Welcome to St. Catharine's Parish. Today is the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
"Let all the nations praise you!” (Psalm 67:4) today’s psalm response exclaims. In the psalms and other Hebrew scriptures, this kind of invocation is actually an invitation to God to act, to intervene in human lives in a manner that will cause everyone—not just the Chosen People—to give praise.
It is a challenge to God, the sort of strong statement the psalmists of Israel, trusting in their intimate and loving relationship with God, were not afraid to make.
The Gospel has its own exclamation, announcing the appearance of the Canaanite woman with “Behold!” (Matthew 15:22) “Behold!” is a scriptural flag that tells us that God is about to act or announce something through an individual or a situation. In the case of Jesus, God was going to act through this woman, whom nobody among Jesus’ followers would have believed to be an agent of the divine will.
Like the psalmists, we might passively inform or perhaps even actively challenge God to do something so that everyone will come to believe, but God will always turn the tables on us.
It becomes our calling, our duty (as it was for Jesus) to behold the situations and persons of our daily lives so that God can act through us, so the Kingdom can be announced through our living.
May the grace and peace of the Holy Spirit be with you this Sunday and always.
Msgr. Francis J. McAree, S.T.D.
At St. Catharine's Church we are committed to:
- helping everyone of all ages to grow in a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith
- living as church members of the Body of Christ in the Archdiocese of New York
- being faithful witnesses as disciples of Jesus Christ in our daily lives
- embrace living the Gospel message amidst the challenges of contemporary society
Praying the Rosary
Form for Baptism Application - You may fill out this form before meeting with Deacon Jurasek.
Form for Confirmation Sponsor - Please use this form to register and become a Sponsor for Confirmation.
Form for Parish Registration - Please use this form to register and become a member of St. Catharine's Parish.
Armed Services Day - May 20, 2017
Feeding Our Neighbors Food Drive
Feeding Our Neighbors - Food Suggestions
Form for FlockNotes - Please use this form to register for our email communications system.
Formed - The Best Catholic Contact, All in One Place
Forming a Good Catholic Conscience in Order to Vote
St. Catharine's Funeral Planner
St. Catharine's Homebound Ministry
St. Catharine's Parish Volunteer Opportunities
St. Catharine's Prayer Group
St. Catharine's Financial Statement 2015-2016
St. Catharine's Financial Statement 2014-2015
Msgr. McAree - Religious Education Assessment Letter
Catholic Update - Daily Lenten Journey with Fulton Sheen
Catholic Update - Getting More Out of Mass
Catholic Update - The Gift of Advent
Catholic Update - Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Catholic Update - Catholic Vision for Family Life
Catholic Update - Celebrating Mary
Catholic Update - Gospel Values in an Election Year
Catholic Update - Responding to Tragedy with Hope and Love
Catholic Update - Bringing Up a Moral Child
Catholic Update - An Invitation to Prayer
Cardinal Dolan - Education Investment Tax Credit
Calendar of Upcoming Parish Events
Sun. Aug 20 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun. Aug 20 - Special Mass for College Students, 11:00 AM
Tue. Aug 22 - The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sun. Aug 27 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun. Aug 27 - Second Collection - Catholic Religious Education
Fri. Sep 01 - First Friday, Mass at 8:30 AM
Fri. Sep 01 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9 AM to 7 PM
Sat. Sep 02 - Social Activities, Bus Ride & Ferry around NYC
Sun. Sep 03 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun. Sep 03 - Welcome Back Envelopes
Mon. Sep 04 - Labor Day, Parish Office closed
Tue. Sep 05 - PreK 3 Parent Orientation, 7 PM
Wed. Sep 06 - PreK 4 Parent Orientation, 7 PM
Thu. Sep 07 - PreK 3 Children Orientation, 8:30-10 AM
Fri. Sep 08 - PreK 4 Children Orientation, 8:30-10 AM
Sun. Sep 10 - Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun. Sep 10 - Grandparents Day, special Mass at 9:30 AM
Sun. Sep 10 - Second Collection - Latin America/Home Missions
Sun. Sep 10 - Annual September 11 Mass at St. Aedan's, 7:00 PM
Mon. Sep 11 - Special September 11 Mass at 8:30 AM
Tue. Sep 12 - Bible Study starts again, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Sat. Sep 16 - HalfWay to St. Patrick's Day Celebration, 7-11 PM in Gym
Sun. Sep 17 - Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun. Sep 17 - Catechetical Sunday, Special Mass at 9:30 AM
Sun. Sep 17 - First day of classes for PREP
Sat. Sep 30 - Social Activities - trip to West Point, Army vs. Univ. El Paso
Please take a look at some of our Parish events by viewing the flyers below
Ladies Guild May Crowning Communion Mass/Breakfast
Holy Week Schedule 2017
Dominican Sisters Nun Run
Videos of St. Catharine's 2017
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