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  • A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford

    The St. Catherine Parish Legacy Fund is committed to ensuring the long-term stability of our parish and its ministries. Please consider a gift in lieu of flowers upon a loved one's passing as a way to ensure our community will thrive well into the future.

    Fifth Sunday of Lent 2 April 2017

    Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

    Pastor The Reverend Michael Whyte, 860 658 1642

    PARISH STAFF Administrative Assistant-Parish Office Mrs. Lisa Cerchia 860 658 1642 or [email protected]

    Director of Religious Education Mrs. Kathi Bonner 860 658 4737 or [email protected]

    Director of Youth Ministry Mrs. Judy Pluta 860 408 9888 or [email protected]

    Director of Music Ministry Mrs. Susan Zybert 860 404 5514 or [email protected]

    Facilities Manager Mr. Michael Grappone, 860 658 1642

    Parish Council President Mr. Jim Peters 860 651 3143 or [email protected]

    Finance Council Chairman Mr. Scott Muryasz 860 693 4164

    Parish Legacy Fund Chairman Mr. Peter Pabich, 860 408 1254

    Parish Lay Trustees Mrs. Anne Hoffman, 860 651 3887 Mr. Steven Moretta, 860 658 9630

    Thanks for worshiping with us. If you would like to join our parish

    family, fill out a yellow membership form found in the vestibule or atrium and mail it to us, drop

    it in the collection basket or call us at 658 1642.

    We Welcome You to Our Family of Faith!

    Mass/Liturgy Schedule: Saturday Vigil at 5:00 p.m. Sunday Masses at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, NO 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass) Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. (Yearly) Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Baptisms and Baptismal Preparation: Please call the parish office at 860 658 1642 Sacrament of Holy Matrimony: Please call the parish office at 860 658 1642 at least 6 months in advance Choir Practices: Adult—Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Youth—Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contemporary Music Group—Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

    Bulletin Deadline: Monday at 10:00 a.m. Website News: email to: [email protected] 265 Stratton Brook Road, Box 184, West Simsbury, Connecticut 06092 Tel: 860 658 1642 /Fax: 888 297 3134 Email: [email protected] Website: www.stcatherine.info Facebook Page: St.Catherine of Siena Parish-West Simsbury CT

    WELCOME! We welcome all visitors who are celebrating with us today. As is our custom at St. Catherine of Siena, please remain in your pew for the singing of the first and last verses of the recessional hymn.

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Religious Education News LAST CLASS Music & Awards Program is today. Sunday, April 2nd at Henry James Memorial School gym. All students, K- 8 are expected to attend! All parents, grandparents and family members are invited to join our K-8 students for this final day where we showcase the songs we learned, prayers we know, skits and reception of attendance and Christian Character Awards. Pot Luck Brunch for those who sign up by Wednesday, March 29th. Contact Kathi Bonner at [email protected] to sign up! CONFIRMATION II Interviews are today, Sunday, April 2, 7 pm at the church. There are no morning classes. All Confirmation Candidates come at 7 pm. CONFIRMATION I Service Opportunity! Vacation Bible School (VBS-Cave Quest) set up and decorating the week of June 19th. Helpers for all activities-music, science, snack, story and more! Contact Colleen Tighe at [email protected] for more information. THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION BANNER is now up in the Church. Please take a First Communicant's name tag home with you and pray for this child as they

    prepare to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament on May 6th.

     Saturday, April 1st @ 5:00 pm Mass for Deborah Dionizio, requested by the Newman Family;

     Sunday, April 2nd @ 8:00 am Mass for Robert G. Studley, requested by Caroline & Steve Gorecki;

     Sunday, April 2nd @ 11:00 am Mass for Jennifer Horn, 4th anniversary, requested by her family;

     Sunday, April 2nd @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for Matthew LaMothe, requested by the Hark Family;

     Monday, April 3rd @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Juan Alphonso;

     Tuesday, April 4th @ 8:30 am Mass Thomas Antonio, requested by the Neureither family;

     Wednesday, April 5th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Special Intention;

     Friday, April 7th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Charles Deye, requested by the Neureither Family; STATIONS OF THE CROSS, 9 a.m. STATIONS OF THE CROSS, 7 p.m.;

     Saturday, April 8th @ 5:00 pm Mass for Anthony Daniels, requested by the Children’s Choir;

     Sunday, April 9th @ 8:00 am Mass for Robert G. Studley, requested by Tom & Rosemary Clarke;

     Sunday, April 9th @ 11:00 am Mass for In thanksgiving for our Comitas Program, requested by the Corriveau Family; and,

     Sunday, April 9th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for Susan Caldwell, requested by Kathy Cochener.

    WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS

    Offertory Collection Weekly Collection: $9,298.17 Loose Cash/Checks $1,614.00 Envelopes $7,684.17 Cathedraticum* -$ 511.40 School Tax* -$ 511.40 *Parish taxes (5.5%) paid to the Archdiocese for services to the parish.

    Easter Flowers……………… $3,313.00 Repair & Refurbishment…… $ 145.00(additional) Online Donation: https://appeal.archdioceseofhartford.org/ donations/ We have received a $15,000.00 donation from a family which was split: $2,500 for Feed the Hungry, $5,000 for the on-going parish projects & $7,500.00 for parish ministries.

    YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

    SENIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS Sunday, April 2, 5:15 pm, DELAWARE MISSION TEAM MANDATORY MEETING in Russell Hall. Please be on time so we can end on time. All outstanding paperwork is now due.

    Looking ahead: Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm, Youth Group Meets in Russell Hall for some end-of-the-year activities. We begin tonight’s gathering with ice cream sundaes. Sunday, April 30, 6:00pm-Farewell Dinner– Tribute to Seniors. Please join us as we pay tribute to our graduating seniors. PLEASE RSVP to Mrs. Pluta if you would like to attend the dinner so that the proper amount of food can be prepared. Delaware Mission trip-Sunday, June 18- Friday, June 23.

    JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY Monday, April 3, 7:00 pm, Russell Hall. We begin with ice cream sundaes tonight. Join us for an evening of community building and activities. We look ahead to plan for next year. All ideas are welcome!

    Our final Lenten Stations of the Cross will be held on April 7th.

    Father Whyte will lead us through the Stations at 7 pm. All parishioners are welcome.

    Please join us after the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses this weekend for Coffee & Donuts in Russell Hall. Berardelli’s Irish Gifts will be available in the Atrium after Masses to give you an opportunity to purchase gifts for upcoming First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

    mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] https://appeal.archdioceseofhartford.org/donations/ https://appeal.archdioceseofhartford.org/donations/

  • FROM FATHER MICHAEL...

    Holy Week and the Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford Holy Week begins on Sunday, April 9—Palm Sunday— and has many Catholic observances such as Palm Sunday and the blessing of the psalms, Tuesday’s Chrism Mass at the Cathedral in Hartford when the priests of the Archdiocese renew their priestly promises of Ordination before the Archbishop and the congregation, the Sacred Oils used in the Sacramental Life of the Church—Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination and the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum, Holy Thursday and the Washing of the Feet and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and His institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood; and Good Friday’s Passion celebration. With the end of Holy Week the Church enters into the Easter celebration with its Vigil Mass and the welcoming of new Catholics into the faith and Easter Sunday Masses—going on into the Octave of Easter. The Chrism Mass is a beautiful Mass at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral on Farmington Avenue and begins at 11 a.m. It is open to the public and if you have never attended I would strongly recommend attending. It illustrates the Sacramental and Apostolic nature of the Catholic Church—and how we possess the fullness of Christ as He instituted her to be—with the real and true presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the profession of vows of the Catholic Priests and their role in the Sacramental Life of the Church, i.e., the bringing into being the Body and Blood of Christ at every Mass, as well as the blessing and distribution of the Sacred Oils to each parish in the Archdiocese for the carrying out of Christ’s Command to “Go forth and baptize all nations, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit…” as well as to grant the fullness of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation and the anointing of priest’s hands at Ordination and the Anointing of the Sick through this final sacrament. It is a mixture of beauty, ritual and faith all coming forth in a community of believers