ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CONGREGATION
2316 East Fourth Street, Superior, WI. 54880
Parish Office: 715-398-7174 Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 8AM – 4 PM
Diocese of Superior Website: www.catholicdos.org
St. Francis Parish Website: www.stfrancisxaviersuperior.com
Fr. Jim Tobolski, Pastor
Mary Margaret Sitek, Parish Secretary
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 15, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 16-22-
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM RONALD HOGAN (friends)
THURSDAY 10:00 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at Golden Living.
FRIDAY 9:00 AM DONALD LARSEN (Jim Izzard)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM PATRICIA LITCHKE (St. Francis Altar Society)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
10:30 AM MARILYN CHRISTOPHERSON (St. Francis Altar Society)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
IMPACT – THE WORLD WAITS for the month of December is attached to your bulletin this week. There are extra copies on the table in the gathering space of the church.
ST. FRANCIS SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE will once again be collecting new pajamas and socks to be distributed to those in our community. There is a box in the gathering area for your donations. Thank you for your continuing support!
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL met recently. Copies of the minutes are available on the table in the gathering space of church.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 Classes Grades K-5
We are asking all students from our parish who attend Cathedral School to attend class this Sunday, December 15th from 9; 15 AM – 10:15 AM. They will meet in the Garden Room.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 Adult Bible Study at 9:30 AM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 Class for 6-8 at 6 PM/9-11 at 7:15 PM
Middle School Large Group Event for Advent
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 Sacrament of First Penance – 10:30 AM
Reception to follow.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES (continued)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 Youth Mass – 10:30 AM
Trimming of Parish Christmas Tree
Luncheon to follow.
PLEASE NOTE: There are no classes on December 29th, 25th; January 1st.
Classes resume on January 5th and 8th.
ATTENTION READERS The new Lector Workbooks for Year A which begins the First Sunday of Advent, December 1st are available in the sacristy. Please check your name off when you pick up your book. Thank you!
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY ANNUAL COOKIE STROLL Another successful cookie bake! Thank you to all who participated by planning, baking, monetary donations, shopping and working the stroll. Thank you, too, to Super One for donating the cookie containers and bags for the shoppers. Again, thank you to all who helped make this year’s event a success! This year’s profit was $3700.00.
Merry Christmas and Happy 2020!
BREATH OF HEAVEN ADVENT CONCERT is planned for Sunday, December 15th at 4 PM St. James Catholic Church located at 721 N. 57th Ave W in Duluth. One of the featured artists will be Jeff Urbaniak on the organ. Jeff often plays in our parish for funerals.
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS Sunday, December 15th at 4:00 PM at Pilgrim Lutheran Church with guest musicians from the Twin Ports. The afternoon will also include the Pilgrim Choir. All are welcome!
EXPRESSIONS OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2019/20 CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
If you have not yet responded to the 2019-20 CSA, please set aside a moment to prayerfully consider a gift amount that your means will permit. A total of $29,940 has been pledged from our parishioners representing 119 families. Our parish “fair share” responsibility for the coming year is $51,346. Thank you to all who have already pledged.
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
The Middle School Christmas Concert is planned for Wednesday, December 18 at 6 PM in the Cathedral of Christ the King Church.
Substitute teachers are needed. A 4 year degree is required but does not have to be in education.
We are still accepting registrations for K-8 for this school year.
Please continue to save pop tabs for our 1st graders and Box Tops for Education, Coke Rewards, aluminum cans, cancelled stamps and Loaves 4 Learning.
We offer our sympathy & prayers to the families of
Don Burm and James White. May they rest in peace. +
COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1:
TOTAL $2,007.76 (Blizzard Weekend L)
MINISTRY SCHEDULE December 21-22
Cross Bearer – ARLENE OSTERLUND
Candles – CARRIEANN MICHALSKI, SUE KOEHLER
Reader – EUAL MOORE
Server – KYLE MEHLUM
Communion – ARLENE OSTERLUND, PAUL OLSON
Ministers – CELIA TARNOWSKI, STEVE TARNOWSKI
Gift Bearers – STEVE/CELIA TARNOWSKI
Ushers – BOB/RON DEMBROSKI, TED LAMERS
Cross Bearer – DICK CAFFREY
Candles – MICHAEL SHAMLA, JANET WALROOS
Reader – THOMAS SHAMLA
Server – NANCY LUND
Communion – KATHY HESSELGRAVE, CAROLYN SWEENEY
Ministers – DAN LEIF, PETE RABOIN
Gift Bearers – SHAMLA FAMILY
Ushers – TOM HAACK, JIM LEMIEUX, BRAYLON LEMIEUX
10:30 mass – YOUTH MASS
Cross Bearer – STUDENT
Candles – STUDENT, STUDENT
Reader – STUDENT
Server – STUDENT
Communion – JANET LEBARD, ERNIE SWARTZ
Ministers – GRETCHEN OLSON, VOLUNTEER
Gift Bearers – STUDENTS
Ushers – TOM CANNON, JIM ANKLAM, PAT NUMMI
DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR PRAYER FOR YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE?
NO REQUEST IS TOO SMALL. CALL THE PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY AND A NETWORK OF PRAYERS WILL BE OFFERED FOR YOU INTENTION(S).
715-392-5876 715-398-5527 715-398-5661
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