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 NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 22 ,2023
MASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 23-29
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 RECONCILIATION ROOM
ANNUAL APPRECIATION DINNER is planned for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH. The evening begins with Mass at 5 PM followed by a catered Turkey Dinner. Reservations are required so we can plan accordingly. Please sign up in the gathering space of the church NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1st. Thank you!
IT’S TIME FOR A NEW DIRECTORY! Our photo dates are TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 THROUGH SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18. Instructions for scheduling your appointment for photos can be found at the bottom of the flyer you received with your last bulletin. For more information you may call any of the following committee members listed below. Everyone who is photographed by Universal will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait and a directory. Also, if your photo is taken your name will be entered in a drawing for a $100.00 gift card from Super One. Three gift cards will be given so sign up now!!
Sue at 715-398-6787, Arlene at 218-341-1665 or Angie at 218-428-1498.
“TRUNK OR TREAT” – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH FROM 5:00 PM UNTIL 6:30 PM All parishioners are welcome to participate. We are asking for donations of candy which can be brought to the parish office or left in the wooden box in the gathering area of our church. Volunteers (and their trunks) are needed. Please call Arlene at 218-341-1665 to offer to be a part of this fun event.
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 29, 2023
MASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
OUR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM has begun and we are excited for the upcoming year. Our belief statement, Learning Our Faith Together, brings me to this request. We are all members of our St. Francis Faith Community and many parishioners have asked how they can support our youth. This year we are looking for sponsors for each child in the K-5 program to serve as “Prayer Partners.” Thank you for your support of your youth. If you have any questions, please contact Donna at 920-242-2353.
LEARN THE ART OF MAKING LEFSE! This year for Thanksgiving you will have the opportunity to serve lefse at your holiday meal. On Saturday. November 18th, we will be making lefse. Sign up for a shift! The sign-up sheet is in the gathering space of our church. Hope to see you there!
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY will meet in the Garden Room on Thursday, November 2nd at 1:00 PM in the Garden Room. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Gail Erdman and Virginia Michela. Items for the Annual Mitten Tree will be accepted. (mittens, gloves, scarves, hats – all winter wear). These items will be donated to local facilities.
MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR MONTHS OF DECEMBER, JANUARY & FEBRUARY has begun. This will include the holiday liturgies. We are ALWAYS in need of cross bearers, readers, servers, communion ministers and ushers. Please consider serving your parish family in one or more of these areas. Training is offered. Please call Mary Margaret at the parish office (715-398-7174) with weekend(s) you are unable to serve. Also, please let her know you are willing to serve in some capacity at our weekend Masses. Thank you!
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL The 2023-2024 CSA is underway in our parish. The appeal is an opportunity for us, as a faith family, to join to do the work of the Lord. All families are encouraged to support the appeal. The Church serves each of us in some way and our financial support is needed to continue God’s work in our area. This year, our goal is $63,338. Thank you to those who have filled out a CSA appeal envelope. For those who have not, please do so before you leave church today. There are many challenges facing us today, the shortage of priests is one such challenge, the responsibility of our parish is to help provide diocesan services and ministries such as support for vocations and the education of seminarians is an answer to that challenge.
OCTOBER 1: $6,155.00
OCTOBER 8: $7,113.00
AUTUMN IS THE SEASON OF THE YEAR THAT GOD SEEMED TO HAVE PUT THERE JUST FOR THE BEAUTY OF IT.