ST FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CONGREGATION
2316 East Fourth Street, Superior, WI. 54880
Parish Office Hours: Monday -Friday 8 AM – 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
EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – FEBRUARY 27, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 6
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION SATURDAYS, 3:15-3:45 PM
MARDI GRAS PIZZA PARTY
Pizza and treats will be served following the Saturday 4 PM Mass on February 26th. There is no charge for the event, so please join us!
THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND, WE BEGIN THE SEASON OF LENT. MASSES, ALONG WITH DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES, WILL TAKE PLACE AT 9 AM AND 6 PM. Included with your bulletin this week your will find a 2022 LENTEN CALENDAR. The calendar includes Daily Scripture Meditations and the parish schedule for our services and activities. Also, please note the TRADITIONAL LENTEN DISCIPLINES are included with the calendar. Please refer to the calendar so you can be informed of this information. There are some on the table in the gathering space if you would like to take one to someone.
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 offer sessions on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM which began on February 24th for those seeking full communion in the Church. CALL THE PARISH OFFICE, 715-398-7174, TO REGISTER. New members will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 16th.
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT–MARCH 6, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: MARCH 7-13
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY NEWS
Special thanks to the Altar Society for their generous donation to the parish to be used toward our utility and heating expenses. Recently, Fr. Jim drew the winners for the society’s annual raffle: Congratulations to all of the following winners:
QUILTS: Leanna Carey & Mark Booth BLANKET: Steve Chepelnik
CASH: Dennis Dalbec, Diane Depta, Rose Ranthum, Margaret Braun, & Mary Jo Uhlenkott
TULIP PICTURE: Leanna Carey
GIFT CARDS: Christina Kline, Gretchen Olson, Tom Wondolkowski, Diane Depta, Mike Stranko, Naudean Oesterreich, Steve Tarnowski, Tom Haack, Julie Kaluza, Scott Limoseth, Diane Lagae, Margaret Bare & Marilee Culliton
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
If you have not yet responded to the 2021/22 CSA, please set aside a moment to prayerfully consider a gift amount that your means will permit. Be assured that the Lord knows what is in your heart and how you share your gifts. While it is understood that we cannot all give equally, we are still called by the Gospel to give of ourselves in a way that reflects our blessings. Your gift, whether large or small, matters greatly to the diocese, our parish and to the Lord! Scripture tells us, “There is more happiness in giving than receiving!”
Recently, through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcomed Clara Marie Swanson daughter of Michael & Felicia. Clara’s godparents are Anders Koskinen & Rebecca Koskinen & Patrick Dorin & Sarah Skurla.
Sympathy & Prayers to the families of Julie Smith & Mark Sherlock. May they rest in peace.
FEBRUARY 6 $8,284.00
FEBRUARY 13 $7,388.00
SCHOOL ASSSESSMENT $954.00
MINISTRY SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 26-27
MINISTRY SCHEDULE ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2nd
MINISTRY SCHEDULE MARCH 5-6
PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to have Gift Bearers at Masses at this time. If you are unable to serve in one of your scheduled liturgies, please telephone a replacement. Call someone who normally serves the particular Mass time at which you are scheduled. Call the parish office if you need a contact number. Thank you.