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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 love one's passing as a way to ensure our community will thrive well into the future.

    Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 October 2015

    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]

    Coordinator, Young Adult Group Mrs. Sandi Smith 860-392-9789 or [email protected]

    Music Director Mrs. Susan Zybert 860 216 6519 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. Melissa Horbal, (860)651-7844 Mr. Joseph Capozzoli, (860)352-2390

    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.

    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—Thursdays at 7:00 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

    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


    mailto:[email protected]

  • Religious Education News

    NO CLASS this Sunday, October

    11th due to the Columbus Day holiday. Classes K-8

    resume next Sunday, Oct. 18th.

    GRADE 6 CLASS MASS is Sunday, October 18th at 5pm! All 6th graders are expected to

    attend and the children will receive their Bibles at this


    CONFIRMATION I & II meet again on

    Sunday, October 25th.

     Saturday, October 10th @ 5:00 pm Mass for

    Joan Czaikowksi requested by the Jahne Family;

     Sunday, October 11th @ 8:00 am Mass for Jim

    Vicevich, for his health;

     Sunday, October 11th @ 11:00 am Mass for

    Philip & Eva DiMartino& Richard Bedard,

    requested by Philip & Rosann DiMartino;

     Sunday, October 11th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for Eugene

    Champagne, requested by Danielle Champagne &

    Mark Drummey;

     Monday, October 12th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for

    Norman Vonesh, requested by the Connelly Family;

     Tuesday, October 13th @ 8:30 am Mass for

    Bridget Rooney;

     Wednesday, October 14th @ 8:30 am Mass for

    Matthew Bagdonas, requested by his family;

     Friday, October 16th @ 8:30 am Mass for

    Joseph Cummings, Jr.;

     Saturday, October 17th @ 5:00 pm Mass for

    Ray Rooney, 6th anniversary, requested by his family;

     Sunday, October 18th @ 8:00 am Mass for Gloria Farina,

    8th anniversary, requested by her family;

     Sunday, October 18th @ 11:00 am Mass for Cara

    Lonergan, 25th birthday remembrance, requested by

    her family;

     Sunday, October 18th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for our Grade 6



    Offertory Collection Weekly Collection: $9,886.60 Loose Cash/Checks $1,524.60 Envelopes $8,362.00 Cathedraticum* -$ 543.77 School Tax* -$ 543.77 *Parish taxes (5.5%) paid to the Archdiocese for services to the parish.

    Repair & Refurbishment……..$525.00(additional)

    This weekend’s Second Collection is for Repair & Refurbishment.


    THANK YOU to all who supported the Wash Away Hunger

    Car Wash. Our teens raised over $5000 to help support this

    important parish ministry. A special thank you to our parent

    helpers: Carl VonHassel, Melissa Horbal, Tara & Tom Finn,

    Mary O'Bryan, Dave Stasiowski, Al & Bobbie Stimpson,

    Ellen Brennan, Caitlin McIlveen. Also thank you to Manuela &

    Frank Hanshaw, and Tom and Colleen Tighe for preparing the

    cookout for our teens. PHOTOS ARE UP: Photos of the

    Kickoff and Car Wash are now up on our facebook page.

    Go to St Catherine of Siena Youth Ministry."


    Sunday, October 18th—6:00 pm. in Russell Hall. Youth

    Group meets for Tie Dye Night! Please wear old shoes and old

    clothes. We will be outside for a portion of the evening. Join us

    for a fun, interactive community building evening. We will

    build on this years theme. Pizza will be served. REMINDER: It

    is time to bring in your TWA registration forms if you want to

    go away on the weekend!

    Saturday, October 24—Sr. High goes to Feed the Hungry in

    Hartford. If you have wanted to try going down to Mercy

    shelter to feed the hungry, but did not want to do it alone,

    going with the Senior High Youth Group might be for you. We

    gather in the parish parking lot at 9:30 a.m., travel to Hartford,

    make and serve lunch and return by 1:30 p.m. IF you are

    interested in joining us, please contact Judy Pluta. There is

    room for 10 people in the serving kitchen so service slots are

    filled on a first come, first served basis. Adult drivers are



    Monday, October 19th—7:00 pm. Jr. High meets in Russell

    Hall for Tie Dye Night. Please wear old shoes and clothes.

    (We will be going outside for the tie dye portion of the even-

    ing.) Join us for a fun, interactive, community building even-

    ing. Pizza will be served.

    The Young Adult Group Fall Office Hours

    I will be in on Tuesdays from 9am to 7pm

    if anyone would like to stop by. Sandi Smith.

    Next week is World Mission Sunday. 18 October 2015

    Pope Francis stated that “mission” must be the

    “grammar of our faith” and calls all Catholics to be-

    come missionaries of the Church. Much like this

    weekend's Gospel, the questioned asked—What Must

    I Do To Inherit Eternal Life—requires

    action on our part.

    Prayerfully consider your part. Thank you!


    You are Invited to a Saturday Evening of Arts and Culture on

    17 October 2015, 7 O’clock in the Evening

    Featuring opera singer Josh Kohl and pianist Jonathan Ruening-Scherer. Josh has professional performed in operas in US cities such as Dallas,

    Seattle, Pittsburg, Minneapolis and Nashville; this winter he will sing in Austria and Germany.

    Come enjoy an evening concert comprised of art songs and arias in various styles and languages. All are welcome to

    this free will offering!

    A Belated But Nonetheless Heart-felt Thanks for Our Recent Parish Picnic. A most sincere thanks to the Men’s and Women’s Club Ministries, under the direction of Lou Daniels and Michelle Helitzer, and many others for their excellent plan- ning and executing of our recent Welcome Back Parish Picnic! I want to express my sincere and deep appreciation to all for their time and talent that went into making this day a wonderful experience for our parish family. Thanks also to the more than 260 attendees who enjoyed a great family day. My appreciation goes out to all of our youth who volunteered to oversee the children’s games and activities, to those who registered all our families as they came in, and to those who sold tickets for the T-cup auction at the Welcome Table, and to the parish ministries who prepared wonderful Ministry Baskets for the T-cup auction. And thanks to all who sought business sponsors for the day’s events, and a very heartfelt thanks to our sponsors. We thank them for their financial support which meant everything toward our great success! Thank you!

    Pope Francis, the Family and You! Pope Francis spoke a great deal about the family be

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