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
THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD - FEBRUARY 2, 2020
PARISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL COLLECTION
MASS SCHEDULE – FEBRUARY 3-9:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM KATHLEEN HANSON (Larry & Bonnie McDonald)
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM Fr. Jim will celebrate Mass with the students at Cathedral.
11:15 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at St. Mary’s Chapel, Superior.
THURSDAY 10:00 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at Golden Living.
FRIDAY 9:00 AM MARILYN CHRISTOPHERSON (Ray Beauto)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM DOUG FAIR (Mom)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM H/W ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
10:30 AM KHALIL LaMAR-OLIVER (Kathryn & family)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL met recently. Copies of the minutes are Available on the table in the gathering space of the church.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY will meet this week on Thursday, February 6th at 1 PM in the Garden Room. The afternoon will include finalizing plans for the upcoming Salad Bar on Saturday. Hostesses for the afternoon are Angel Booth and Marilee Culliton. All ladies of the parish are welcome!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Grades K-6 9:15 AM
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Adult Bible Study – 9:30
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Grades 6-8 6:00 PM; Grades 9-11 7:15 PM
“SOUPER” BOWL This weekend following all Masses students from our religious education classes will be at each exit of the church to collect donations which will be given to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. This is a national effort. Your donations are appreciated!
BLESSING OF THROATS This weekend following all Masses, Fr. Jim will offer the blessing of
throats in honor of St. Blaise. If you wish to have your throat blessed, gather at the front of the church.
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.
59TH ANNUAL SALAD BAR LUNCHEON – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 – NOON
The menu will feature a variety of homemade salads, hot German potato salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and children under age 5 are free. There will be door prizes as well as the annual raffle drawings. If you have not yet received your raffle tickets they will be delivered soon. More tickets are available.
Please note: In the gathering space in the back of church you will find sign-up sheets. Please sign up to bring a salad, prizes, donate a gift card (or 2) or help the day of the luncheon. Salads should be brought to the parish hall the morning of the event between 8 and 10 AM. Thank you! For more information contact any of the following altar society members: Marilee at 715-399-8252 / Janet 715-394-4130 / Betty 715-394-3790 or Anne at 218-348-8526.
HANDICAPPED PARKING Recently there were handicapped parking signs placed at the 4th Street entrance to the parish hall and church. Also, please be aware that the calendar parking rule has been lifted for the entire block. Special thanks to Angie Harker and Jack Sweeney who made this possible for us.
MINISTRY SCHEDULING MARCH, APRIL & MAY We will begin the ministers within the next two weeks for the months of March, April & May. (Holy Week ministers will be sent under separate cover.) We are always in need of CROSS, CANDLE, GIFT BEARERS, READERS, SERVERS, COMMUNION MINISTERS & USHERS. Training is offered, Please consider serving your parish family in one of more of these areas.
If you know of a weekend(s) you are unable to serve in your particular ministry, please call
Mary Margaret at the parish office 715-398-7174. Thank you!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 499 will meet at St. Anthony Parish on Tuesday, February 4th beginning at 6:30 with recitation of the rosary. The business meeting will follow at 7 PM. Anyone interested in becoming a KC is welcome to attend.
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
Mark your calendars!
Wednesday, February 5th 9 AM – 11 AM or 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Are you interested in joining our 3K or 4K preschool? Please join us at one of the upcoming open houses. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit classrooms, meet teachers and learn about the program. For questions please contact Kristen at 715-392-2976.
Substitute Teachers needed: Have you considered substitute teaching? A 4 years degree is required but the degree does not need to be in education. If you are interested, please contact Melissa in the main office for more information. (715-392-2976)
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, 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
Call Kristen Revering at 715-392-2976 for more information on either event.
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 $39,323 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.
SUPERIOR CATHOLIC YOUTH GROUP UPCOMING EVENTS:
Registration for Steubenville and Extreme Faith Camp are quickly approaching for summer events.
Extreme Camp Fundraiser on February 21 & 22 at East End Super One.
High School/Young Adult Retreat, adoration and Mass with Fr. Mike Schmitz on March 1st at St. Anthony, Superior.
Contact Virginia Kovaleski (email@example.com or 925-300-1671) to hear more about the youth group or any upcoming events.
37TH ANNUAL GARBAGE OMELET BREAKFAST sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 7106, on Sunday, February 23rd 8 AM – 1 PM at Holy Assumption Parish, 5601 Tower Avenue. Menu features three -egg omelets with your choice of fillings, hash browns, toast and beverage – adults $8 and children 12 & under $5.
COLLECTION: JANUARY 18-19, 2020
Adult Envelopes $ 4,554.00
TOTAL $ 5,030.00 Food Shelf $50.00
MINISTRY SCHEDULE FEBRUARY8-9
Cross Bearer – PAUL OLSON
Candles – LORIE FRINK, SUE KOEHLER
Reader – TOM WONDOLKOWSKI
Server – EUAL MOORE
Communion – LORIE FRINK, PAUL OLSON
Ministers – VAL SASS, KAY MOORE
Gift Bearers – DEMBROSKI BOYS
Ushers – BOB, RON DEMBROSKI, LINDA BYRNES
Cross Bearer – DICK CAFFREY
Candles – GAIL ERDMAN, JANET WALROOS
Reader – LESA RADTKE
Server – NANCY LUND
Communion – JUDY DAVERN, GAIL ERDMAN
Ministers – CAROLYN SWEENEY, DAN LEIF
Gift Bearers – RAY/TEAGAN RADTKE
Ushers – JACK SWEENEY, BOB ERDMAN, TOM HAACK
Cross Bearer – ALEX LARSON
Candles – AARON MOEN, MEARA MOEN
Reader – TOM HANSEN
Server – BRENT OLSON
Communion – SHIRLEY BENSON, TOM HANSEN
Ministers – BERNIE TOMZAK, GRETCHEN OLSON
Gift Bearers – DARCY AND GRETCHEN
Ushers – JIM ANKLAM, PAT NUMMI, BOB BENSON