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
THIRTIETH FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – NOVEMBER 3, 2019
MASS SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 4-10:
MONDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
TUESDAY 9:00 AM MARILYN CHRISTOPHERSON (Clem Hinz)
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at Cathedral with the students.
11:15 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel.
THURSDAY 10:00 AM Fr. Jim will offer Mass at Golden Living.
5:00 PM LIVING/DECEASED OF ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY
FRIDAY 9:00 PM RICHARD GLONEK (Rita Rainaldo)
SATURDAY 4:00 PM BERTHA WARNER (family)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM EMANUEL LaVALLEY (Bonnie & Larry McDonald)
+ 10:30 AM HEALTH/WELFARE OF ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
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.
ANNUAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MASS & DINNER
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 – 5:00 - MASS – DINNER TO FOLLOW
We welcome anyone who volunteers in any way in our parish – choir members, musicians, altar/funeral servers, readers, communion ministers, cross, candle and gift bearers, decorators, council members or any other volunteers.
This is for you! To register for the dinner please sign up in the gathering space of the Church or all Mary Margaret at 715-398-7174. Please make your reservations no later than November 6th.
WE ARE BLESSED WITH SO MANY VOLUNTEERS!
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING Next weekend, November 9-10 Fr. Jim will offer the Sacrament of Anointing. If you wish to be anointed please gather in the front pews following any of the three Masses
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 3 – Grades K-5 Classes at 9:15 AM
East End Food Drive noon – 2 PM
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 – Adult Bible Study at 9:30 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 – Grades 6-8 begin at 6:00 PM; 7:15 PM
Grades 9-11 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
MINISTRY SCHEDULE for the months of December, January and February is being done. This schedule includes Christmas Eve/Day, New Year’s Eve/Day. Our Christmas Eve Masses are at 4:00 and 5:30 and Christmas Day Masses are at midnight and 10:30 AM. New Year’s Eve/Day Masses are at 4:00 and 10:30 AM. Please call Mary Margaret at the parish office to inform her of any weekend(s) or holiday Masses you are unable to serve. We are always in need of CROSS, CANDLE, GIFT BEARERS, READERS, SERVERS & USHERS. Training is offered. Please consider serving your parish in one or more of these liturgical ministries. Thank you! (Parish Office – 715-398-7174)
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH
MITTEN TREE PARTY The evening begins with Mass at 5 PM followed by a brief business meeting, pot luck supper, games and prizes. All those who attend are asked to bring a dish to pass, a $5 door prize and a $2 gift-wrapped Bingo prize. Donations of hats, mittens, gloves and scarves will be delivered to St. Vincent DePaul and Head Start. If you have questions or would like more information please call Janet at 715-394-4130.
THANK YOU! to all who helped in any way with the recent Book/Bake Sale. The monies raised ($480.00) will go to help with the cost of the new sound system in the parish hall.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SALE PRICES TO STOCK UP FOR COOKIE STROLL! Time to plan ahead for the 9th Annual Cookie Stroll on December 7th sponsored by the Altar Society. The society looks forward (with your support) to providing loads of cookies for another great community event. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the gathering space of the church. Thank you!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 499 will meet on Tuesday, November 5th at St. Anthony Parish. Recitation of Rosary at 6:30 PM and the business meeting.
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!
This weekend, through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome +
Amari Nicole Anderson, daughter of Cody & Anessa.
Amari’s godparents are Jessie Polson & Alyssa Lawrence.
COLLECTION: OCTOBER 19-20
Adult $ 3,385.00 Catholic Home Missions $589.00
TOTAL $ 4,036,75 Thank you!
“RAISE US UP” (Elevator Update):
TOTAL PLEDGED: $458,394
TOTAL RECEIVED: 419,352
AMOUNT REMAINING: $ 39,042
Payment envelopes can be found in the blue baskets in the back of church.
Thank you for your support!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE November 2-3
Cross Bearer – ARLENE OSTERLUND
Candles – LORIE FRINK, CARRIEANN MICHALSKI
Reader – KYLE MEHLUM
Server – PAUL OLSON
Communion – KYLE MEHLUM
Ministers – EUAL MOORE, VAL SASS, VOLUNTEER
Gift Bearers – DEMBROSKI BOYS
Ushers – DON/BOB/RON DEMBROSKI
Cross Bearer – TOM MICHELA
Candles – MICHAEL SHAMLA, VOLUNTEER
Reader – JON SHAMLA
Server – PETE RABOIN
Communion – BARBARA CAREY
Ministers – CAROLYN SWEENEY, BONNIE MCDONALD, LARRY MCDONALD
Gift Bearers – MCDONALDS
Ushers – RANDY KLINE, JIM/JOE VANO
Cross Bearer – DWANE ANDERSON
Candles – JANET LEBARD, SHIRLEY BENSON
Reader – JEAN DOTTERWICK
Server – ERNIE SWARTZ
Communion – BERNIE TOMZAK
Ministers – GRETCHEN OLSON, JANET LEBARD, SHIRLEY BENSON
Gift Bearers – BOB BENSON FAMILY
Ushers – TOM CANNON, PAT NUMMI, BOB BENSON
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY +
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).
715-392-5876 715-398-5527 715-398-5661 Arlene Virginia Barbara