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St. Catherine's Adult Friendship ministry has returned. Parishioner Dolores Damiano-Szafran will lead the first monthly meeting on Friday, April 17 at 11am to 1pm at the church undercroft. Mature parishioners, men and women, are invited to join the group for a presentation called "Culinary Herb Cascade" where various uses of, and cooking with herbs will be discussed. Following the presentation, a potluck lunch is requested from attendees for this first meeting.
Parishioners have been asking for a youth-centered Mass, according to Father Chester. "Well," he said, "you asked for it -- you got it!"
Announcing St. Catherine's monthly Family Mass -- launching on April 26th at 9:30. All parishioners are invited -- especially families of teens and young children, who will get to see fellow youth parishioners serve at Mass as Altar Servers, Ushers, Gift-Bearers, Readers, Refreshment Servers and eventually...contemporary music ministers.
Also, the Celebrant will present a Homily geared toward the children to help them understand what is happening in the Mass and explain the Gospel readings at their level. This family-focused Mass will be held on the last Sunday of each month at 9:30 at the Parish Center: April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, Dec 27.
Download a PDF flyer by clicking here.
On the first Sunday after Easter, April 12, St. Catherine's will be holding a Devine Mercy Sunday devotion at 3 p.m.
The parish will also be holding a short Novena prayer for nine days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday:
- Good Friday (April 3) after 12pm Stations at Church: For all sinners
- April 4 after 11am Blessing of Easter Baskets at Church: For Priests & Religious
- April 5 Before 11am Mass at Parish Ctr: For Faithful Souls
- April 6 after 8am Mass at Church: For Non-Believers
- April 7 after 8am Mass at Church: For those separated from Church
- April 8 after 7pm Mass at Church: For Children
- April 9 after 8am Mass at Church: For Merciful Souls
- April 10 at 8:30am at Church: For those in Purgatory
- April 11 after the 4:30 Mass at Parish Center: For those having doubts in the faith.
Never knowing when a cardiac event may occur, on March 10, 2015, the Knights of Columbus at St. Catherine of Siena Church have provided the parish with Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) units. Using an AED in conjunction with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) increases the chances of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.
In order to ensure that a trained responder is available at church functions, the Knights and the Ushers of the church will soon be trained in CPR and the use of AEDs with the help of Hunterdon Medical Center. Both parish locations -- the church in Pittstown and the Parish Center in Union Township -- are now equipped with AED units.
Did you know that some form of the word 'sweet' is used in the Bible 118 times? Here's an example from Proverbs 24:13: "Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste."
On February 14-15th, St. Catherine's parishioners were certainly loyal to the word as they purchased and consumed approximately 140 sweet desserts from the Rosary Society Bake Sale. The Rosarians pass along their gratitude to members who baked and helped sell, and to parishioners who stayed after Masses to support the works of this vital group of women in our parish.
Mass ScheduleMon, Tues, Thurs: 8:00 a.m. (Church)
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. (Church)
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. (Parish Center)
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. (Church)
9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (Parish Center)
- May 1st: First Friday Adoration - 3pm-7pm @the Church