St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
October 17 , 2019
We had a fun and fruitful pilgrimage

We had a great time on the pilgrimage last week, learning about the art, architecture, faith and history of the church in Chicago. The most fun for the adults is hearing the oohs and aahs of the candidates as treasures were revealed.
More Works of Mercy Opportunities
  • Jillian Altosino, the Life Enrichment Director at Citadel Healthcare is eager to have students help with baking, decorating cookies, making goodie bags to give to shelters, making crafts, coloring, painting. playing games such as Bingo, Trivia, Sing-a-longs/Christmas Carols.

    "We are also looking for any hidden talents such as singing, playing a musical instrument, etc. We are open to any suggestions you might have as well."

    If you would like to volunteer with the elderly, contact her at or 847-795-9700.
  • The St. Emily St. Vincent de Paul Society needs help with organizing their Christmas collection on Sunday, November 17.  Sign up here for the time(s) you can work.

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

enrollmentEnrollment mass on November 16

The Confirmation candidates in 2020, as well as those in 2021, will state their intention to prepare for the sacrament at a mass at 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 16 at St. Emily. They will also ask for the prayers of our local faith communities.

Save the date and join us for this special mass!
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.
  • 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