Nov 22 - “Stations of the Crib”
Life is a mixed experience. At no time is this more evident than during the holiday season. People in the midst of loss – such as death of a loved one, divorce or job loss – often dread the holidays.
“Stations of the Crib” on Saturday Nov. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the SFB church hall will explore Mary and Joseph’s own journey through the birth of Jesus. We can find in their experience joy and sorrow, hope and fear. They had a real need for support along their way to the crib.
We have that same need for support today. As we follow them through their “Stations of the Crib” we will apply it to our own experiences of loss. We will explore issues such as coming to acceptance, who are our Elizabeths, our angels and/or shepherds, the mystery surrounding birth and more. In the midst of sorrow and fear we can find reason to hope!
Whether you are someone in the midst of a loss (recent or past) or supporting someone experiencing loss, or simply interested in the topic - all are welcome!
For more information or to RSVP please contact Tracy Dereszysnki, Director of Adult and Family Ministry at 262-377-1070, ext. 250 or send an e-mail.
Nov 23 - Unpacking the Synod on the Family
A few weeks ago the Synod on the Family dominated the headlines. The Synod isn't over; it will actually reconvene in 2015. The Bishops and Cardinals have been asked to spend time talking about and praying about different issues related to the family that came up in the Synod. If you'd like to learn more, join us on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the church hall as we break open the Synod.
Questions can be directed to Tracy Dereszysnki, Director of Adult and Family Ministry at 262-377-1070, ext. 250 or send an e-mail.
Nov. 23 - New Member Registration
If you’re new to St. Francis Borgia Parish - or have been attending Mass here for a while but have never officially registered - we’d be delighted to have you join our family. Come to classroom D in the church hall after the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 23. In addition to registering, the short presentation (about 30 minutes) will share information about SFB parish and school. Hope to see you there! If you’re unable to attend, please stop by the parish office during business hours to obtain registration materials. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Note: the next New Member Registration will be January 25. There is none in December.)
Nov 27 - Thanksgiving Day
The combined choirs of St. Francis Borgia will present “Preludes of Thanksgiving” at 8:15 a.m., prior to the Thanksgiving Liturgy which begins at 8:30. Please join us to participate in hymns of thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving Day collection will be gifted to Family Sharing of Ozaukee County to help assist the hungry in our immediate area. If you choose to make a donation by check, please make it payable directly to: Family Sharing of Ozaukee County.
Dec 1- Adult Formation/Education Opportunity
This year the Adult Formation/Education piece of the Family Program is about Jesus. All adults are welcome to join us on select Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the church hall for this adult formation opportunity. Tracy Dereszysnki, our director of Adult and Family Ministry, will be presenting.
Other dates and topics for the classes are:
• Dec. 1 - Birth Narratives
• Dec. 15 - Baptism - Start of Ministry
Please RSVP to Tracy by 2 p.m. on the Monday that you plan to attend so we can ensure enough resources for every-one. You can reach her at 262-377-1070, ext. 250 or send an e-mail.
Dec 6 & 7 - St. Francis Borgia Women’s Guild Cookie and Bake Sale
Christmas is coming up quickly! And so is the Women’s Guild Annual Cookie & Bake Sale! Mark your calendars for the weekend of Dec. 6-7.
There will also be a raffle of a beautiful handmade afghan that has been crafted by our Knitting Ministry. Raffle tickets will be sold after all of the Masses in November and early December. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. The drawing will take place after the 11 a.m. Mass on Dec. 7. You need not be present to win.
The SFB Women’s Guild thanks you for supporting their only fundraiser for the year.
Jan 8 – Winter Blood Drive
SFB will host a winter blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross (ARC) on Thursday, Jan. 8. ARC officials note that blood supplies fall to below average levels in early winter due to less frequent donations during the holidays and winter accidents. Please consider taking an hour of your time on Jan. 8 to help make a difference in the lives of those who need blood transfusions. To be eligible to donate at this drive, you cannot have given blood after Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27).
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