St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
- Saturday 5:00 pm
- Sunday 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 6:00 pm bilingual
- Monday at 12:00 noon
- Tuesday at 8:00 am
- Wednesday at 8:00 am, 7:00 pm
- Thursday at 8:00 am
- Friday at 8:00 am
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated as follows:
- Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm
- Wednesday 6:00 -6:45 pm
You may also call the parish office to schedule an appointment.
St. Francis Xavier is a parish in the Catholic Diocese of Savannah. The beginnings of the Church in this area of coastal Georgia date back some four hundred years, long before Oglethorpe established himself at Frederica. From 1566-1742 Spanish missionaries labored, suffered, and were martyred in this locality for the cause of the faith. In 1791 the island of Jekyll was purchased by the du Bignon family. From time to time the head of this family arranged to have a visiting priest celebrate Mass for his family and his slaves.