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Pastor’s Message:
Christian Formation Is a Team Effort

Any great parish has a great Christian formation program. Teaching religion so that it is fun and makes sense to people is the hallmark of good Christian formation. Religion can never be like those classes in school where we said, “Why do I have to learn this; I’ll never use this again.” No. Religion has to be taught so that people know they will need this, use this, appreciate this, and want this for the rest of their lives.

Christian formation of our adults and youth probably ranks second only to the liturgy as the most important work of the parish. To teach, catechize, and form adults and children in the faith is the greatest gift we can give them. God bless our many catechists in Christian Formation! At our parish we have over 320 students receiving Christian formation through our Catholic school, and almost 600 enrolled in the parish Christian formation programs.

While it is right for our children to come together with their peers to learn about the faith, it is in the home where faith is nourished and lived out on a daily basis. Christian formation is a team effort between catechists and parents. So live your faith at home and come to Mass each Sunday. Otherwise religion classes will be useless.

Keep our programs for youth successful by giving them your active support.

 

Daily Scripture

As Catholics, we are encouraged to read Scripture, especially focusing on the readings included in our liturgies. An easy way to find these and other Scripture texts is to link to the site for the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops:
Today’s Readings                   

 

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Turkey Trot Family Sponsorships
Family sponsors will have their names listed on the Turkey Trot shirt

House of Peace “Angel Gifts”
Coordinate with famiy or friends to purchase a larger gift

Adult Education Opportunity
These Family Programs meet on select Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30p.m.

Additional Confession Time at SFB South
Father Justin will hear confessions each Thursday

October formation resources
Spend time weekly on Scripture readings and commentaries

Sunday Spotlight Series: The Francis Effect
Registration is now open for November sessions

SFB Exploring Ministry of a “Military-caring” Parish
Would serve both active and veteran members of U.S. military

2014 Women of Christ Conference To Be Held Nov. 1
Online Registration Available

Caregivers Class Starts in November
Learn ways to help you care for yourself

SFB Linen Ministry
Learn more about this ministry

Construction Update for the Education & Activity Center
Short report from The Father Tom Weekender

What is RCIA?
The team is currently preparing to start the inquiry process on Sunday Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.

Living the Inside Out
High school retreat on Sunday, November 2

CYM Sports for High School Students
Coaches emphasize Christian virtues of respect, team spirit and fairness

 

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Share Your Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure             Details >>

Knitting Ministry Needs Your Help
Join the knitting group or make donations of yarn

Donate Gently Used Shoes
Drop off is in SFB School lobby

Walk On Oct. 25 to Support Catholic Schools
All money pledged goes to SFB School for tuition assistance

Grade 6 Catechist Needed
Volunteer Monday evenings about twice a month

Volunteers Needed for Family Bingo
Sell tickets, food, and beverages

Catechists Needed for Liturgy of the Word for Children
Subs and teen helpers also needed especially at 9 a.m. Mass

Help SFB Become a “Military-Caring” Parish
SFB considers new ministry to serve past and present members of the U.S. Military

Family Program Help Needed
Volunteers help with meals or provide childcare

 
 

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Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TEL: (262) 377-1070  •  FAX: (262) 377-6898
EMAIL: office@saintfrancisborgia.org

1375 Covered Bridge Road • Cedarburg, WI 53012

 
 

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1375 Covered Bridge Road • Cedarburg WI 53012
Phone: (262) 377-1070 • Fax: (262) 377-6898