Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., delivers the homily on the first Sunday of Advent ­­and the eve of Saint Francis Xavier's feast day commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Brunswick.

St. Francis Xavier Church, Brunswick, celebrates 150th anniversary

Originally Appeared in : 9825-12/6/18

St. Francis Xavier Church in Brunswick, named for and by the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) who first served at the church as early as 1844, celebrated its 150th anniversary Dec. 2 with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. For 500 years the sacraments have been celebrated in the Golden Isles by priests traveling with Spanish explorers, according to the parish Facebook. The parish has also been served by diocesan priests (1871-1897, 2014-present), the Marists (1897-1988) and Conventual Franciscans (1988-2014). 


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