Welcome to SFX

Our dear sojourner in faith,

You are most welcome to the Church of St Francis Xavier, here in Petaling Jaya. Thank you for standing up in the midst of our large congregation and witnessing to us Jesus Christ - the face of our Father's mercy. We thank you, too, for your great gesture of love that is etched in your heart for God and for one another. Indeed, "God has found a way to unite himself to every human being in every age"(JG 113) and according to the "great plan of his fatherly love", (JG 114).

And Pope Francis in his Joy of Gospel (JG) teaches us to know that we, as God's leaven in the midst of humanity, must know that "the Church is called to be the house of the Father, with doors always wide open,"(JG 47) and she "must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel," (JG 114).

Indeed, it is a privilege and joy to welcome you as a member of our worshipping community with the aim of being better acquainted with you. We pray and hope that you too will get to know us and befriend us! St Paul in his letter to the Romans writes "that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine," (Rom 1:12b). This is friendship!

Yes, we are friends and Jesus has said: I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father, (john 15:15). Let us, then, celebrate God's friendship with us and learn to recognise him who is MERCY!

Once again we say:
"Welcome to St Francis Xavier Church."

Fr. Lawrence Andrew SJ
Parish Priest