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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.

    Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 6 November 2016

    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. 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.

    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

    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 The Child Lures, Think First and Stay Safe will be presented to Grade 3-4 on Sunday, Nov. 6th in the cafeteria at HJMS. Parents are invited to attend with their child Grade 4 Class Mass is Sunday, Nov. 13th at 5pm. All 4th graders are required to attend. Please be at the church no later than 4:30 p.m. for practice and please remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. First Reconciliation children are invited to "tour" the Reconciliation Room on Monday, Nov. 7th at 4pm at the Church. This short tour is not required but is very helpful for the children preparing for the Sacrament on November 20th! Thanks to all children who donned PJ's at Rel Ed last Sunday and helped "Feed the Hungry" by bringing in breakfast foods for the food bank. We filled the empty pantry in the Vestibule in one day! Thank you to the Woods, Muryasz and Bilodeau Families for loading up the dozen of boxes and transporting them over to the church! Confirmation I & II meet again on Sunday, November 13th. Remember, no more than 2 excused absences are allowed for Confirmation Candidates. SPECIAL EVENT for all Rel Ed Parents! Dr. Joan Kelly, a popular and dynamic speaker will do a program for Rel Ed parents in the cafeteria at HJMS on Sunday, Nov. 20th. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to affirm what parents do to support the faith of their children as "Heralds of the Faith"! Coffee and refreshments will be served! All are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

     Saturday, November 5th @ 5:00 pm Mass for Linda Voghel, 7th anniversary, requested by her family;

     Sunday, November 6th @ 8:00 am Mass for Susan Grenier; requested by Dolores Grenier, Tom Lonergan and daughters;

     Sunday, November [email protected] 11:00 am Mass for Joe Longo, requested by Janet & John Fischer;

     Sunday, November 6th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for Michael & Kevin MacBeth, requested by Trafta O’Bryan;

     Monday, November 7th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Deborah Koprek, requested by Bill & Ann Hurley;

     Tuesday, November 8th @ 8:30 am Mass Clarke Rees, requested by the Neureither Family;

     Wednesday, November 9th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Special Intention;

     Friday, November 11th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Anne Zdrojeski, requested by the Ruder Family;

     Saturday, November 12th @ 5:00 pm Mass for Frank Angelastro, requested by the Manasia Family;

     Sunday, November 13th @ 8:00 am Mass for Dick & Bernadette Fortin; requested by Gloria Rose;

     Sunday, November 13th @ 11:00 am Mass for Rosella & Edward Kehoe, requested by their family; and,

     Sunday, November 13th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for our Grade 4 Students.


    Offertory Collection Weekly Collection: $9,573.06 Loose Cash/Checks $ 1,519.06 Envelopes $ 7,982.00 Cathedraticum* -$ 526.51 School Tax* -$ 526.51 *Parish taxes (5.5%) paid to the Archdiocese for 526.51 services to the parish.

    Repair & Refurbishment….…$ 85.00(additional)

    Hurricane Matthew……...…$1,608.00 World Mission………….…$ 433.00(additional)

    Remember Your Loved Ones All Souls Envelopes For Remembrance.

    This weekend there will be an optional second collection for the

    Archdiocese for Military Services; Next weekend’s second collection is for

    Repair & Refurbishment.


    Sunday, November 6th—TWO EVENTS: 5:00-6:00 p.m.—SOUP FOR SOPHOMORES Pre-youth group event in parish library for Sophomores only. 6:00 pm, Russell Hall—Full Youth Group arrives. Pizza will be served. Leadership team members needed for small groups tonight. All are welcome. November 11-13, TWA—Teen Weekend Away. We gather on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the parish parking lot and travel together to Camp Washington. Sunday, November 20, 6:00 p.m., Russell Hall, PIE NIGHT!! Join us for the Senior High annual Thanksgiving tradition of making pies for area soup kitchen's thanksgiving meal. PLEASE BRING: a bag of 8 apples, a cutting board, and an apple peeler. (mark with your family name) The rest of the ingredients will be provided. Parent helpers are needed for this evening. Please contact [email protected]

    JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY Monday, November 7th—7:00 p.m., Russell Hall. Join us tonight for the SOLE PROJECT. We will be using the collected blue jeans to prepare shoe making for children who live in Uganda, Africa. Please bring: a pair of material cutting scissors labeled with your family name. ADULT HELPERS ARE NEEDED TONIGHT. Please contact [email protected] if you can help.

    mailto:[email protected]


    Frustrated, Depressed about the Election? I heard a reassuring Christian message the other day: “In the long run, it doesn’t matter who is in the White House, it matters only who is on The Throne!” In the end, He will make all things anew. Amen!

    In Light of All Soul’s Day and Our Faith Belief in The Communion of Saints The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has recently issued a document to the whole Church entitled “Ad resurgendum cum Christo” regarding the burial of the deceased and the conversation of the ashes in the case of cremation. Allow me to summarize the lengthy document here:  Christ’s death and resurrection has freed us from sin

    and gave us access to new life, so just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in the newness of life (“For I hand on to you as of first importance what I also received: That Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; that He was buried; that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures; that He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.” 1 Cor 15:3-5), therefore;

     Following the most ancient tradition, the Church in- sistently recommends that the bodies of the deceased be buried in cemeteries or other sacred places. Howev- er, when for legitimate motives cremation of the body has been chosen, the ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place, that is, in a cemetery or, in cer- tain cases, a church or an area set aside for this purpose and so dedicated by the competent ecclesial authority In memory of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord, the mystery that illumines the Christian meaning of death, burial is above all the most fitting way to ex- press faith and hope in the resurrection of the body;

     By burying the bodies of the fa

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