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
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 3, 2023
WELCOME TO THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS!
MASS SCHEDULE: DECEMBER 4-10
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 RECONCILIATION ROOM
CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONATIONS There is an envelope enclosed for donations for flowers for our Christmas Season decor. Please note on the envelope who the flowers are for and who they are from. Deadline for your flower offerings is DECEMBER 15. You can place your flower envelopes in the collection, mail them to the parish office, or drop them in the mail slot at the parish office entrance. A list of flower intentions will be printed during the Christmas Season.
NEWS FROM THE ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY The group will meet on Thursday, December 7th beginning with Mass at noon, followed by a luncheon in the Garden Room. The afternoon will include a brief meeting and Bingo. Those attending should bring two $2 Bingo Prizes, one $5 door prize and one $10 raffle prize(optional). Please bring items for the nursing home. Following the activities in the Garden Room, the group will set up for the Annual Cookie Stroll in the parish hall. You will note enclosed with your bulletin, information on the Annual Cookie Stroll planned for Saturday, December 9th from 9 AM – 11 AM. There are several ways you can help with this event. Cookie baking will take place in the parish hall kitchen from 9 AM – 3 PM on Wednesday, December 6th. Please bring dough ready to bake. The flyer also gives information on drop-off times for your cookies and your donations for the Christmas Sale. All Christmas decorations will be available for a free-will offering. And we hope you PLAN TO JOIN US FOR THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE STROLL & CHRISTMAS DECORATION SALE. THANK YOU!
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 10, 2023
MASS SCHEDULE: DECEMBER 11-17
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
ADVENT RETREAT NIGHT Please join us for our Advent Retreat Night on Wednesday, December 13th. The evening begins with pizza and treats in the parish hall at 6 PM. Following supper Fr. Jim will lead a prayer service in the church. Then we welcome our speaker, Malu Lane, who will talk on the beauty of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please sign up for the event on the sheet in the back of church or call the parish office to register. O Come, O Come Emmanuel!
OUR PARISH CHRISTMAS TREE will be trimmed on Sunday, December 17th following 10:30 Mass. A luncheon will be served following the tree trimming. All are welcome to help trim the tree and join us for lunch!
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE The Christmas Holiday season will soon be here and St. Francis will be having the Christmas Giving Tree for another year. It was a great success last year thanks to all our parishioners. Your help is needed in identifying families in our community that could use some additional assistance during the holiday season. Please contact Donna Stubbe at 920-242-2353 and she will contact the family to get their holiday wish list.
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL As the 2023/24 Catholic Services Appeal continues, we are grateful to the parish families that have already made their gift or pledge. For us to achieve our overall goal of $63,338, it will require the active involvement and personal sacrifice of all members of our faith community. Thus far, 123 families have responded. We have reached a total of $36,228 in pledges. If you have not yet responded to the CSA, please set aside a moment to prayerfully consider a gift amount that reflects your blessings. Your gift will help tremendously and, together with your fellow parishioners, will enable the diocese to provide essential pastoral, educational, and human needs throughout northern Wisconsin. There are envelopes for your donation located in the blue basket near the ramp entrance. Thank you!!
NEW READER WORKBOOKS are here and can be found in the sacristy. The readings begin the first Sunday of Advent, December 3rd. Please check your name off when you pick up your book. Thank you.
A WONDERFUL FAMILY ADVENT ACTIVITY – REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR – EACH DAY ADD AN ITEM TO A BOX
After December 24th your boxes can be donated to the St. Francis Food Shelf. We ask that you verify expiration dates.
DECEMBER 1 BOX OF CEREAL
DECEMBER 2 JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER
DECEMBER 3 STUFFING MIX
DECEMBER 4 BOXED POTATOES
DECEMBER 5 MACARONI & CHEESE
DECEMBER 6 CANNED FRUIT
DECEMBER 7 CANNED TOMATOES
DECEMBER 8 CANNED TUNA
DECEMBER 9 DESSERT MIX
DECEMBER 10 JAR OF APPLESAUCE
DECEMBER 11 CANNED SWEET POTATOES
DECEMBER 12 CRANBERRY SAUCE
DECEMBER 13 CANNED BEANS
DECEMBER 14 BOX OF CRACKERS
DECEMBER 15 CAKE MIX
DECEMBER 16 CAN OF FROSTING
DECEMBER 17 PACKAGE OF PASTA
DECEMBER 18 SPAGHETTI SAUCE
DECEMBER 19 CAN GREEN BEANS
DECEMBER 20 CAN TOMATO SOUP
DECEMBER 21 CAN CORN
DECEMBER 22 CAN MIXED VEGETABLES
DECEMBER 23 CAN OF CARROTSTHANK YOU!
DECEMBER 24 BAG OF RICE
Welcome to our newest parish family member Collin & Erin Gray.
On November 26th we welcomed Logan John Schuster, son of John & Sara through the Sacrament of Baptism.+ Logan’s godparents are Joseph & Rachael Mooney.
Congratulations to our children who made their First Penance + on Saturday, December 9th.
NOVEMBER 12: $7,570.00
NOVEMBER 19: $7,288.00