Date Change for the commitment mass
Reminder about the Works of Mercy 
St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
August 21 , 2019
A change of date

It came to our attention last week that many students from River Trails will be on the Washington DC trip in October.

Therefore, we have rescheduled the commitment mass for Saturday, November 16 at 5:00 PM.  Please take note of the date change on your family calendar.

There have been a few questions raised about the pilgrimage on October 9.  A few of the school districts are closed that day as it is Yom Kippur.  If your student is not in one of those districts, I am glad to communicate with their principal about our trip.  My experience over 25 years is that principals are very supportive of this activity.

Of course, as the school year opens, it is tempting to get involved in all sorts of new activities.  Don't forget the Works of Mercy as your interests expand!  There are always ways to be a person looking out for the needs of others.

You can find ideas on these lists for things to do in your everyday life.

If you have any other questions,  please contact Cathy Crino.
Confirmation will be March 15

We have received word that Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 PM.  Bishop Rojas, our Vicar here in Vicariate I, will confirm our candidates.

You'll receive more information at a later date, but for now, get the date on the family calendar!
datesConfirmation prep dates for your family calendar

Put these dates on your family calendar now!  You'll receive more information in the weeks and months to come, but you will have the time set aside.

  • Pilgrimage - Wednesday, October 9 .  This is a day that many public school students have off due to the Jewish holidays.
  • Enrollment mass - Saturday, November 16 at 5:00 PM.

  • Retreat - Saturday, January 11 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This retreat is mandatory.

Quick Links
St. Emily Parish
Catherine Crino, DRE
St. Thomas Becket Parish
Renata Sosin, CRE