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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 - January 16, 2022
    (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)


  • 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

    • Thursday, January 20, 8:00 AM
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    • Thursday, January 20, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic? Are you an adult Catholic who has not received Confirmation and/or First Communion or do you want to learn more about the basics of our faith? Then join the RCIA class! Classes meet on Thu evenings, 6:30–8pm, starting Sep 16. Come to the Open House on Sep 9 at 6:30 pm to learn more about the program.
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    • Friday, January 21
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    • Friday, January 21, 8:00 AM
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    • Friday, January 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      Do you want to understand the Scripture better? Join our Bible study every Fri evening at 6:30pm, starting Sep 24. This semester, we will be reading and discussing the Acts of the Apostles, while following the video series Lectio: Evangelization on Formed.org. Email Paula McLeod at paula.mcleod@gmail.com for more information.
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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 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.