Be sure to see the Parish Calendar posted on the Home Page for more upcoming events.


May 7:  Grief Share begins again.  See the Bereavement Ministry page for more dates and information 

May 24:  Parish Appreciation Gathering:  for all Volunteers at our Parish.  See Poster for details:


June 1:  Parish Yard Sale starting at 8:00 am.  See the posters for details. 



June 9:  Parish Cluster Picnic:  No Mass at St. Francis Xavier at 10:00 am, no Mass at 8:30 am at St. Peter’s.  Sunday Mass will be at St. Peter’s at 10:00 am, followed by the Picnic.  Saturday Mass at 5:00 pm at St. Francis will be held as usual.  Events for the Picnic include: 

  • Fishing Derby for children 17 and under with prizes     

  • Petting Zoo

  • Games, Bingo, Cards in the Hall

  • Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads and Beverages 

  • Live Band in the afternoon


June 9:  20th Anniversary Celebration at the Shrine 3:00 pm.

September 28:  Social Committee Auction

  • As you are house cleaning this spring, put aside slightly used items and could be used for an auction held on Saturday, September 28.  This event includes a ham and potato dinner.  Watch for tickets to go on sale closer to the date.  We will start collecting items in July.  Drop off will be in the church basement.  We will not be accepting sofas, mattresses, large appliances, luggage, clothing or barbecues.  For more information, call Kathy McDonald (519-682-1011) or the church office (519-682-1102)



Past Events:

January 9, 2019: 6:30-8:00 pm. Reconciliation and Holy Communion Retreat at St. Francis Xavier

January 17:  9:30 am. St.  Joseph School Mass

January 18:  7:00 pm. Dr. Edward Sri at Visitation Parish, Comber.  

February 9, 10:  World Day of Prayer for the Sick & Annual Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

        Feb 9 at St. Francis Xavier 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass;

        Feb 10 at St. Peter’s at 8:30 a.m. and St. Francis Xavier at 10:00 a.m.

Confirmation Date:  Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 pm with Bishop Dambrowski officiating at St. Francis Xavier 

March 1: The World Day of Prayer will be held at Valetta Presbyterian Church located at 4319 Middle Line Merlin (Middle Line at Valetta Rd) beginning at 2:00 pm.

March 1:  7:00 pm at St. Francis:  Called, Gifted, and Sent: Mandatory Workshop for all volunteers.  

March 5:  5:00 pm.  Shrove Tuesday Supper 

March 6:  Ash Wednesday: 8:00 am Mass at St. Peter’s; 10:00 Mass for St. Joseph School AT St. Francis Xavier; 1:00 pm Ash Wednesday Liturgy at St. Francis School; 7:00 pm Mass at St. Francis Xavier

March 9: CWL Lenten Retreat:  See poster for details:

March 17: 11:00 am. 1st Reconciliation Catechesis

FIRST CONFESSION:  March 28 at 7:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier

March 22 & 29:  Stations of the Cross for St. Joseph School at St Francis Church at 10:00 am.  All are welcome.

March 28:   First Reconciliation  at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Parish

March 29-31:  COR Weekend

March 30, 2019:   Parish Lenten Retreat with Fr. John Comiskey, 9:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m. at St. Francis Church. 

March 31: 11:00 am.  Catechesis class for 1st Holy Communion

March 31:  Music Jamboree at Knights of Columbus Hall in Tilbury

April 3:  St. Joseph School Confessions at the school 9:45 am-12:45 pm

April 4:  6:30 pm  Mini Retreat for 1st Holy Communion at St. Francis Xavier Hall

April 7: Grand Opening, Breakfast & Open House at St. Francis Xavier

April 8:  Holy Week Rehearsal at St. Peter’s at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm for all those involved in Liturgies of Holy Week 

April 10:  Parish Confessions

April 11:  Grief Share team meeting 10:00 am

April 12:  Holy Week Rehearsal at St. Francis at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for all those involved in Liturgies of Holy Week

March 8: Friday Fish Frys at K of C each Friday 5:00-7:00 pm.

 March 10 – April 14: (each Sunday) 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Evening Prayer & Benediction at St. Peter’s

April 15:  Prayer Day and Chrism Mass in London.  Mass at 7:00 pm.

April 19:  Good Friday Fish Fry at St. Peter’s Church Hall hosted by Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Council 11891

April 27:  10:00 am -11:30  Mini Retreat for First Holy Communion

April 27:  Visitation Parish Ladies Night

April 28:  Divine Mercy Sunday

May 2:  Annual May Dessert Tea hosted by CWL.  Everyone welcome

May 9:  Planning meeting for Parish Picnic 6:30 pm at St. Peter’s Church.  Please join us to help plan this family event for our Parish.

May 10:  CANCELLED due to flooding in Lousianna.  Tickets will be refunded or kept for rescheduled date. 

  • ABUNDANCE: An Evening of Prayer, Adoration and Worship featuring Katie Prejean-McGrady 7:00 pm-10:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier Parish

  • tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door, purchased at St. Francis Xavier office or by contacting Katherine Marsh at

May 12:  Mothers’ Day Brunch at Knights of Columbus in Tilbury.  10:00 till 1:00

May 15:  Annual Lectors’ Meeting at 7:30 pm at St. Peter’s Church for all Lectors for St. Francis and St. Peter’s.  You are kindly asked to attend.