St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
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  • Sylvia K
    Singapore, Singapore151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil and Peaceful
    St Francis Xavier Church is located in Kuta. This is my second visit to Bali and I had previously promised that if I ever return, I will make a trip back to this church. Upon arriving to the car park, you will see the grand entrance of the church after a short flight of steps. The church hall was very peaceful and quiet and there is a calming and cooling sense when I step in (even though the fans were not turned on). The church does not have any church service or mass every Friday and Saturday but the church hall remained open for anyone like me who are ok to walk in to do our personal prayers. This church is near some factory outlets like Rip Curls and pretty near a few malls like Lippo Mall. Do drop by to pray in this church if you are in Kuta. The security guards at the entrance are very diligent and helpful - to stop traffic for my driver to drive in and out of the church.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spiritual
    We have visited St Francis Xavier Church on a number of occasions, this being the first post Covid. Beautiful Church, steps leading to the entrance which is flanked by statues and statues also atop the portico. beautiful interior with the stained-glass windows, 14 stations of the cross wall mounted and the altar with cross and figure of Christ depicting the crucifixion. Beautiful floral displays front the altar and other locations. Welcoming smiles and greetings from other churchgoers.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Christmas night at St Francis Xavier church
    visited this church twice before, but the latest visit was on 24 Dec,2023 when i had a short christmas celebration in Bali. i stayed at the hotel beside the church, after check in, i came here,but the worship already finished,so i just had some pics inside the church.it is the first time i enter the church,last two time when i visited here,i didnt enter the church.the interior of the church is beautiful,it is interesting to see some Bali elements in the church,love it! next time i will come again for sure!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 December 2023
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edyTBD
malaysia215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
We were informed the church has daily mass/service at 6AM, 3PM and 6PM. The english mass/service is on every sunday at 6PM.
Written 19 September 2016
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Georgio Valentino Rayala
Hyderabad, India16 759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
On the first day of my visit to Bali I visited Lippo mall and after exploring the mall I and my friend decided to visit this catholic church which is located just opposite to the mall. It is beautiful with a huge building and lots of crowds. The service is done in both English and Bahasa.
Written 4 March 2019
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Vace78
Manila, Philippines245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Ubud is the best place for raw vegans in Bali, but I stayed in Kuta just so I can go to daily Mass in this lovely church. Friendly priests and parishioners. They have 3 daily schedules, and the 3 pm Mass is special because the Host is exposed for a short period of adoration. Another plus: nearby adoration chapel doesn't close! I regret staying only for 5 days in Bali, and this church is one of the reasons I was sad to go!
Written 21 July 2015
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Kaizen1975
Bacolor, Philippines520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Its great to see a Catholic church erected in a Predominantly Muslim Indonesia and Hindu Bali. Masses start at 7am, and onwards but the English language mass is held at 6pm during Sundays. The church is beautifully adorned inside and is very modern outside, spacious parking and some food carts selling local delicacies outside. It is located in busy road that is very accessible to transportation and a walking distance to shopping malls and seafood restaurants.
Written 9 August 2016
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boylet03
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
On the last day of 2017, my wife and I were blessed to attend the Sunday mass in FX Church in Kuta. We opted to hear the Bahasa Indonesia mass at 9:30am instead of the English mass at 6pm. The 6pm mass then was a bit late timing for us, for attending it would have left us stuck in a private tour car while weaving through the traffic on New Year’s eve. We do not understand Bahasa Indonesia by the way (LOL), but then it was still a blessing to hear the mass in a different language together with the locals. Anyway the Catholic mass is celebrated essentially the same way in all parts of the world ;) So we just brought with us English printouts of the Sunday missalette and Gospel reflections.

One interesting thing about the FX Church is its somehow “modern” and minimalist look. It is a big air-conditioned church wherein you would see a big projector screen, modern-day lights and sounds system, and pews in good condition, which are all common sights in contemporary churches. A couple of statues at the altar and the Church’s interior are painted in plain beige/white color, which make the Church look simpler.

Another interesting sight is the altar. It does not have an elaborate and exquisite design like those in other centuries-old churches; but FX Church’s altar area has a big and beautifully sculpted crucifix with beads of light seemingly emitting from it. And behind the cross is a faint wall painting of angels who appear to be wearing traditional Balinese dress :)

Lastly, the choir of FX Church, composed of teenagers and young adults, also make this church a bit more interesting. They made the prayers more lively and heartfelt through their good singing. The male and female voices blended so well when they sing. The voices of the soloist and the cantor were admirable too.

Overall, FX Church is a simple church and may not always make it in the must-see lists in Bali; but it has few interesting points that should attract the Catholic tourists at least :)

P.S. We’ll attend the English mass on our next visit ;)
Written 9 February 2018
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RON88
Surabaya, Indonesia144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
when I wake up in the morning there is a bell from this church, this church is located close to the Lippo Plaza Mall
Written 24 December 2019
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balicomorotour
Kuta, Indonesia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Business
There is only one Catholic church in Kuta, Legian and seminyak area. If you want to pray on Sunday, this church has a Saturday Mass at 06:00 pm for Indonesian and Sunday at 07:00 am, 09:00 am for Indonesian and at 6:00 pm for ingris language. The church is full air conditioned.
Written 16 September 2017
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Sanjith N
Kochi (Cochin), India89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Church is located near to the Lippo Mall and the Vira Bali hotel - Sunday morning at 7 they are having the holly mass.

Well maintained and nice place to visit with plenty of lighting
Written 14 May 2019
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Andrew T
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Visited this simple and beautiful church with an amazing sunset as a backdrop. There is a chapel below dedicated to Mary.
Written 13 December 2018
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Kristine84_11
London80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
I always attempt to search and attend Catholic mass, to any new place we visit. I am glad to find St Francis Xavier church right in the bustling, busy main district in Kuta and considering this place has a dominance of Hindus an Muslims in the area. I went in on 3PM Sunday service(in Indonesian), though there's an English service at 6PM, it didn't matter to me coz the spirit of GOD's message is understandably the same. There's something special in this church: the white, sculptured images on the frontage are very imposing and uplifting
Written 20 July 2018
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