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
A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
My Dear Parishioners,
I take this opportunity to wish all of you a Blessed Holy Week and Easter. What a difference a year makes! Last year all of our Paschal events were cancelled. Still, I am very pleased that we at St. Francis have done the best we could to continue pastoral services. Last Holy Week our church was beautifully decorated for the season and the building was open for opportunities for private prayer. We began communion services when that was feasible last spring and since masses were allowed again, we have offered our normal weekend mass schedule. We celebrated first communion and confirmation during the summer and have scheduled in-house religious education classes as permitted. We gathered for the Christmas season in style and scheduled weddings and funerals with proper social distancing and masks.
During the past year our parish office has not been closed for even one day because of the pandemic. (Thank you to the St. Francis Xavier Staff!) We have all strived to continue parish life as normally as possible and again I thank the good Lord for that.
Now we come to another Holy Week and Easter. We have a full schedule of timely events, including an additional Mass (7 AM) on Easter Sunday. The church will be fully decorated. We continue social distancing and the wearing of masks, but the liturgical life of the parish is strong and vibrant. So, plan to attend Holy Week and Easter Services and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
In closing I would advise all parishioners to get vaccinated when you are able. I received both shots and had very little reaction. Freedom comes with the vaccine, so please do not hesitate to have your shots.
A Blessed Easter to all!
PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: MARCH 29-APRIL 4 – HOLY WEEK
READERS PLEASE NOTE: A special schedule has been sent to those ministers assisting for Holy Week.
EASTER FLOWERS: A list of your floral intentions will be printed in the bulletin during the Easter Season.
THANK YOU to the Altar Society for the loaves of bread that will be distributed following the Holy Thursday Mass.
Annual Roast Beef Dinner
The Annual Roast Beef Dinner is back in “take-out” style today, Palm Sunday, beginning at 11 AM – 4 PM. The meal will include roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert. The cost is $10. COVID protocol will in place at all times. There are no pre-orders – first come, first serve.
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
St. Francis Parish Pastoral Council met recently. Copies of the minutes can be found on the St. Francis website.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: APRIL 5-11
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY
St. Francis Altar Society will meet on Thursday, April 1st, at 1 PM in the parish hall. (Please use hall entrance.) Masks are required as well as social distancing. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Ann Melcher and Betty Moe. All ladies of the parish are welcome!
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
egistration has begun for the 2021-2022 school year. If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling or receiving registration information, please contact the school at 715-392-2976. Some classes fill quickly. Please be sure to register early to guarantee your child’s spot. Preschool registration is also open and is a 3 hour a day, 5 days a week free program. These classes fill on a first come-first serve basis. A 3- and 4-year-old program is also offered and we are a site for Superior Community Preschool. If you have any questions regarding any of our programs or to register for preschool please contact Kristen Revering at 715-392-2976. 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. Thank you!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PASTY SALE
Knights of Columbus Pasty Sale will take place on Friday, Saturday, April 16-17. Cost is $4 for a 12oz pasty filled with beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and rutabagas. They will be available for pick up between noon and 4 PM on Friday and Saturday between 2 and 4 PM at St. Anthony Parish in Superior. On line orders will be accepted through Sunday, April 11. After that date orders may be placed only by calling any of the following: Darryl at 218-349-9165, Tom at 715-392-2061 or Al at 715-364-2664. Please leave a message.
Recently, through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcomed
Frances Sue Lang, daughter of Jonathan & Kathryn. + Her godparents are Justin Lavender & Abigail Burke. Congratulations to those who received the Sacraments of Initiation during the Easter Vigil. + +We wish all of God’s special blessings to Rena Flaherty & Steve Farmakes.
MARCH 7: $7,359.00
MARCH 14: $6,148.00