weekly bulletin

weekly bulletin - december 9th, 2018

Updated: Dec 18, 2018

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 9, 2018

ADVENT RETREAT – 5:30 PM

MASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER 10-16:

MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE

TUESDAY 9:00 AM SHIRLEY (SHERLOCK) TURNER (Debbie Else)

WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass with the children at Cathedral.

THURSDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE

FRIDAY 9:00 AM BERTHA WARNER (family)

SATURDAY 4:00 PM HENRY (BUD) LITCHKE (Ray Beauto)

SUNDAY 9:00 AM BEN PAUL (Clem & family)

10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM

HOLIDAY NOTES:

*CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: There are envelopes on the table in the gathering space of the church if you wish to purchase a flower in memory of a loved one(s). Please place your donation of $10 or more along with the names of your intentions in the collection basket or mail to the parish office.

*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.

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 to make payments on your 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

abuse.

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

$30,585 in pledges toward our goal of $51,480.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:

Sunday, December 9th Grades K-5 – 9:15 AM

Tuesday, December 11th – Adult Formation – 9:30 AM

Wednesday, December 12th – Grades 6-8 – 6:00 PM; Grades 9-11 – 7:15 PM

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 preschool part time aides and substitute teachers. Please send resumes and cover letter to Jaime Samarziya, 1419 Baxter Avenue, Superior, WI. 54880 or email to j.samarziya@superiorcathedralschool.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.

This weekend we offer our prayers and best wishes

to our newlyweds +

Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Dushkin (Julianna Polson).

In Gratitude…

A sincere thank you to everyone who assisted Jon in his accident on November 10th in front of church.

You are all very much appreciated.

God Bless You All!

Jon & Judy Lybeck

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL November was a month of Great Need! Our society provided for shelter needs for many of the homeless of our community. Thank you who contributed so generously to the recent collection. Our next meeting is at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 11th at the Catholic Charities Building, 1416 Cumming Avenue. (715-398-4039)

COLLECTION NOVEMBER 24-25:

Adult Envelopes $5,038.00

Loose 633.85

TOTAL $5,671.85 Thanksgiving/Food Shelf $375.00

MINISTRY SCHEDULE December 15-16

4:00 mass

Cross Bearer – Paul Olson

Candles – CarrieAnn Michalski, Lorie Frink

Reader – Celia Tarnowski

Server – Tom Wondolkowski

Communion – Steve Tarnowski

Ministers – Lorie Frink, Kyle Mehlum, Nick Mehlum

Gift Bearers – Dembroski Boys

December Ushers – Dembroskis, Volunteers

9:00 mass

Cross Bearer – Tom Michela

Candles – Janet Lebard, Virginia Michela

Reader – April Campbell

Server – Pete Raboin

Communion – Kathy Hesselgrave

Ministers – Barbara Carey, Virginia Michela, Gail Erdman

Gift Bearers – Teri/Jeff Collins

December Ushers – Randy Kline, Jim LeMieux, Bill Connolly

10:30 mass

Cross Bearer – Saari Family

Candles – Saari Family

Reader – Sandi Anderson

Server – Ernie Swartz

Communion – Jen Saari

Ministers – Kade Walpole, Bernie Tomzak, Gretchen Olson

Gift Bearers – Anderson Family

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.

715-398-5661 715-492-5876

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Address |

2316 East Fourth Street

Superior, WI 54880

​​Phone |

Office: 715-398-7174

Prayer Requests: 715-398-5661

Email​ |

mary@stfrancisxavier.us

Office Hours |

Monday -Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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