St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
September 10, 2019
Dear Families,

We have everything in place.  All we need is you!

firstnightWe'll begin tomorrow evening, September 11 at 6:15 PM.  You might want to arrive a few minutes early to get settled.
  • We will meet in the church.
  • Students will have name tags given to them when they check in which include their class assignments.
  • Go into the church and help your child find the class on their name tag.
  • We'll have a short prayer service to begin our year together.
  • Students will go to class.
  • Families will remain for a brief meeting.
  • We'll all go over to the gym for regular pick up at the end of the session.
You can find out more info about tuition payment and supplies below.

If you are a new family (or even if you are returning), you might want to take a look at our  Family Handbook.  It will answer many of your questions.  The menu on the Family page also guides you to the calendar and other useful information.

Of course, please let  Cathy Crino know if you have other questions not answered there.

We're so excited to begin the year together!
Come to Alpha
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM  beginning on September 18
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!

Explore More | Alpha Invitation 2017/18

Join the St. Emily Children's Choir
Convenient practice time on Wednesdays

Calling all children of St. Emily Church!  If you like to sing and if you are in first through eighth grades, we invite you  to come sing with the  "Kid's Choir."

Kid's Choir will begin on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM in school music room.  (Then you can go to RE class.)

All the sign up info is here.  If you are involved in sports or another commitment right now, please know that you can join at any point in the year.

feastivalSt. Emily Novena  and Feastival 2019
Novena begins on September 10
Feastival is September 21

The feast day of St. Emily de Rodat is September 19.  As we approach the feast, the parish will be praying the novena to St. Emily together.   Download it to pray at home.   The novena begins today, September 10.

The Third Annual St. Emily Feastival will be Saturday, September 21. We'll celebrate the Feast of St. Emily at the 5:00 PM mass.

After mass, there will be dinner, dancing, games, raffles, and general merriment.

Family Mass
Join us on October 5 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 first mass of the year is Saturday, October 5 at 5:00 PM.  You can sign up here.
  • 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.

St. Thomas Becket Fiftieth Anniversary
Dinner Dance on October 12

St. Thomas Becket is celebrating its Golden Anniversary with some special events. Come to the D inner Dance on October 12. 

tuition2Paying tuition and fees

If you have not yet paid tuition for St. Emily , please note three options:
  • You can, of course, pay in full any time between now and the opening night.  We accept checks, or you can pay via eGiving;
  • You can choose to pay half of your tuition by the beginning of classes, and then pay the balance at mid-year.  You may also do this by check or via eGiving;
  • The easiest option is to set up a monthly payment via credit card or bank draft in eGiving. Please set up the payments so that they are completed by April 1.
Please note that we cannot accept cash on opening night.

St. Thomas Becket families should pay at your parish.  Contact  Renata Sosin if you have questions.
suppliesSchool Supplies for Religious Ed
What students bring to classes

It is recommended that students have a specific backpack or book bag that they use just for Religious Ed.

First Year through Third Grade
Fourth through 
Eighth Grades
1 two-pocket folder
1 box of 24 crayons
2-3 pencils with erasers
1 box of washable markers
1 glue stick
Blunt scissors
1 two-pocket folder
2-3 pens
2-3 pencils with erasers
1-2 highlighters
1 box of washable markers
1 pack of 3 inch post its
1 spiral notebook

(Students in grades 5 through 8 are using the Breakthrough Bible. Replacement Bibles can be purchased from the RE office. )

Fourth grade students will receive their Bibles in the opening prayer service.
Dates to Save
  • September 11 - First Class - begins at 6:15 PM
  • September 18 - Alpha begins during the Wednesday classes
  • September 26 and 28 - Parent orientation for the First Eucharist program
  • October 9 - Pilgrimage for eighth grade Confirmation candidates
  • October 17 and 19 - Parent and candidate orientation for seventh graders hoping to be confirmed in 2021.
  • November 16 at 5:00 PM - Enrollment mass for both seventh and eighth grade Confirmation candidates
Quick Links
St. Emily Parish
Catherine Crino, DRE
St. Thomas Becket Parish
Renata Sosin, CRE