Welcome to

Cresson Catholic Community

Saint Francis Xavier

Parish Website

211 Powell Avenue
Cresson, PA 16630
Phone: (814) 886-2374
 Fax: (814) 886-2498

Rev. Leo F. Arnone

Father Matthew Reese
Temporary Administrator
Diocesan Director of Vocations
As the Roman Catholic Parishes in Cresson, Pennsylvania are clustered, that is, distinct parishes, but sharing one priest, the Masses are scheduled between them: 

 St. Francis Xavier Church (FX)
211 Powell Avenue, Cresson, PA  16630
St. Aloysius Church (SA)
7911 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630


Monday, Wednesday, Saturday - 8:00am (FX)

Tuesday & Thursday- 8:00am (SA)

Friday - All Saints Catholic School Mass - 9:00am  (FX)


Saturday 4:00 PM  (FX)
Sunday 8:00 AM (FX)
Sunday 10:30 AM (SA)

How lovely are your altars, Lord, 
upon the Cresson mount
The Gospel preached, 
the waters poured 
from Church’s saving fount.

How lovely too your sacred courts 
where grace and mercy flow
With absolution’s pardon, peace 
and freedom here below.

How beautiful, where Sacred Host 
is raised aloft on high
And priestly hands lift chalice too
To meet the Cresson sky.

How lovely is your house O Lord, 
your presence undeserved,
How beautiful upon the heights 
the mercies of the Lord!

February 8 is the Patronal Feastday of St. Josephine Bakhita, patroness of Fr. Leo's military base parish in Djibouti, Africa.
A link to St. Josephine Bakhita's Novena (beginning on January 31) is found below: