Parish Life


The St. Francis Borgia Catholic Women’s Club is proud to be a part of our parish. In addition to our ministry duties in our own parish, the ladies of CWC expand their ministry to assist in needy mission works such as donating handmade blankets, hats, and scarves to the hospitals, oncology units, senior homes and the many homeless missions in the community.

The CWC ladies meet on the first Monday of the month in Stokes Center.
Please stop by and see what we are about. New members are always welcome.


Founded in 1924, the Italian Catholic Federation is open to all practicing Catholics and is dedicated to upholding and developing the religious spirit among its members and to spreading that spirit throughout the community.

Offices are located at 675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 230, Oakland, CA 94621. For details, call 510-633-9058 or visit

The Chicago District of the ICF hosts meetings and events throughout the year, and oversees several parish-based branches that do apostolic work and raise money to fund seminary education and other worthy causes.

Based at St. Francis Borgia, 8033 W. Addison St., Chicago, the ICF Branch 392 hosts a Mother Cabrini Mass in November.

For details, call Teresa Helfand at 773-763-0507.


The group meets every First Saturday of the Month. New members are always welcome.


The Rosary Group meets the Frist Sunday of the month after 9:00 am mass in the parish hall.


The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and––added by Saint John Paul II in 2002––the Luminous.

The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.” -United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

St. Francis Borgia parishioners gather to pray the Rosary in the chapel on the following days:
Monday – Friday after 7:15 am and 8:30 am mass
Saturday after – 7:30 am mass
Sunday after 7:30 am mass in the Church

All are welcome.


Many miracles are attributed to St. Rita, both during her life and after her death. As an example, her devotion to Jesus in His Passion was such that a thorn from the crucifix in her room pierced her forehead one day while she was praying! The prayer to St. Rita also touches on that miracle:

Holy Patroness of those in need, Saint Rita, so humble, pure and patient, whose pleadings with thy Divine Spouse are irresistible, obtain for me from thy Crucified Christ my request (mention it here). Be kind to me, for the greater glory of God, and I promise to honor thee and to sing thy praises forever.

Oh glorious St. Rita, who didst miraculously participate in the sorrowful Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen

Weeping with love, St. Rita had asked to share in Our Lord’s suffering and her request was granted in this literally striking way! She bore the painful wound with typical dignity and grace, imitating our crucified Lord.

The prayer to St. Rita, like her miracles, helps remind us indeed that “all things are possible with God,” as Jesus said in Mark’s gospel (10: 27).

Roses are her symbol.

The special mass in Polish in honor of St. Rita is being celebrated every 22nd day of the month. Before the mass at 6:30 pm Confessions and Rosary.


The special mass in Polish in honor of St. Padre Pio is being celebrated every last Thursday day of the month. Before the mass at 6:30 pm Confessions and Rosary.