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
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE – NOVEMBER 24, 2019
A BLESSED AND SAFE THANKSGIVING
MASS SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 11:00 AM FUNERAL MASS FOR PATRICIA LITCHKE
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM JANET HUGHES (Eileen McDonald)
THURSDAY 9:00 AM AL FLYEN (family)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM MARGARET ANECKI (Steve & Cheryl Chelpelnik)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM ZACHAU FAMILY (Burkhart Family)
10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
+PLEASE NOTE: The parish office will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and Friday. In case of an emergency, please call 715-398-7174.
SPECIAL THANK YOU! to the Altar Society for the fresh baked bread for our Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday!
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 24 Grades K-5 Classes at 9:15 AM
Youth Mass 10:30 AM
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Adult Bible Study at 9:30 AM
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be classes on Wednesday, November 27th
or Sunday, December 1st for the Thanksgiving holiday.
ADVENT RETREAT is planned for Sunday, December 8th beginning with a Prayer Service at 5:30 PM followed by dinner and a presentation by Fr. Inna of the Cathedral Cluster. He will speak on the Season of Advent. There is no charge. There is a sign-up sheet in the gathering area of the church. Confirmation students are asked to attend. If you have any questions or want more information contact Ernie at 715-394-6489 or 715-398-7174.
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 at 715-394-6489.
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 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH - 9 AM – 1 PM
All are invited to purchase our cookies, bread and candies for sale!
The cookies will be $7 per pound – candy and breads will be priced separately.
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! Please call Arlene at 715-392-5876.
CHRISTMAS DÉCOR FOR SALE During the Cookie Stroll there will be a large assortment of Christmas and Holiday Décor for sale! If you have any holiday décor in good condition please consider donating it to the sale. Items can be brought to the parish office Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM or Friday from 8 AM – 3:30 PM.
A FREE-WILL offering will be accepted. If you would like more information contact Irene at 715-298-5448. Thank you!!
AN ITEM OF IMPORTANCE When you have a family member or friend who is hospitalized and would like a visit from Fr. Jim, please call the parish office. Due to the privacy laws the hospitals can no longer call the parish. Thank 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!
Sympathy & Prayers to the family of Patricia Litchke.
May she rest in peace. +
COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 9-10:
Adult $5,042.00 Food Shelf $220.00
TOTAL $5,871.00 Thank you!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVERBER 28, 9 AM
Reader/Server Ernie Swartz / Eual Moore
Communion Ministers Eual, Ernie, volunteers(2)
MINISTRY SCHEDULE November 30 – December 1
Cross Bearer – ARLENE OSTERLUND
Candles – CARRIEANN MICHALSKI, LORIE FRINK
Reader – KYLE MEHLUM
Server – DWANE ANDERSON
Communion – KYLE MEHLUM
Ministers – VAL SASS, ARLENE OSTERLUND, LORIE FRINK
Gift Bearers – MILLER FAMILY
Ushers – BOB/RON DEMBROSKI, TED LAMERS
Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA
Candles – VIRGINIA MICHELA, JANET WALROOS
Reader – CHRIS SWANSON
Server – PETE RABOIN
Communion – VIRGINIA MICHELA
Ministers – EUAL MOORE, BONNIE MCDONALD, LARRY MCDONALD
Gift Bearers – GARY/JAN ABRAHAMSON
Ushers – TOM HAACK, JIM LEMIEUX, BRAYLON LEMIEUX
Cross Bearer – ALEX LARSON
Candles – AARON MOEN, MEARA MOEN
Reader – MARY GRACE WERNER
Server – SUE BLANK
Communion – DAN BLANK
Ministers – PAULETTE WHITE, JULIE MCCOSHEN, GRETHEN OLSON
Gift Bearers – MCCOSHEN FAMILY
Ushers – TOM CANNON, JIM ANKLAM, PAT NUMMI
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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