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.
Nov 30 – Last Chance to Donate Your House of Peace Angel Gifts
All gifts for the House of Peace Christmas Brunch need to be returned this weekend (Nov. 29-30). Please bring the unwrapped gifts to the church hall. Thank you for your kindness in making our celebration at the HOP a wonderful event.
Nov 30 - Last Chance for Donations to College Care Packs
Our college care packs are filled with a variety of treats, encouraging prayers and Advent resources. Items appreciated by college students include: wrapped candy, gum or mints; snack size chips, pretzels or crackers; coffee, tea or cocoa packets; microwave popcorn; fruit roll-ups or snacks; as well as prayer cards, note pads, pens, high-lighters, lip balm or cough drops. NO liquid items or Ramen noodles, please! Parish members may bring their donations of the items listed above to the storage bin located in the church gathering space no later than Sunday, Nov. 30. This ministry is our way of connecting with college students and offering our support and prayers during exam season.
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.
Dec 13 - Holly Day Care
Need a place for your children ages 3-10 to stay while you shop, bake and decorate? Youth in the Confirmation Program will offer daycare on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the church hall. Games, crafts and lunch for all! Your freewill donation will benefit Youth Group activities. Contact Maria Spenner, Director of Youth Ministry, at 377-1070, ext. 228 or send an e-mail, with the names and ages of your children who will join us.
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).
Jan 25 - 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, January 25. 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 February 22.)
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