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Meditation and prayer Fr. Tom W. will be leading his final Advent meditation and prayer night on Tuesday evening, December 23 at 7:30pm in the Church.

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                         Christmas Mass Schedule

Our holy day Mass schedule will be:

- Christmas Eve:  4pm (Family Mass), 6pm, 10pm (Carols @ 9:30pm)
- Christmas Day:  8am, 10am, 12 noon
- New Year's Eve:  5:30pm
- New Year's Day:  9am, 12 noon

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Christmas giving

Gifts for children in Resurrection Parish, Jersey City are due back by this Sunday (December 20).  As always, we will have a monetary collection to support St. Catharine’s reach-out ministries . A marked drop box will be in the narthex - this collection will continue until the end of the year.  God bless you, and thank you for your generosity!

  Fr. Jack Collins Lenten Mission
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Rite of Acceptance & Welcome - December 6-7

Please keep in your prayers the following persons as they continue in prayer, and study to seek initiation into the Catholic Christian community.

·         Catechumen 2015: Apryl Helder

·         Candidates 2015: Sophia Brown, Owen Davitt, Sergio Galvez, Matthew Guariglia, Brandon Lanski, Christine Rivara, Victoria Rivara

·         Catechumen 2016: Kate Diana, Prescott Scofield

On Saturday, December 6 at the 5:30pm mass and Sunday, Dec. 7 at the 10:30am mass we will celebrate the Rite of  Acceptance and Welcome for those participating in the RCIA process here at St. Catharine Church.   Please continue to pray for our Catechumen and Candidates as they move forward in their journey of faith.

RCIA is the process of initiation into the Catholic Church. We invite you, or someone you know, to grow in faith and to be part of our Catholic community.   The RCIA process will continue with additional sessions in 2015 on Wednesday evenings.  If interested, please contact Fr. Thomas Blind at 201-445-3703 x303 or tblind@stcatharinechurch.org.  The RCIA process is for:

  • Adults (18 & older) who are interested in becoming Catholic, including those who are not baptized and those who are baptized in another Christian faith.
  • Adult Catholics who are in need of receiving First Communion or Confirmation.
  • RCIA is also for Catholics who have not been attending church and want to renew their faith; get reacquainted with the church.
             
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Support Groups

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
“In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for 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 from others in a faith-based environment, this is the group for you. Please come to the next Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, January 8 from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Ministry Center Meeting Room.   If you have any questions, or if you are unable to leave your loved one alone to attend, please call Mary Alice Coghlan at 201-652-4305.

                                                                  

UNEMPLOYED PARISHIONER SUPPORT
The St. Cajetan Ministry Network (parishes of St. Catharine’s and St. Anne’s) invites all unemployed/underemployed men & women to join their ministry which provides support through prayer & helpful guidance in the job search process.  If you have any questions or would like to participate in the Ministry please call: Ed Grzesiak 201-321-5144, Eamon Jennings 917-841-2558, John Lederer 201-286-9354, Lou Cuomo 201-657-3838, or Steve Zmuda 201-819-9026.  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 stcajetan@stannefairlawnnj.org or drop them off to the rectory marked "St. Cajetan Opportunities" and we will forward them on to the group.

Upcoming Dates:
Sat., December 27 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn (rectory, lower level) – 10am-noon
Thur., January 8 - St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg. Rm. (first floor) – 7-9pm


 Happy Anniversary

We ask God’s continued blessing over these couples who celebrate wedding anniversaries in the month of December.  Bless their homes and their families. Help them  to renew their vows of love and loyalty and to strive to remain united with You, steadfast in faith and in your service.

Carol & Hal Knapp - 52 years
Catherine & Robert Reers - 26 years
Mary Ann & Bill Skees - 24 years
Barbara & James Livolsi - 20 years
Jennifer & Robert Scherer - 19 years
Tracey & Salvador Contes - 19 years

All St. Catharine married couples are invited to register themselves and their wedding date so that you may be remembered in the prayers of our parish year round but especially during the month of your anniversary. To register, please contact Annette at 201-612-4660 or ParishFamilyLife@stcatharinechurch.org.

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ParishPay is an alternate means of providing support to St. Catharine. In lieu of weekly envelopes, your contributions are deducted monthly from either your checking, savings or credit card account based on your preset inputs. There is no cost to participate in the program, and it is highly flexible and secure.  For more information and/or to register please visit www.parishpay.com or call ParishPay 866-PARISH1 (866-727-4741); or the rectory at 201-445-3703. 

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