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 IN ORDINARY TIME – JANUARY 16, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: JANUARY 17-23
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION SATURDAYS, 3:15-3:45 PM
A BIG THANK YOU
Thank you very much to all of the young actors that came to help with the Nativity Scene for our Christmas Eve Mass. What a great group! They all seemed to enjoy helping out, were very polite, listened wonderfully and did a great job. Next a very appreciated “Thank You” to all the parents and grandparents that stayed to help with getting our actors ready and being up in front during the Gospel. Thanks to Avery Prochazka for getting us upstairs on time. Thank you to Arlene Osterlund for ironing and getting all of the costumes ready for the actors. The smiles on the congregation made everything so worthwhile. Again, Thank You All!
MINISTRY SCHEDULING – FEBRUARY & MARCH, 2022
Ministry scheduling will be completed this week. If you know of a weekend(s) you are unable to serve in your particular ministry, please call the parish office. We are always in need to CANDLE BEARERS, READERS, SERVERS, COMMMUNION MINISTERS & USHERS. Training is offered. Please call the parish office to volunteer to serve your parish family in one or more of these ministries. Thank you.
HELP YOUR CATHEDRAL SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Please remember that CHASA (Cathedral Home and School Association still collect Box Tops for Education, Coke Rewards, and pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Duluth/Superior. You are now also able to support Cathedral School through Amazon Smile. We thank you for your continued support for the school and community!
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – JANUARY 23, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: JANUARY 24-30
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY
The Altar Society will meet on Thursday, February 3, at 1 PM in the Garden Room. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Betty Krysiak & Jean Hennessy. All ladies of the parish welcome! The annual salad bar has been cancelled but parishioners will receive a booklet of raffle tickets for some wonderful prizes. Fr. Jim will be drawing the winners on Friday, February 11th. Winners will be notified and announced in the bulletin.
SUPERIOR CATHOLICS YOUTH GROUP
Happy New Year! Thank you to all who donated during our winter coat collection for St. Vincent DePaul. EXTREME FAITH CAMP reservations are now being taken for June 19-24, 2022 at Crossroads Camp in Mason, WI. Fundraising is currently taking place. For more information on any of these activities contact Virginia Kowaleski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!”
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL Year in Review
By the grace of God and with the generous gift of time by our members and your financial support, we continued to serve our brothers and sisters in need throughout this pandemic. Volunteers packed our donations and prepared our new site allowing us to move literally everything from the Catholic Charities Building in an afternoon! We honored four of our distinguished members – Fr. Leon Flaherty, Pat Schmolke, Lenore DePyper and Jo Blatt. We were blessed to reach out in God’s love to over one thousand household seeking assistance and minister to their needs. God Bless You in the coming year and God bless our society and those we serve.
$66,486.00 CHRISTMAS/DECEMBER 25
$ 6,817.00 DECEMBER 26
$ 8,461.00 JANUARY 2
Thank you for your unending generosity!!!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE JANUARY 15-16
MINISTRY SCHEDULE JANUARY 22-23
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.