“There was a time when you were in darkness but now you are light in the Lord. Well, then, live as children of light. Light produces every kind of goodness, and justice and truth…. Then he told him, ‘Go wash in the pool of Siloam.’ This name means ‘One who has been sent.’”
With the coming of Spring, days become longer and darkness fades. St. Paul tells his readers that they are children of the light. Jesus told us we are the light of the world. We recognize our role through our good works, our efforts to make a just society, and walking with Jesus who is the way, truth and life.
Lent is meant to restore power, or grace, fully. Lent is our opportunity to be and remain connected. The light can become stronger as we strive for goodness, justice and truth. We are to be charged by the Lord and radiate His presence.
As we begin this Fourth Sunday of Lent, I challenge you to set spiritual goals for yourself. I ask not what are you giving up, but what are you giving?
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
Thu. Mar 23 - Prayer Group, 1:30 PM in Chapel
Thu. Mar 23 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2-4 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Mar 23 - Praying College Moms, 7-8:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Thu. Mar 23 - Parish Social Activities, "Mamma Mia"
Fri. Mar 24 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9-11 AM
Fri. Mar 24 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Sun. Mar 26 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
Sun. Mar 26 - 2nd Collection - Catholic Relief Services
Tue. Mar 28 - Bible Study, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Fri. Mar 31 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9-11 AM
Fri. Mar 31 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Fri. Mar 31 - First Communion Retreat, 4:30 PM in the Gym
Sat. Apr 01 - CYO Awards Dinner, 6:15 PM in the Gym
Sun. Apr 02 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
Tue. Apr 04 - Bible Study, 7:30 PM, Lower Parish House
Fri. Apr 07 - First Friday, Mass at 8:30 AM, followed by breakfast
Fri. Apr 07 - Stations of the Cross, 7:30 PM
Sun. Apr 09 - Palm Sunday
Sun. Apr 09 - Easter Flowers Collection
Sun. Apr 09 - Easter Ham & Food Collection
Sun. Apr 09 - TASC selling Palm Crosses
Mon. Apr 10 - Reconciliation Monday, 4-7 PM
Thu. Apr 20 - Pocketbook Bingo in Gym, Doors open at 6 PM
Sun. Apr 30 - Booster Club Drawing, following 12:30 PM Mass in 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
Pocketbook Bingo 2017
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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