Welcome to St. Catharine's Church and our celebration of the Third Sunday of Easter.

We were very glad that you could be with us during these holiest of days. Whether you are a long-term parishioner of St. Catharine’s, a first time visitor, or a college student home on break, we were blessed by your prayerful presence at our liturgy, and we ask God to bless you in return. The Lenten-Easter season evokes many memories for Catholics who may be away from active participation. Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter – these powerful days remind us of our Catholic roots. Maybe you have been away for a while, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It’s your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home. It is never too late to come home, you are always welcome here!

Thank you to all those who donated so generously to our Easter collection. Your support, especially at this time of year, makes it possible for St. Catharine’s Parish to continue to spread God’s word, to celebrate the Eucharist, to offer the Sacraments, and to continue to build the many ministries and charitable activities that are a hallmark of our wonderful parish. May God bless you for your continued generosity and support!

Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands of men and women are received into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new members through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA is a series of steps conducted in the context of learning about the faith and spiritual formation, through which a person is fully incorporated in the Body of Christ, the Church.

Under the education and spiritual guidance of Mrs. Anna M. Stellwag, this past Easter, Roy Camkosyan, David Finn, Jessica Graci, and Nicole Osso were welcomed into full membership of the Catholic Church. I wish to personally congratulate Roy, David, Jessica and Nicole. Their witness of faith in choosing to become part of our Church at this year's Easter Vigil should inspire all of us. Congratulations and welcome!

A special note of thanks to Anna Stellwag. Anna does a wonderful and spiritual service, a true ministry in preparing our Candidates and Catechumens. God bless you and thank you, Anna, for all you have done and continue to do for St. Catharine’s Church. We are truly blessed to have you here with us!

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

Calendar of Upcoming Parish Events

Thu. Apr 27 - Prayer Group, 1:30 PM in Chapel
Thu. Apr 27 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Apr 27 - Praying College Moms, 7:00 PM, Lower Parish House
Sat. Apr 29 - First Holy Communion, 10 AM
Sat. Apr 29 - Parish Activities - Tour of Hoboken & Newark
Sun. Apr 30 - Third Sunday of Easter
Sun. Apr 30 - 2nd Collection - Central & Eastern Europe
Sun. Apr 30 - Booster Club Drawing following 12:30 PM Mass in Gym
Tue. May 02 - Bible Study, 7:30 PM in Lower Parish House
Thu. May 04 - Prayer Group, 1:30 PM in Chapel
Thu. May 04 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Fri. May 05 - First Friday, Mass at 8:30 AM, followed by Breakfast
Fri. May 05 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9-7 PM in Chapel
Sat. May 06 - Ladies Guild May Crowning/Communion Mass & Breakfast, 10 AM Mass, followed by Brunch at '76 House in Tappan
Sun. May 07 - Fourth Sunday of Easter, World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Sun. May 07 - Mother's Day Remembrance Second Collection
Sun. May 07 - Parish May Crowning, 9:30 AM Mass, with Communicants
Tue. May 09 - Bible Study, 7:30 PM in Lower Parish House
Thu. May 11 - Prayer Group, 1:30 PM in Chapel
Thu. May 11 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Sun. May 14 - Fifth Sunday of Easter, Mother's Day
Sun. May 14 - 2nd Collection - National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Wed. May 17 - Parish Activities - La Cage Aux Folles, West Nyack
Sat. May 20 - Confirmation, 10 AM
Fri. May 26 - Parish Activities - Yankees vs. Oakland
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

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