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 office@sfx-school.org, office@stjosephschoolwilmette.com, and officessjfx@ssjfx.org.



Visit the Pre-Showcase online bidding site to purchase and/or bid on Dress Down Passes, a School Movie Play Date, the Sleigh Ride Sign-up Party, front row pews at 4 different Christmas Eve masses, and Raffle tickets for a Grand Cayman Island beach house. The raffle and auction will close on Wednesday, December 18th. Winners will be announced on Thursday, December 19th prior to the Christmas holiday break! Thank you for your support of enriching services and programs provided by the HSO.

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 office@sfx-school.org 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 office@sfx-school.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 amybutterworth@stjosephwilmette.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 office@sfx-school.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.


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 dfroelich@ssjfx.org with questions.