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
FEAST OF OUR LORD, CHRIST THE KING – NOVEMBER 21, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 22-28
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION
This week with your bulletin you will notice two three enclosures. We are including the 2021 Advent Calendar which has the daily Mass readings on one side and the activities for the month of December in our parish on the other side. We are also enclosing Impact for the month of November. Lastly, we are enclosing an envelope for your donation of $10 or more toward our Christmas Flowers. Please complete the outside of the envelope with your intentions. You can drop this in the collection basket, mail it to the parish office or place it in the mail slot at the office entrance on East Fourth Street. All intentions will be printed during the Holiday Season.
The new workbook for readers, which begin on the First Sunday of Advent (November 28th) can be found in the sacristy. Please check your name off when you pick it up.
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. 2020.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION – GRADES K-12 – 2021/22
The schedule for classes is as follows: On Sunday mornings grades K-5 meet at 9:15 AM and on Wednesday evenings grades 6-8 meet at 6:15 and grades 9-11 meet at 7:15.
PAINTING PROJECT COMPLETED
During October a major painting project was completed in the church. There were three parts to the work: new caulking and glazing around the 19 stain glass windows, restoration of the wallpaper behind the high altar and the stencil painting of the gold stars on the ceiling. (They are beautiful!). The cost of the overall project was $50,000. No special fund drive will be held to pay for this billing but should you like to make a donation for the project, please place it in an envelope marked “Painting Project” and send it to the parish office or place it in the weekend collection. Thank you for your support!
Thanks to all who assisted with the recent “Chili Cook-Off”. The event was organized by Ernie Harker. 1st prize recipe went to Judy LeMieux. Other winners included recipes by Janet Walroos, Angie Harker and Arlene Osterlund. We hope to have the event again next year!
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE
The annual Christmas sale will be on December 11th along with the Cookie Stroll. Please bring your donations before Masses beginning November 27th. For more info call Irene (715-398-5448).
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
Thank you to all who have pledged to the 2021-22 Campaign. No gift is too small and our parish is trying to reach 100% participation. By making your gift you save a volunteer from having to call you, saving time and expense. Our goal this year is $50,838. We currently have received approximately 50% of our goal. Thank you for your support!
ST. FRANCIS SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
The Social Action Committee will again be providing Thanksgiving Baskets for those in our community in need. They will be distributed on Friday, November 19th through our parish office. We provide a large box of non-perishable food items and a gift card to purchase a turkey. In order to provide these baskets, we are in need of the following: Stove Top Turkey Dressing, Boxed Mashed Potatoes, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned Cranberries, Cake Mixes & Frosting and Pancake Mix & Syrup. Your donations can be left in the wooden box in the gathering space of the church. Thank you for continuing support!
The committee will also be collecting new pajamas and sox which will be donated to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul for distribution. For information, contact Janet at 715-394-4130 or Marilee715-399-8252. There will be a container in the gathering space for your donations.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY will meet on Thursday, December 2nd at 1:00 PM in the Garden Room. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Irene Hudacek and Clem Hinz. All ladies welcome!
We are currently preparing the ministry schedule for the months of December and January. This will include the Christmas Holiday Season. Please call Mary Margaret at the parish office to notify her of any weekend(s) you are unable to serve. We are always in need of CANDLE BEARERS, SERVERS, READERS, COMMUNION MINISTERS & USHERS. Training is offered. Please consider serving your parish community in some ministry.
Sympathy & Prayers to the family of Dennis (Denny) Frink. May he rest in peace. +
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – NOVEMBER 28, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 3
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO DAILY MASSES THIS WEEK.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 20-21
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS AT 9 AM. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR CANDLE BEARER, READER, COMMUNION MINISTERS AND USHERS. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONSIDER SERVING IN ONE OF THESE MINISTRIES.
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 27-28
PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to have Gift Bearers at Masses at this time.
OCTOBER 31: $8,065.00
NOVEMBER 7: $9,722.00