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 24, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM JAMES (JIM) SWEENEY (Maureen Coudret)
THURSDAY 9:00 AM MARIE HAYES (Gert Persons)
FRIDAY 9:00 AM JERRY MOE (Betty & family)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM HEALTH/WELFARE OF KATHY HANSON (friends)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM SPECIAL INTENTION
10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM
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 Confirmation? Please consider joining RCIA at St. Francis. Fr. Jim will conduct sessions on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:00 PM) in the Garden Room. These sessions will begin on March 7th and continue through April 11th. Call the parish office at 715-398-7174 to register. New members are welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20th.
ST. FRANCIS PARISH ENGAGEMENT SURVEY This past fall church members completed a survey regarding parish life at St. Francis. Results, which include comments by parishioners, can be found on the table in the gathering space. Thank you.
ST. FRANCIS FOOD SHELF Thank you for continuing your generous donations of non-perishable food items as well as gift cards and monetary donations to our food shelf. We currently serve 3-5 families each week. We are low on the following: cereal, peanut butter, soup, tuna fish and boxed potatoes. Your donations can be placed in the wooden box near the ramp entrance. Thank you!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:
Sunday, February 24th 9:15 AM Grades K-5
Tuesday, February 21st 9:30 AM Adult Formation –Garden Room
Wednesday, February 22nd 6:00 PM Grades 6-8
7:15 PM Grades 9-11
Wednesday, February 27th 7:00 PM DARE 2 MOVE
All middle/high school students &
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY will meet on Thursday, March 6th at 1:00 PM in the Garden Room. Hostess for the afternoon will be Arlene Osterlund. All ladies of the parish are welcome!
COMING SOON! Activity bags will be available for small children attending Mass. The smallest bags for the younger children contain “Colors of Faith Bears” that become the property of the children. They should continue to utilize these bags and bears when they come to Mass. The larger bags contain books that explain different aspects of the Catholic Faith. These bags and books should be returned as children leave church. Each bag has a different book, so children can expect to get a different book each time they come to Mass. All bags can be found in the cry room next to the elevator.
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS Preschool registration is now open. Cathedral Preschool offers a 3 and 4 year old program. Please contact Amanda Schnell at 715-392-3900 for registration and information. 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. Please remember to save all General Mills boxtops, Milk Moola (will end on March 22nd) 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
TANZANIA MISSION TRIP The Kisa Mission Group is planning a trip to Tanzania in late July/early August. An organizational meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27th at 5:30 PM at Holy Assumption in the parish hall. For more information or if you have questions, contact Deacon Bob at 715-919-0042.
KISA LASAGNA DINNER is planned for Saturday, March 2nd from 4:30-7:00 PM at Holy Assumption Church, 5601 Tower Avenue. There will be a variety of lasagna, salad, dessert and a beverage. All profits benefit our sister parish in Tanzania, East Africa. A free will offering will be accepted.
IN VINO VERITAS Friday, March 1st, 5:30-8:00 PM in Cathedral’s Kress Hall. Enjoy wine, beer and food samples from area restaurants while you try your luck at our games. Win fun prizes and purchase raffle tickets for our Purse Auction! A lucky purse will contain an Amazon Echo Dot. Tickets are $30 per person or a table of 6 for $150. Each table of six will receive a surprise gift. Tickets can be purchased at the Cathedral School office or online at the following:
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL Soon we will be transitioning from our winter clothing to spring and summer clothing. If you would consider stopping by the Catholic Charities building, 1416 Cumming Avenue on Tuesday 1:30-3:30 or Thursdays 2:00-4:30 PM we would appreciate your help in sorting. Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 6 PM at the Catholic Charities Building.
Jesus invested His life in you. Have you shown any interest?
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COLLECTIONS: FEBRUARY 9-10:
Adult $5,409.00 School Contribution $465.00
Loose 416.00 Winter Heat 85.00
TOTAL $5,825.00 Thank You!
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL We recently received a thank you note for the collection that was taken here on Super Bowl Sunday. Part of the note read as follows:
“A city that wins the bidding to host the Super Bowl is told by the NFL that it can expect millions of dollars in revenue. The “:Souper Bowl” which you hosted again, generated an all-time record of $610.93! These monies were used to help a family with medical bills and a new hot water heater. It was as if it were that millions of dollars! On behalf of this family, I thank you for yet another example of your ongoing faithful stewardship.”
Dean Hecht, Associate Member of SVdP
MINISTRY SCHEDULE MARCH 2-3
Cross Bearer – Arlene Osterlund
Candles – CarrieAnn Michalski, Lorie Frink
Reader – Glen Erickson
Server – Tom Wondolkowski
Communion – Kyle Mehlum
Ministers – Nick Mehlum
March Ushers – Ron, Bob Dembroski, Jerry Beauchamp
Gift Bearers – Ailee Miller Family
Cross Bearer – Tom Michela
Candles –Janet Walroos/Lebard
Reader – Rick Davern
Server – Pete Raboin
Communion – Janet Lebard
Ministers – Eual Moore, Kay Moore, Judy Davern
March Ushers – Randy Kline, Jim/Braylon Lemieux
Gift Bearers – Gary Jan Abrahamson
Cross Bearer – Alex Larson
Candles – Sebastian Lane Erin Walpole
Reader – Dan Blank
Server – Sue Blank
Communion – Julie Mccoshen
Ministers – Paulette White, Bernie Tomzak, Shirley Benson
March Ushers – Tom Cannon, Jim Anklam, Bob Benson
Gift Bearers – McCoshen Family
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ST. FRANCIS PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY
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 YOUR INTENTION(S).
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