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 2, 2018
MASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 3-9:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
THURDAY 10:00 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at Golden Living Center.
FRIDAY 5:00 PM MASS OF ANTICIPATION / FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTI0N
LEON STILWELL (Betty)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM ROBERT (BOB) SITEK (family)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM MILTON HINZ (Clem & family)
10:30 AM JANELLE (CANNON) LANGDON (Jan, Tom & family)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
This weekend we welcome Fr. William Fider as our celebrant.
Fr. Fider is a retired priest from the Diocese of Duluth.
This week you will find an Advent Calendar with your bulletin with Scripture Readings on one side and our parish December events on the reverse side. Please take the calendar home for prayer during the Advent Season and keep up-to-date with parish happenings.
*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).
*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.
8TH ANNUAL ST. FRANCIS CHRISTMAS COOKIE STROLL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH – 9 AM – 1 PM
FESTIVE COOKIES, CANDIES, VARIETY OF TREATS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO JOIN US!
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 your payments on pledges. Payment envelopes are available in the blue baskets in the gathering space of the church.
OUR PENITENTIAL CANDLE Bishop Powers has asked all of our churches to burn a candle in the sanctuary to signify penance and care for those abused in any way by the church. Our candle is now burning on the side Marian Altar. We continue to pray for all victims of clergy
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL Thank you for filling out a Catholic Services Appeal
Envelope. For those who did not fill one out, please do so before you leave church today. No gift is too small, and our parish is trying to reach 100% participation. Thus far we have received $28,835.00 in pledges toward our goal of $51,480.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY will gather for the Annual Mitten Tree Party on Thursday, December 6th beginning at 5:30 PM in the Parish Hall. All who attend are asked to bring a dish to pass for a Potluck Supper and a $5 door prize and a $2 Bingo prize. All guests are asked to bring NEW mittens, hats, scarves to be distributed by the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Please call Jean at 715-398-6023 if you have questions or would like more information.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:
Sunday, December 2nd Grades K-5 – 9:15 AM
Tuesday, December 4th – Adult Formation – 9:30 AM
Wednesday, December 5th – Grades 6-8 – 6:00 PM; Grades 9-11 – 7:15 PM
Saturday, December 8th – Sacrament of First Penance – 10:30 AM
Middle School Youth Bell Ringing, Harbor View Super One – 10:00 AM – Noon
ADVENT RETREAT On Sunday, December 9th, we will gather for our annual Advent Retreat. The evening will begin with prayer at 5:30 PM followed by a light supper. We welcome Sister Pauline Micke, from the College of St. Scholastica, as our speaker. There is no charge for the evening. Please sign up in the gathering area of our church. Everyone welcome!
NEW READER BOOKS which begin the First Sunday of Advent, December 2 are available in the sacristy. Please make note on the sheet that you have picked yours up. Thank you!
ST. FRANCIS SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE will be accepting childrens’ pajamas and stockings. There is a bin in the gathering space of the church for your donations. These items will be shared with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Thank you!
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS There are currently openings for a 4th grade teacher and preschool part time aides. There is also a need for 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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 499 will meet at St. Anthony Parish on Tuesday, 4th beginning with the rosary at 6:30 PM. The business meeting will follow at 7:00 PM.
COLLECTION NOVEMBER 17-18:
Adult Envelopes $5,437.00
TOTAL $6,214.98 Food Shelf $127.00
MINISTRY SCHEDULE December 8-9
Cross Bearer – Volunteer
Candles – Lori Frink, Arlene Osterlund
Reader – Tom Wondolkowski
Server – Paul Olson
Communion – Val Sass
Ministers – Angel Booth Arlene Osterlund Lori Frink
Gift Bearers – Volunteers
December Ushers – Dembroskis, Volunteers
Cross Bearer – Dick Caffrey
Candles – Betty Krysiak, Janet Walroos
Reader – Thomas Shamla
Server – Eual Moore
Communion – Virginia Michela
Ministers – Dan Leif Kay Moore Barbara Carey
Gift Bearers – Shamla Family
December Ushers – Randy Kline, Jim LeMieux, Bill Connolly
Cross Bearer – Kirk Ilenda, Meara Moen, Aaron Moen
Candles – Meara Moen, Aaron Moen
Reader – Shannon Ilenda
Server – Ernie Swartz
Communion – Ronnie Ilenda
Ministers – Gretchen Olson, Tom Hansen, Kirk Ilenda
Gift Bearers – Darcy Moen, Gretchen Olson
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.