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
As you have probably heard, I am retiring from St. Francis Xavier effective Tuesday, June 30, 2020. I plan on continuing my liturgical cantor/musician responsibilities, as needed, here, at Newman, St. Andrew and Our Lady of Mt, Carmel, in Herrin, where I have served for 21 years. Additionally, I will keep performing locally at wineries, breweries and other venues. My wife retired after 45 + years, as an RN in various capacities. the first of this year and we are looking forward to the adjustments and possibilities., as well as catching up on the lengthy list of home repairs in our old home.
Please welcome our new Pastoral Associate, Sister Barb Blesse, O.P., as she brings a new perspective, charisms and gifts to the parish.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve this partnership these past 6 years.
Prayers For Gifts
13th Sunday Ordinary Time
Invitation to View Ordinations
Please Continue Your Parish donations-We support Good Samaritan House!