Saint Francis Xavier Parish of Acushnet is a Roman Catholic Parish. All our thoughts, words, and actions find their source and strength in the Holy Eucharist. This Blessed Sacrament, given to the Church by Christ at the Last Supper to impress more firmly the greatness of His love, is celebrated each and every day at Holy Mass. As Roman Catholics we believe, as did the first Christians, that the Holy Communion which we share under the appearance of bread & wine is this same “flesh and blood of the incarnate Jesus by the power of his own words contained in the prayer of thanksgiving” (St Justin Martyr –First Apology – 155 AD).
This Blessed Sacrament is the source of our charity toward God and neighbor, and leads to an authentic union with Christ. This sacrament is not only to be received, but to be adored. Therefore the Church, our parish, reserves this Blessed Sacrament in reverent view to be greatly esteemed in Adoration by all who would pray and worship faithfully before Our Lord in the Real Presence of the Holy Eucharist.
As Catholics we believe that by the sincere confession of our sins, we are reconciled to God through the ministry of the Holy Priesthood which was instituted by Jesus during the commission of His Apostles.
The Sacraments of Baptism, Confession (Penance), and the Holy Eucharist form the individual in a continuous life in the Spirit, a sacramental life of grace which leads each Catholic to his or her particular vocation. Vocation is Jesus’ call to each of his disciples to live a holy life as single or married, priest or spouse. This vocation is the authentic journey which seeks truth and love in imitation of Jesus Christ.
We invite you to join us in this authentic journey toward the destiny for which you were created: to know, love, and serve God who gave his only-begotten Son, so you might have everlasting life.