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.
Epiphany of the Lord January 5, 2020
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 Faith Formation Mrs. Kathi Bonner 860 658 4737 or [email protected]
Director of Youth Ministry Youth Ministry Office Manuela Hanshaw, 860 658-1642 or [email protected]
Director of Music Ministry Mrs. Susan Zybert 860 217-0600 or [email protected]
Facilities Manager Mr. Michael Grappone, 860 658 1642
Parish Council President Mr. Mike Coutinho 860 408 1649 or [email protected]
Finance Council Chairman Mrs. Jennifer Orzell 860 729-1079
Parish Legacy Fund Chairman Mr. Peter Pabich, 860 810 5069
Parish Lay Trustees Mrs. Ann 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. Or by appointment, please call the parish office. 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.
Saturday, January 4th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for
Doris Dudley, requested by
Ron, Diana, Jim & Vivian Dudley;
Sunday, January 5th @ 8:00 am Mass for
Baby B & James Shelly, requested by
Sunday, January 5th @ 11:00 am Mass for
Charles “Buddy” Cerchia,
requested by David & Judy Pluta;
Sunday, January 5th @ 5:00 pm Mass for David Doyle, requested by the Bailey Family; Monday, January 6th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for
Josephine Coribello, requested by the
Tuesday, January 7th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for
Kyle Bremer, requested by
the Thomas Andrews Family;
Wednesday, January 8th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for
Wednesday, January 8th @ 9:00 a.m. Rosary;
Friday, January 10th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for
Charles Deye, requested by his family;
Friday, January 10th @ 9:00 a.m.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy;
Saturday, January 11th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for
William O’Keefe, requested by
Pat & Ed Pabich;
Sunday, January 12th @ 8:00 am Mass for
Mary H. McDermott, requested by
the King Family;
Sunday, January 12th @ 11:00 am Mass for
Jim Sullivan, birthday remembrance,
requested by his family; and,
Sunday, January 12th @ 5:00 pm Mass for Grade 8 Class.
WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS
Upcoming Parish Meetings & Events
January -Sun, 5th—Children’s Liturgy of the Word, RH, 11 a.m. -Sun, 5th—CMG, MR, 4 p.m. -Sun, 5th—Confirmation, all rooms, 6 p.m. -Mon, 6th—Prayer Shawl, MR, 3 p.m. -Mon, 6th—NO Confession/NO Rosary. -Tues, 7th—Adoration, Church, 9 a.m. -Wed, 8th—Rosary, Church, 9 a.m. -Thurs, 9th—Growing Catholics, RH, 7 p.m. -Fri, 10th—Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Church, 9 a.m. -Sun, 12th—Children’s Liturgy of the Word, RH, 11 a.m. -Sun, 12th—Steubenville Parent Mtg, Library, 12 Noon. -Sun, 12th—Children’s Choir, MR, 4:30 p.m. -Sun, 12th—Grade 8 Class Mass.
Sanctuary Lamp Memorial This week it burns for
Helena & Charles Clarke,
requested by their family.
Offertory Collection Weekly Collection. $7,803.35
Loose Cash/Checks $1,129.35
Cathedraticum* -$ 312.13
School Tax* -$ 312.13 *Parish taxes paid to the Archdiocese for
services to the parish.
Cathedraticum* -$ 1,447.17
School Tax* -$ 1,447.17
Repair & Refurbishment….$ 1,000.00(additional)
Flowers…………………… $ 25.00(additional)
The Usher Ministry needs additional Lead Ushers to cover the Masses, particularly the 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. on Sundays. If you would like to join please contact: Steve Cerchia [email protected], C 860 478 956. Training will be provided.
SAVE THE DATE! John Rosemond -Parenting Expert, Feb. 22nd & 23rd!
St. Catherine of Siena Church will be hosting nationally known author, syndicated columnist, and family psychologist John Rosemond! He has authored over 18 books on parenting, family life and faith and has had a nationally, syndicated parenting column for over 35yrs. His common-sense advice has gained much credibility with today’s parents.
Parenting with Love and Leadership, 2/22nd
7-8:30 p.m. & Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: Obedience Made Easy, 2/23rd, 1-2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10/pp per event. On-line registration will become available the weekend of January 11th at https://stcatherine.info. For more information, contact Kathleen Mangiafico at [email protected]
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS (Contact [email protected] or 860-658-1642)
STEUBENVILLE EAST CONFERENCE INFORMATIONAL MEETING, SUNDAY, JANUARY 12th, at 12:00 noon immediately following the 11:00 Mass in Russell Hall. Join us for a brief informational meeting to find out more about the teen STEUBENVILLE EAST CONFERENCE this summer. This conference is open to ALL high school students including graduating seniors and rising freshman (current 8th graders). Meet and speak to our panel of teens that have attended this conference! An inspiring weekend of music, fantastic speakers focused on issues in the life of teenagers, faith and worship. Conference will be FRIDAY, JULY 10th-SUNDAY, JULY 12th, and registra- tion begins January 15. Spots fill quickly! If you are new to the trip, please attend with one parent.
SENIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY SATURDAY, JANUARY 11th-FOODSHARE in Bloomfield. Limited space so please RSVP asap if interested in helping to inspect and sort food at our local food bank in Bloomfield. Meet at St. Catherine at 8:00 a.m. and return around 11:30 a.m. SUNDAY, JANUARY 12–DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT-ALUMNI INVITED AND WELCOME! 6:30-8:30 at St. Mary’s on Hopmeadow Street. A friendly competition with St. Mary’s and other interfaith youth ministries from town. Come cheer your friends on or play! Please wear your youth ministry t-shirts. ADMISSION: One pound of sliced deli meat or cheese to make sandwiches for the homeless. We will also have some crafts available. Pizza will be served.
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY MONDAY, JANUARY 13th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Russell Hall-STEPPING INTO THE NEW YEAR- How can you grow personally and in your faith this New Year? Pizza served-Bring a friend too!
Winter/Spring 2020 Senior and Junior High Calendar of Events is available in the vestibule,
atrium and will be attached to your weekly newsletter.
Faith Formation News HAPPY & BLESSED NEW YEAR! Confirmation II PARENTS-our Confirmation date has been set by the Archdio- cese as Saturday, April 25th at 11 am at our parish. Mandatory rehearsal is on Thursday, April 23, from 7 pm -8:30 pm. Sponsors are not required to attend rehearsal but should plan on attending the Sunday, March 15th Class with their Confirmation Candidate. This class will take place at St. Catherine of Siena from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in Russell Hall. CONFIRMATION PARENT MEET- ING is Sunday, January 26th at 6:15 p.m. in the Church. Parents will attend class with their son or daughter immed
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