A sense of community is important to any parish. To enrich the lives of parishioners, we provide periodic social activities and opportunities for fellowship where individual members, families and extended families of parishioners can gather and interact.
SFB’s Bereavement Ministry provides compassion, care, and support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. The ministry periodically provides gathering sessions, providing a place for those grieving to share their thoughts, feelings and stories in a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere.
Scouting programs provide opportunities for character development, citizenship, friendship, community service, outdoor skills and fun activities.
First Friday Hospitality
Everyone is invited for hospitality at the North Church after the 9 AM morning Mass on the first Friday of most months during the school year. Families of the eighth-grade students from SFB School prepare the treats and the young people look forward to hosting. This is a good opportunity to socialize and get to know fellow parishioners a bit better. Watch the bulletin, check the calendar or contact the parish office for the date of the next First Friday hospitality event.
The Fit Club is a workout for adults of all fitness levels. It is held in the SFB School gym on the second Friday of the month, from 9-10 a.m. Participants exercise together as a group, following a different workout video each month. The more the merrier; friends are welcome. Bring water, a mat, a towel, and a $3.00 donation to St. Francis Borgia School. (No one under age 18 will be allowed in the gym at this time. If childcare is needed, contact the SFB Heavenly Knights Childcare at 262-377-4990.) For more information, see the flyer or contact the school office at 262-377-2050.
Funeral Meals Ministry
Our mission is to assist grieving families by arranging the funeral dinners held in the SFB-North Church Hall. The time commitment varies according to the number of funerals in a given time period. Daytime availability is generally needed for the meal itself, although occasionally the funeral and the meal are held in the evening. A flexible schedule is needed as most requests are on short notice.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is an International Catholic organization dedicated to the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The local chapter includes both the Cedarburg and Grafton parishes and communities, and supports or sponsors several annual projects. Meetings are not mandatory and are held on the second Monday of each month. Members are asked to volunteer for at least one project yearly, or at least 5 hours annually. For more information, see the local Knights of Columbus website.
This group gives busy mothers an opportunity to pray with one another, share in fellowship, and build Catholic community. Small groups meet twice a month, and special events occur throughout the year.
Natural Family Planning
The Natural Family Planning apostolate helps couples live more fully the Church’s teachings on marriage and family. Natural Family Planning is a Church-approved method of child spacing which preserves the sanctity of life and the dignity of marital love. When practiced correctly, it is a highly effective, healthy method for couples to achieve or defer pregnancy. Natural Family Planning instruction is offered in Cedarburg and consists of four monthly classes taught by an accredited instructor. For more information, see:
• The Natural Family Planning page of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops site
• The Marquette University site for the Institute for Natural Family Planning at http://www.marquette.edu/nursing/NFP
• The Couple to Couple League website at www.ccli.org
Open Gym / Tot Time
Parents and guardians are invited to bring their young children for informal open gym times at the Education & Activity Center, 1425 Covered Bridge Road. This is a great chance to meet other families from our parish community, and let the little ones run around. We gather once a month in October through May on specified Fridays, from 8:45 – 10:30 a.m. We have balls, hula hoops, a parachute and other fun “gym” activities. There is no cost to attend, and coffee is available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the SFB School Office at 262-377-2050. You can also check the school website or school calendar to verify dates.
For more information on these ministries, contact the Stewardship Office at 262-377-1070, ext. 227 or send an e-mail.