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 16, 2018
MASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 17-23:
MONDAY 11:00 AM MEMORIAL MASS KEITH HOLDEN
TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 11:00 AM MEMORIAL MASS MARIE HAYES
THURSDAY 9:00 AM JOHN FLAHERTY (family)
FRIDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
SATURDAY 4:00 PM DANIEL RORABECK (family)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM JENNIFER LeMIEUX (Tom & Julie)
10:30 AM BOB PALUMBO (Margie & family)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
*CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: There are envelopes on the table in the gathering space of the church if you wish to purchase a flower in memory of a loved one(s). Please place your donation of $10 or more along with the names of your intentions in the collection basket or mail to the parish office.
*2019 CALENDARS have arrived. Please take one home and one for any friends or family who are unable to join us.
*OPLATKE (CHRISTMAS WAFER) can be found on the side altar. If you use this as part of your Christmas Celebrations please take some home.
OUR NEW ELEVATOR is now open and operating! Work on the new parish hall restrooms, ramp and street entrance is complete! The project is a great success thanks to the prayers and generosity of our parishioners! Thank the Good Lord! A reminder to please continue to make payments on your pledges. Payment envelopes are available in the blue baskets in the gathering space of the church.
TREE TRIMMING & LUNCHEON Next Sunday, following the 10:30 Mass our parish Christmas Tree will be trimmed. We welcome all students, adults and families to help. Following the trimming a luncheon will be served in the parish hall. All are welcome!!!
ALTAR SOCIETY COOKIE STROLL/CHRISTMAS SALE THANK YOU! to all of the individuals who helped with the success of the Eighth Annual Cookie Stroll. Again, we had enormous amounts of cookies donated by our parish members and friends of our parish members. Thus far we have over $3,800.00 which is an amazing amount for $7.00 per pound of cookies. We also had a beautiful selection of Christmas ornaments and decorations to choose from for a “free will” offering. We also wish to thank Super One for their generous donation of the bags and cookie containers as well as their continuing support. The members of the St. Francis Altar Society wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
CHANGES IN PARISH LEADERSHIP After many years of service as a parish trustee, Larry McDonald has retired. Our church community thanks Larry for his faithful service as a trustee and chairman of the Finance Council. Fr. Jim has now appointed Steve Tarnowski to the position of trustee. Steve is a member of the Finance Council and recently led the fundraising for the “Raise Us Up” Campaign. Fr. Jim has also appointed Nicole Olson to the membership of the Finance Council. We wish Steve and Nicole the best in their new roles of service at St. Francis Xavier.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:
Sunday, December 16th Grades K-5 – 9:15 AM
Wednesday, December 19th – Grades 6-8 – 6:00 PM; Grades 9-11 – 7:15 PM
Sunday, December 23rd - Youth Mass, 10:30 AM followed by Tree Trimming & Luncheon
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS There are currently openings for preschool part time aides and substitute teachers. Please send resumes and cover letter to Jaime Samarziya, 1419 Baxter Avenue, Superior, WI. 54880 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to save all General Mills boxtops, Milk Moola, plastic covers from milk jugs of all sizes. orange juice, juice drinks, ice cream and tops of plastic milk bags. We also collect Coke Rewards, aluminum cans and Loaves for Learning. There is a container in the gathering space of our church for your donations.
The Christmas Concerts are scheduled for Thursday, December 20th at 10 AM with the elementary and pre-school students and kindergarten through 5th grade will be at noon. Middle school and 5th grade band will be at 6:00 PM.
Sympathy & Prayers to the families of
Keith Holden, Marie Hayes & Delores Zalabski.
May they rest in peace. +
Congratulations and God’s Blessings to our newlyweds..
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Higgins (Jennifer Troup). +
DIVORCE CARE CLASS will begin on January 22, 2019, 6:30 PM in Cathedral’s Kress Hall, Room 6. The class is for people who are currently going through a divorce or those who have been through a divorce. To register call the Cathedral parish office at 715-392-8511 with your name and telephone number. Confidentiality is respected. For questions please call Jim Ronchak, class leader, at 715-394-4822. To learn more about Divorce Care check out the program at www.divorcecare.org.
COLLECTION DECEMBER 1-2:
Adult Envelopes $7,505.00
TOTAL $8,006.00 Food Shelf $75.00
MINISTRY SCHEDULE December 22-23
Cross Bearer – Paul Olson
Candles – Arlene Osterlund, CarrieAnn Michalski
Reader – Steve Tarnowski
Server – Hudson Michalski
Communion – Paul Olson
Ministers – Celia Tarnowski, Lorie Frink, Arlene Osterlund
Gift Bearers – Volunteers
December Ushers – Dembroskis, Volunteers
Cross Bearer – Dick Caffrey
Candles – Janet Walroos, Janet Lebard
Reader – Jean Dotterwick
Server – Nancy Lund
Communion – Janet Lebard
Ministers – Dan Lief, Virginia Michela, Gail Erdman
Gift Bearers – Bob/Gail Erdman
December Ushers – Randy Kline, Jim LeMieux, Bill Connolly
Cross Bearer – Student
Candles – Student
Reader – Student
Server – Student
Communion – Jen Saari
Ministers – Ernie Swartz, Dwane Anderson, Shirley Benson
Gift Bearers – Students
December Ushers – Tom Cannon, Jim Anklam, Bob Benson
PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY +
Do you have a need for yourself, a loved one, or a friend?
Call the PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY and prayers
will be offered for your special intentions.
No request is too small.