Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of St. Francis Borgia Parish (1844-2019)

Commemorative Book

As part of our upcoming 175th anniversary, a special project is underway to publish a colorful commemorative book about St. Francis Borgia Parish, which will be available for sale. The book will include names of those who made donations toward our 175th anniversary celebration on or before the deadline. Donations can be made in the donor’s name(s) or to honor the memory of a loved one. (See “Additional Information” below for deadline and donation details.)

Anniversary Events

Sept. 27 (F) – Fish Fry and Bingo

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor this enjoyable evening of fish fry and bingo, and the Women’s Guild will provide desserts. Come for one or both events. Here are the details:

Time: Fish Fry starts at 4:30 p.m. with Bingo to follow at 7 p.m.
Place: St. Francis Borgia School Gym (Education & Activity Center)
Fish Fry Cost: $10 in advance and $15 at the door
Fish Fry Tickets: will be sold after all Masses the weekends of Sept. 7-8, Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 20-21
Beverages and Desserts: Beer, wine, soda, water and desserts will be available for cash purchase

Sept. 28 (Sat) – 175th Anniversary Mass at the Historic South Church

Our South Church was built in 1870 and has been called the Jewel of Cedarburg. Holding a 175th Anniversary Mass at the historic stone church is a fitting recognition of its role in our parish history.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: South Church

This is an additional weekend Mass. The Saturday 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 6 p.m. Masses will be celebrated as usual at the North Church.

Oct. 2-3 (W-Th) – Parish Mission

“Life to the Full: The Transformation of Suffering into Glory”

In this two-night mission, we will explore what it means to be human, God’s incredible plan for our humanity, and how Jesus comes into our lives to heal us and free us from all that keeps us hiding in sin, shame, and sorrow. Do you want to be well? Come and see!

Time: 7:00 – 9:00  p.m. both nights
Place: North Church
Speakers: Father John Burns and Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

For more about the mission, see the “Life to the Full” poster.

Oct. 6 (Sun)

175th Anniversary Mass with Archbishop Jerome Listecki

Time: 10 a.m.
Place: North Church

Celebratory Brunch and History Gallery

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (following the 10 a.m. Mass)
Place: St. Francis Borgia School, 1425 Covered Bridge Road
RSVP Required: Use this online RSVP form or call the school office at 262-377-2050

The celebration will include a complimentary, continental breakfast and gallery exhibits prepared by each grade level that will tell the history of our parish through our students’ eyes. Students worked on these exhibits throughout the 2018-2019 school year, in preparation for this big event. Please join us in celebrating 175 years and the children’s hard work. See the flyer.

Additional Information – Donations

By making a donation to the 175th anniversary celebration, either in your name(s) or to honor the memory of a loved one, you can help offset the costs of publishing and reduce the price of the commemorative book about our parish. Donors and memorials will be listed in the book to show our gratitude for your generosity. Note: It is still possible to make donations and have names listed in the book; a final deadline will be set when the publication schedule is determined.

  • Checks should be made out to St. Francis Borgia, with 175th in the memo line.
  • We will use the name(s) on the check for the Donors page, unless you request something different.
  • If the donation is a memorial, please enclose a note that says “Memorial” and shows the name that should be listed.
  • Donations can be sent to or dropped off at the parish office or put in the collection basket.
  • Any donations beyond the cost of the book and event will go into the general fund of the parish.