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
OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE - NOVEMBER 20, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 21-25
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 RECONCILIATION ROOM
ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE
PLEASE NOTE: The parish office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, November 25th. In case of an emergency, please call 715-398-7174. We wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all!
“STAIRS to the STARS” fundraising is underway! Thus far we have raised $21,290!! We need to raise more than $60,000 to save the deteriorating front granite steps of the church (24th Avenue East side). Parishioners have received a letter from the pastor – additional letters and donation envelopes can be found on the table in the gathering space of the church. Please place your gifts in the regular collection or mail them to the parish office. They may also be dropped into the mail slot at the parish office. We appreciate your generosity to the “Stairs to the Stars” campaign!
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER ANNUAL COOKIE STROLL & CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS SALE On Saturday, December 10th, the Altar Society will host a cookie stroll and Christmas Decorations will be available for a free will offering. To make this another successful event, we need loads of festive, homemade Christmas Cookies and Christmas decorations you no longer use. Please consider baking a double/triple batch of your favorite holiday treats. SIGN UP AT THE GATHERING SPACE IN THE BACK OF CHURCH. We thank you so much for your support!
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 members 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 who have died since All Saints’ Day, 2021.
ADVENT CALENDARS This week, with your bulletin, you will find an Advent Calendar for 2022 which includes Scripture Reflections on one side and the December Calendar of events for our parish. There are additional calendars on the table in the gathering space if you wish to take one to someone who does not get our bulletin.
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – NOVEMBER 27, 2022
MASS SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
*Mass is offered every Wednesday at 11:15 AM at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel. Please join Fr. Jim or Fr. Joji as they celebrate Mass.
ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL Our annual Catholic Services Appeal has officially begun throughout the diocese. Our parish is off to a good start. A total of $27,580 has ben pledged from our parishioners and 95 families have participated thus far. Our parish “fair share” responsibility for the coming year is $60,490. Your gift to the appeal benefits not only our parish but also the local Church as a whole. So please, take a moment to reflect on donating to this campaign. May God bless you for your generosity and commitment.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY Due to contract issues with the publishing company, we will not be planning a pictorial directory this fall. The committee is looking at other publishers for a new book. Stay tuned!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS Grades K-5 continue to meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM. Our 2nd grade class will be receiving their Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, December 10th beginning at 10:30 AM. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Parents of these students will meet with Fr. Jim on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 PM in the Garden Room. Fr. Jim will help prepare the parents to work with their child for reception of the sacrament. Please note: There are no classes on Sunday, November 27th.
CHRISTMAS “GIVING TREE” The Holiday Season is approaching quickly and our parish would like to add to the season by sponsoring a “Giving Tree.” In November, our tree will be filled with requests from those in need of assistance. If you know of a family that would benefit, please have them contact Donna at 920-242-2353. We would love to make sure everyone has a blessed Christmas. Thank you.
MINISTRY SCHEDULE DECEMBER, JANUARY & FEBRUARY We are in the process of completing the schedule for the next three months. This will include our Christmas Masses – Christmas Eve – 4:00/5:30 PM and Christmas Day, 9:00 and 10:30 AM. We are ALWAYS in need of CANDLE BEARERS, READERS, SERVERS, COMMUNION MINISTERS & USHERS. Training is offered. Please consider serving your parish family in one or more of these ministries. Please call the parish office to volunteer to serve and to notify us of the weekend(s) you are unable to serve in your particular ministry. Thank you!
ATTENTION READERS: The new Lector Workbooks for Year A are in the sacristy. Please cross your name off the list when you pick up your book. Thank you.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT dePAUL Enclosed with this bulletin you will find a donation envelope for the annual collection for the society. We will have a second collection the weekend of November 26-27 to assist the society with their work. The October Newsletter from the society can be found on the table in the gathering space of the church which is very helpful in explaining the work of the society. Questions should be directed to Lynn at 715-600-2591.
Sympathy & Prayers to the families of… Katherine (Kay) Gray & Cierra (Cece) Dorin. + May they rest in peace!
Congratulations to our newly baptized Linnea Rae Parmeter, daughter of Marcus & Samantha.+ Linnea’s godparents are Mathew Parmeter & Molly Doyle.
OCTOBER 30: $7,506.00
NOVEMBER 6: $8,323.00