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 22, 2020
MASS SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 23-29
+We will celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Mass at 9 AM.
Through a special donation, loaves of bread from Johnson’s Bakery in Duluth will be distributed following Thanksgiving Day Mass.
The parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27. In case of an emergency, please call 715-398-7174.
READERS – NOVEMBER 21-22
4:00 MASS EUAL MOORE
9:00 MASS JON SHAMLA
10:30 MASS GRETCHEN OLSON
ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE
The new Lector workbooks for Year B which begins the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th, are available in the sacristy. Please check your name off when you pick up your book. Thank you!
The 2021 Catholic Calendars are here. We have them on the table in the entry to the parish office (4th Street Entrance). Please stop by if you would like one.
Our religious education classes, Grades K-11 are currently suspended due to the public school’s prevention plan. We hope to resume classes in early December.
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT NOVEMBER 29, 2020
MASS SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6
READERS - NOVEMBER 28-29
4:00 MASS PETE RABOIN
9:00 MASS BERNIE TOMZAK
10:30 MASS ERNIE SWARTZ
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY would like to thank our parishioners for their very generous donations to our “No-Bake” sale. A total of $2,190.00 was received. These monies will go toward altar supplies, heating expenses and Thanksgiving Bread.
The Altar Society will meet on Thursday, December 3rd, at 1:00 PM in the parish hall. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Gail Erdman and Betty Moe. All ladies of the parish are welcome!
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS
Thank you to everyone who helped to support the virtual Wish Upon a Star Dinner Auction Fundraiser. Perhaps you missed us and would still like to help? If you would like to help us reach our goal, donations can be mailed to the school at 1419 Baxter Avenue, Superior, WI. 54880. We are in need of substitute teachers. A four-year degree is required but the degree does not have to be in education. Contact Melissa in the main office at 715-392-2976 for more information. The Cathedral Home and School Association continues to collect Box Tops for Education. They can be found on several products including food, household items, tableware, office supplies and even bakeware. These can be dropped off at the school office. Thank you!
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL – 2020-21 UPDATE: (AS OF NOVEMBER 9, 2020)
OUR PARISH GOAL: $50,838.00
TOTAL PAYMENTS AND PLEDGES: $20,050.00
REMAINING TO RAISE: $30,788.00
No gift is too small. We ae hoping for 100% participation from our parish. If you need an envelope you can get one from Fr. Jim following Mass. Thank you to those who have already pledged!
ST. FRANCIS FOOD SHELF
We will again be distributing Thanksgiving Food Baskets to those in need in our community. We prepare a large box of non-perishable food items and Super One Gift Cards for the families to purchase perishables (turkey, milk, etc.). Our shelves are currently in need of the following: peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish, spaghettios, pancake mix, syrup, boxed potatoes, canned stew, Hamburger Helper, crackers of all kinds. Also, monetary donations are used to purchase the gift cards. Thank you for your continuing support of the food shelf. Thank you to the students at Cathedral School who donated food from their recent Golden Mass.
NOVEMBER 1: $8,256.00
NOVEMBER 8: $5,562.00
Sympathy & Prayers to the family of Lacey Frink. + May she rest in peace.
PRAYER: COVID 19 - POPE FRANCIS
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of good health and peace that we have enjoyed for so many years. As we find ourselves in this time of crisis today, we ask you for your divine intervention and mercy to be upon us all. Come and guide the minds of those working to discover a treatment to the COVID-19 virus. Grant them wisdom and clarity of mind, so that all peoples will be free from the threat of this ailment. We also pray for the healthcare workers that are standing in the front lines of this battle. Father, we thank you for their hearts of service, putting the needs of society before their own, generously responding to the cry of your people. We ask that you will grant them strength and protection. As they give of themselves in selfless service, may you fill them with your Holy Spirit as they work to be your healing hands and feet! Mother Mary, we ask you for your intercession in this great time of need. Cover each of with your blue mantle of protection that we may be preserved in good health to glorify your son, Jesus Christ. We make this prayer through Christ, our Redeemer and Savior. Amen.