the Livestream logo (<- see left) to
& select parish events.
are back to our regular weekend worship schedule - Saturday evening at
5:30pm and Sunday at 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am and 12 noon in the Church.
ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER
25 FROM 9AM TO NOON
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: MSGR. TOM NYDEGGER
(St. Catharine Class of 1980)
Click here for registration form.
You Help? St. Catharine is hosting
families Sept. 28 –
Oct. 12. A great number of
volunteer opportunities are open to help:
7-9pm each evening
(you can sleep!)
Up/Cleaning – Sat
& Sun, Sept 27 & 28
45 min each day)
Oct 5 & 12
each night for
on Sun morning,
volunteer in any
capacity, go to www.signupgenius.com.
the top of the
page, click “Find Signups” and then enter
firstname.lastname@example.org for the email
of the creator and then enter the random code in the second box.
number of Family
Promise volunteer signup openings will be listed based on the type of
Sign up for one or more opportunities.
volunteers must sign
up in advance. While it’s sometimes difficult to know your
schedule in advance,
it is imperative that we have the right number of volunteers and not
our guests with too many people. After all, for the weeks of Sept. 28
12, St. Catharine is home for our guests. Each time we enter the
Center during that time, we are entering their home!
Not good with the computer but still
sign up or need more information? Please contact Pam Biggs at email@example.com
or call 201-670-8760.
training is required for all volunteers interacting with our guests (if
were trained in the spring of this year, you are not required to attend
Training is less than 1 hour and there will be multiple times made
attempt to accommodate a variety of schedules. If you would like to
but can’t attend one of the training sessions, arrangements can
be made to
ensure you get training. Many items are also needed. A list of needed
will be posted in the narthex after each mass the weekend of September
You may sign up to donate one or more items.
Items can then be brought back during
the week to the rectory, or to
church the following weekend, September 20/21.
you in advance for
supporting this important ministry!
Foundations for Ministry)
exploration of faith and mission in the modern world for anyone who has
thought, “I wish I knew more about my faith.”
It is a program of learning, prayer,
reflection, and community that allows
you to explore your faith and mission on two different paths:
a three year program leading to an Archdiocesan certificate and
recommendation for ministry, or
2. participation in specific courses of interest as they are offered.
is offered in the Charity Room at St. Catharine on Tuesday evenings
7-9pm. There are three cycles for the
2014-15 year; each is eight weeks long.
- Fall Cycle:
9/9 - 10/28—The Church
- Winter Cycle:
1/6 - 2/24—Liturgy
- Spring Cycle:
4/14 - 6/2—Christian Living: Morality & Justice
Tuition is $50
(some scholarships are available). For further information contact
Aileen Giannelli at 201-794-0317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Sr. Rita Fritzen, Catechetical Office,
Archdiocese of Newark, 973-497-4285.
of Christian Initiation of Adults
Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30
is the process of
initiation into the Catholic Church. We invite you, or someone you
grow in faith and to be part of our Catholic community.
RCIA process will resume at St. Catharine with an information session
Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30pm in the Ministry Center
the convent bldg).
RCIA process is for:
(18 & older) who are interested in becoming Catholic, including
those who are not baptized and those who are baptized in another
Catholics who are in need of receiving First Communion or Confirmation.
is also for Catholics who have not been attending church and want to
renew their faith; get reacquainted with the church.
If interested, please contact Fr. Thomas Blind at
201-445-3703 x303 or email@example.com.
Click here for a
reflection on today's readings.
for a daily three minute retreat.
Click here for a daily
reflection from Sacred Space (Irish Jesuits).
for daily Mass from EWTN.
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, October 2 from
in the Faith Room in the Church. 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.
those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.’
The parishes of St. Catharine, Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel and St. Gabriel are jointly sponsoring a Bereavement
Support Group which will meet on Wednesday evenings in the fall in the
Ministry Cetner at St. Catharine. You need not be a parishioner to
attend. The group will meet from 7:30am-9pm and run for nine
consecutive weeks beginning on September 17th and ending
on November 12th.
The intent of these meetings is to support one another during the
beginning stages of the grief process. Only those people who are
presently going through grief or have experienced loss can relate.
Being a part of a grief group is a way of helping others which
can contribute to our own healing. In this group, we stress
confidentiality and mutual support. There are no "shoulds" in grief. We
let others who have gone through the grief process help us understand
and deal with our grief. We learn to lean into our pain. It cannot be
outrun. We cannot go around it, over it, or under it. We need to go
through it; we need to be good to ourselves, putting balance into our
lives through prayer, reading, resting, relaxation and work. Grief
takes time. Unrealistic expectations undermine the healing process.
Please contact Monica Seibert for more information and/or to
201-652-3388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
or drop them off to the rectory marked "St. Cajetan Opportunities"
and we will forward them on to the group.
Thur., September 18 - St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg.
floor) – 7-9pm
Sat., September 20 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn (rectory, lower
Get ready for our Lenten
Mission for 2015 with Fr. Jack Collins, CSP - click here to see him in