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                                 Lent is here
            WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THIS TIME MORE MEANINGFUL?

Daily Mass is offered in the Ministry Center Chapel on Monday through Friday at 8:00am and 11:30am and on Saturdays at 9:00am.

Donate food to the hungry poor in Jersey City.  All donations brought to Mass the weekend of February 13-14 will be delivered to St. Mary's Emergency Food Pantry.  Please remember the hungry as you shop and bring a bag filled with your generosity in Jesus' name to Mass that weekend. 

Fr. Tom is offering a four week Lenten series on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm on February 23, March 1, 8 and 15.  This will be based on Matthew Kelly's book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

Men's Cornerstone is taking place on March 4-5.  For more information, contact Tom Kramer at 201-410-6370.  A brochure may be downloaded by clicking here.  Women, your turn is coming up on April 22-23.

Consider giving blood on Sunday, February 28 from 9am-2pm in the Holmes Bldg.  Student parishioner, Michael Szawaluk, is organizing this drive for the Community Blood Center.  Contact Michael by email (click here) or text 201-953-9014.

Assist with making bread pudding for Eva's Village (recipe is provided) or help slice ham and package dessert on Saturday evening, February 27 at 7:30pm in the Holmes Building.  Or, journey with the group to Paterson on Sunday, February 28 after the 9am Mass to serve guests at Eva's in Paterson.  If you can help in anyway, please call Lorraine Casey 201-447-0639, Erma McCarthy 201-652-1460 or Michelle O'Neill 201-794-1463.

Grab a book!  There are various books on both the Year of Mercy and Lent in the Narthex.  Feel free to sign out anything interesting and return it within the month.  There are also many more books in the Parish Library in the Faith Room.  For a full listing, visit the parish website and click on 'Library Listing' on the left sidebar - or click here.  Happy reading!

The parish is hosting families from Family Promise the week of February 21-28.  Consider lending a hand (click here to request information on how to help).

Attend either the Women's or Men's Commission Days offered by the Archdiocese of Newark at Seton Hall University.  The Women's day, 'Alive in Christ; Celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy', will be on Saturday, February 27 from 8am-1:30pm.  The Men's day, 'Be Not Afraid, Trust in His Mercy' will be held on Saturday, March 5 also from 8am-1:30pm.  Both will have dynamic speakers, an opportunity for Confession and will end with 12:30 Mass celebrated by Rev. Archbishop John J. Myers.  The cost is $20 (continental breakfast included).  For more information, call 973-497-4545.

Sign up for daily Lenten reflections via email.  There are many sites where you can do this, but maybe give the one below a try.  Click to sign up for 'The Best Lent Ever'.  

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                                                            Happy Anniversary

We ask God’s continued blessing over these couples who celebrate wedding anniversaries in the month of February.  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.

Diane and Bill Lautermilch - 47 years
Nora and John Lent - 47 years
Roseline and Jean Laguerre - 33 years
Gretchen and Ben Piela - 22 years
Tara and Peter Piazza - 15 years
Lisa and Peter Renga - 12 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.

  

      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, March 3 from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Ministry Center Meeting Room.  

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:
Thur., February 18- St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg. Rm. (first floor) – 7-9pm

Sat., February 20 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn (rectory, lower level) – 10am-noon

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