St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church is a large parish, serving households and families in Cedarburg and surrounding communities. Parish life is vibrant, with strong parishioner support of a variety of ministries. We reach out to those needing help locally in Ozaukee County and in Milwaukee’s inner city. On a global level, we have an active relationship with our sister parish in Mukono, Uganda.
Our school is prospering as it embraces the challenge of offering excellent and exciting educational opportunities rooted in our Catholic faith tradition. We also provide a strong Christian Formation program for children through adults.
Our parishioners step forward to offer their time and talent as we work together to bring the Gospel to life in our personal lives and our shared relationships. By continuing this effort, we become Christ’s presence to one another and live out our parish mission.
These are the words of our St. Francis Borgia mission statement, which is meant to give direction and vision to all parish activities. The mission statement should serve as a guiding light for all our ministries and works, even the annual budget.
We seek to be a parish that shares Christ in many ways, but especially through our Catholic School and Christian Formation programs. We commit ourselves to supporting and promoting these programs of faith formation for our children and young adults. We want to share Christ in our conversations and daily living. We love to discuss the Sunday homily on the way home in the car, and to ‘talk religion’ in our social circles whenever appropriate. We even want to share Christ by leading and serving the Cedarburg community.
As Catholics we celebrate Christ principally at the altar and in the sacraments. Worship is the heart of our life as a parish, and the altar is the center of our parish. Sunday Mass is our priority. We celebrate Christ through vibrant parish life, where people see their parish as a community of fun and fellowship. We celebrate Christ by serving the poor and the needy, as if the poor were Christ himself.
We try to live Christ on a daily basis, especially by sharing our gifts and talents. We will live lives of true stewardship, acknowledging that everything we have comes from God, and that we owe God a truly grateful portion of everything in return. Living Christ means practicing total charity to our neighbor and generous outreach in all things. Living Christ means being a biblical people who see the Gospel of Jesus as the rule and measure of all we do, including our politics.