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2316 East Fourth Street

Superior, WI 54880

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mary@stfrancisxavier.us

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WEEKLY BULLETIN - FEBRUARY 23RD, 2020

Updated: Mar 2

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

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - FEBRUARY 23, 2020


MARDI GRAS PIZZA PARTY – FOLLOWING 4:00 MASS

MASS SCHEDULE – FEBRUARY 17-23:

MONDAY 9:00 AM C0MMUNION SERVICE

TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE

ASH WEDNESDAY

9:00 AM ROBERT SITEK (John Vogt)

6:00 PM MARY ZATKO (Gloria, Robert & families)

THURSDAY 9:00 AM JANET HUGHES (Eileen McDonald)

FRIDAY 9:00 AM ROLLAND PLUNKETT (Betty Krivinchuk)

SATURDAY 4:00 PM PATRICIA CERTANO (Paulette White)

SUNDAY 9:00 AM JERRY MOE (Betty & family)

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

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


This Wednesday, February 26, we begin the Season of Lent. Masses, along with the distribution of ashes, will take place at 9 AM & 6 PM.

Attached to your bulletin this week you will find a 2020 LENTEN CALENDAR. This includes Daily Scripture Meditations and the parish schedule for our parish’s services and activities.


Also, please note the TRADITIONAL LENTEN DISCIPLINES are also included with the calendar. There are additional calendars on the table in the gathering space of the church if you wish to take one to someone who is unable to join us at Mass.


ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Tuesday of the month (beginning March 3). The evening will typically begin with Mass at 5 PM followed by adoration time and concluding with Benediction at 7 PM. Please consider signing up for a half-hour prayer slot – the sign-up sheet is on the table in the gathering space of the church. Should you have questions please call Katy at 262-347-8705.


COME AND SHARE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Grades K-6 9:15 AM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Adult Bible Study – 9:30

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 6:00 PM All students are expected to attend Mass.

AS WE ENTER THE COLD AND FLU SEASON our parish has made changes to the distribution of Holy Communion to help prevent the spread of illness. The distribution of Holy Communion will be limited to the host alone with only the priest having the chalice. This is a temporary liturgical modification that will be lifted once we are through the cold and flu season.

RCIA AT ST. FRANCIS Are you an adult who has never been baptized? Are you a non-Catholic

who is interested in joining the Catholic Church Community? Are you an adult seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation? Please consider joining RCIA at St. Francis. Fr. Jim will conduct sessions on Thursday evenings (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM) in the Garden Room. These sessions will begin on February 27th and continue through April 2nd. Call the parish office at 715-398-7174. New members are welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020.

SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING Next weekend, February 29 – March 1, following all Masses

Fr. Jim will offer the Sacrament of Anointing. Please gather at the front of the church.

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS

Mark your calendars!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL All are invited to join in the fun on Tuesday, February 25th from 5-7 PM in the school gym. Admission and food sales begin at 4:30. Cost is $12 for unlimited wristband if purchased prior to February 21st or $15 at the door. The kitchen will be selling pizza, hot dogs, cookies, and water and juice boxes all for a small fee. Come hungry and have fun!

THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH Kindergarten Round-Up / 9 AM or 5:30 PM

Middle School Information Night – 6PM - & PM

First graders continue to collect pop tabs which will be used to help Shriners Hospital to purchase children’s wheelchairs. There is a container on the table in the gathering space for your use or they can be dropped off at the school in rooms 100 & 206.

Call Kristen Revering at 715-392-2976 for more information on either event.

ST. ANTHONY PARISH, SUPERIOR will again be serving the Friday Fish Dinners beginning on Friday, February 28th and continuing through Friday, April 10th from 4:30 PM-7 PM.

The menu includes choice of fried or baked fish, mashed or baked potato, coleslaw, vegetable, pickled beets, roll, dessert & beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, students (12 and under) $5 and preschoolers are free. The facility is handicapped accessible. Take-out orders are available.

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 $39,348 has been pledged from our parishioners. Our parish “fair share” responsibility for the coming year is $51,346. Thank you to all who have already pledged.


COLLECTION: February 8-9, 2020

Adult Envelopes $ 5,611.00

Loose 499.00

TOTAL $ 6,110.00 Thank you!


PROPERTY & LIABILITY INSURANCE The parish recently received the annual bill for the property and liability insurance. The billing total is nearly $16,000. Thanks to all who support our church so generously so that we can pay all of our bills on time!


ASH WEDNESDAY:

4PM

CROSS BEARER/CANDLES – ARLENE, PAUL, VIRGINIA

READER – GRETCHEN OLSON

SERVER – KYLE MEHLUM

COMMUNION MINISTERS AND ASH DIST – ARLENE, GRETCHEN, KYLE, FR JIM

GIFT BEARERS/USHERS – VOLUNTEERS

6PM

CROSS BEARER/CANDLES – STUDENTS (3)

READER – STUDENT

SERVER – SUE BLANK

COMMUNION MINISTERS AND ASH DIST – JAN LEBARD, DWANE ANDERSON, SUE BLANK, FR JIM

GIFT BEARERS/USHERS - STUDENTS


MINISTRY SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1

4:00 mass

Cross Bearer – PAUL OLSON

Candles – ARLENE OSTERLUND, LORIE FRINK

Reader – KYLE MEHLUM

Server – DWANE ANDERSON

Communion – ANGEL BOOTH

Ministers – TOM WONDOLKOWSKI

Gift Bearers – MILLER FAMILY

Ushers – BOB, RON DEMBROSKI, TED LAMERS

9:00 mass

Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA

Candles – VIRGINIA MICHELA, JANET WALROOS

Reader – CHRIS SWANSON

Server – EUAL MOORE

Communion – VIRGINIA MICHELA

Ministers – DAN LIEF

Gift Bearers – GARY/JAN

Ushers – JIM LEMIUEX, BRAYLEN LEMIEUX, TOM HAACK

10:30 mass

Cross Bearer – ALEX LARSON

Candles – AARON MOEN, MEARA MOEN

Reader – MARY GRACE WERNER

Server – SUE BLANK

Communion – DAN BLANK

Ministers – PAULETTE WHITE

Gift Bearers – MCCOSHEN FAMILY

Ushers – JIM ANKLAM, TON CANNON, PAT NUMMI


DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT? (Words from Pope Francis)

+FAST FROM HURTING WORDS AND SAY KIND WORDS.

+FAST FROM SADNESS AND BE FILLED WITH GRATITUDE.

+FAST FROM ANGER AND BE FILLED WITH PATIENCE.

+FAST FROM PESSIMISM AND BE FILLED WITH HOPE.

+FAST FROM WORRIES AND HAVE TRUST IN GOD.

+FAST FROM COMPLAINTS AND CONTEMPLATE SIMPLICITY.

+FAST FROM PRESSURES AND BE PRAYERFUL.

+FAST FROM BITTERNESS AND FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH JOY.

+FAST FROM SWLFISHNESS AND BE COMPASSIONATE TO OTHERS.

+FAST FROM GRUDGES AND BE RECONCILED.

+FAST FROMWORDS AND BE SILEND SO YOU CAN LISTEN.