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
TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: OCTOBER 11, 2020
TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: OCTOBER 18, 2020
MASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 17-18
MASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 24-25
READERS – OCTOBER 17-18
4:00 SANDI ANDERSON 9:00 LESA RADTKE 10:30 ERNIE SWARTZ
READERS – OCTOBER 24-25
4:00 KYLE MEHLUM 9:00 PETE RABOIN 10:30 JANE ANKLAM
As we celebrate Mass again in the parish, please be reminded that we practice social distancing in the church and that many pews are roped off so as to limit seating capacity. We now have seating for about 125, but the average attendance at a weekend Mass is about 50. Masks are worn in the building and hand sanitizer is amply available. You are encouraged to return to Mass as you are able. As Bishop Powers has reinstated the obligation for Mass attendance you are encouraged to come to a weekend liturgy. Should you be unable to come to a weekend liturgy, please consider attending a daily Mass – the schedule is in the bulletin. Attendance at daily Mass is 10-15 people.
MAINTENANCE JOB OPENING
St. Francis Xavier has a full-time job opening with benefits for a Facilities and Maintenance Custodian. The individual is responsible for the care and repair of buildings, equipment and grounds, including snow removal at the church and rectory. Please contact Fr. Jim at the church office (715-398-7174) for further information and to submit a resume. Thank you.
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL – 2020/2021
The Catholic Services Appeal provides us with the opportunity to lead people to holiness and discipleship while seeking the answers to the world’s challenges. This year, no matter the obstacles, true Disciples put our faith into action and live each day by what we say and what we do. All parishioners throughout the Diocese of Superior should have received a mailing from Bishop Powers. No gift is too small. Our goal this year is $50,838 which is $508 less than last year. Thank you for you continuing generosity! You will note an envelope is enclosed with your bulletin should you need one.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION
Classes began for grades K-5 on Sunday, October 4th at 9:15 AM. This year we are attempting to hold in-person classes as much as possible. We are in need of teachers for grades 7, 8, 9 and 10. Please contact our religious education coordinator, Ernie Swartz, at 715-394-6489 or at the parish at 715-398-7174 to volunteer to fill one of these positions or if you have any questions or concerns. Grades 6, 7, and 8 began classes on Wednesday, October 9th at 6 PM. Grades 9, 10 and 11 met at 7:15 PM. We are requiring masks; sanitizer will be available in each classroom and we will comply with social distancing.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY “NO BAKE” SALE IN OCTOBER
No baking, no bowls or pans to wash, no selling or buying of baked goods and no calories!! Rather, we ask you to support the Altar Society with your prayers and a financial gift, as if participating in a bake sale. If you wish to donate during the month of October, please note “Altar Society” on the envelope and place it in the collection box in the gathering space of the church or mail it to the parish – 2316 E. 4th Street. The Altar Society contributes financially to the many needs of the parish. We thank you for your support!
“RAISE US UP” CAMPAIGN
This week with your bulletin you will find a reminder notice if you still have an amount remaining on your elevator pledge and if you have not recently made a payment. Thank you for your support!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PASTY SALE
Knights of Columbus Pasty Sale will be held on Friday/Saturday, Oct. 16-17/ Cost is $4 for a 12oz pasty (beef, potatoes, onions and rutabagas). Pasties can be picked up between noon and 4 PM at St. Anthony Church in Superior. Contact Tom Grota at 715-392-2061 or any knight to place your order.
Please join us at St. Anthony, Superior, for our “Take-only Only” Meatball Supper on Tuesday, October 13, from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Menu includes meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and dessert. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Take-outs are all that will be available and we are handicapped accessible. Facemasks and social distancing policies will be in place. If you would like a home delivery within the city limits please call the church office on Monday, October 12th or Tuesday, October 13th between the hours of 8 AM and 1 PM if you wish to have a meal delivered.
Special Thank You! to Tom Haack for the
beautiful fall arrangement of mums on our ramp.
We offer our sympathy & prayers to the family of Delores Harty.
May she rest in peace. +
SEPTEMBER 19-20: $5,237.00 SEPTEMBER 26-27: $6,272.00
A PRAYER AMID AN EPIDEMIC
Jesus, you traveled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents us from working together and neighbors from helping one another.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus, heal us. Amen.