2024 Gala

Thank You to our Sponsors


Dear Friends of St. Francis Borgia School,

As the pastor of Saint Francis Borgia Parish, I am very proud to be here on the journey of discipleship with you. Over this past year, I have been amazed at the parish community and the ministries that make up this wonderful parish. We are on a journey together, to become better disciples, better people, and to experience and share the love of Jesus with those we meet in life.

Catholic education has always been a cornerstone in our faith tradition. Either we ourselves have been educated in one way or another by Catholic schools, or we know someone who has. Our school at Saint Francis Borgia provides necessary resources to our students to grow and achieve their goals. Though we are compared to Chicago Public Schools, our students are given one to one interaction with teachers who are authentically dedicated to serving the students and helping them succeed in every area of the curriculum. But, as a Catholic school, our costs and population are not as high or as stable as those of other educational systems.

I would like to invite all of you to attend our second annual Gala fundraiser for our Saint Francis Borgia Parish School on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 6pm. All proceeds raised at this event will go directly to help our parish school to educate our children, the future leaders of our communities and our Church. We will have entertainment, a live auction, wonderful food, an open bar and time to celebrate with each other the wonderful work of our teachers and staff and show our support for them as they educate the children of our parish. Tickets are $110 per person or if you buy 10 tickets its $100 per person, and can be purchased at www.sfborgia.org.

This Gala is aimed at supporting and celebrating our parish school, which adds life to our parish family. Let us support each other, support our school, our children, and our future. Together, we remain on the journey of discipleship, of encountering Christ in each other, and sharing that encounter with others. I hope to see you at the Gala, either at the bar, or on the dance floor!

In Christ,
Fr. Marek Smolka
Pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish