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-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 8, 2023
MASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 9-15
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS, 3:15 – 3:45 RECONCILIATION ROOM
Please note: You are welcome to join Fr. Jim or Fr. Anthoni for Mass on Wednesdays at 11:15 at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel.
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! Included with your bulletin this week you will find a flyer which outlines our upcoming Parish Directory Event. 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. 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.
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.
KISA LASAGNA DINNER will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 4:30-7:00 PM at Holy Assumption Parish located at 5601 Tower Avenue. The group will be offering tasty, tangy (including sauerkraut) and wonderful lasagna. Free will offering for the people of Kisa and the Diocese of Mbeva in Tanzania.
TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – OCTOBER 15, 2023
MASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 16-22
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, SATURDAYS 3:15-3:45 PM IN RECONCILIATION ROOM
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS St. Francis Xavier will again offer religious education classes for grade K-5 here at the parish. The classes began on Sunday October 1st from 9:15 AM – 10:15. For more information regarding our K-5 program, please contact Donna Stubbe, our Religious Education Coordinator, at email@example.com or telephone by calling 920-242-2353. You may also call the parish office.
For Grades 6-11 (including Confirmation Classes) St. Francis will join programming at the Cathedral. Grade 6 Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 6:30 PM and grades 7 – 11 meets from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in Kress Hall at the Cathedral. Classes for grade 6 – 11 began on September 20th. Registration is done with the Cathedral by scanning the QR code below or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org ( for grade 6) or email@example.com ( for grades 7 – 11).
We look forward to another great year of Religious Education!
CATHOLIC HERALD CITIZEN Bishop Powers has requested that we offer copies of the Catholic Herald Citizen in the back of church. Please take one who is homebound.
ST. FRANCIS CHOIR leads us in song at 10:30 Mass each Sunday. New voices are always needed! Those interested are asked to join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings for a brief rehearsal.
Welcome to our newest parish family members… Ben & Amanda Busam Brad, Char, & Anya Turnboom.
SEPTEMBER 17: $6,418.00
SEPTEMBER 24: $5,873.00
THE TOP TEN THINGS PEOPLE THINK ABOUT WHILE SINGING A HYMN
10. The pot roast
9. What does pastor wear under his vestment?
8. Will the person behind me ever hit the right note?
7. 90 minutes til kickoff.
6. Did I turn off the curling iron?
5. The likelihood of the ceiling fan falling and hitting me on the head.
4. How many people have lost more hair than I have?
3. How would this hymn sound if Taylor Swift sang it?
2. Are there doughnuts downstairs?
1. How many more verses?