Sacrament Program News for Confirmation
  The next Family Mass is November 16
St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
October 29, 2019
Dear Families,

Halloween and All Saints' Day explained with LEGO
Halloween and All Saints' Day explained with LEGO
In the midst of the Halloween fun and frenzy, you might like to take some time to talk with your child about "All Hallows Eve" and its connection to the Feast of All Saints (the "hallowed" people in heaven.) Here's a Lego video which might be of help. We hope that you have a safe and happy week running around in costume!

Please note that we DO have class this week.  We'll try to contain the excitement for just a few hours so that we can teach.  Every catechist will thank you if you make sure that candy treats are saved for after class!

The Baby Bottles are due back next Wednesday, on November 6.  Keep filling them!  The funds go to women and children in great need.

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. 
allsaintsAll Saints Day
November 1 is a Holy Day of Obligation 

Please join us for the Feast of All Saints. It is a wonderful day that points us to trust in heaven. Someday, we hope to be among those celebrated on this feast.
All Saints at St. Thomas Becket All Saints at St. Emily
Vigil on October 31 - 7:00 PM - Bilingual Polish and English

November 1 - 9:00 AM in English and 7:00 PM in Polish
November 1 - 8:30 AM (Bishop Rojas will be here to celebrate with us) and 7:00 PM.
coatdriveCoat 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.
Family Mass
Join us on November 16 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, November 16 at 5:00 PM.  You can sign up here.   This mass will be Enrollment mass for the seventh and eighth graders preparing for Confirmation.
  • 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.

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 Event
For both Seventh and Eighth Graders 

Confirmation is a two-year preparation and important dates are coming up for candidates for 2020 and 2021.
  • The Enrollment Mass for both the 2020 and 2021 candidates is Saturday, November 16 at 5:00 PM.
  • Please contact Cathy Crino if your candidate would like to read at the mass.
All the information about Confirmation preparation can always be found on the website.

Dates to Save
  • November 16 at 5:00 PM - Enrollment mass for both seventh and eighth grade Confirmation candidates
  • November 20 - "Back to School Night" - visit your student's class
  • November 27 - No class - Thanksgiving break
Quick Links
St. Emily Parish
Catherine Crino, DRE
St. Thomas Becket Parish
Renata Sosin, CRE