October 2019  
Upcoming Events


SYF Classes
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM




Legion of Mary
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
7:00 PM


Tuesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Wednesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM






Saturday Mass in Norton
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


SYF Classes
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM




Legion of Mary
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
7:00 PM


Tuesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Wednesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM




Saturday Mass in Norton
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


SYF Classes
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Monday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Bible Search

September 29, 2019

Sat. Sept. 28          5:30 PM Mass +Wilber Johnson /+Jon Boxler

Sun. Sept. 29         10:30 AM Mass Parishioners

Mon. Sept. 30       7:30 AM Mass +Quinnley Taylor

Tues. Oct. 1           7:30 AM Mass Culture of Life/Unborn                                                                                                 Children

Wed. Oct. 2           7:30 AM Mass Carol and +Gil Otter

Thurs. Oct. 3         7:30 AM Mass +Rod Stapp

Fri. Oct. 4               (5:30 PM Adoration)       6:30 PM Mass Intentions of Leon & Jolene Weiser

Sat. Oct. 5              5:30 PM Mass Living and Deceased Family Members of Jeanette Krizek

Sun. Oct. 6             10:30 AM Mass +Erma Jean (McCoy) Spresser / Parishioners


Please keep them in your prayers: Monica Nita, Rick Scheck, Chase Gray, Allison Laevenstein, Colton Riedel, Sharon Thibault, 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, Betty Buchholz, 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, Megan Kats, Cynthia Washburn, Bob Buser, Angie Juenemann.

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.


Ministers of Service Next Weekend:



Oct. 5, 2019


5:30 PM Mass

Oct. 6, 2019


10:30 AM Mass


Music Ministry

Teresa Schulze and Angie Juenemann

Olivia Carter and

Ella Carter


Rich Miller

Ann Becker


Mary Jane Wahlmeier

Charlene Weskamp

Eucharistic Minister

Eugene Wetter

John Becker

Cup Bearers

Margaret Wetter

Rita Speer

Linda Matson

Lavonne Juenemann

Ann Becker

Charlene Weskamp

Linda Esslinger

Carol Otter


Mel Juenemann family

Curtis Lowry family


Allan Miller family

Dan Bainter family

Altar Servers

Jamison Otter

Jefferson Otter

*Delila Hogan

Serenity, Wesley, and Mia Brooks


Margaret Wetter

Charlene Weskamp


Lee Juenemann

Rich Miller

Gary Hillebrand


Craig Foley

Alvin Mapes

Gary Lacy

Dale Engelbert




Thurs. Oct. 10 St. Francis Society Meeting, 6:00 P.M., Hall

Sat. Oct. 12 Bake Sale, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Parish Hall

Sun. Oct. 13 Parish Bazaar, Parish Hall

Sun. Nov. 17 Healing Mass in Norton 10:30 A.M.,                                                New Almelo 8:30 A.M.

Sun. Dec. 15 SYF Christmas Program, 12:30 P.M., Parish Hall


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: 9/24 Sandy Worden, 10/1 Bethune/Jeanette Lacy, 10/8 Jr. CYO, 10/15 Charlene Weskamp


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 -

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


Share Your Faith (SYF) Catechism Classes –

Regular Classes: Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


NO SYF CLASSES - October 13, 2019 (Bazaar Day)

NO SYF CLASSES - December 1, 2019 (Thanksgiving Break)

SYF Christmas Program - December 15, 2019

NO SYF CLASSES - December 22 & 29, 2019 (Christmas Break)

NO SYF CLASSES - March 15, 2020 (Spring Break)

First Reconciliation - March 22, 2020

NO SYF CLASSES - April 12, 2020 (Easter Sunday)

Confirmation – April 22, 2020

Sacrament of First Holy Communion – April 26, 2020


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.

Diocesan Collections 2019 – 2020

Oct. 19-20 World Mission Sunday

Nov. 9-10 Seminarian Annual Collection

Nov. 23-24 Human Development

Dec. 7-8 Retired Religious

Mar. 19 Catholic Relief Services

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

Parish Pictorial Directory – are now available to the Parishioners. You may get your copy at the Parish office.


Please pick up your casserole dishes, bakeware, etc. you’ve left at the Parish hall kitchen. Thank you.

(from Bonnie Boxler)


The Annual Bake Sale will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019, at the parish hall library, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ladies may bring in items for the bake sale Friday night and Saturday morning. All ladies of the parish are asked to participate in bringing items to sell.
The Annual Bazaar is Sunday October 13, 2019. Serving turkey and all the trimmings will begin at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The auction of donated quilts will begin at 12:30 p.m.


Religious Education Raffle Tickets are Now Available!

Knights of Columbus Raffle Tickets $100

Limited Tickets Available until October 10th- Grand Prize: $30,000

Other Prizes: 1-$7,000, 4-$4,000, 8-$2,000, 7-$1,000

Only 1900 tickets sold. Odds of winning are great!

St. Francis of Assisi will receive $375 for religious education materials.

Raffle Tickets will be drawn December 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. at the District Deputy state meeting in Wichita.

Contact Fred Wetter for information and tickets: 785-877-6335


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.




Knights of Columbus Family of the Month for September:

Fred and Megan Wetter

Knight of the Month for September:

Kevin Esslinger


  • Sign up for Jesus Call Them Home for September through December.



September: Traffickers prey on children as young as 9 years old and may target their victims through social media websites, telephone chat lines, after school programs, at shopping malls, through friends and acquaintances who recruit students. U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking - sistersatatinsttrafficking.org.


SYF: (SYF Classes on Sundays 9AM-10AM,

               Rosary at 10:10 AM, Mass at 10:30 AM)

Just a couple reminders:

1. Please remember class is dismissed at 10 A.M.

2. Please let your child’s teacher know if they will not be in the class.

3. If you have not turned in your enrollment paperwork please remember to bring that to me on Sunday. I will have blank forms at Parish Hall on Sunday if you need one.

Thank you.

Suzi Brooks

Coordinator of Religious Education


Respect Life Mass:

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019,

6:30 P.M., St. Edward Church, Belleville, KS

Join Bishop Vincke to open October as Respect Life Month.  (Light reception to follow)


World Mission Sunday

Please join Pope Francis in the observance of an Extraordinary Mission Month during October when Catholics worldwide are invited to be aware of the missionary outreach of the Church. Your prayers and financial contributions (especially through the special collection at Masses on Oct. 19-20) will help reinforce the transforming encounter with Christ that is proclaimed through Catholic missionaries all over the world.


ANNIVERSARY MASSES are set for Sunday, October 6, 2019 at St. Joseph Parish in Hays and Sunday, October 13, 2019 at St. Mary Queen of the Universe in Salina. Both Masses are scheduled for 3 P.M. 


PLEASE NOTE: The Salina Diocese Catholic Engaged Encounter website has moved from salinacee.com to our Diocesan Website. It can be accessed directly at https://salinadiocese.org/family-life/marriage-prep/engaged-encounter, or by a link from the Family Life page. From now on Registrations and payment will only be taken online. Participants should go the page above to register for a weekend.             

Contents © 2019 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy