Confirmation Information Form due by January 15
Sponsor Eligibility Form due by January 20

St. Emily and St. Thomas Becket Parishes
November 21 , 2019
Information we will need about your sponsor and patron saint

We hope that you have given these important decisions some consideration since the orientation meeting last fall.  Now, finally, is the time to share your decisions with us!

form Fill out this form with all the information we will need for your certificate and entry into the sacramental records.  If you are not a St. Emily school student, write an essay about your patron saint and include it on this form. (If you are in the school, Mrs. Kinasz will collect your essays.)  This form is due by January 15.

sponsorSince your sponsor is often someone you might see over Thanksgiving, we want to pass this eligibility form on to you.  Please give it to your sponsor and have him/her have it signed and sealed by their own pastor.  Then, it should be returned to Cathy Crino in the Religious Education office by January 20.
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.
  • An elderly neighbor who lives close to the St. Emily parish grounds, on Marcella, needs help shoveling their driveway.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact David Mika.
  • The Liturgy Committee needs your help to set up for Advent and Christmas.  The sign up for these dates is here.  Advent is next week, so they will need you on Tuesday, November 26.  Check it out.
  • Helpers are needed to volunteer at Santa's Breakfast on December 7.  There are two sittings - at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.  Please contact Rosie Pecoraro at 847-208-5067 if you would like to donate a couple hours to help with the breakfast. Volunteers are needed at both sittings.
You can find ideas on these lists for things to do in your everyday life.
Confirmation will be March 15

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.
  • 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