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 THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – NOVEMBER 17, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 18-24:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM DONALD LARSEN (family)
THURSDAY 10:30 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at the Lighthouse.
FRIDAY 9:00 AM ANTHONY LaVALLEY (Mary LaValley)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM KAY SHERIDAN (family)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
10:30 AM ROGER & ELEANOR HEYTENS (family)
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.
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 17 Grades K-5 Classes at 9:15 AM
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Adult Bible Study at 9:30 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Grades 6-8 begin at 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Grades 9-11 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Parent Meeting with Fr. Jim at 6:30 PM in the
Garden Room as preparation for First Penance.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Youth Mass – 10:30 AM
Youth are asked to bring a non-perishable food
for the St. Francis Food Shelf.
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be classes on Wednesday, November 27th or Sunday, December 1st for the Thanksgiving holiday.
ST. FRANCIS MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP is planning a trip to Bentleyville on Monday, November 25th. Students will meet at church at 6:30 PM. Permission slips are required. Also there is a need for adult chaperones. Any parents who wish to chaperone are asked to call Ernie a7 715-398-7174 or
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 Please note the attachment to your bulletin this week for information. Anyone interested in decorating or baking cookies for the upcoming cookie stroll is invited to the parish hall on Thursday, December 5th from 9 AM – 2 PM. Please bring your cookie dough ready to bake or cookies ready to decorate and any special materials to make your cookies the best ever!
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!
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.
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!
Congratulations to our newly married… +
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Champaigne (McKenzie Kintop).
COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 2-3
Adult $6,375.00 Food Shelf $50.00
TOTAL $7,336.00 Thank you!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE November 23-24
Cross Bearer – STEVE TARNOWSKI
Candles – CELIA TARNOWSKI, ARLENE OSTERLUND
Reader – PETE RABOIN
Server – KYLE MEHLUM
Communion – STEVE TARNOWKSI
Ministers – VAL SASS, CELIA TARNOWSKI, ARLENE OSTERLUND
Gift Bearers – MILLER FAMILY
Ushers – DON/BOB/RON DEMBROSKI
Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA
Candles – VIRGINIA MICHELA, VOLUNTEER
Reader – RICK DAVERN
Server – NANCY LUND
Communion – GAIL ERDMAN
Ministers – EUAL MOORE, JUDY DAVERN, VOLUNTEER
Gift Bearers – GAIL/BOB ERDMAN
Ushers – RANDY KLINE, JIM/JOE VANO
10:30 mass YOUTH MASS
Cross Bearer – STUDENT
Candles – STUDENT, STUDENT
Reader – STUDENT
Server – STUDENT
Communion – JANET LEBARD
Ministers – KIRK ILENDA, SHANNON ILENDA, RONNIE ILENDA
Gift Bearers – STUDENTS
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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