At St. Catharine, you will find quality liturgy at every mass you attend. Our priests and deacons work to relate the readings to the day-to-day life of our parishioners. Their homilies are enriching and are meant to challenge you and enrich your life. Mass is not an act of individual worship. We encourage participation and offer opportunities for spiritual growth.
‘For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.’ (Mt 18:20)
The Liturgy of the Mass is an opportunity for us to join as a community of believers to pray and worship together. When we actively participate in the Mass we receive God in two primary ways. In the first part of the Mass we receive God in his Word and in the second part we receive God in the Eucharist, through Jesus in body, soul and divinity.
The whole purpose of Mass is to worship God, unite ourselves with the sacrifice of Jesus, and to elevate our lives to the life of God. God’s grace can truly work in our lives if we are open to receiving it!
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The sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ and given to the Church to administer. The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. They are necessary for salvation and they are both the outward signs and the vehicles for the grace they convey. They are validly administered by carrying out the sign with the proper intention. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation (Penance), Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.
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