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

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

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Fr. Bob's Ascension Letter

Pope Francis: Care of Creation

Congratulations to our 2020 High School Graduates


Bishop's Cover Letter

Summary of the Plan

Guidelines for Sacraments



Pandemic Prayer

All masses and liturgies and parish events are cancelled! 

Fr. Bob will begin live streaming mass on Sunday mornings, at 9am and 9am daily, except Saturday. You can watch the live stream on Saluki Catholics Facebook page:
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Mass Times

Parish Partnership Mass Times
Monday: 12:15 p.m. Mass and Holy Hour at Saint Francis Xavier
Tuesday: 5:15 p.m. Mass at Newman Center
Wednesday: 7:20 a.m. Mass at Saint Francis Xavier
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.

9 a.m. - Noon


  • Wed, May 20th

  • Sun, Mar 15th

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