St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
October 3 , 2019
Confirmation Pilgrimage will be October 9

The Confirmation Pilgrimage will be October 9 from 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM.  The purpose of the pilgrimage is to share the history, art and architecture, heritage and faith of the Catholic church in Chicago.  We'll go to the Cathedral, the shrine of a saint and places important to the development of the city and the people who have made up our community of faith.

And, it is fun, too. (I promise.)

Many public schools are off that day, as it is Yom Kippur.  If your candidate's school is in session, I'll be glad to communicate with the principal. Over 25 years of leading this event, I've never had a principal say 'no' because it is such an enriching experience.

All students will need to bring this permission slip, as well as a packed lunch.  We'll provide snacks and drinks.

As we will be visiting churches, appropriate clothing is expected.  No shorts, no low cut tops, no ripped jeans, no 'slogan' t-shirts.
More Works of Mercy Opportunities
  • Mrs. Simic is asking for help in passing out the Baby Bottles for the annual fundraiser for Aid to Women.  Sign up hereShe could really use your help this weekend.  Check out the times and give her a hand!
  • Help with the collection for Veterans Exiting HomelessnessSign up here.
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.

  • 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