Announcements

FEATURED

Before & Aftercare Director
SFDS Parish School Team is currently looking to fill a part time positions of Before and Aftercare.   Hours are 7:00-8:15 (Before care) and 3:30-5:30 ( Aftercare). This position can either be split as Before care or After care or if interested both before and after care.

Individuals should be energetic, reliable and motivated to work with students of all ages.  Duties include supervision of students, planning of crafts and projects, and playing indoors & outdoors. If you are interested, please contact the School Office office@sfdslg.org or 262-248-2778

BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The St. Francis De Sales Bible Study Group will begin a new 8 week session starting on Sept 22nd to November 10th. Sessions will be held each Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The topic of the session is Angels In The Bible. This new study by George Smiga STD. will discuss some of the Bible’s most fascinating passages about Angels, exploring their ministry on God’s behalf. There will be a $12.00 fee for the Study Guide. To register for the session or if there are any questions, please contact Pat Cramer at kcramer8407@gmail.com or 262-327-4303. Class will be limited to 25 persons.
 
School Mass
As our school opens in a few weeks the Thursday Mass will be the school Mass. Our Adult Community is welcome to that Mass but we ask that only in the chapel area. As many of our Adult Community will tell you these School Masses are some of the most inspiring Masses. As School begins that means during the weekday the Eastern gate will be closed for the parking lot on the Office side of the facility. This is to ensure the safety of our children during drop off, school physical education, recess, and school pick-up. We appreciate the care you give to our students by not fretting about the eastern gates closer. During the weekend celebrations that gate will be open.

Who Cares?
Throughout the month of August, Human Concerns will be collecting backpacks. These will be shared with our area schools. Some will be donated to the children served by The Tree House.
Please leave your caring gift in The Center. Who cares?  St. Francis surely does!

Religious Education Classes: CCD
Staring first Sunday August we will begin Registration for all levels of Religious Education. This year we will have all classes meeting here at St. Francis de Sales. Kelly Murphy our Religious Education Director is Full time so feel comfortable calling any time for questions or issues involving Religious Education. Classes themselves September 12th from 9:00 – 10:15am. This will include all grade levels. Dividing the classes between different days as done in the past years is not as easy with multiple schedules with schools in the present world. High School classes will be Sunday evenings also beginning September 12th at a new time, 6:00pm – 7:30 in the Parish Center. Please get the word out to the community.

Youth Sunday Masses
Staring September 26th the 10:30am Sunday Mass once a month will be guided by our students from School and Religious Education together. Kelly Murphy our DRE will guide these celebrations. This is a wonderful way for ALL our children to participate in the Sunday Mass

These are the Dates:
September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 23, February 20, March 20, April 24, May 22, 

RCIA

We will be starting up soon with RCIA! This is a beautiful way to become a full member of the Roman Catholic Church.

This Program is:
For Adults who want to become Catholic
For Adult Catholics who have not received Confirmation/Communion
For Adult Catholics who want to learn of the Church as an Adult

If you know of anyone one who is interested please contact Geri Braun our RCIA Coordinator at janie3@charter.net or contact the Office at 262-248-8724 and we will  forward the info to Geri.

Start dates of Activities in the Parish

1. Book studies, Bible studies, RCIA, Church Funeral Visitations, Pancake Breakfast, Hospitality Sundays (under a new format), Funeral Dinners and other activities will begin sometime during the month of September.

2. All ministries connected to the Liturgy except for Servers are all active and we hope to expand as time goes on such as reception under both species (Bread & Wine). But that expansion is dependent on the number of Eucharistic Ministers who return to a full commitment as an EM. Servers will return when I am ready to train servers.

3. Baptisms at Sunday liturgies will not return for a while. Not because of any limits by priest or parish but because so many other things need to be jump-started. We are already doing Baptism every week, but at this time outside the Sunday Liturgy.