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
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT – FEBRUARY 28, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: MARCH 1-7
READERS – MARCH 6-7
4:00 MASS GLEN ERICKSON
9:00 MASS JON SHAMLA
10:30 MASS GRETCHEN OLSON
ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed every Friday at noon during the weeks of Lent. All are welcome.
CONFESSIONS are celebrated each Saturday from 3:00-3:30 PM in the Garden Room. Please use the 5th Street parking lot door. We also have a special hour of confessions scheduled for Saturday, March 6th, from 11 AM – Noon (in Garden Room).
LENTEN PRAYER DAY – SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – 11:30 AM – 3 PM
EVENING PRAYER WITH BENEDICTION – 3 PM
(Unfortunately, no soup supper this year.)
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT – MARCH 7, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: MARCH 8-14
READERS – MARCH 13-14
4:00 MASS PAUL OLSON
9:00 MASS BERNIE TOMZAK
10:30 MASS ERNIE SWARTZ
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION
SUNDAY, MARCH 7
First Eucharist Students Recognition
TUESDAY, MARCH 9
Parent Meeting with Fr. Jim for First Communicants
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
SPRING BREAK BEGINS ON MARCH 14TH
Classes resume on Wednesday, March 24th for grades 6-8 and 9-11. Classes begin on Sunday, April 11 for grades K-5.
LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICES
Due to the ongoing COVID situation, Bishop Powers has given permission for General Absolution Penance Services to occur in our diocese. At St. Francis Xavier we have two such liturgies planned:
THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH, 6 PM & FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH ,1 PM (after Stations of the Cross)
Each service will last about 30 minutes and will offer General Absolution to the faithful. Please attend one of the services in preparation for Holy Week and Easter.
THE ANNUAL ROAST BEEF DINNER
The annual roast beef dinner is back in “take-out” style on Palm Sunday, March 28th beginning at 11 AM. The meal will include roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert. The cost is $10. Local parishioners wanting delivery, please sign up in the gathering space of church or call 920-242-2353. There will be no pre-orders – first come, first serve. Volunteers are needed to bring desserts, work 2-hour shifts, packaging to-go orders, and to deliver meals. You may sign up for one (or two) places. COVID protocol will in in place at all times.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY
St. Francis Altar Society recently conducted their Annual Raffle. The winners were drawn by Fr. Jim on February 4th. Congratulations! to all of the lucky winners!
Quilt – Beverly DeGraef Cash – Tatum Benson, Leanna Carey, Tom Wondolkowski., Theresa Kastern & Joan Plunkett Blanket – Joanne Beck Wine Baskets – Betty Wallace, Amanda Schnell Gift Cards Bob Dembroski, Kathryn Dahlin, Bill Connolly, Margaret Bare, Patty VanLandschoot, Logan Leif, Sue Blank, Jan Cannon, Julie Kaluza, Jewell Rankila, Diane Depta and Maureen Josephson. Special thanks to the Altar Society for their donation from the raffle to the parish for more than $1,880.00. The gift will be used for parish maintenance.
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
We are in need of substitute teachers. A four-year degree is required but the degree does not have to be in education. Contact Melissa in the main office at 715-392-2976 for more information. The Cathedral Home and School Association continues to collect Box Tops for Education. They can be found on several products including food, household items, tableware, office supplies and even bakeware. These can be dropped off at the school office. Thank you!
Sympathy & Prayers to the families of Mary Picard, Lorraine LaJoie, Ann Kelley & Frank Thielman. May they rest in peace. +
FEBRUARY 7: $7,230.00
FEBRUARY 14: $7,016.00
“RAISE US UP” (ELEVATOR PROJECT)
Outstanding Pledges: $ 5,889.00
THANK YOU! for your continuing generosity to our parish!
This month, re-commit yourself as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Resolve to spend time in prayer, fast from the ways you hold back rather than trusting in God with your life, and give time, money or material resources to alleviate the suffering or loneliness of another. Make this Lent a season of renewal as you more firmly walk in faith.