ST FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CONGREGATION
2316 East Fourth Street, Superior, WI. 54880
Parish Office Hours: Monday -Friday 8 AM – 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
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 20, 2020
MASS SCHEDULE: DECEMBER 21-25
PLEASE NOTE: THE TWO CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES WILL BE TELEVISED IN THE PARISH HALL, ALLOWING FOR ADDITIONAL SEATING. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL SERVICES.
ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE
OPLATKE (CHRISTMAS WAFERS) can be found on the table in the 4th Street office entrance. If you use these in your Christmas celebrations, please take some home.
The contribution envelopes for 2021 have been mailed to all registered parishioners. If you did not receive your packet, please call Mary Margaret at the parish office.
MASS DISPENSATION: Due to the severity of the COVID crisis Bishop Powers has given a dispensation for attendance at Mass to all Catholics in the diocese. Our parish will continue to celebrate Masses but attendance is not required at this time. Should you not be feeling well, please pray at home.
The new Lector workbooks for Year B which begins the first Sunday of Advent, November 29h, are available in the sacristy. Please check your name off when you pick up your book. Thank you!
The 2021 Catholic Calendars are here. We have them on the table in the entry to the parish office (4th Street Entrance). Please stop by if you would like one.
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY – DECEMBER 27, 2020
MASS SCHEDULE, DECEMBER 26-JANUARY 3
READERS: DECEMBER 26-27
4:00 PM MASS KYLE MEHLUM
9:00 AM MASS BERNIE TOMZAK
10:30 AM ERNIE SWARTZ
READERS: DECEMBER 31-JANUARY 1
4:00 MASS TOM WONDOLKOWSKI
10:30 MASS EUAL MOORE
READERS: JANUARY 2-3
4:00 PM MASS PAUL OLSON
9:00 AM MASS RICK DAVERN
10:30 AM MASS CHRIS SWANSON
COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The parish has an immediate opening for a Coordinator of Religious Education. The position is part-time and involves supervision and planning for our religious education program (K-11). Please contact Fr. Jim for further information or an application.
ST. FRANCIS FOOD SHELF
The food shelf is in need of brown paper bags to provide families with non-perishable food items. They can be left in the wooden box in the gathering space of the church. Thank you!
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
We are in need of substitute teachers. A four-year degree is required but the degree does not have to be in education. Contact Melissa in the main office at 715-392-2976 for more information. The Cathedral Home and School Association continues to collect Box Tops for Education. They can be found on several products including food, household items, tableware, office supplies and even bakeware. These can be dropped off at the school office. Thank you!
Recently, through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcomed +Adam Charles Ilenda, son of Kevin & Adnana. Adam’s godparents are Jerry & Kim Weber.
UPDATE: CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
OUR PARISH’S FAIR SHARE: $50,838.00
TOTAL RECEIVED: $34,700.00
REMAINING TO RAISE: $16,138.00
Thank you to all who have pledged! No gift is too small. These funds provide assistance to the many programs in our diocese.
NOVEMBER 29: $5,462.00
DECEMBER 6: $6,421.00
2020 CHARITABLE GIVING REMINDER
Gifts received by December 31st or postmarked December 31st can help reduce 2020 Federal Income Tax. The IRS does not allow 2020 tax credit for checks that are received after December 31st even if the checks are dated 2020.