Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sat. Mar. 14        5:30 PM Mass Intentions of Dhon Pharis Family

Sun. Mar. 15       10:30 AM Mass Parishioners /    Intentions of Diane Christensen

Mon. Mar. 16     7:30 AM Mass Living and Deceased  Family members of Spresser family

Tues. Mar. 17     7:30 AM Mass Intentions of Gary Lacy family

Wed. Mar. 18     7:30 AM Mass +John Wetter

Thurs. Mar. 19   7:30 AM Mass Intentions of David and Vicki Bainter family

Fri. Mar. 20         7:30 AM Mass Intentions of Laurene  McCullock

Sat. Mar. 21        5:30 PM Mass Living and Deceased Family Members of Sid & Jeanice Gosselin family      /   Jon Boxler

Sun. Mar. 22       10:30 AM Mass Parishioners

Ministers of Service Next Weekend:



March 21, 2020 Saturday

5:30 PM Mass

March 22, 2020


10:30 AM Mass


Music Ministry

Rachel Pfannenstiel

Olivia Carter and

Ella Carter


Teresa Schulze

Charlene Weskamp


Connie Miller

Ann Becker

Eucharistic Minister

Chriss McDiffett

John Becker

Cup Bearers

Rita Speer

Sue Hillebrand

Lavonne Juenemann

Janelle Morel

Ann Becker

Charlene Weskamp

Linda Esslinger

Carol Otter


Don Goscha

Alvin Mapes/

Michael Hess


Eugene Wetter family

Curtis Lowry family

Altar Servers

Jamison Otter

Jefferson Otter

Aineka Burton

Tate Schulze

Ainsley Collins

Emma Collins


Margaret Wetter

Doris Yeager


Scott Esslinger

Mike Volgamore

Allan Miller

Fred Wetter

Dustin Juenemann

Greg Vahling

John Becker

Len Coady

Please keep them in your prayers: Monica Nita, Allison Laevenstein, Colton Riedel, Steve Thompson, Jesse Tannenbaum, Deb Terrell, Dave Howe, Jeff Richards, Wade & Caryn Kennedy, Rhonda Frack, Kelly Pathan, Jenny Kastle, Julie Herman Siegman, Kevin Sides, Chance Kinderknecht, Terry Copp, Lori Duscher, Paul Montoia, Sarah Farber, Heidi Linner, Helen Holbrook, Kenneth Miller, Kim Gallentine, Noreen Crabill, Mike Annon, Rita Hockman, Elaine Albright, Linda Terrel, Cynthia Washburn, Angie Juenemann, Bob Speer, Autumn Harvey, Camden Harrel, Donna Dempewolf, Dylan Hembd, Fr. Michael Leiker, Agnes Lyons, Helen Holbrook, Ron Hager, Dave Bainter, Janis Monier.

Please contact the Parish Office if you want to add names in the prayer list OR when names can be removed from the prayer list. Thank you.



Sun. March 15       NO SYF Classes (Spring Break)                            

Sun. March 15       ASIES 2PM Church

Mon. March 23       Parish Hall - Reserved

Sat. March 28         Birthday Celebration for Noreen Crabill after                                          5:30PM Mass - Parish Hall

Sat. March 28         CYO Convention, St. Mary’s, Salina

Sun. March 29       Lenten Penance Service (Confessions)  Norton 2PM- 3PM   / New Almelo 4PM- 5PM


*Choir Practice- 1st and 4th Wednesday of the Month

*Music Ministry Meeting (as needed)

BINGO, every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall (Concession starts at 6 p.m., does not occur on Holidays, Fair Time, or Holy Days.)

Concession Sched: March 3rd Patty Rowh/Susan Engelbert, 3/10 No Binggo

Finance Council – every 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, every 3rd Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Legion of Mary, every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.  Parish Hall

Parish Pastoral Council – 4th Monday, odd month,7P.M. Hall

St. Francis Ladies Society, 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m.


Stewardship Prayer

Lord God, You alone are the source of every good gift, of the vast array of our universe, and the mystery of each human life. We praise You and we thank You for your great power and your tender, faithful love. Everything we are and everything we have is your gift. After having created us, You have given us into the keeping of your Son, Jesus Christ. Fill our minds with His truth and our hearts with His love, that in His Spirit we may be bonded together in a community of faith, a parish family, a caring people.

In the Name and Spirit of Jesus, we commit ourselves to be good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us, to share our time, our talent, and our material gifts as an outward sign of the treasure we hold in Jesus. Amen.

Upcoming Diocesan Collections 2020

Mar. 21 & 22 Catholic Relief Services

March 21 & 22 The In-Pew Solicitation/Participation for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Apr. 10 Holy Land

Apr. 25-26 Catholic Home Missions

May 23-24 Archdiocese for Military Services, USA

June 27-28 Peter’s Pence


**Norton CARES every last weekend of the month.**


News and Notes


The Legion of Mary members are having their annual Acies Sunday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served at the arch hall following the Acies.  Everyone is invited to attend. – Charlene Weskamp


In-Pew Solicitation / Participation for the

Bishop’s Annual Appeal - March 21 & 22.


Catholic Relief Collection will take place on

March 21-22. This collection offers funding for Catholic Relief Services to help with response to any international relief efforts.


Please turn in your CRS Rice Bowls on April 4-5.


Friday, March 20, 2020

St. Joseph Church, New Almelo

Mass at 5 PM. (There were will be no morning mass.)


5:30-7:30 PM New Almelo Knights of Columbus

                                    9th Annual Fish Fry

Fish, Chips, Coleslaw, Corn, Dessert

$10/Plate Adults

$5/Plate Children (5-12yrs)


Knights of Columbus

The Norton Knights of Columbus Council would like to remind everyone that they have an annuity established for Fr. Jose’s retirement. If you wish to donate to this, please make your check payable to Knights of Columbus and give to Grand Knight Fred Wetter, or Treasurer, Eugene Wetter. Cash donations would be accepted also.


Kansas Rosary Crusade

An invitation from Bishop Vinke: “Our Blessed Mother gave life to the One who is our Life. She is our loving Mother who desires to help us in our needs. As the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salina, I would like to extend an invitation to all of our parishioners to join me in a special statewide rosary crusade every Thursday to help us pass a human life amendment to the Kansas Constitution. This amendment will reverse the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision to grant a constitutional right to abortion. I believe that our prayers have the power to change the hearts of our legislators and with the help of the Blessed Mother, we will be able to overturn this ruling. I thank you for your willingness to participate and I encourage you to join me in praying for an end to abortion and respect for all life from conception to natural death.” To join the Rosary Crusade visit kansasrosarycrusade.org/.


Human Trafficking Alert for the Month of March:

“Despite the great efforts of many, modern slavery continues to be an atrocious scourge that is present throughout the world on a broad scale” (Pope Francis).  Let us work together to end it.” US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking www.sistersagainsttrafficking.org.




            A prayer chain provides spiritual support and healing for parishioners, family and friends.  When someone is placed on the prayer chain the individual is included in the daily prayers of the prayer chain members.

            The leaders of the prayer chains will receive the request for prayers from the rectory or individuals.  The leaders will call the next member in the chain to pass on the prayer request.  That person will then call the next person on the list and so on.

            Our current prayer chain list of volunteers is very outdated and needs to be current with new and present volunteers.

            If you are interested in becoming a prayer warrior on the prayer chain, please complete the form and place it in the collection basket or mail to the rectory (PO Box 148, Norton, KS 67654). *Forms are available at the church vestibule.*            Thank you for your assistance with this ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.


St. Francis Society Meeting – Thursday, April 2, 2020.


St. Joseph Prayer

Oh St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

Oh St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your divine son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

Oh St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while he reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss his fine head for me, and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen

  April 2020  
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