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WEEKLY BULLETIN - DECEMBER 29TH, 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

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY – DECEMBER 29, 2019

MASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 30-JANUARY 5-

MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE

TUESDAY, NEW YEAR’S EVE

4:00 PM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS

WEDNESDAY, NEW YEAR’S DAY

10:30 AM ROLLAND PLUNKETT (David & Gretchen Olson)

FRIDAY 9:00 AM GEORGE & EVA BURGNER (Virginia)

SATURDAY 4:00 PM LEON STILWELL (Betty)

SUNDAY 9:00 AM PATRICIA LITCHKE (Betty Krysiak)

10:30 AM KATHLEEN HANSON (Darlene Olson)

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

RECONCILIATION ROOM

A note from our pastor…

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to you for your generosity to me during the Christmas Season. I appreciate your many cards, gifts and wonderful treats!

As we celebrate the New Year I am filled with great hope.

My prayers are with you for a Happy, Healthy 2020!!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION The parish office will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. In case of an emergency please call 715-398-7174.

VATICAN HOLY CARDS Fr. Jim recently traveled with Bishop Powers to Rome for meetings. Fr. Jim had the honor of meeting Pope Francis and concelebrating Mass with the Holy Father at St. Peter’s. Fr. Jim brought back some holy cards with Pope Francis’ picture and a prayer. The cards are in a basket on the table in back of church. Please take a card home with you.

ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY will meet on Thursday, January 2nd at 1 PM in the Garden Room. All ladies of the parish are welcome. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Julie Kaluza & Arlene Osterlund.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES

PLEASE NOTE: There are no classes on December 29th or 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!

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS Our first grade continues to collect pop-tops to help the Shriner’s Hospital purchase children’s wheel chairs. Substitute teachers are needed – a 4 year degree is required but the degree does not need to be in education. The Cathedral Home and School Association participates in several programs – Box Tops for Education, Coke Rewards, aluminum cans, cancelled stamps and Loaves 4 Learning. These items can be brought to the school office.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 499 will hold the monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 7th at St. Anthony Parish in Allouez. The evening begins with recitation of the rosary at 6:30 PM followed by the business meeting at 7 PM.

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.


We offer our sympathy & prayers to the families of

Patricia Walsh & Patricia Demeyer.

May they rest in peace. +

COLLECTION: DECEMBER 14-15:

Adult $ 4,847.00

Loose 690.50

TOTAL $ 5,537.50 Food Shelf $525.00

NEW YEARS EVE MASSES MINISTRIES:

NEW YEARS EVE AND DAY:

4:00PM MASS

Cross Bearer – PAUL OLSON

Candles – CELIA TARNOWSKI, CARRIEANN MICHALSKI

Reader – STEVE TARNOWSKI

Server – DWANE ANDERSON

Communion Ministers – PAUL OLSON, STEVE TARNOWSKI, CELIA TARNOWSKI, VAL SASS

Gift Bearers – SANDI AND ROBERT ANDERSON

Ushers – DECEMBER USHERS

10:30AM MASS

Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA

Candles – VIRGINIA MICHELA, VOLUNTEER

Reader – JANE ANKLAM

Server – ERNIE SWARTZ

Communion Minister – PAULETTE WHITE, JANET LEBARD, BIRGINIA MICHELA

Gift Bearers – BENSON FAMILY

Ushers – JIM ANKLAM (2 VOLUNTEERS)

MINISTRY SCHEDULE JANUARY 4-5

4:00 mass

Cross Bearer – DWANE ANDERSON

Candles – SUE KOEHLER, ARLENE OSTERLUND

Reader – CELIA TARNOWSKI

Server – KYLE MEHLUM

Communion – ARLENE OSTERLUND, DWANE ANDERSON

Ministers – LORIE FRINK, VAL SASS

Gift Bearers – SANDI/ROBERT ANDERSON

Ushers – BOB DEMBROSKI, JERRY BEAUCHAMP, TEM LAMERS

9:00 mass

Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA

Candles – VIRGINIA MICHELA, BARBARA CAREY

Reader – CAROLYN SWEENY

Server – PETE RABOIN

Communion – JUDY DAVERN, BARBARA CAREY

Ministers – DAN LEIF, VIRGINIA MICHELA

Gift Bearers – GARY/JAN ABRAHAMSON

Ushers – RANDY KLINE, JIM AND JOE VANO

10:30 mass –

Cross Bearer – VOLUNTEER

Candles – AARON MOEN, MEARA MOEN

Reader – MARY GRACE WENER

Server – ERNIE SWARTZ

Communion – GRETCHEN OLSON. JANET LEBARD

Ministers – VOLUNTEER, VOLUNTEER

Gift Bearers – VOLUNTEERS

Ushers – TOM CANNON, HOWIE MACKEY, BOB BENSON/OR VOLUNTEER


HOLY HUMOR

Our youngest daughter, Nancy, was almost four. My wife and I and our four older children had tried to prepare Nancy for Christmas by talking with her about the real meaning of Christmas and why the family celebrated it.

Nancy had a wonderful Christmas with a lot of presents and toys. A few days later she was talking with her older sister about what a great Christmas she had, and said, “I sure hope Joseph and Mary have another baby.”

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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