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
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT– MARCH 17, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – MARCH 18-24:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM JUNE CHRISTOPHERSON (neighbors)
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at Cathedral with the students.
THURSDAY 9:00 AM KEITH HOLDEN (friends)
FRIDAY 9:00 AM ANNE SNYDER (Jim & Barb Stranko)
NOON STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SATURDAY 4:00 PM JENNIFER LeMIEUX (Jim Rogers)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF DON LARSEN (friends)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM
RCIA AT ST. FRANCIS Sessions continue on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:00 PM) in the Garden Room. New members are welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20th. Please keep our candidates in your prayers.
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.
LENTEN DAY OF PRAYER – SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
4:00 PM – EVENING PRAYER/BENEDICTION
4:30 PM SOUP & SANDWICH SUPPER ALL ARE WELCOME!
(There is no charge.)
CHRISM MASS – TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH – NOON – CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING
Parishioners are welcome to attend the Mass and the luncheon that follows. The parish will pay for lunch; however, reservations must be made at the parish office (715-398-7174) no later than March 27th.
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL met recently. Copies of the minutes are available on the table in the gathering space of the church.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:
Sunday, March 17th Classes K-5 9:15 AM
YOUTH MASS & SECOND GRADE RECOGNITION this Sunday, 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.
Tuesday, March 19th Adult Formation 9:30 AM
Wednesday, March 20th Classes 6-8 6:00 PM
Classes 9-11 7:15 PM
Students will participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Saturday, March 23rd Private Lenten Confessions 11:00 AM – NOON
DIOCESE OF SUPERIOR – YOUTH RALLY is scheduled for April 24th – 6 PM – 9 PM.
The event will be held at St. Anthony Parish in Superior. Plan to attend for an evening of praise and worship; a keynote talk, food, fellowship, fun and games. The featured special guests will be Nate Reinhardt and Kory LaCroix. The cost is $15 per student which will be paid by the parish. Registrations are due by April 3rd. For more information contact Ernie at 715-398-7175.
LOOKING AHEAD – ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY Plans are being made for the annual ‘THIS N’ THAT SALE” scheduled for May 17-18. Please begin saving items you wish to donate (no clothing, bedding, mattresses or box springs). Watch future bulletins for the schedule of dates to bring your items. Thank you! For more information call Paulette at 715-399-8564.
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.
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.
Welcome to our parish family…
Kelsey Wenner & Clyde & Judy Annala.
“RAISE US UP”(ELEVATOR UPDATE):
$454,255 TOTAL PLEDGED
372,351 GIVEN TO DATE
$ 81,904 PLEDGED OUTSTANDING
Should you need a reminder of your pledge balance, please call the parish office. Donation envelopes can be found in the blue baskets in the back of church. Thank you for your support!
COLLECTION: MARCH 2-3:
TOTAL $5,793.50 Thank You!
PLEASE NOTE: The Ministry Schedules for Holy Week – April 13-21 – were mailed this week. If you see you are scheduled for one or more of the liturgies please plan to be here. If you are unable to serve where you are scheduled, please call Mary Margaret at the parish office as soon as possible so she can find a replacement. Thank you!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE MARCH 23-24
Cross Bearer – ARLENE OSTERLUND
Candles – CARRIEANN MICHALSKI, KAY MOORE
Reader – GLEN ERICKSON
Server – PAUL OLSON
Communion – VAL SASS
Ministers – ANGELA BOOTH, ARLENE OSTERLUND, VOLUNTEER
March Ushers – RON, BOB DEMBROSKI, JERRY BEAUCHAMP
Gift Bearers – Volunteers
Cross Bearer – DICK CAFFREY
Candles – JANET WALROOS, BETTY KRYSIAK
Reader – THOMAS SHAMLA
Server – EUAL MOORE
Communion – KAY MOORE
Ministers – GAIL ERDMAN, VIRGINIA MICHELA, KATHY HESSELGRAVE
March Ushers – RANDY KLINE, JIM/BRAYLON LEMIEUX
Gift Bearers – TOM/VIRGINIA MICHELA
Cross Bearer – ALEX LARSON
Candles – AARON MOEN, MEARA MOEN
Reader – SANDI ANDERSON
Server – ERNIE SWARTZ
Communion – JULIE MCCOSHEN
Ministers – BERNIE TOMZAK, GRETCHEN OLSON, DWANE ANDERSON
March Ushers – TOM CANNON, JIM ANKLAM, BOB BENSON
Gift Bearers – DWANE ANDERSON FAMILY
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).