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
THIRTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – NOVEMBER 10, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 11-17:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 5:00 PM MARY ELLEN TOBOLSKI (family)
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENING
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM TONY LaVALLEY (Colleen Sandie)
THURSDAY 9:00 AM LIVING/DECEASED ALTAR SOCIETY MEMBERS
FRIDAY 9:00 PM MARGARET ANECKI (Gerri Anderson)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM PETE LaVALLEY (Mike Stranko)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM CRIS KRYSIAK (Betty & family)
10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
BOOK OF THE DEAD During the month of November we remember in a special way our loved ones who have gone before us and the deceased of our parish family. Please stop in the gathering space of our Church and see the St. Francis Book of the Dead. The book lists all those who have died since All Saints Day, 2018.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING This weekend Fr. Jim will offer the Sacrament of Anointing. If you wish to be anointed please gather in the front pews following any of the three Masses
OUR NEW WINDOWS The new windows and frames have been installed on the 5th Street and 24th Ave East sides of the church. These new windows will protect our stained glass (especially the beautiful Rose Window above the pipe organ) and will help with heating costs during the winter. The cost of this year’s project was $97,575.00 and was paid for by a gift from the Mary Gray estate and by private donors. Thanks to all who assisted with this important work!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Grades K-5 Classes at 9:15 AM
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Adult Bible Study at 9:30 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Grades 6-8 begin at 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Grades 9-11 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
MINISTRY SCHEDULE for the months of December, January and February is nearing completion. This schedule includes Christmas Eve/Day, New Year’s Eve/Day. Our Christmas Eve Masses are at 4:00 and 5:30 and Christmas Day Masses are at midnight and 10:30 AM. New Year’s Eve/Day Masses are at 4:00 and 10:30 AM. Please call Mary Margaret at the parish office to inform her of any weekend(s) or holiday Masses you are unable to serve. We are always in need of CROSS, CANDLE, GIFT BEARERS, READERS, SERVERS & USHERS. We also encourage women who would like to serve as ushers to call the office. Training is offered. Please consider serving your parish in one or more of these liturgical ministries. Thank you! (Parish Office – 715-398-7174)
ATTENTION READERS The new Lector Workbooks for Year A which begins the First Sunday of Advent, December 1st are available in the sacristy. Please check your name off when you pick up your book. Thank you!
9TH ANNUAL COOKIE STROLL On Saturday, December 7th, the Altar Society
host their annual Cookie Stroll. To make this another
successful event, we need loads of festive, homemade
Christmas Cookies. Please consider baking a double
or triple batch of your favorite holiday treats.
SIGN UP IN THE GATHERING SPACE OF CHURCH.
Thank you for your support!
ST. FRANCIS SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE will soon be filling and distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to those in our community in need. Items needed for the holiday season are instant mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, boxed stuffing, canned sweet potatoes, canned vegetables, cranberries and jello. Monetary donations are used to purchase gift cards which are used to purchase turkeys. Thank you for your continuing support of our food shelf!
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL We believe in God’s providence. We believe that we can serve the poor in in our community and raise the funds necessary to provide for basic needs. We believe we will need nearly $90,000 again this year to help those in need. We believe in your support! Attached to your bulletin is a letter and envelope for the second collection next weekend. Please prayerfully consider a generous gift to help our brothers and sisters in need. God Bless You!
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS will hold their November meeting on Tuesday, November 19th at 11 AM at Aces on 29th Restaurant. Sue Paine is scheduled to speak on medications and prescriptions. Cheeseballs will be available for pick up at the meeting. Lunch will be ordered from the menu. If you need a ride call Ro Birch at 715-394-5958. All members and interested women welcome!
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
First Graders are collecting pop-tops to help Shriner’s Hospital buy wheelchairs. There is a container near room 203. School also collects Boxtops for Education, Coke Rewards, aluminum cans, cancelled stamps and Loaves 4 Learning.
Veteran’s Day Celebration Monday, November 11th 9:30 AM in gym.
Substitute teachers needed. Contact Melissa in main office 715-392-2976.
Registrations are still being accepted for Grades K-8.
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. Be assured the Lord knows what is in your heart and how you share your gifts. While it is understood that we cannot all give equally, we are still called by the Gospel to give of ourselves in a way that reflects our blessings. Your gift, whether large or small,
matters greatly to the diocese, our parish and to the Lord!
COLLECTION: OCTOBER 26-27
TOTAL $5,082.00 Thank you!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE November 16-17
Cross Bearer – PAUL OLSON
Candles – VOLUNTEER, CARRIEANN MICHALSKI
Reader – BERNIE TOMZAK
Server – EUAL MOORE
Communion – PAUL OLSON
Ministers – VAL SASS, TOM WONDOLKOWSKI, VOLUNTEER
Gift Bearers – LORIE FRINK, VOLUNTEER
Ushers – DON/BOB/RON DEMBROSKI
Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA
Candles – BARBARA CAREY, JANET WALROOS
Reader – LESA RADTKE
Server – NANCY LUND
Communion – BONNIE MCDONALD
Ministers – LARRY MCDONALD, VIRGINIA MICHELA, KATHY HESSELGRAVE
Gift Bearers – GARY AND JAN ABRAHAMSON
Ushers – RANDY KLINE, JIM/JOE VANO
Cross Bearer – ALEX LARSON
Candles – ADDY LISDAHL, AVERY PROCHAZKA
Reader – SHANNON ILENDA
Server – DWANE ANDERSON
Communion – DAN BLANK
Ministers – SUE BLANK, ERNIE SWARTZ, SHIRLEY BENSON
Gift Bearers – SANDI/ROBERT ANDERSON
Ushers – TOM CANNON, PAT NUMMI, BOB BENSON
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 YOU INTENTION(S).
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