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
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 24, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 25-31
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION
Mild Medium or Hot Come share your favorite pot!
Saturday, October 30th following 4:00 Mass we will have a wonderful Chili Cook-Off in the parish hall. Parishioners are invited to bring their favorite prepared chili dishes to the parish hall prior to Mass. Those attending the supper will be able to sample all of the offerings. There is no charge.
“TRUNK OR TREAT”
Once again the Parish Council will be sponsoring the Halloween Trunk or Treat which will be held on Friday, October 29th from 5-6:30 PM in the 5th Street Parking Lot. Volunteers with their car trunks loaded with goodies will be providing treats for all trick or treaters. Please call Arlene at 218-341-1665 to offer donations of candy or to help with the evening.
THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 31, 2021
MASS SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 1-7
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
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 members 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 who have died since All Saints Day. 2020.
ST. FRANCIS ALTAR SOCIETY
St. Francis Altar Society members will gather this week on Thursday at noon in Church for Mass. Following Mass, a short business meeting and Pot Luck Lunch will take place in the parish hall. Those attending should bring a dish to pass as well as a new pair of mittens or gloves, and a new scarf or hat.
PARISHIONER APPRECIATION DINNER
The Parishioner Appreciation Dinner is planned for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH beginning with Mass at 5:30 PM followed by a catered turkey dinner with all the trimmings. There is no charge. There is a sign-up sheet in the gathering space of the church for those who would like to attend. Please sign up no later than November 1st. This is not only a dinner for volunteers, but is being offered for ALL PARISHIONERS in appreciation for our faith community. We hope to see you there!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION – GRADES K-12 – 2021/22
Teachers and teacher-aides are needed in all levels – elementary, middle and high school. Please call Dwane Anderson at 715-398-7175 or 218-390-7119 to volunteer. The schedule for classes is as follows: On Sunday mornings gradesK-5 meet at 9:15 AM and on Wednesday evenings grades 6-8 meet at 6:15 and grades 9-11 meet at 7:15. All families will receive a calendar for Religious Education and events.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL NEWS
The council meet recently and the minutes are available on the parish website. Shannon Ilenda and Pete Raboin have completed their terms and we thank them for their service. We are pleased to announce that our new members who will be installed at the next meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd, are Judy LeMieux and Ray Radtke.
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
Thank you to all who have pledged to the 2021-22 Campaign. No gift is too small and our parish is trying to reach 100% participation. By making your gift you save a volunteer from having to call you, saving time and expense. Our goal this year is $50,838. There are many challenges that face us today – the shortage of priests is one such challenge. Our financial support is needed to continue God’s work here on earth. Thank you for your continuing generosity!
All Salvation Army locations across the state are looking for new or gently used clothing for the 13,000 Afghanistan refugees at Fort McCoy – nearly half are children. Winter clothing is especially needed – thus far 4,500 winter coats have been distributed. Please consider donating.
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – OCTOBER 23-24
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – OCTOBER 30-31
PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to have Gift Bearers at Masses at this time.
OCTOBER 3: $9,448.00 OCTOBER 10: $4,279.00
*Masks are no longer mandated in church. However, you are encouraged to wear a mask.
Please keep proper social distancing.
*Confessions are now being celebrated in the Reconciliation Room on Saturdays from 3:15-3:45 PM.
*The parish hall door is now open for weekend Masses. The 4th Street parish hall entrance
allows for access to the elevator.
*Bowls of Holy Water are now in the fonts. The water will be changed regularly.
*Seasonal Missalettes and Gather Hymnals are back in the pews for your use.