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 17, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: JANUARY 18-24
READERS – JANUARY 23-24
4:00 MASS GLEN ERICKSON
9:00 MASS LESA RADTKE
10:30 MASS GRETCHEN OLSON
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
I would like to offer my sincere thanks to you for your generosity to me during the Christmas Season. I appreciate your many cards, gifts and wonderful treats during these difficult times.
As we celebrate the New Year I am filled with great hope.
My prayers are with you for a Happy, Healthy 2021!!
ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE
MASS DISPENSATION: Due to the severity of the COVID crisis Bishop Powers has given a dispensation for attendance at Mass to all Catholics in the diocese. Our parish will continue to celebrate Masses but attendance is not required at this time. Should you not be feeling well, please pray at home.
ST. FRANCIS PARISH COUNCIL met recently. Copies of the minutes are available on our website, www.stfrancisxaviersuperior.com.
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS is also available on our website.
COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION The parish has an immediate opening for a Coordinator of Religious Education. The position is part-time and involves supervision and planning for our religious education program (K-11). Please contact Fr. Jim for further information or an application. Our religious education classes will begin on Wednesday, January 13th for grades 6-8 and grades 9-11; classes will resume for grades K-5 on Sunday, January 17th
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – JANUARY 24, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE, JANUARY 25-31
READERS – JANUARY 30-31
4:00 MASS KYLE MEHLUM
9:00 MASS PETE RABOIN
10:30 MASS CHRIS SWANSON
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!
Additional Christmas Flowers
Health/Welfare of my Family (Marsha)
Evelyn & David Warner (family)
Lybeck & Pederson Families (Jon & Judy Lybeck)
Tom Wiss (friends)
Gomes Family (Betty)
Leon Stilwell (Betty)
Flyen Family (Eileen)
We extend our sympathy & prayers to the families of + Carole & Mark Tierney. & Madelyn Vreeland. May they rest in peace.
DECEMBER 25: $40,951.00
DECEMBER 27: $5,117.00
JANUARY 1-3: $6,357.00
LET US CONTINUE THE CHRISTMAS CELBRATION
Twelve Days of Christmas
The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus,
The two turtledoves are the Old and New Testaments
Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love.
The four calling birds are the four Gospels.
The five gold rings recall the Hebrew Torah (Law),
or the Pentaleuch, the first five books of the Old Testament.
The six geese a-laying represent the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The eight maids a-milking are the eight Beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The ten lords a-leaping are the are the Ten Commandments.
Eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful Apostles.
Twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve points
of doctrine in the Apostles Creed.