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 8, 2020
MASS SCHEDULE – MARCH 9-15:
MONDAY 11:00 AM MEMORIAL FUNERAL MASS FOR THOMAS BENSON
TUESDAY 9:00 AM BOB MERICH (Clem & family)
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM ROSE McGUIRK (Malcolm)
THURSDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
FRIDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF A FRIEND (Naudean)
NOON STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SATURDAY 4:00 PM PATRICIA CERTANO (M. M. Sitek)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM RAY HILDENBRAND (Rosemary & family)
10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
LENTEN RETREAT – SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH – 11:30 AM – 4 PM
Our annual Lenten Retreat is planned for next Sunday, March 15thbeginning at 11:30 AM with times for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. There is a sign-up sheet in the gathering space of the church. Please spend a half hour or longer in prayer. The afternoon will end with Evening Prayer/Benediction at 4 PM and a light supper in the parish hall.
All are welcome!
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday, March 10th at 4:30 PM in the Garden Room. Parishioners are always welcome,
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 Grades K-6 9:15 AM
Youth Mass – 10:30 AM
TUESDAY, MARCH 10 Adult Formation, 9:30 AM
Parent Meeting with Fr Jim for First Communicants
6:30 PM – 8 PM in Garden Room.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 Grades 6-8, 6 PM / Grades 9-11 7:15 PM
Confessions for students.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY is planning a THIS N’ THAT SALE in May. Ladies are asking for donations of household/kitchen items, books, purses, plants, garden items, etc. The sale will not include clothing, bedding or towels. Thank you for your support!
ST. FRANCIS ANNUAL ROAST BEEF DINNER is being planned for Palm Sunday, April 5thfrom 11 AM – 4 PM. There are sign-up sheets in the gathering area of the church for you to help in a variety of ways – please consider helping in some way. If you sign up to bring a dessert please take a disposable pan for your use. (This should help the dishwashers as well as those who bake.) More information will follow in upcoming bulletins.
CHRISM MASS – CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING, TUESDAY, MARCH 31If you wish to attend the Mass and luncheon, please call the parish office no later than MARCH 20TH.
CRAFT WEDNESDAYS AT SFX You are invited to spend a relaxing Wednesday (through the month of March) 9 AM to 3 PM in the parish hall. You are welcome to bring crafts you are working and join us! Contact Arlene at 715-392-5876 for further information.
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
Preschool registration is now open for 2020-2021 school year. We offer a 3 and 4 year old program. We are also a site for Superior Community Preschool. For more information on any of these programs contact Kristen Revering at 715-392-2976.
First graders continue to collect pop tabs which will be used to help Shriners Hospital to purchase children’s wheelchairs. There is a container on the table in the gathering space for your use or they can be dropped off at the school in rooms 100 & 206.
Substitute teachers are needed. A 4 year degree is required but the degree does not need to be in education. Contact Melissa at the main office for more information.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL We want to thank you for your support. In February we had contact with 146 households. You are welcome to join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 10th at 6 PM at the Catholic Charities Building, 1416 Cumming Avenue.(715-398-4039)
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICA are sponsoring a cleaning supplies collection for families establishing a new home. There is a collection box in the gathering space of churchy from March 7 – 22. Among items needed are laundry soap, dish soap, bleach, paper towels, sponges, brooms, dust pans, and household cleaners. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated!
EXPRESSIONS OF DISCIPLESHIP – 2019/20 CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
If you have not yet responded to the 2019-20 CSA, please set aside a moment to prayerfully consider a gift amount that your means will permit. A total of $39,348 has been pledged from our parishioners. Our parish “fair share” responsibility for the coming year is $51,346. Thank you to all who have already pledged.
Sympathy & Prayers to the families of
Barbara Stranko & Thomas Benson.+
May they rest in peace.
COLLECTION: February 22-23:
Adult Envelopes $ 5,978.00 Ash Wednesday $1,351.00
TOTAL $ 6,516.76 Thank you!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – MARCH 14-15
Cross Bearer – PAUL OLSON
Candles – LORIE FRINK, ARLENE OSTERLUND
Reader – TOM WONDOLKOWSKI
Server – KYLE MEHLUM
Communion – ANGELA BOOTH
Ministers – PAUL OLSON
Gift Bearers – MILLER FAMILY
Ushers – BOB, RON DEMBROSKI, TED LAMERS
Cross Bearer – TEAGAN RADTKE
Candles – JANET WALROOS, KAY MOORE
Reader – LESA RADTKE
Server – EUAL MOORE
Communion – JUDY DAVERN
Ministers – BARBARA CAREY
Gift Bearers – JEFF/TERI COLLINS
Ushers – JIM LEMIUEX, BRAYLEN LEMIEUX, TOM HAACK
Cross Bearer – MICHAEL WOODS
Candles – SHIRLEY BENSON, JANET LEBARD
Reader – JIM ANKLAM
Server – DWANE ANDERSON
Communion – JANET LEBARD
Ministers – SHIRLEY BENSON
Gift Bearers – JIM/MALU LANE
Ushers – JIM ANKLAM, TON CANNON, PAT NUMMI
SEASON OF LENT
Lent is a solemn observance that lasts 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday.
As Pope Francis stated, ”Lent comes providentially to reawaken us. It is also a time for reflection and preparation for the celebration of Easter.”
It’s a wonderful season to spend a little time each day pondering our faith, reflecting on God’s love and reading the Gospel.
There are many ways to reflect and prepare for Easter. This year, why not try something new. Select one word each day of Lent to reflect on.
These words should relate to the season, for example: faith, love, mercy, joy, self-control, patience, doubt and justice. In reflecting on these words as part of our spiritual plan for Lent, think about God’s love for us.
Lord, be with us as we journey through the Season of Lent.
Help us to pray, fast, serve and reflect on our chosen words and your love for us.