Oct 23 – Additional Confession Time; Thursdays at SFB South
Beginning Oct. 23, Father Justin will be hearing confessions every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the South Church. Please enter through the main doors - on the north end of the church facing Washington Avenue.
Oct 23 - Info Session: "Mental Illness is Not a Choice"
One in four people experience a mental illness in their lifetime - including anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, provides education, support and advocacy for people experiencing a mental illness, as well as their family and friends. NAMI Ozaukee is one of the Wisconsin affiliates and located in Ozaukee County. Two members of NAMI Ozaukee will be available to provide information and answer questions for you at an information session hosted by SFB's Health Ministry on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the church hall at the North Church. We hope you will be able to attend.
Oct 25 – ‘Justice Do It’ - Grade 6-8 Service Event
Ozaukee County Catholic parishes are joining together to provide a service experience designed for middle school youth (Grade 6-8) in our community. This service day on Saturday, Oct. 25 begins at 9:30 a.m. at SFB with training and instructions, followed by an afternoon of active service for local service agencies and ends with Mass at 4:30 p.m. here at SFB. High school teens are invited to participate as peer leaders and can apply service hours as well. Registration forms, which are available as part of an online flyer, are accepted through Monday, Oct. 20.
Oct 25 & 26 - House of Peace Fundraiser
The House of Peace Christmas Brunch Kick-off Bake Sale will be held next weekend, Oct. 25-26 after all Masses except 6 p.m. This is one of the primary sources of funding for this wonderful event, so please come down to the church hall after Mass and support the youth as they prepare for the Christmas Brunch!
Oct 27 - Confessions
Confessions will be heard on Monday, October 27 at 3 p.m. at the North Church.
Oct 29 –Welcome Back to Class, Mass and Picnic - Christian Formation Grades 1-5
Join us on Wednesday Oct. 29 - 6 p.m. at the North Church for Mass and a picnic supper. Christian Formation children in Grades 1-5, both the 4:30 and 6:15 sessions, should attend this Mass and picnic with their families. The children will be singing and they will also be leading us in “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The entire parish community is invited to this event.
If your child(ren) would like to read the first reading or the petitions, please contact Chris Crom, Director of Child Ministry, at 377-1070, ext. 226 or send an e-mail at your earliest convenience. There will be no Christian Formation classes at SFB School on 10/29/14.
Nov 2 - All Souls Remembrance
Everyone who would like to remember the faithful departed - members of our families or our friends - is invited to our All Souls remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 2 following the 9 a.m. Mass. Please join us in the church hall for light refreshments and the opportunity for fellowship with others who are grieving a loss. So that we are prepared for enough people, please RSVP with the number attending to the parish office no later than Thursday, Oct. 30. Contact the parish office at 377-1070 or send an email.
Nov 2- Pray the Rosary
You are invited to participate in praying the rosary on the first Sunday of each month following the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Borgia. The next rosary devotion will start shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. Weather permitting, we will gather on the plaza and then process to the beautiful, newly renovated Marian Shrine. In the event of inclement or very cold weather, the rosary will be prayed in the church.
The rosary is also prayed on the first Friday of each month at 6 p.m. St. Joseph Parish in Grafton. The next opportunity will be Nov. 7. Please meet in the worship space.
Nov 2 - High school retreat: Living the Inside Out
This retreat is led by the dynamic, faith-filled SPIRITUS team of young adults who travel about the state to inspire and energize young Catholics to renew their life in the Church. Using praise music, challenge activities, witnesses and small and large group discussions, this retreat helps young people to find the meaning in what they know about the Catholic faith in relation to where they currently are on their faith journey. Anyone in high school is invited to attend the event on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 1-5:45 p.m., followed by 6 p.m. Mass here at SFB. Those in 9th and 10th grade, in particular, are encouraged to participate since they can complete their retreat component by attending. The cost is $30 and includes dinner. Register early as space is limited. The permission/registration form is available online. You can also contact the Youth Ministry Office at 377-1070 or send an email.
Nov 2 – Spotlight Series Begins: The Francis Effect
Pope Francis has taken the world by storm. He is sparking the faith and imagination of people all over the world. It’s called the Francis Effect. You are invited to come explore and discuss what effect Pope Francis has had on your faith or the faith of others you know. Join us on Sunday November 2, 9 and 16 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Parish Center Conference Room as we explore the Francis Effect. There is a $10.00 registration fee to cover the cost of materials. (Scholarships are available.) Register online. For questions, contact Director of Adult and Family Ministry Tracy Dereszynski at 262-377-1070, ext. 250, or send an e-mail.
Nov 3 - 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:
• Nov. 3 - Gospel Portraits
• Nov. 17 - Prophetic Tradition
• 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.
Nov 6 – ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ Workshops Hosted by SFB Health Ministry
Are you a caregiver? St. Francis Borgia’s Health Ministry, in cooperation with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County, is hosting “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” - a workshop designed for family members and friends caring for persons impacted by serious illness or injury.
Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent or other family member or friend who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country, it doesn't matter. Care giving for others is rewarding. But, at times, it can also be very stressful and even overwhelming. This class will help you learn ways to help you care for yourself in your care-giving role.
The 2 1/2 hour class meets once a week for six weeks. It will be held on Thursday afternoons (except for Thanksgiving) from Nov. 6 through Dec. 18 from 2-4:30 p.m. here at SFB in classroom C in the church hall. Registration is open to parishioners and the community, so please share this information with any caregivers you may know. For more information or to register, please contact the parish office.
Nov 9 – Family Bingo
Join us on Sunday, November 9 in the SFB-North church hall. Games begin about 12:30 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. There will be one session, and 12 games will be played. Cards are $13 for nine, $10 for six, $8 for 3 or $1 each. You can use the same cards for all 12 games or exchange them as you wish. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Bingo is fun and easy! It’s a great family activity. It’s also a great way to get to know others in our community. Please consider joining us.
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.
Nov 27 - Thanksgiving Day
Happy Thanksgiving! The parish office is closed today. Please join us for Mass at the north church at 8:30 a.m.
Nov 27 - 6th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Mark your calendars! The 6th Annual Turkey Trot will take place on Thursday, Nov. 27. Mass at 8:30 a.m. (at the North Church) will be followed by a 10 a.m. Turkey Trot start! As always, we will have coffee, hot chocolate and Thanksgiving treats following the Trot.
We look forward to celebrating Mass as a community on Thanksgiving morning. How lucky we all are to have an opportunity to come together and give thanks for our many, many blessings! Let’s make “standing room only” our goal for this year!
On-line registration is now open! To register for the 2014 SFB Turkey Trot, go to SFB Turkey Trot, or pick up a registration form in the back of church.
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