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
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 5, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: DECEMBER 6-12
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION
The new workbook for readers can be found in the sacristy. Please check your name off when you pick yours up. Thank you.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION – GRADES K-12 – 2021/22
The schedule for classes is as follows: On Sunday mornings grades K-5 meet at 9:15 AM and on Wednesday evenings grades 6-8 meet at 6:15 and grades 9-11 meet at 7:15. Calendars were distributed to all families, however, if you do not have one, please contact Dwane at 715-398-7175.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE
The annual Christmas sale will be on December 11th along with the Cookie Stroll. Please bring your donations to the parish hall after Masses. For more info call Irene (715-398-5448).
ST. FRANCIS SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
The Social Action Committee will be providing Christmas Baskets for those in our community in need. They will be distributed on Friday, December 17th through our parish office. We provide a large box of non-perishable food items and a gift card to purchase a turkey or ham. In order to provide these baskets, we are in need of the following: Stove Top Turkey Dressing, Boxed Mashed Potatoes, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned Cranberries, Cake Mixes & Frosting and Pancake Mix & Syrup. Your donations can be left in the wooden box in the gathering space of the church. Thank you for continuing support! There will be a container in the gathering space for your donations.
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 12, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: DECEMBER 13-19
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
Congratulations to our young people receiving the Sacrament of Penance for the first time on December 11th at 10:30 AM. Special thanks to Sandi Anderson for her help in preparing our children for this special day!
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
If you have not yet responded to the 2021/22 CSA, please set aside a moment to prayerfully consider a gift amount that your means will permit. Be assured that the Lord knows what is in your heart and how you share your gifts. While it is understood that we cannot all give equally, we are still called by the Gospel to give of ourselves in a way that reflects our blessings. Your gift, whether large or small, matters greatly to the diocese, our parish and to the Lord! Scripture tells us, “There is more happiness in giving than receiving!”
HELP YOUR CATHEDRAL SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Please remember that CHASA (Cathedral Home and School Association still collect Box Tops for Education, Coke Rewards, and pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Duluth/Superior. You are now also able to support Cathedral School through Amazon Smile. We thank you for your continued support for the school and community! CHASA is an organization for the purpose of enhancing and supporting the educational experience of Cathedral School, to develop a closer connection between school and home encouraging parent involvement and to improve the environment of Cathedral School through volunteer and financial support. Our members are parents and guardians of students, principal, teachers, teacher-aides and other staff of Cathedral School and have voting rights. No membership fee is required and is open to anyone who would like to participate.
Bulletins are mailed to all registered parishioners. If you are a registered family or individual and are not receiving the bulletin, please call the parish office and the bulletin will be sent to you.
ADVENT CALENDARS/CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONATION ENVELOPES
Donation envelopes can be found on the table in the gathering space of the church. The calendars feature Scripture Reflections on one side and the parish activities for December on the other side. If you wish to honor a loved one with a Christmas Plant, please place your donation of $10 or more in the envelope and note the name(s) of your loved ones who you are honoring. The OPLATKE can be found on the side altar. A list of Christmas Flowers will be printed in our bulletin during the Christmas Season.
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 4-5
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, DECEMBER 8TH, MASS AT 6 PM
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 11-12
PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to have Gift Bearers at Masses at this time.
NOVEMBER 14: $6,337.00
NOVEMBER 21: $6,526.00