Dear Parishioners & Friends,

Welcome to St. Catharine's Parish and our celebration of the Second Sunday of Advent.

In a time of preparation, much of it having to do with material things, it is good to hear the words of Isaiah, “Comfort, give comfort to my people, / says your God” (Isaiah 40:1)

In a time of such stress and rush, when our usual burdens are augmented by piles of Christmas preparations, we can choose to slow down, take some time to breathe, and appreciate the enormous gift we are about to receive.

Christ, the Son of God, has become one of us, and knows our human limitations. Yet God, even now, is freeing us from the burdens that our inattentiveness to our God and to our deepest inner longings have heaped upon us.

The Lord comes, not as a king with mighty armies, but as a shepherd leading the flocks with care and tenderness. Isaiah prophesies good news: our oppression is over, our sins forgiven. The Savior we have waited for is coming.

As we celebrate this Second Sunday of Advent, let the glow of hope, peace, joy and love illuminate our hearts and shine through the world like a candle in the night. And, 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

Thu. Dec 07 - Vigil Mass for Immaculate Conception, 5:30 PM
Fri. Dec 08 - Immaculate Conception, Masses at 6:45 & 8:30 AM, 12:10 & 7:30 PM
Sun. Dec 10 - Second Sunday of Advent
Sun. Dec 10 - 2nd Collection - Religious Retirement
Sun. Dec 10 - Sharing God's Love Gift Collection
Sun. Dec 10 - Children's Christmas Concert & Pageant, 6:00 PM
Sun. Dec 10 - Christmas Tree Lighting follows Pageant
Tue. Dec 12 - Ladies Guild Christmas Social, Lower Parish House, 7PM
Fri. Dec 15 - Lessons & Carols, 7:30 PM St. Dominic's Chapel
Sun. Dec 17 - Third Sunday of Advent
Sun. Dec 17 - Christmas Flowers Collection
Sun. Dec 17 - Christmas Ham/Turkey Food Collection
Mon. Dec 18 - Advent Reconciliation Monday, 4-7 PM
Thu. Dec 21 - Praying College Moms, 7 PM, Lower Parish House
Sun. Dec 24 - Fourth Sunday of Advent, 8, 9:30, 11 and 12:30 Masses
Sun. Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Masses at 4, 6 and 10:00 PM
Mon. Dec 25 - Christmas Day Masses at 8, 9:30, 11 and 12:30 PM

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

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