Dear Parishioners,

Welcome to St. Catharine's Parish. Join us as we celebrate the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Power struggles occur on every level of society, from the world stage to relationships at work, to our own homes. We struggle for position in the hierarchy of power: Who has power over whom? How do they wield it? What is the source of that power? What is the healthy response?

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, the Pharisees engage Jesus in a power struggle over whether Jews should show tribute to Caesar by paying taxes. Jesus' response puts this and every struggle for power into perspective. In harmony with the words of Isaiah and Paul, Jesus teaches us that God is the ultimate source of all power--the power of earthly rulers, the Pharisees, Jesus, the Church, and the power within ourselves.

World Mission Sunday will be celebrated this weekend. This celebration leads us to the heart of our Christian faith, and encourages our joyful participation in the church’s global effort to support the Pope’s Mission. As a parish, we are asked to support the young mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and parts of Latin America and Europe where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the poorest of the poor. Through the work of these mission churches, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace.

On this World Mission Sunday, all of us are invited to ‘go out’ as missionary disciples, each generously offering our talents, creativity, wisdom, and experience in order to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion to all who may need it. Please log on to www.ChatWithThePope.org to learn more about the Pope’s missions. Chat. Pray. And, please support this weekend’s World Mission Sunday collection.

We will be celebrating the 150th "Sesquicentennial" Anniversary of our Parish and will be hosting several exciting events throughout 2017-2018. Please join us for our special 150th Anniversary Mass with Bishop Dominick Lagonegro on Sunday, October 29th at 12:30 PM. Following Mass, join us in the gym for refreshments and our Hall of Memories exhibit.

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

Calendar of Upcoming Parish Events

Tue. Oct 17 - Bible Study, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Oct 19 - Prayer Group in Chapel, 1:30 PM
Thu. Oct 19 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Fri. Oct 20 - Mother Son Superhero Run for Victims of Hurricane Maria
Sat. Oct 21 - PREP Spirit Day
Sun. Oct 22 - World Mission Sunday - Mission Sunday Collection
Sun. Oct 22 - CYO Opening of New Season Mass, 9:30 AM
Tue. Oct 24 - Bible Study, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Oct 26 - Prayer Group in Chapel, 1:30 PM
Thu. Oct 26 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Oct 26 - Praying College Moms, 7 PM, Lower Parish House
Sun. Oct 29 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun. Oct 29 - 150 Anniversary Opening Mass with Bishop Lagonegro, 12:30 PM
Sun. Oct 29 - All Souls Collection
Sun. Oct 29 - 150 Anniversary Hall of Memories Exhibit & Reception in Gym
Tue. Oct 31 - 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for All Saints Day
Tue. Oct 31 - Bible Study cancelled for this evening
Wed. Nov 01 - All Saints Day, Masses at 6:45 & 8:30 AM, 12:10 & 7:30 PM
Thu. Nov 02 - All Souls Day, Remembrance Mass at 7:30 PM
Fri. Nov 03 - First Friday, Mass at 8:30 AM, followed by breakfast
Fri. Nov 03 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9-7 PM in our Chapel


Please take a look at some of our Parish events by viewing the flyers below
Mother & Son Superhero Run






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