logo_Christian-Formation

Baptism preparation for parents

Before a child is baptized at St. Francis Borgia, we ask that the parent(s) pre-register for a Baptism Preparation class.  See the Baptism page for details.

Becoming a Catholic

Each year St. Francis Borgia Parish has the privilege and pleasure of welcoming new members into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: RCIA. For information, see the Becoming a Catholic page.

Confirmation for Adults

For baptized, practicing Catholics who have made First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist but were never confirmed, adult Confirmation preparation is offered. See the Adult Confirmation page for details.

Programs and Formation Opportunities

Everyone is on a life-long journey of faith formation. In order to grow in our understanding of our faith and how to live our faith and share our faith, we need to continually learn and be formed in faith. Watch for Adult Faith Formation opportunities offered by St. Francis Borgia Parish throughout the year.

Reparation Ministry and the Sacred Heart Guild (Nov. 2020 – May 2021)

The Reparation Ministry and Sacred Heart Guild provide ways for parishioners to consider how we might “repent and believe.” This effort is both prayer and formation, but mostly an effort of charity towards our broken world through prayer. (See the Reparation Ministry page for the details.)

Year of St. Joseph Retreat (February – March 2021)

Pope Francis has declared for the Church that this is the Year of St. Joseph. Please join us in a special at home retreat, with opportunities for in-person groups starting in February.

In the midst of the crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, it’s time to come home again to our spiritual father, St. Joseph. We will use Fr. Don Calloway’s book, Consecration to St. Joseph. He brings to life the wonders, the power, and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church and the Terror of Demons.

For questions or to register for the Friday or Monday program, contact the Director of Apostolates. (See Additional Information below.)

Friday program (registration open to all)

  • Location: St. Francis Borgia – South Church hall (lower level) at N44 W6055 Hamilton Rd.
  • Dates: Friday afternoons, Feb. 19 and 26, and Mar. 5, 12 and 19
  • Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Registration: Contact the Director of Apostolates. (See Additional Information below.)
  • Cost: $15 for materials to be used. (No one will be refused materials due to cost.)
  • Space is limited. For more information, see the flyer.

Monday program (Men’s Group)

  • Location: Francis Borgia – South Church hall (lower level)
  • Dates: Monday evenings, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 1 and Mar. 15
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Registration: Contact the Director of Apostolates. (See Additional Information below.)
  • Cost: $15 for materials to be used. (No one will be refused materials due to cost.)
  • Space is limited. For more information, see the   flyer.

Philippians Bible Study (early February – mid-March 2021)

St. Paul writes a short but powerful letter towards the end of his life. Philippians is often called the Epistle of Joy. While we see the state of the world and the suffering, how can we have joy?

Please join us for this six-week video series with Dr. Tim Gray who helps make the Scriptures come alive. With this great exhortation to the early Church, we too can learn to live a life of the joy of the Gospel and by God’s grace gain all things through Christ.

Participants can choose to attend in-person on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings; or through Zoom for the Wednesday night session.

  • Format: In person or through Zoom meetings online
  • Time: Wednesday evenings (6:30 – 8 p.m.) or Thursday mornings (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)
  • Schedule: Four sessions in February and two in March. See the  flyer for specific dates.
  • Location: Wednesday evening sessions are at the South Church – lower level and on Zoom. Thursday morning sessions are at the North Church – lower level.
  • Registration: Contact the Director of Apostolates. (See Additional Information below.)
  • Cost: No charge.
  • For more information, see the flyer.

Encountering God as Men (March 16 and 23, 2021)

In honor of St. Joseph, the patron of fathers, families and the universal Church, St. Francis Borgia will present a two-part series, “Encountering God as Men.” This series is intended for all men and will include reflections on St. Joseph by parishioner Joseph Bassindale. Come for inspiring talks and personal stories of encountering God in suffering and in love by guest speaker, Bruce A. Lanser.

  • Location: North Church
  • Dates: Tuesday evenings, Mar. 16 and Mar. 23
  • Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

For more information, contact the Director of Apostolates. (See Additional Information below.)

Additional Information

  • For information on any aspect of adult formation, contact the Director of Apostolates at 262-377-1070, ext. 350 or send an email.
  • For location of our churches, see the Directions page.