Parish 175th anniversary books available in parish office

Event details

  • Monday | December 7, 2020
  • All Day

Now you can treasure a part of St. Francis Borgia’s history forever! We are releasing a first-edition copy of St. Francis Borgia’s 175th anniversary book. This 88-page, full-color, soft-cover, coffee table-style book celebrates our parish, both from historical and contemporary perspectives.

The anniversary commemorative book, St. Francis Borgia: 1844-2019, is organized into eight sections that draw on all the resources available to tell our story over 175 years: Our Faith Community, History, Where We Pray, Clergy, Christian Formation, School, Cemetery and Celebrating Our Anniversary.

The price is $15 per book.

  • ORDER ONLINE HERE
  • If you’re not a computer person, you can make your purchase by cash or check as described below.

Books may be picked up or purchased Dec. 5-6 after Masses or in the parish office beginning Monday, Dec. 7.

  • If paying with cash, you will need to bring the exact amount ($15 per book) when the books are picked up.
  • If paying by check, please make your check payable to St. Francis Borgia for the exact amount ($15 per book), and write “175thbook” on the memo line.

Ambitious readers will be able to read the full text cover to cover. Others may choose to jump leisurely from section to section and enjoy the many photos or glance at the short, accessible bits of information scattered throughout.

The anniversary commemorative book, St. Francis Borgia: 1844-2019, is organized into eight sections that draw on all the resources available to tell our story over 175 years, through 2019:

  • Our Faith Community – a current-day look at our parish, spiritual life, ministries and activities
  • History – covers 175 years, including the short history of Divine Word parish and the merger of the two parishes
  • Where We Pray – a close look at all our worship spaces, including both churches, from a historical and photographic viewpoint
  • Clergy – includes profiles of our pastors over the last 50-or-so years, other clergy who have served the parish more recently, and all our known priest-sons (parishioners who have become priests)
  • Christian Formation – an overview of our various religious education programs
  • School – From its origins in downtown Cedarburg to current day at our North Campus
  • Cemetery – from beginning to current day, in words and photos
  • Celebrating Our Anniversary — a pictorial overview of last year’s celebrations

For only $15, this historic book can be yours. See above for ordering and pick-up information.

If you have questions, please contact the parish office.