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
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 8, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 9-15:
MONDAY 9:00 AM MASS FOR IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
MARGARET ANECKI (Mary Ann & Tracie)
TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
THURSDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
SATURDAY 4:00 PM BERTHA WARNER (family)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
10:30 AM GEORGE & OLIVE BAILEN (family)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
SNOWSTORM UPDATE: Due to the snowstorm last weekend there is still the opportunity to sign up for the Parish Advent Retreat (this Sunday beginning at 5:30 PM in the hall). If you would like to attend please sign up in the back of church. Dinner is part of the evening.
Last weekend’s bulletin is available on the table in the Gathering Space. The bulletin contains an Advent Calendar and a donation envelope for flowers.
The Oplatke is available on the side altar.
ST. FRANCIS SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE will once again be collecting new pajamas and socks to be distributed to those in our community. There is a box in the gathering area for your donations. Thank you for your continuing support!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 Classes Grades K-5
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Adult Bible Study at 9:30 AM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Class for 6-8 at 6 PM/9-11 at 7:15 PM
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!
SUPERIOR CATHOLICS YOUTH GROUP will be serving with St. Vincent DePaul this year. Meet in Kress Hall to sort and prepare Christmas presents for those families in need throughout our community. Gifts are donated through the Cathedral School and delivered on December 14th. The schedule for the event is: 11 AM – Noon – sort gifts; Noon – 12:30 PM – Lunch will be provided and followed by gift delivery at 12:30 PM. (This is optional. Participants will be chaperoned by Youth Group Parents and members of St. Vincent DePaul. Please contact Virginia at 952-300-1671 to RSVP or with any questions on getting involved with our Youth Group!
BREATH OF HEAVEN ADVENT CONCERT is planned for Sunday, December 15th at 4 PM St. James Catholic Church located at 721 N. 57th Ave W in Duluth. One of the featured artists will be Jeff Urbaniak on the organ. Jeff often plays in our parish for funerals.
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS Sunday, December 15th at 4:00 PM at Pilgrim Lutheran Church with guest musicians from the Twin Ports. The afternoon will also include the Pilgrim Choir. All are welcome!
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 express our sympathy and prayers to the family of
Bishop Paul David Sirba, Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth.
May he rest in peace. +
COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 23-24:
Adult $5,024.00 Food Shelf $225.00
TOTAL $5,648.00 Thank you!!
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL $3,552.47
MINISTRY SCHEDULE December 14-15
Cross Bearer – PAUL OLSON,
Candles – CARRIEANN MICHALSKI, LORIE FRINK
Reader – TOM WONDOLKOWSKI
Server – KYLE MEHLUM
Communion – ANGELA BOOTH
Ministers – TOM WONDOLKOWSKI, LORIE FRINK, ARLENE OSTERLUND
Gift Bearers – USHERS
Ushers – BOB/RON DEMBROSKI, TED LAMERS
Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA
Candles – VIRGINIA MICHELA, JANET WALROOS
Reader – RICK DAVERN
Server – NANCY LUND
Communion – BONNIE MCDONALD
Ministers – LARRY MCDONALD, VIRGINIA MICHELA, JUDY DAVERN
Gift Bearers – BOB/GAIL ERDMAN
Ushers – TOM HAACK, JIM LEMIEUX, BRAYLON LEMIEUX
Cross Bearer – VOLUNTEER
Candles – VOLUNTEER, VOLUNTEER
Reader – JANE ANKLAM
Server – GRETCHEN OLSON
Communion – ERNIE SWARTZ
Ministers – DWANE ANDERSON, JANET LEBARD, VOLUNTEER
Gift Bearers – ANDERSON FAMILY
Ushers – TOM CANNON, JIM ANKLAM, PAT NUMMI
DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR PRAYER FOR YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE?
NO REQUEST IS TOO SMALL. CALL THE PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY AND A NETWORK OF PRAYERS WILL BE OFFERED FOR YOU INTENTION(S).
715-392-5876 715-398-5527 715-398-5661
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