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
*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
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 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.
This weekend we offer our prayers and best wishes
to our newlyweds +
Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Dushkin (Julianna Polson).
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
TOTAL $5,671.85 Thanksgiving/Food Shelf $375.00
MINISTRY SCHEDULE December 15-16
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
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
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.