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Mrs. Mary Caldrone

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Music Director Work Phone: 847-824-5049

Mary Caldrone joined the St. Emily staff in November 2017 after serving at St. Zachary in Des Plaines for the past 23 years. However, she is no stranger to St. Emily Parish, having been a substitute for weekend masses, funerals and weddings for a number of years. She and her husband, Bob, grew up in and still live in Mt. Prospect and are the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from 10 to 22 years. Mary brings great energy and enthusiasm to the music ministry at St. Emily and has exciting plans. She welcomes all who wish to be part of this important liturgical ministry.

Ms. Catherine Crino

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DRE, Pastoral Associate Work Phone: 847-299-5865

Catherine Crino began serving as the Director of Religious Education at St. Emily in 2015. She has worked at various parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago for thirty years, as well as having experience as a classroom teacher, in retirement home administration and employment counseling.  In addition to parish ministry, she has also been a faculty member in various Archdiocesan institutes for ministry training and formation and in the STEP program at the University of Notre Dame.

She is originally from Tucson and lived in Los Angeles for some time.  She has a BA in History from UCLA, as well as completing the Graduate School in Education there. She holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Boston College) in Massachusetts and an advanced certificate in spiritual direction from Loyola University, Chicago.