Welcome to Church of Saint Francis Xavier, a Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville located in Carbondale, Illinois.  We are located on the corner of Poplar and Walnut (Highway 13 going East), minutes from the SIU campus. We are joined in partnership with the faith community of SIU-Carbondale Newman Catholic Student Center

During this time of pandemic, we continue to celebrate Mass on Saturday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 9:00am, as well as a Spanish Mass at 12:15pm on Sunday. 

Click here for Mass Livestream

Masses at the Newman Center, please visit siucnewman.org. 

Please Continue Your Parish donations-We support Good Samaritan House!

Mass Updates

NOTE: Masks NOT required - we no longer have to register for Masses 

Only the 11:15 am Mass at Newman on Sundays will be live streamed.   


Lenten Penance Services: 

Thursday, March 31, Saint Francis Xavier, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 6. Newman Catholic Student Center, 7:00 pm

Holy Week Services:

Thursday, April 14th, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 pm
Friday, April 15th , Stations of the Cross, 12:15 pm
Passion of the Lord, 5:30 pm followed by simple soup meal in Xavier Hall

Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday: 

Saturday, April 16th Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm
NO 5:30 pm Mass on April 16th
Sunday, April 17th, 9:00 am Mass

Mass Times

Parish Partnership Mass Times


Monday: 12:15 pm Mass and Holy Hour at Saint Francis Xavier
Tuesday: 5:15 pm Mass at Newman Center
Wednesday: 9:00 am Mass at Newman Center
Thursday: Mass at Newman Center 5:15 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 p.m. Mass at Saint Francis Xavier


Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Mass at Saint Francis Xavier
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Mass at Saint Francis Xavier
Sunday: 11:15 a.m. Mass at Newman Center *
Spanish Mass: Sunday 12:15 p.m. at Saint Francis Xavier
Sunday: 5:15 p.m. Mass at Newman Center

Newman Catholic Student Center is located at
715 South Washington Street, Carbondale


Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


  • Sun, Jul 3rd

  • Sun, Jun 26th

Fr. Bob - Pastor