email:  [email protected]

  • Calendar - Church and Parish Activities

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  • Today's Readings

    • Reading I  Ex 17:3-7
      Responsorial Psalm  95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
      Reading II  Rom 5:1-2, 5-8
      Gospel  Jn 4:5-42
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

    Are you interested in becoming Catholic?

    Or do you know someone (a friend, a spouse or a relative) who is interested in becoming a Catholic.
    Perhaps, you are an adult Catholic and you have not been confirmed yet.

    Or probably, you just want to learn more about the Catholic faith.

    For more information, please email Deacon Joel at [email protected]

  • 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.

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

  • Online Giving

  • Bp. Barron's Lent Reflections

    • Sunday, March 3, 2024
      by Bishop Robert Barron
      In today’s Gospel, the Jews ask Jesus for a sign, and he blithely comments, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
  • 7th Annual
    Walk in the Park

    Join us at St. Francis Xavier Church on Saturday, April 20, 2024 for this fun event to benefit our parish’s Newtowne Manor House Preservation/Restoration Fund. This run/walk is open to all ages and abilities. Course starts at St. Francis Xavier Church and follows the road into picturesque Newtowne Neck State Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and run/walk participants group start is at 8:30 a.m.  Click here for forms.

    The registration fee is $20 which includes a custom tee shirt. Kids 12 and under are free. This year we are including Earth Day Activities. Redbud Seedlings will be given away to the 1st 100 participants and Native Plants will be planted in the Newtowne Neck Pollinators by volunteers. If you need additional information, please contact Sarah Matisick at 301-247-7416.