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WEEKLY BULLETIN - DECEMBER 1ST, 2019

Updated: Dec 9, 2019

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

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 1, 2019

MASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 2-8:

MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE

WEDNESDAY 11:15 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel.

FRIDAY 9:00 AM ROBERT (BOB) SITEK (family)

SATURDAY 4:00 PM LEON STILWELL (Betty)

SUNDAY 9:00 AM MILT HINZ (Clem & family)

10:30 AM JANELLE (CANNON) LANGDON (Tom & Jan)

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM

RECONCILIATION ROOM

ADVENT NEWS This weekend you will find an Advent Calendar with your bulletin with Scripture Readings on one side and our parish December Calendar on the reverse side. Please take the calendar home for prayer during this holy season.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS There is an envelope attached to your bulletin this week in which to place your donation of $10 or more to purchase a plant in memory of a loved one(s).

2020 CALENDARS have arrived and are available in the gathering space of the church. Please take one home for yourself and any others who you think would like one.

OPLATKE CHRISTMAS WAFER can be found on the side altar. If you use this as part of your Christmas Celebrations please take some home. There are four wafers in each packet.

ST. FRANCIS PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday, December 3rd at 4:30 PM in the Garden Room. Parishioners are always welcome.

ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY will meet on Thursday, December 5th at 1 PM in the Garden Room. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Gerrie Copiskey & Sue Koehler. All women of the parish are welcome.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 Adult Bible Study at 9:30 AM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Class for 6-8 at 6 PM/9-11 at 7:15 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Middle School students will ring bells for the Salvation Army from noon – 2 PM at the East End Super One.

ADVENT RETREAT is planned for Sunday, December 8th beginning with a Prayer Service at 5:30 PM followed by dinner and a presentation by Fr. Inna of the Cathedral Cluster. He will speak on the Season of Advent. There is no charge. There is a sign-up sheet in the gathering area of the church. Confirmation students are asked to attend. If you have any questions or want more information contact Ernie at 715-394-6489 or 715-398-7174.

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!

9TH ANNUAL COOKIE STROLL – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH - 9 AM – 1 PM

All are invited to purchase our cookies, bread and candies for sale!

The cookies will be $7 per pound – candy and breads will be priced separately.

Anyone interested in decorating or baking cookies for the upcoming cookie stroll is invited to the parish hall on Thursday, December 5th from 9 AM – 2 PM. Please bring your cookie dough ready to bake or cookies ready to decorate and any special materials to make your cookies the best ever! Please call Arlene at 715-392-5876.

CHRISTMAS DÉCOR FOR SALE During the Cookie Stroll there will be a large assortment of Christmas and Holiday Décor for sale! If you have any holiday décor in good condition please consider donating it to the sale. Items can be brought to the parish office Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM or Friday from 8 AM – 3:30 PM.

A FREE-WILL offering will be accepted. If you would like more information contact Irene at 715-298-5448. Thank you!!

AN ITEM OF IMPORTANCE When you have a family member or friend who is hospitalized and would like a visit from Fr. Jim, please call the parish office. Due to the privacy laws the hospitals can no longer call the parish. Thank you.

ITALIAN BUFFET – SATURDAY 12/7 – 5:30-8:00 PM will be held at the College of St. Scholastica, Somer’s Lounge. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds will help Sr. Gaudensia, OSB, from Tanzania to purchase a bus for the children she serves. Sister will be present to provide information on her school.

SUPERIOR CATHOLICS YOUTH GROUP will be serving with St. Vincent DePaul this year. Meet in Kress Hall to sort and prepare Christmas presents for those families in need throughout our community. Gifts are donated through the Cathedral School and delivered on December 14th. The schedule for the event is: 11 AM – Noon – sort gifts; Noon – 12:30 PM – Lunch will be provided and followed by gift delivery at 12L30 PM. (This is optional. Participants will be chaperoned by Youth Group Parents and members of St. Vincent DePaul. Please contact Virginia at 952-300-1671 to RSVP or with any questions on getting involved with our Youth Group!

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. Be assured the Lord knows what is in your heart and how you share your gifts. While it is understood that we cannot all give equally, we are still called by the Gospel to give of ourselves in a way that reflects our blessings. Your gift, whether large or small,

matters greatly to the diocese, our parish and to the Lord!


COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 16-17:

Adult $4,268.00 Food Shelf $235.00

Loose 771.88

TOTAL $5,039.99 Thank you!

MINISTRY SCHEDULE December 7-8

4:00 mass

Cross Bearer – STEVE TARNOWSKI

Candles – CARRIEANN MICHALSKI, ARLENE OSTERLUND

Reader – CELIA TARNOWSKI

Server – PAUL OLSON

Communion – TOM WONDOLKOWSKI

Ministers – STEVE TARNOWSKI, ARLENE OSTERLUND, STEVE TARNOWSKI

Gift Bearers – USHERS

Ushers – BOB/RON DEMBROSKI, TED LAMERS

9:00 mass

Cross Bearer – DICK CAFFREY

Candles – BARBARA CAREY, GAIL ERDMAN

Reader – DIANNE CAFFREY

Server – EUAL MOORE

Communion – KATHY HESSELGRAVE

Ministers – BARBARA CAREY, VIRGINIA MICHELA, GAIL ERDMAN

Gift Bearers – TERI/JEFF COLLINS

Ushers – TOM HAACK, JIM LEMIEUX, BRAYLON LEMIEUX

10:30 mass

Cross Bearer – ALEX LARSON

Candles – ADDY LISDAHL, AVERY PROCHAZKA

Reader – TOM HANSEN

Server – SUE BLANK

Communion – DAN BLANK

Ministers – SHANNON ILENDA, RONNIE ILENDA, KIRK ILENDA

Gift Bearers – ILENDA FAMILY

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

Arlene Virginia Barbara


Contact

Address |

2316 East Fourth Street

Superior, WI 54880

​​Phone |

Office: 715-398-7174

Prayer Requests: 715-398-5661

Email​ |

mary@stfrancisxavier.us

Office Hours |

Monday -Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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