Sacrament Program News for Confirmation
The next Family Mass is October 26
Coat Drive the first weekend of November
St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
October 15, 2019
Dear Families,

October is Respect Life Month.  We are sending home baby bottles with the students tomorrow night.  (We're really going to hand them out, this time.) Fill them up with change and bring them back by October 30.  The funds go to Aid for Women, which provides necessities, as well as housing to women in crisis pregnancies.

We have an opening for a aide in a First Year classroom .  If you would like to explore this opportunity, please let Cathy Crino know .  (Aides receive a break on tuition.)

absenceThe easiest way for you to report an absence is to   fill out this online form.  You can do it from your phone, it takes only a second.  Of course, we hope that your student is not absent, as continuity is very important for a class that only meets weekly.

Please remember that Alpha is continuing this Wednesday .  After you drop off your child in the gym, you are welcome to join us in the school faculty room. Don't worry if you missed last week .  Come anyway. 
Come to Holy Ghost Bingo
Friday, October 18 at 7:00 PM

Holy Ghost Bingo is brought to you by the same creative mind who developed Late Nite Catechism.

This fun, interactive play will be in the St. Emily Gym.

Family Mass
Join us on October 26 at 5:00 PM

Family Mass is a great opportunity to not only worship together, but to minister together.

Each month, different families sign up to be the greeters, readers and gift bearers for our community.

The next Family Mass is Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 PM.  You can sign up here.
  • The greeters will welcome parishioners upon their arrival to mass and hand out bulletins as they leave. 
  • The readers will read the first and second readings, as well as the intercessions.
  • The gifts of bread and wine can be brought to the altar by the whole family.

Coat Drive
November 2 and 3 at St. Emily

St. Emily Women's Club is having their annual coat drive after the Saturday evening Mass on November 2, and after all the morning Masses on Sunday, November 3. 

We will be collecting clean winter coats and jackets, as well as new gloves, mittens, scarves for men, women and children. 

Donations can be dropped off in the gathering area of the church next to Hajdu Hall.  More information is available here.
Come to Alpha
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM 
to find the real answers to questions

Come to Alpha.  

It can't be simpler.  Drop off your kids in the gym and come into the school faculty room to explore the answers to the big questions of life - faith, meaning, God, purpose.

Wednesdays at 6:15 PM in the fall.

Join us!

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Important Confirmation Preparation Events
For both Seventh and Eighth Graders 

Confirmation is a two-year preparation and important dates are coming up for candidates for 2020 and 2021.
  • There is a mandatory orientation for 2021 candidates and parents on October 17 and 19 - both in Hajdu Hall at St. Emily.  The RSVP form is here.
  • The Enrollment Mass for both the 2020 and 2021 candidates is Saturday, November 16 at 5:00 PM.
All the information about Confirmation preparation can always be found on the website.

Dates to Save
  • October 17 and 19 - Parent and candidate orientation for seventh graders hoping to be confirmed in 2021.
  • November 16 at 5:00 PM - Enrollment mass for both seventh and eighth grade Confirmation candidates
Quick Links
St. Emily Parish
Catherine Crino, DRE
St. Thomas Becket Parish
Renata Sosin, CRE