Welcome to St. Catharine's Church and our celebration of the Second Sunday of Lent.
The word “lent” comes from Old English through Middle English to Modern English. Looking at its origin, “lent” is a shortening of the word “lengthen,” used to describe the increasing amount of daylight each day; the harbinger of spring and new life, of sap running in trees, buds opening, green grass, daffodils, and tulips popping up.
Spring for many is a time of cleaning, and Lent is a time for spiritual spring cleaning. We clean out the clutter that has accumulated in our lives to make more room for God and one another.
Now that Lent is here, why not wake up a little earlier and come to either our 6:45 AM or 8:30 AM Masses during the week. It's a wonderful way to start your day!
We will have Eucharistic Adoration every Friday morning throughout Lent, following the 8:30 AM Mass, and concluding at 11:00 AM with Benediction. Please do your best to spend some quiet, quality time with Our Lord during this Holy Season.
One of our most traditional and beautiful Lenten practices is praying the Stations of the Cross. Why not make Friday evenings one of your special Lenten observances by joining us at 7:30 PM for Stations of the Cross.
Our Mission at St. Catharine's - We are a Catholic faith community that worships God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, celebrating Mass, proclaiming the Gospel Message and uniting in prayer. We strive to welcome all and to educate ourselves and others in the Good News of Jesus Christ. We support one another in times of joy and sadness and attempt to serve each other by reaching out to those in need in our community and beyond. We are imperfect people on a journey. Our goal is that the life of each person leads to the Lord. And, we are blessed with the joy of God’s love.
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
150 Anniversary Christmas Ornament Order Form
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
Fri. Feb 23 - Eucharistic Adoration 9-11:00 AM
Fri. Feb 23 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Sun. Feb 25 - Second Sunday of Lent
Sun. Feb 25 - 2nd Collection - Catholic Religious Education
Tue. Feb 27 - Bible Study continues, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Mar 01 - Parish Prayer Group in Chapel, 1:30 PM
Thu. Mar 01 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Fri. Mar 02 - First Friday, Mass at 8:30 AM, followed by Breakfast
Fri. Mar 02 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9-7 PM (First Friday schedule)
Fri. Mar 02 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Sun. Mar 04 - Third Sunday of Lent
Tue. Mar 06 - Bible Study, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Wed. Mar 07 - Ladies Guild Del 'Arte Cooking Class & Dinner, 6 PM
Thu. Mar 08 - Parish Prayer Group in Chapel, 1:30 PM
Thu. Mar 08 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Fri. Mar 09 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9-11 AM
Fri. Mar 09 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Tue. Mar 13 - Social Activities - Rhythm of the Dance
Sun. Apr 15 - Booster Club Drawing, following 12:30 PM Mass
Sat. Apr 28 - Social Activities - Trip to Freedom Tower, NYC
Fri. May 04 - St. Catharine's Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show
Please take a look at some of our Parish events by viewing the flyers below ...
Social Activities - Spring/Summer 2018
Ladies Guild Del 'Arte Cooking Class & Dinner
Soup-er Bowl of Caring
Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show Flyer-page 1
Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show Flyer-page 2
Full of Grace Spiritual Presentation
Sweetheart Dance 2018
Videos of St. Catharine's 2017
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