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
TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 7, 2018
MASS SCHEDULE – OCTOBER 8 14:
MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICES
SATURDAY 4:00 PM BOB PAQUETTE (family)
SUNDAY 9:00 AM HEALTH/WELFARE ST. FRANCIS PARISHIONERS
10:30 AM MARILYN KANTARIK (Jackie Cwodzinski)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
This weekend we welcome Fr. William Fider as our celebrant.
Fr. Fider is a retired priest from the Diocese of Duluth.
“RAISE US UP” CAMPAIGN UPDATE – GREAT NEWS! With God’s help the entire project will be completed by late October. We reached our fund raising goal in pledges!! Our goal was $450,000. A reminder to please continue your payments on pledges. Payment envelopes are available in the blue baskets in the gathering space of the church.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND COOPERATION
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL Thank you for filling out a Catholic Services Appeal Envelope. For those who did not fill one out, please do so before you leave church today. No gift is too small, and our parish is trying to reach 100% participation. By making your gift today you can save a volunteer from having to call you saving time and expense. We have raised $12,420.00 toward our CSA goal. There are many challenges facing us today. The responsibility our parish has to help provide diocesan and services and ministries such as support for vocations and education of seminarians in an answer to that challenge.
PARISH ENGAGEMENT SURVEY – YOUR OPINION COUNTS The Parish Council values your opinion regarding vital parish programs and the future direction of the church. The council is sponsoring a “Parish Engagement Survey” which invites you to share your thoughts about involvement in the parish. A copy of the survey will be mailed to the homes of each registered parishioner. The survey will also be available at the weekend Masses October 13-14, 2018. Please complete the survey and return it to the parish office through the provided stamped envelope or drop it in the weekend collection basket. Please return the survey by October 19th. We appreciate your time and effort in sharing your thoughts and opinions about the important programs of S.t Francis Xavier Parish.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE & INFORMATION:
GRADES K-5 Classes begin today at 9:15 AM until 10:15 AM. Students may register at the 5th Street entrance. A parents’ meeting will take place at 9:30 AM in the parish hall. Coffee/rolls served.
Tuesday, October 9th Adult Formation 9:30 AM & 7:00 PM – Gospel of John.
Wednesday, October 10th Opening night for middle and high school students begins at 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM in the parish hall. “DARE 2 MOVE”
Thursday, October 11th Catholicism 101 for RE Parents – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 13th First Middle School Youth Group Meeting – 9:00 AM
Please note: We are in need of a 9th grade teacher and aide for the 9th grade. Please consider volunteering in one of these positions. Call Ernie at 715-398-7175.
“BOOK & BAKE” SALE
The St. Francis Altar Society is sponsoring a “Book & Bake” Sale on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st following all Masses. Have any books you would like to donate?
They may be brought to the parish office (October 8-18) any day, Monday-Thursday. (Please, no encyclopedias.) Your delicious homemade baked items can be brought to the parish hall after 3 PM on Saturday, October 20th. If you have any questions or would like more information call Marilee at 715-399-8252 or Barbara at 715-398-5670.
ST. FRANCIS FOOD SHELF is in need of the following: soup, crackers, spaghetti, cereal, mac & cheese, canned stew, hamburger helper, boxed potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberries, canned vegetables and canned sweet potatoes. Many of these items will be used for our Thanksgiving Baskets. Thank you!
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL NEWS There are employment opportunities for kitchen and preschool aides. Please send a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Jaime Samarziya at 1419 Baxter Avenue, Superior, WI or email to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until filled. We are also in need of substitute teachers.
COLLECTION SEPTEMBER 22-23:
Adult Envelopes $4,986.00 Food Shelf $125.00
TOTAL $5,530.26 Thank You!
MINISTRY SCHEDULE – October 13-14
Cross Bearer – Paul Olson
Candles – Carrieann Michalski, Sue Koehler
Reader – Kyle Mehlum
Server – Kathy Hanson
Communion – Angela Booth
Ministers – Lorie Frink, Val Sass, Paul Olson
Gift Bearers – Arlene/Lorie
October Ushers – Jerry Beauchamp, Ron and Bob Dembroski
Cross Bearer – Dick Caffrey
Candles – Virginia Michela, Betty Krysiak
Reader – Dianne Caffrey
Server – Nancy Lund
Communion – Barbara Carey
Ministers – Carolyn Sweeney, Larry McDonald, Bonnie McDonald
Gift Bearers – Bob/Gail Erdman
October Ushers – Phil Allen, Jim and Joe Vano
Cross Bearer – Sebastian Lane
Candles – Jim Lane, Malu Lane
Reader – Dan Blank
Server – Sue Blank
Communion – Jen Saari
Ministers – Shannon Ilenda, Kirk Ilenda, Ronnie Ilenda
Gift Bearers – Ilenda Family
October Ushers – Tom Cannon, Pat Nummi, Howie Mackey
PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY
DO YOU HAVE A NEED FOR YOURSELF, A LOVED ONE OR A FRIEND?
CALL THE PARISH PRAYER MINISTRY AND PRAYERS WILL BE OFFERED FOR YOUR SPECIAL INTENTION.
CALL ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS - NO REQUEST IS TOO SMALL.