“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them: ‘Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.’… You have heard the commandment… But, I say to you… offer no resistance to injury… but, I say to you love your enemies, pray for your persecutors… you must be perfected as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
The letter of the law reads one way, but the spirit of the law as taught by Jesus and which we are to follow demands much more. To turn the other cheek, and eliminate the word “hate” from our life and vocabulary is not easy, but it is His command. All of us are called to be holy, to walk the path of sanctity. What God said to Moses, what Jesus taught, is the call of the Holy Father to us today.
Through prayer, sacrifice and good works, the road we are on will bring us to the perfection we strive for, the holiness to which the Lord invites us.
In the midst of an unstable world, we embrace the Holy Family and Christ Child who bring divine stability to all humanity and creation. The Christ Child Jesus, through the stable, brings eternal wealth in the midst of earthly poverty, kingship in servanthood, strength in vulnerability, glory in humility, proclamation in holy silence, and eternal life in and through death. He shows us the divine way, truth, and life that truly fulfills every human being who receives Him.
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
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.
Feeding Our Neighbors Food Drive
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
Feeding Our Neighbors - Food Suggestions
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. Feb 19 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mon. Feb 20 - President's Day - Parish Office, PREP & PreK closed
Thu. Feb 23 - Prayer Group, 1:30 PM in Chapel
Thu. Feb 23 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM in Lower Parish House
Sun. Feb 26 - Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun. Feb 26 - 2nd Collection - Catholic Religious Education
Wed. Mar 01 - Ash Wednesday, 6:45 & 8:30AM, 12:10 & 7:30PM, 5PM for Prep Students
Thu. Mar 02 - Prayer Group, 1:30 PM in Chapel
Thu. Mar 02 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM in Lower Parish House
Fri. Mar 03 - First Friday, Mass at 8:30 AM, followed by Breakfast
Fri. Mar 03 - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel, 9-7 PM
Fri. Mar 03 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Fri. Mar 03 - St. Catharine's Roaring 20's Fashion Show, 6:30-11PM
Sun. Mar 05 - First Sunday in Lent
Tue. Mar 07 - Bible Study begins, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Mar 09 - Prayer Group, 1:30 PM in Chapel
Thu. Mar 09 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM in Lower Parish House
Fri. Mar 10 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9-11 AM
Fri. Mar 10 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Sat. Mar 11 - First Penance, 10:00 AM
Sun. Mar 12 - Second Sunday of Lent
Sun. Mar 12 - Daylight Saving Time begins - Spring Ahead!
Thu. Mar 23 - Parish Social Activities, "Mamma Mia" at Westchester Broadway Theatre
Sun. Apr 30 - Booster Club Drawing, following 12:30 PM Mass in the Gym
Sat. May 06 - Ladies Guild May Crowning/Communion Breakfast
Please take a look at some of our Parish events by viewing the flyers below
Roaring 20's Fashion Show
Souper Bowl of Caring
Sweetheart Dance 2017
Father Abraham's Anniversary of Ordination Invitation
Videos of St. Catharine's 2017
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