Monday-Friday: 8am, 11:30am
March 16 - 7:30am
- Saturdays at 4:30pm
- By appointment
- Service on April 7 at 7:30pm
7 and April 5 following 8am Mass an ending with 11am Benediction
Blessing of Palm - 5:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12 noon
Masses only Monday to Wednesday for Holy Week
9am, 10:30am, Noon
Easter Monday: 9am Mass only
Divine Mercy (April 27)
Black Books for Lent 2014 are in the Narthex. Please
take one as you leave Church this weekend.
here for a
reflection on today's readings..
weekly Lenten retreat (new one each week).
daily Lenten retreat (new one each day).
REFLECTION AND CRAFT
you are our
father; we are the clay and you our potter: we are all the work of your
- Isaiah 64:7
March 9 from 3-5 pm, all women of the
parish are invited to spend some reflective time during Lent led by
facilitator and potter, Ray Boswell. Following this inspirational
ladies will be treated to light refreshments and will then make a
that will be unique to you! The tea-lights will be fired and returned
before Easter as your ‘take-away keepsake’. A fee of
$20 applies to cover
the cost of the pottery. All ladies are invited; daughters age 12 and
welcome! To register please contact Nora Lent at 201-652-2625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JESUS IN THE GOSPELS
Tom W. will be offering a five week series on the
Gospels that will give both knowledge and insight so that listening to
will never be the same. This series is for everyone. No prior Bible
in-depth knowledge of the Bible is necessary. If you are looking to
connection with Jesus, if you have children and you want to raise them
faith, or just learn something more about the Word of God, this is for
you. It will take place on five
consecutive Tuesdays, beginning
March 11 and concluding on April 8. Sessions will begin at
and will end by 9pm in the newly refurbished Holmes Rec. Building. Reservations are necessary in order to have
enough materials. Contact the
to reserve your spot or check the bulletin for details.
parish of St. Catharine is getting ready to host families from
Family Promise of Bergen County. Since
1986, Family Promise (then the Interreligious Fellowship for the
Bergen County) has played a pivotal role in serving thousands of Bergen
County’s most vulnerable citizens – homeless, hungry and
needy families. As a parish, we have
committed to help house
and feed these families here at St. Catharine twice a year. The next time we will be hosting is from April
6-13. Help is needed in a number of ways.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles - clean up and setup
on April 4-6, make dinner each night while Family Promise is here, stay
overnight, come in the evenings, do laundry and donate needed items.
Watch the bulletin for information on how to sign up and help or
contact Pam Biggs at
CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief
Services’ Lenten faith-in-action
program for parishes, schools and families. The program invites
live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and
through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting, and almsgiving.
Participants journey throughout the forty days
of Lent with daily reflections, offering small, suggested sacrificial
fill their Rice Bowls. The Rice Bowls
will be collected on Palm Sunday. For
additional information, see www.crsricebowl.org.
The MOTHERS group is
sponsoring a collection entitled ‘Harvest for Pennies’
which will benefit the
Center for Food Action in Mahwah. Moms
and their little ones will be at the doors of the Church to collect
of loose change for this cause the weekends of April 5-6 and April
12-13. Questions, please contact Norah
McLaughlin at email@example.com.
Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, March 15 at Seton
University in South Orange. It promises to be prayerful, spirit-filled,
life changing! The day begins at 8am and ends around 4pm. Mass will be
celebrated by Most. Rev. Archbishop John J. Meyers along with our local
and Priests concelebrating. A dynamic line up of speakers is scheduled
day including His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Fr. Larry Richards
Gregory Floyd. Register at The
Men's Conference Website or call 973-497-4545.
year’s Women’s Commission, ‘Be Not Afraid,
in God’s Mercy’, will be held on Saturday, April 26 from
to 4:30pm at Seton Hall University. Speakers are
Helen Alvaré, an expert on marriage, family and women’s
issues as well as Sr.
Mary Gabriel of the Sisters of Life. Register at The
Commission Website or call 973-497-4545.
prices for each event is $25 for adults, $20 for students
and senior citizens. Priests & Religious are free; the fee
breakfast & lunch.
for our new ministry of hospitality for Baptisms. Volunteers
may be individuals, couples, or
families who will greet those attending, escort them to their pews,
questions, and generally make all feel welcomed by the parish. The time
commitment would be two hours for 1 OR 2 Sundays a YEAR. To
volunteer or for more information, please contact Aileen Giannelli at
ED SUBS NEEDED
substitute teachers are needed for Monday and Tuesday afternoons
K-6). You would only be called 2-3 times throughout the year.
more information, contact the Religious Ed
office at 201-444-5690.
the heart of every
caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do
me.” ~ Tia Walker
If you are
a caregiver and would like to learn more about
resources to help you and your loved one as well as to find support
in a faith-based environment, this is the group for you. Please come to
next Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, March 6 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Ministry Center first floor Meeting Room. If you have any
questions, or if you are unable to leave your loved one alone to
call Mary Alice Coghlan at 201-652-4305.
are those who mourn, for they shall
parishes of St.
Catharine, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Gabriel are jointly
Bereavement Support Group. The intent of these meetings is to support
another during the beginning stages of the grief process. Being a part
grief group is a way of helping others which can contribute to our own
In this group, we stress confidentiality and mutual support. Beginning
1st and ending on May 27, this group will meet for 8 weeks on Tuesday
from 10-11:30am at St. Gabriel (88 E Saddle River Rd, Saddle River) in
Sansari Room. You need not be a parishioner to attend. Please contact
Esther Falzone at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Annette Gallagher at 201-612-4660 or email@example.com
for more info or to register.
Ministry Network (parishes of St. Catharine’s and St.
Anne’s) invites all
unemployed/underemployed men & women to join their ministry which
support through prayer & helpful guidance in the job search
If you have any questions or would like to participate in the
please call: Ed Grzesiak 201-321-5144, Eamon Jennings 917-841-2558,
Lederer 201-286-9354, Lou Cuomo 201-657-3838, or Steve Zmuda
We continue to seek possible employment opportunities. If you
know of a
job opening and/or the hiring manager’s name in a company, please
email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
or drop them off to the rectory marked "St. Cajetan Opportunities"
and we will forward them on to the group.
Thur., March 6 - St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg. Rm. (first
floor) – 7-9pm
Sat., March 8 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn (rectory, lower
Click here for ticket information for
the Celtic Cross
Irish Band on March 8.