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
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
TOTAL $ 5,537.50 Food Shelf $525.00
NEW YEARS EVE MASSES MINISTRIES:
NEW YEARS EVE AND DAY:
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
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
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
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
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.”