Welcome to St Francis Xavier Parish

God comes to us in free and undeserved favour in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Catholics are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
 
Catholics affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers.

PARISH TEAM

Parish Administrator:Fr Mark Baumgarten
Assistant PriestFr Matteo Verdi
Permanent Deacon:Rev D Patrick Moore
Safeguarding Officers:Ann Bond
Amanda Bowen
Parish Secretary (Mon):Karen Daubney
Parish Secretary (Tues-Wed):Julie Bogoni
Parish Secretary (Thurs-Fri): Angelina Tang
Parish Finance Officer:Helen Chew
Chi Rho Coordinator:John Henry

PARISH HISTORY

1885
A Catholic Church was built at Jarrahdale and was serviced by the Pinjarra parish. The Sisters of St Joseph established a school at Jarrahdale in these early years.
1912

The original St Francis Xavier Church in Armadale was opened on August 11th and was part of the Victoria Park Parish.

1922
Armadale was included in the new Queens Park parish.
1938
St Francis Xavier School was established in Armadale.
1945
The parish of Armadale was established.
1948
The first presbytery was purchased in September on South West Highway.
1957

On 24 February the new church of St Maria Goretti was opened at Jarrahdale. On 24 February the new church of St Maria Goretti was opened at Jarrahdale.

1989
The Schoenstatt Sisters established their place on Talus Drive, off South West Highway in Armadale.
2002
The Archdiocese procured a 9 hectare site on Forrest Rd, Brookdale, for the proposed new church and school relocation.
2005
The new Xavier Catholic School opened at the start of the new school year. First Mass was celebrated at the new Xavier Catholic Primary School on Ash Wednesday, 9th February. Xavier Catholic Primary School was Blessed by Archbishop Hickey and officially opened on Thursday 19th May.
2006
The site for the new church at Forrest Road, Brookdale was blessed after the Ash Wednesday Mass on 1st March. The settlement process of the sale of the parish site in Armadale concluded on 21st September.
2007
Don Russell Homes commenced the construction of the new Presbytery on the 9th March. Archbishop Barry Hickey officially opened and blessed the new Church/Hall/Offices on Sunday, 24th June 2008
2008
The New Presbytery was occupied on the 23rd January.

SCHOENSTATT SHRINE

Opening Hours:  7.00am – 8.00pm

Mondays:  

6.45pm: Rosary Cenacle & Divine Mercy.

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Silent adoration with

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  

Fridays:               

10.00am Holy Mass, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 8.15pm.

OUR LADY’S MONTH OF MAY

Mondays & Fridays at 7.30pm:  May Devotion

Saturdays 3.00pm:   May Devotion and Rosary

Everyone is welcome!