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
EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD – JANUARY 2, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: JANUARY 3-9
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION SATURDAYS, 3:15-3:45 PM
A note 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! As we celebrate the New Year I am filled with great hope. My prayers are with you for a Happy, Healthy 2022!
ALTAR SOCIETY COOKIE STROLL & CHRISTMAS SALE
THANK YOU! to all of the individuals who helped with the success of the 10th Annual Cookie Stroll. We had an enormous number of cookies donated by parish members. We earned $2,913.50 from the cookies and $401.00 from the sale of the Christmas items for a grand total of $3,314.50. (Not bad for $7 a pound for the cookies and a “free will”
offering for the Christmas items. The members of the Altar Society wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
BAPTISM OF OUR LORD – JANUARY 9, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: JANUARY 10 - 16
*The Knights of Columbus will serve coffee/rolls following both Sunday Masses.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
MINISTRY SCHEDULING – FEBRUARY & MARCH, 2022
Ministry scheduling will be completed soon. 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.
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. Please note there is not a meeting in January. All ladies of the parish welcome! The Annual Salad Bar Luncheon usually held in February has been cancelled due to current viruses. However, 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. NET MINISTRIES is offering a retreat on Saturday, January 15 from 10:30 AM & Sunday at noon in Kress Hall for Grades 9-12. There is no charge. 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 email@example.com.
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!
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!”
DECEMBER 12: $7,234.00
DECEMBER 19: $7,066.00
MINISTRY SCHEDULE JANUARY 1-2
MINISTRY SCHEDULE JANUARY 8-9
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.