The holiday season is here!
Please make note of the following opportunities to give, pray and celebrate as we share Thanksgiving and Christmas joy with our extended Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier family. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOWCASE HOLIDAY PRE-AUCTION, December 5th-18th
SFX EARLY CHILDHOOD & FIRST GRADE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, December 16th at 10am in St. Francis Xavier Church (note this location has moved from the Gym to the Church)
Join Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade students for festive carols and the Kindergarten’s re-enactment of the nativity. All are welcome in the church for a performance that’s sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Contact email@example.com for more information.
SFX SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT, December 17th at 6pm in the Gym
Students in 2nd through 8th grades present a Christmas concert open to all school families. Concert band and Beginning band will also join in this performance. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, December 18th at 10am in the SJ Gym
Join the St. Joseph School Community for an Early Childhood Christmas program in the SJS Gym on December 18th. All are welcome! SJS students will sing and celebrate the story of Christmas. Contact email@example.com with questions.
FOLLOW THE STAR, December 20th at 12pm on the SFX School Plaza
A favorite SFX tradition for decades, Follow the Star invites the entire school community, escorted by the Wilmette Police Department, as we journey through the neighborhood surrounding our school campus in search of the Christ Child. Students travel with teachers while families, alumni, parishioners and friends follow singing carolls, listening to readings, and marveling at the discovery of Baby Jesus hidden away in a manger (otherwise known as an SFX family’s garage). Join us as we Follow the Star together and rediscover the magic of Christmas! Meet on the plaza to await the Magi beginning at 12pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
CHILDREN’S PAGEANT (AGES 5-18), December 24th at 3pm Mass at St. Joseph Church
Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish invites all parish children interested in participating in the re-enactment of Jesus’ birth during Christmas Eve mass at St. Joseph Church to contact Dana McKenna in the parish office at 847/251-3734 with questions. Several rehearsals are scheduled.DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM FOR SJ CHURCH
FIRST GRADERS CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, December 24th at 3pm Mass at SFX Church
All first graders from SSJFX parish are invited to help bring the Christmas scene to life at the 3pm Christmas Eve liturgy at St. Francis Xavier Church. A half pew is reserved for the families of students who participate. Watch for information to follow from the parish regarding two rehearsals in the days leading up to Mass and contact email@example.com with questions.DOWNLOAD A LETTER WITH LINK TO REGISTER