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

Registration for Kindergarten in our Catholic Schools begins in February – check out our flyer with all the details about the Kinderstart.


Important dates for First Confession- Please visit Sacraments Page for more details

  • First Confession Family Retreat: 
    • CHOOSE ONE:  Wed. Jan 9 6:30 pm -8:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier OR Fri.  Jan 11 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at Visitation, Comber
  • Family Catechism Sundays: (all 3 required)
    • Feb 17 directly after 10:00 am Mass
    • March 3 directly after 10:00 am Mass
    • March 17 directly after 10:00 am Mass
  • FIRST CONFESSION:  March 28 at 7:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier


Important dates for First Communion – Please visit Sacraments Page for more details

  • First Communion Family Retreat: 
    • CHOOSE ONE:  Thurs., April 4   6:30 pm -8:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier    OR   Sat., April 27, 10:00 am -11:30 am at St. Francis
  • FIRST COMMUNION DATES:   Rehearsals are at 6:45 pm the evening BEFORE the Mass you wish to attend.

    • May 11 at 5:00 pm at St. Francis   OR
    • May 12 at 8:30 am at St. Peter’s    OR
    • May 12 at 10:00 am at St. Francis


February 19: 7:30 pm. Wild Goose Series Session 4 at St. Peter’s – see Wild Goose Tab for information

February 20 : 7:30 pm. Wild Goose Series Session 5 at St. FX -see Wild Goose Tab for information

March 8: Friday Fish Frys at K of C each Friday 5:00-7:00 pm.  Click on link for poster.

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

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

Come for soup & Stations

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

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

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

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 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:

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm at St. Peter’s

  • 1:00 pm-5:30 pm at St. Francis

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

April 15:  Prayer Day and Chrism Mass in London.  Mass at 7:00 pm.  Anyone interested in attending this Mass to represent our Parish, please contact Fr. Chris for information.  

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

  •  5-7 pm.  Adults $20, Children 6-12 $10, Children under 5 FREE
  • Tickets available at parish office St. Patrick or St. Francis, also after Mass at St. Patrick’s or St. Peter’s.  Children’s tickets can be purchased at the door

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule:

  • April 18:  7:00 pm Mass of Lord’s Supper & Adoration St. Francis
  • April 19:  3:00 pm Liturgy of Good Friday St. Francis
  •                   3:00 pm Liturgy of Good Friday St. Peter’s
  •                   5:00 pm Fish Dinner at St. Peters’
  •                   7:00 pm Stations of the Cross  St. Francis
  • April 20:  9:00 am Morning Prayer & Hot Cross Buns
  •                   9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Easter Vigil St. Francis
  • April 21:  8:30 am – Easter Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s
  •                  10:00 am – Easter Sunday Mass at St. Francis

April 23:  NO morning Mass

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

April 28:  Divine Mercy Sunday:  Normal Weekend Mass Schedule PLUS:

  • 2 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • 3 pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of Divine Mercy Devotions, Benediction, Veneration of Image (incense used)

June 9:  Parish Cluster Picnic




Past Events:

November 1:  7:00 pm. 2nd Annual Memorial Mass

November 8:  7:00 pm.  Pastoral Council Meeting, St. Peter’s Hall

November 8:  7:00 pm. Ladies Night Out, St. Francis Hall

November 10 & 11th:  Tilbury Lioness Club Craft/Vendor Show at Tilbury Leisure Centre with penny sale and bake sale  9:00-2:oo.  Free admission

November 23:  Deadline for money in to the office for the Tree of Lights.

November 24:  Lighting of the Tree of Lights at 5:00 pm Mass at St. Francis Parish

November 25:  Christmas Concert 2:00 p.m.- St. Francis Xavier – Admission is a canned good donation

November 25:  Toy Bingo at St. Peter’s Hall at 1:30 pm.  Doors open at 12:30 pm.

PARISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS TURKEY DINNER  (For St. Peter’s and St. Francis Parishioners) Saturday, December 1st  St. Peter’s Church Hall   

December 3:  7:00 pm. Parish Solemnity of St. Francis Xavier – Mass and Coffee

December 5:  1-3 pm. St. Joseph School Confessions.  Alpha Series 5:30-7:00 pm at St. Francis

December 6:  7:00 pm. “Blues Mass” followed by 7:30 pm. talk:  Grief during the Holidays

Advent Day of Prayer December 8, 9:00 – 3:00 pm (beginning with Mass at 9 am) at St. Peter’s Church and Hall.  Lunch included (free will offering).  Admission Free

Sun Parlour Community Christmas Choir:  Concert dates are December 2 and December 9.  See the poster below for details.

December 8: 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Parish Advent Day Retreat at St. Peter’s Church and Hall with Fr. Danny Santos

December 12: Alpha Series 5:30-7:00 pm at St. Francis

December 13:  St. Francis School Mass 9:30-10:30 am.  PPC Meeting 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm St. Francis Hall

December 14:  6:00-9:00 pm. Alpha Gathering at St. Peter’s at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

December 15:  10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Alpha Day Retreat at St. Peter’s

December 18: 7:30-8:30 pm. St. Peter’s Advent Confessions

December 19:  7:30-8:30 pm. St. Francis Advent Confessions

December 21:  9:45 am. St. Joseph School Mass

Wednesdays:  Alpha Program continues.  We share a meal, watch a video and share a conversation.  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall – see Important Updates for information about Alpha

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