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
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT– MARCH 10, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – MARCH 11-17:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM KARYN BYRNES (Jim Ronchak)
WEDNESDAY 11:15 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel.
THURSDAY 9:00 AM BEVERLY PIERCE (a friend)
FRIDAY 9:00 AM DAVID RITSCHE (family)
NOON STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SATURDAY 4:00 PM KAY ROGERS (family)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM JENNIFER LeMIEUX (Tom & Julie)
10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM
RCIA AT ST. FRANCIS Are you an adult who has never been baptized? Are you a non-Catholic who is interested in joining the Catholic Church community? Are you an adult seeking Confirmation? Please consider joining RCIA at St. Francis. Fr. Jim will conduct sessions on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:00 PM) in the Garden Room. These sessions began on March 7th and continue through April 11th. Call the parish office at 715-398-7174 to register. New members are welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20th.
ANNUAL ROAST BEEF DINNER – PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 14 – 11 AM – 4 PM
We rely on volunteers to make this event a success and you are invited to sign up for one of our many volunteer shifts available. Whether you choose to bake desserts, help set up, or work the event, know that your time is extremely appreciated. We always need help with dish duty (especially the last shift) too! Sign-up sheets are located in the gathering space of church. Middle and high school students are encouraged to participate and this counts as service hours. Younger children are welcome to help but must be accompanied by an adult. Questions should be directed to Ken at
920-905-1929 or Donna at 920-242-2353.
FUND RAISING SCAM We recently received a warning from the Bishop’s office concerning a fund raising scam in the diocese. Parishioners from Hayward reported receiving fund raising e-mails supposedly from local priests. These are not real; they are a scam! Should anyone receive such an e-mail please report it to the diocese at 715-392-2937 and do not offer any financial support to this cause.
ALTAR SOCIETY NEWS We are always in need of servers for our funeral luncheons. If you would like to be a part of this volunteer service, please call the parish office at 715-398-7174 to leave your name and telephone number. Also, we are in need of clean ice cream buckets. These can be left in the wooden box in the gathering space of church. Thank you!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:
SPRING BREAK – There are no classes on March 10th, Wednesday, March 13th. Classes will resume on March 17and 20th.
YOUTH MASS & SECOND GRADE RECOGNITION on Sunday, March 17th at the 10:30 Mass.
Parents of the second graders will meet with Fr. Jim on Tuesday, March 19th 6:30-8 PM in the Garden Room.
ACTIVITY BAGS are now available for small children attending Mass. The smallest bags for the younger children contain “Colors of Faith Bears” that become the property of the children. They should continue to utilize these bags and bears when they come to Mass. The larger bags contain books that explain different aspects of the Catholic Faith. These bags and books should be returned as children leave church. Each bag has a different book, so children can expect to get a different book each time they come to Mass. All bags can be found in the cry room.
NOW HIRING The Diocese of Superior is seeking a full-time administrative assistant at the Chancery in Superior. This position provides clerical and administrative support for the activities and special projects of the Chancellor, Director of Administrative Services and Charter for Youth Protection Coordinator. The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma/equivalent and at least one year of post high school administrative/clerical training. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook and Publisher) and the use of general office equipment, ability to prioritize work; strong attention to detail, proofreading, problem solving organizational and time management skills. This person must be a practicing Catholic. Letter of Interest, resume and references submitted by March 6 to Daniel Blank, Director of Administrative Services at email@example.com.
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS Preschool registration is now open. Cathedral Preschool offers 3 and 4 year old program. Please contact Amanda Schnell at 715-392-3900 for registration and information. There are currently openings for preschool part time aides and substitute teachers. Please send resumes and cover letter to Jaime Samarziya, 1419 Baxter Avenue, Superior, WI. 54880 or email. Please remember to save all General Mills boxtops, Milk Moola (will end on March 22nd) plastic covers from milk jugs of all sizes. orange juice, juice drinks, ice cream and tops of plastic milk bags. We also collect Coke Rewards, aluminum cans and Loaves for Learning. The first grade is collecting pop tops to help Shriners Hospital purchase children’s wheelchairs. There is a container in the gathering space of our church for your donations.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION – ST. ANTHONY PARISH – LAKE NEBAGAMON This Lent please join us in a 4 week Bible study. A Lent to Remember on Tuesday mornings following the 8:30 AM daily Mass beginning March 12th. There is no cost to attend. If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Tammy Brown at 218-590-0757.
Amazing Grace Body Shop: We Save Wrecks Like Yours.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to work with another volunteer to be present at our storage garage when donations are dropped off or picked up. If you would like to learn more, please leave a message at 715-398-4039 and we will contact you. Everyone is welcome to join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 12th at 6 PM at the Catholic Charities Building. Thank you!
COLLECTIONS: FEBRUARY 23-24:
TOTAL $5,035.00 Thank You!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE MARCH 9-10
Cross Bearer – Paul Olson
Candles – CarrieAnn Michalski, Arlene Osterlund
Reader – Steve Tarnowski
Server – Tom Wondolkowski
Communion – Paul Olson
Ministers – Arlene Osterlund, Celia Tarnowski, Lorie Frink
March Ushers – Ron, Bob Dembroski, Jerry Beauchamp
Gift Bearers – Volunteers
Cross Bearer – Dick Caffrey
Candles – Janet Walroos, Janet Lebard
Reader – Jean Dotterwick
Server – Nancy Lund
Communion – Janet Lebard
Ministers – Dan Leif, Virginia Michela, Gail Erdman
March Ushers – Randy Kline, Jim/Braylon Lemieux
Gift Bearers – Tom/Virgina Michela
Cross Bearer – Student
Candles – Students
Reader – Student
Server – Student
Communion – Grethchen Olson
Ministers – Shirley Benson, Dwane Anderson, Ernie Swartz
March Ushers – Tom Cannon, Jim Anklam, Bob Benson
Gift Bearers – Students
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY
DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR PRAYER FOR YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE? NO REQUEST IS TOO SMALL.
CALL THE PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY AND A NETWORK OF PRAYERS WILL BE OFFERED FOR YOUR INTENTION(S).