Back to School night for Religious Ed
Santa's Breakfast on December 7
Knights of Columbus Christmas Poster Contest
The next Family Mass is December 14
St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
November 19, 2019
Dear Families,

We're happy to welcome you to  Back to School Night tomorrow!  Please check out the details for November 20.

St. Emily parish is in the midst of its Sixtieth - Diamond - Anniversary year. There will be a festive dinner dance to celebrate in February.  Tomorrow night we'll 'pass the hat' among the families to help support the silent auction at the event.  

Please remember that next Wednesday, November 27, we will NOT have class as it is the day before Thanksgiving.  Also, because of the traffic at the Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine on December 11, we will NOT have class. Our next classes are December 4 and December 18.

Hopefully we'll get enough of a thaw to rake /shovel our fall leaves. In the meantime, please check out our winter weather notification process , so that you don't make any unnecessary trips.
backtoschoolBack to School Night
Join us on November 20 

We would like to invite you to a  Back-to-School night in Religious Ed on November 20. 

We will have 20 minute periods for you to observe what happens in your child's classroom (and enough time to circulate if you have more than one child.) 

The catechists and the students are eager to welcome you, so that you can get a taste of what is happening in the classrooms each week.  We hope that you can join us and discover a bit more about what the kids are learning.

We'll let the classes have a few minutes to get settled in before welcoming you into the classroom. Please note that dismissal will take place as usual.
Breakfast with Santa
December 7 at St. Emily

The St. Emily FSA is sponsoring a Breakfast With Santa on December 7, with two sittings.

The cost is  $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for children between 2 and 12.  It is free for children 2 and under.

The reservations are on a first come / first served basis.

knightsKnights of Columbus Christmas Poster Contest

If your child is of an artistic bent and likes creating things, then please pass on this invitation to enter the Knights of Columbus Christmas Poster Contest.

The submissions are due by December 1.  Find the details and submission form here.

Family Mass
Join us on December 14 at 5:00 PM

Family Mass is a great opportunity to not only worship together, but to minister together.  It is a joyful and spiritual lift.

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

The next Family Mass is Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 PM. Sign up here for the ways you and your child can participate.
St. Emily Diamond Jubilee Dinner Dance
Save the date for February 22, 2020

The parish of St. Emily is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee.

Among the festivities is an upcoming dinner dance at Manzo's on February 22, 2020.

Please support the silent auction at this event by contributing to a basket sponsored by St. Emily Religious Education.

The proceeds from the dance help to sustain the building and staff in which your children learn about the faith.
winterEmergency Closing Information
Know how to be informed

We hope that all our Wednesdays are sunny and dry, but it is Chicago and we realize that winter weather is no joke.

If we find it advisable to close, we will send a blast email to all families that day.

We will also post any closings at the   Emergency Closing Center.  Please check there to make sure.   You can also sign up there for email alerts that tell if and when the Religious Education program is cancelled.

Dates to Save
  • November 20 - "Back to School Night" - visit your student's class
  • November 27 - No class - Thanksgiving break
  • December 11 - No class due to Our Lady of Celebration at the Shrine
  • December 18 - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  All families welcome to join us.
  • December 25 and January 1 - No class for the holidays
  • January 8 - Return to class for the New Year
Quick Links
St. Emily Parish
Catherine Crino, DRE
St. Thomas Becket Parish
Renata Sosin, CRE