St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes October 8, 2019
October is Respect Life Month. We are sending home baby bottles with the students tonight. 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.
October is also traditionally the Month of the Rosary. As a parish, we'll have the opportunity to pray the Rosary together this Sunday, October 13 after the 7:30 and 9:30 AM masses.
Of course, you don't have to wait until then. We hope you got the Rosary pamphlet that went home last week.
Please use it to pray at least a decade of the Rosary each day as a family during this month.
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.)
The 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.
ID photos of students in our parish data base, which helps us to match names and faces. If your student is new, or in fourth or sixth grades,
we will be taking new photos in the next weeks. If you would like to opt out,
please let Cathy Crino know.
Mount Prospect Council 6481 again is sponsoring the Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. The essay contest is a creative way to encourage young people to become citizens who are firmly grounded in the Faith.
Theme: The meaning of Virtue and how I live and embody the virtue of Charity.
In an essay of 500-750 words, consider the meaning of virtue and think about ways in which you exemplify the virtue of Charity to glorify and reflect the nature of God. This could be at home with your families or in your communities, as you enrich the welfare of others.