St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish

For any parish to grow as a community a formal meeting place apart from the church is neededLand that was owned by the Holy Family Sisters, on which originally their school had stood, was purchased from them and levelled. In 1986 the Parish hall was built on that land. The Church has been designed to incorporate the liturgy of the Second Vatican Council (1963 – 1965). There is emphasis on communal worship and on the Eucharist as the central act of the Liturgy.

As you enter the church the first thing that meets your eye is the large cross suspended outside between two large beams. These beams focus your attention on the altar, the lectern and the cross, which remind you of the sacrifice of Calvary. On the altar the sacrifice of Calvary is re-enacted and the cross outside the window shows this sacrifice going out to the world, redeeming it. There is no figure on the cross, as Christ is now risen from the dead and is present in the world through his Spirit.

Source: http://stfrancisxavier.org.za