Apr 2 - Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Holy Thursday (April 2) at 7 p.m. at the North Church. We’ll celebrate the institution of two sacraments—the Eucharist and the priesthood. At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper we do something from the Last Supper that we never do at any other Mass during the year- the washing of the feet. It may seem out of place in our culture, to wash feet in public, but it is a strong reminder of Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves. Come to walk the long procession with the holy Eucharist, and the singing of Eucharistic hymns, including the ancient Pange Lingua, written by St. Thomas Aquinas in 1225. We’ll spend a few moments in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament downstairs after Mass. Bring a bell to ring during the Gloria.
Apr 3 - Good Friday - Parish Office Closed
The parish office is closed on Good Friday, April 3.
Apr 3 - Good Friday - Service of the Lord's Passion
The Passion of the Lord will be celebrated at 1 p.m. at the North Church. We will listen to the Passion of St. John and kneel at the part where Jesus gives up his spirit and dies. But the best part is when the teenagers carry the big cross into church, and show it to the people. Behold, the wood of the cross, on which is hung our salvation. Then everyone comes forward to kiss or touch the cross. Just as the table held the body and blood of Christ sacramentally at the Last Supper, so the cross held the body and blood of Christ physically on Calvary. The Mass is the living memorial of both these saving events. Our relic of the True Cross will be at the right side altar during Holy Week. On Good Friday we will receive the Eucharistic Bread in Holy Communion from Thursday evening’s Mass. We kiss the empty cross and not the dead body of Christ on Good Friday for the same reason the priest or deacon kiss the altar and gospel book. These are inanimate objects, but they represent the saving action of Christ. The cross represents not the body of Jesus, but the saving event of Christ’s dying to save the world. The cross is the historical event of the Paschal Mystery by which Christ saved the world.
Apr 3 – Last Date to Return Rice Bowls
Thank you for participating in Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Collection. Together we can help make a difference in the lives of many people - both locally and in the world - who are suffering from poverty and hunger. Please return your Rice Bowl to the collection box in the gathering space beginning from March 28 through April 3 (Palm Sunday through Good Friday).
Apr 4 - Holy Saturday - Blessing of Easter Food
The traditional blessing of Easter foods and baskets will take place at 12:00 noon on Holy Saturday, April 4, at the north church. The blessing will be on the plaza if the weather is nice; otherwise in the gathering area.
Apr 4 - Easter Vigil
The Easter Vigil will be held at 8 p.m. at the North Church on Saturday, April 4. The Easter Vigil is the first and greatest Mass of Easter. It counts as a Sunday Mass more than any other. We light the Easter Fire outdoors, and then everyone lights his or her own candle from the light of Christ. This ceremony is over 1500 years old and we’re doing it right here in Cedarburg in the third millennium! We’ll listen to some wonderful readings from the Old Testament that tell of salvation history, which comes from the Jews. Then our candidates will enter the church and receive Confirmation. If you really love your faith, this is the one Mass you don’t want to miss. Bring a bell to ring during the Gloria.
Apr 5 - Easter Sunday
The Resurrection of the Lord will be celebrated at:
• 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the North Church, and
• 10 a.m. at the South Church.
Easter Sunday morning we welcome back the ALLELUIA, and renew the promises of our baptism. Every Catholic will be asked to stand and swear “I do” to these promises, because by our faith and baptism, we are saved! Thanks to a generous parish family, a gift book will be given to every parish member and guest on Easter Sunday. Note there is no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.
Apr 18 – “Date Your Mate” – ‘Keep the Fun in Your Relationship’
When was the last time you and your mate, your spouse or your significant other made it a point to have fun together? Have you forgotten HOW to have fun?
Join us on Saturday, Apr. 18 as SFB hosts the third date in the “Date your Mate” series. Paul and RuthAnn Stevens will share with us how to ‘Keep the Fun in your Relationship’. There will be pertinent ideas shared for those who’ve been together for a short time or for a long time.
Join us at the SFB-North church for Mass at 4:30pm. Then we’ll move to the church hall for appetizers, fellowship and talk. After that, you are encouraged to go out on a date to continue your personal conversation.
Are you interested in registering or have questions? Please contact Tracy Dereszysnki, Director of Adult and Family Ministry at 262-377-1070, ext. 250 or send an e-mail.
Apr 23 - Upper School Info Night - at SFB School
Parents and their current 4th and 5th graders are invited to learn more about our fantastic Upper School on Thursday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia School in downtown Cedarburg. Meet 6th-8th grade teachers and learn about the curriculum and extracurricular activities offered. Current students will present favorite projects, and 9th grade alumni will be on hand to answer questions. Discover why SFB students are successful students.
Apr 27 - Middle School Fun Night
Be sure to mark your calendar for the next middle school night on Monday, Apr. 27 from 6:15-7:30 p.m, in the church hall. Anyone in Grades 6-8 is invited. Bring a friend for a night of fun faith activities.
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