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
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT– MARCH 24, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – MARCH 25-31:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM ROBERT (BOB) SITEK (Cathedral Class of 58’)
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM ANNE KOSSAK (family)
THURSDAY 10:30 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at the Lighthouse.
FRIDAY 9:00 AM MARK FITZGERALD (friends)
NOON STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SATURDAY 4:00 PM POOR SOULS IN PURGATORY (Dean)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISH
10:30 AM SR. RITA M. SCHNEIDER (Kyle & Anne-Marie Carlson)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM
LENTEN DAY OF PRAYER – TODAY, 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.)
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.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING Next weekend, March 30-31, following all Masses, Fr. Jim will offer the Sacrament of Anointing. Please come to the front pews if you wish to be anointed.
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.
EASTER FLOWERS This week you will note an envelope for Easter Flowers is attached to your bulletin. If you wish to donate $10 or more in memory of a loved one(s) toward our floral decorations for Easter, please complete the envelope and either drop it in the collection basket or mail it to the parish office. All flower requests should be in the office by APRIL 8TH.
MASS INTENTIONS Mass intentions are available for anyone who would like to remember a loved one who has passed, the health and welfare of someone in need, or your private special intention. Please call the parish office at 715-398-7174 or place an envelope in the collection basket with your intention included. Mass intention are $10.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:
Sunday, March 24th Classes K-5 9:15 AM
Tuesday, March 26th Adult Formation 9:30 AM
Wednesday, March 27th Classes 6-8 6:00 PM
Classes 9-11 7:15 PM
Students will participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
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.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY The annual Salad Bar Luncheon was another huge success! We want to thank all involved! The salads were delicious and plentiful! The raffle netted $1,772 which was given to the parish to help defray the cost of the window restoration. The salad bar netted $2,756 for a grand total of $4,520.
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.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL Our society depends on donations from our community to assist those in need. Donation envelopes are located on the table in the gathering space of church or they may be sent to the society at 1416 Cumming Avenue. Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 26th at 6 PM at the Catholic Charities Building (address above).
“Peace starts with a smile.”
ST. LAWRENCE SEMINARY HIGH SCHOOL is an all-boys Catholic boarding school owned and operated by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars since 1860 in Mount Calvary, WI. It is a college preparatory school where students live, learn work and pray together. All boys are invited to visit and imagine themselves here as students. Boys in grades 8-10 are invited to join us for the weekend of April 11-14; all boys are also welcome to explore our campus on Sunday, May 5th. Reserve your spot today at www.stlawrence.edu.
EVENTS IN OTHER PARISHES:
APRIL 7TH ST. MARY’S –STAR OF THE SEA– 325 E. 3rd St., Duluth
Easter Ham Bingo beginning at 1 PM. Boards are $2 each or $5 for 3 boards.
Sloppy joes, hot dog lunch, silent auction, Easter Basket Raffle for children.
Plenty of parking and handicapped accessible.
ST. ROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2 6th Ave, Proctor
Spring Chicken Dinner/Bake Sale; 12:30-3:30 PM
Adult tickets $10, children $5 and kids 5 and under are free.
COLLECTION: MARCH 9-10:
TOTAL $5,002.50 Thank You!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE MARCH 30-31
Cross Bearer – ARLENE OSTERLUND
Candles – CARRIEANN MICHALSKI, LORIE FRINK
Reader – CELIA TARNOWSKI
Server – GLEN ERICKSON
Communion – LORIE FRINK
Ministers – STEVE TARNOWSKI, CELIA TARNOWSKI, VOLUNTEER
March Ushers – RON, BOB DEMBROSKI, JERRY BEAUCHAMP
Gift Bearers – USHERS
Cross Bearer – VOLUNTEER
Candles – JANET WALROOS, JANET LEBARD
Reader – CAROLYN SWEENEY
Server – EUAL MOORE
Communion – KAY MOORE
Ministers – JANET LEBARD, DAN LEIF, GAIL ERDMAN
March Ushers – RANDY KLINE, JIM/BRAYLON LEMIEUX
Gift Bearers – RANDY/CHRISTINA KLINE
Cross Bearer – SEBASTIAN LANE
Candles – JIM LANE, MALU LANE
Reader – GRETCHEN OLSON
Server – BRENT OLSON
Communion – PAULETTE WHITE
Ministers – SHANNON ILENDA, RONNIE ILENDA, KIRK ILENDA
March Ushers – TOM CANNON, JIM ANKLAM, BOB BENSON
Gift Bearers – ILENDAS
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).