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!

NOTE: Livestream Mass Sunday and Wednesday - see below for details

Registration required for Mass

Please register to attend our weekend liturgies in person 

CLICK HERE to signup.siucnewman.org and follow the guidelines listed there.

Holy Week &
Easter Schedule

See Signup link above

St. Francis Xavier

Holy Thursday 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday Service 5:30 pm  (Commemeration of the Lord’s Passion)

Easter Vigil 8:00 pm 

Easter Sunday 9:00 am Mass
(Sorry - NO Babysitting in Xavier Hall) 

Easter Sunday 12:15 pm Spanish Mass

Newman Center

Holy Thursday 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday Service 3:30 pm 

Easter Vigil 8:00pm 

Easter Sunday 11:15am Mass 

NOTE - NO 5:15pm 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

* These Masses are live streamed.


  • Sun, Apr 18th

  • Sun, Apr 11th


Fr. Bob - Pastor

Office Hours

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