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 18, 2018
“COFFEE & CONVERSATION” FOLLOWING BOTH MASSES TODAY
MASS SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 19-25: All Masses now celebrated in Church.
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
THURSDAY 9:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY
KAY SHERIDAN (family)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM ARNOLD FLAGSTAD (Mike Stranko)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM ROGER & ELEANOR HEYTENS (family)
10:30 AM AL FLYEN (family)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
PLEASE NOTE: The parish office is closed on Friday, November 23rd. In case of an emergency please call 715-398-7174.
OUR NEW ELEVATOR is now open and operating! Work on the new parish hall restrooms, ramp and street entrance is complete! The project is a great success thanks to the prayers and generosity of our parishioners! Thank the Good Lord! A reminder to please continue your payments on pledges. Payment envelopes are available in the blue baskets in the gathering space of the church.
OUR PENITENTIAL CANDLE Bishop Powers has asked all of our churches to burn a candle in the sanctuary to signify penance and care for those abused in any way by the church. Our candle is now burning on the side Marian Altar. We continue to pray for all victims of clergy
OUR NEW WINDOWS The nine exterior windows on the 4th Street side of the church have been totally replaced. The old wooden frames had completely deteriorated due to weather conditions and time. (Last winter during a snowstorm the “Mary Window” over the vigil light stand was boarded up to save the stained glass beneath it.) The cost of the nine new windows is about $100,000. We will use parish savings to pay this invoice so there will not be a special fund drive for the project. Take a drive or walk down 4th Street and see our beautiful new windows!
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL Thank you for filling out a Catholic Services Appeal
Envelope. For those who did not fill one out, please do so before you leave church today. No gift is too small, and our parish is trying to reach 100% participation. Thus far we have received $27,785.00 in pledges toward our goal of $51,480.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION:
Sunday, November 18th - Grades K-5, 9:15 AM
Thanksgiving Break/Classes resume on 12/2/18
Youth Group to Bentleyville
Tuesday, November 20th – Adult Formation – 9:30 AM
Thanksgiving Break: November 21- classes resume on November 28
ADVENT RETREAT On Sunday, December 9th, we will gather for our annual Advent Retreat. The evening will begin with prayer at 5:30 PM followed by a light supper. We welcome Sister Pauline Micke, from the College of St. Scholastica, as our speaker. There is no charge for the evening. Please sign up in the gathering area of our church. Everyone welcome!
NEW READER BOOKS which begin the First Sunday of Advent, December 2 are available in the sacristy. Please make note on the sheet that you have picked yours up. Thank you!
ST. FRANCIS SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE will be accepting childrens’ pajamas and stockings. There is a bin in the gathering space of the church for your donations. These items will be shared with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Thank you!
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, 2017.
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS There are currently openings for a 4th grade teacher and preschool part time aides. There is also a need for substitute teachers. Please send resumes and cover letter to Jaime Samarziya, 1419 Baxter Avenue, Superior, WI. 54880 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to save all General Mills boxtops, Milk Moola, plastic covers from milk jugs of all sizes. orange juice, juice drinks, ice cream and tops of plastic milk bags. We also collect Coke Rewards, aluminum cans and Loaves for Learning. There is a container in the gathering space of our church for your donations.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY Holiday Season is approaching and it is time to begin our holiday decorating. As you plan which decorations you will use, please remember our Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 8th, along with our Annual Cookie Stroll. Your donations of holiday items may be brought to the parish office beginning November 19th and continuing through November 30th. Thank you!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 499 will sponsor a “Bingo Nite” on Tuesday, November 20th beginning at 6:30 PM at St. Anthony Parish in Allouez. Knights are asked to bring a dessert to pass. Cards will sell for $.25 each.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL If you were not able to provide a donation in this collection this weekend to help those in need, please prayerfully consider sending your donation to the society at 1416 Cumming Avenue, Superior, WI. 54880 Through God’s providence and with your generosity we have never had to turn anyone away for lack of funds.
Recently, through the Sacrament of Baptism +
we welcomed Bristol Lamay Jones, daughter of Scott & Kimberly.
Bristol’s godparents are Parrish Silbernagel & Jennifer Shelton.
COLLECTION NOVEMBER 3-4:
Adult Envelopes $6,117.75
MINISTRY SCHEDULE THANKSGIVING DAY – 9:00 AM
Cross / Candle Bearers Arlene Osterlund Kay Moore & Virginia Michela
Reader / Server Eual Moore Pete Raboin
Communion Ministers Arlene, Kay, Virginia, Eual
Gift Bearers / Ushers Volunteers
MINISTRY SCHEDULE November 24-25
Cross Bearer – Arlene Osterlund
Candles – CarrieAnn Michalski, Lori Frink
Reader – Bernie Tomzak
Server – Hudson Michalski
Communion – Lori Frink
Ministers – Arlene Osterlund, Val Sass, Kathy Hanson
Gift Bearers – Volunteers
Ushers – Dembroskis
Cross Bearer – Dick Caffrey
Candles – Barbara Carey, Janet Walroos
Reader – Teagan Radtke
Server – Nancy Lund
Communion – Barbara Carey
Ministers – Kathy Hesselgrave, Judy Davern, Dan Leif
Gift Bearers – Gary/Jan Abrahamson
Ushers – Bill Connolly, Jack Sweeney, Jim Lemieux
Cross Bearer – Saari Family
Candles – Saari Family
Reader – Heidi Gondik
Server – Sue Blank
Communion – Dan Blank
Ministers – Jen Saari, Nick Mehlum, Kyle Mehlum
Gift Bearers – Benson Family
Ushers – Bob Benson, Jim Anklam, Tom Cannon
PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY +
Do you have a need for yourself, a loved one, or a friend?
Call the PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY and prayers
will be offered for your special intentions.
No request is too small.