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.
The Epiphany of the Lord January 6, 2019
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 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 Mr. Scott Muryasz 860 693 4164
Parish Legacy Fund Chairman Mr. Peter Pabich, 860 408 1254
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 5th @ 5:00 p.m.
Mass for Tim Gruensfelder, requested by
the Keller Family;
Sunday, January 6th @ 8:00 am Mass for
Jack Egan, requested by the Glew Family;
Sunday, January 6th @ 11:00 am Mass for
Phil & Joanne Sorrento, requested by
Sunday, January 6th @ 5:00 pm for Brian
Thibeault, requested by his family; Monday, January 7th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Wendell Peake, requested by the
Jahne Family; Tuesday, January 8th @ 8:30 Mass for
Donald Maguire, requested by
Wednesday, January 9th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass
for Special Intention;
Wednesday, January 8th @ 9:00 a.m.,
Rosary for Peace;
Friday, January 11th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for
Friday, January 11th @ 9:00 a.m.;
Chaplet of Divine Mercy;
Saturday, January 12th @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for
Catherine Marie Hourican;
requested by his family;
Sunday, January 13th @ 8:00 am Mass for
Special Intention, requested by the
Sunday, January 13th @ 11:00 am Mass for
John Monteleone, 5th anniversary,
requested by his family; and,
Sunday, January 13th @ 5:00 pm for Grade 8 Class Mass.
WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS
Weekly Collection. $10,576.28
Loose Cash/Checks $ 1,363.18
Envelopes $ 9,213.10
Cathedraticum* -$ 528.81
School Tax* -$ 538.81 *Parish taxes paid to the Archdiocese for
services to the parish.
Solemnity of Mary………$3,163.00
Religious Education News Rel Ed Classes,K-10 will resume on
Sunday, Jan. 6th! I wish all catechists and
families in our Religious Education program a blessed and joyful Christmas!
GRADE 1 and GRADE 2: The "Child Lures, Think First. Stay Safe" program will be presented to all of our First Graders (and any Second Grader who did not attend last year) on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in the cafeteria at Henry James, 9:30-10:30 am. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this program with their child. A notice with the details will be emailed and also sent home with your child. In keeping with the Archdiocesan Safe Environment mandate, this safety program is presented to all children every year. For more information, contact Kathi Bonner, DRE and Safe Environment The Confirmation Date for the Confirmation II Candidates is Friday, April 26th at 7 PM. The mandatory rehearsal is Thursday, April 25th from 7 pm- 8:30 pm. All parents have been notified by email with additional details. Please contact Kathi Bonner, 860.658.4737 for any questions. Grade 8 Class Mass is next Sunday, Jan. 13th at 5 pm. All 8th graders are expected to attend and should be at the church no later than 4:30 pm for rehearsal. Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.
Sanctuary Lamp Memorial
This week it
the Rosato Family.
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
SENIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY Senior High youth ministry will meet on Sunday, January 13th, in Russell Hall from 6:00–8:00 p.m. for THE OREO CHALLENGE. Do you like the inside or the outside of an Oreo better? Tonight you will be challenged to be the judge. Riddle me this: What do an Oreo, a kiwi, and a mirror have in common?
Pizza will be served. We invite the Senior High Youth Ministry to attend the STEUBENVILLE EAST conference at the University of Massachusetts–Lowell Campus, on Friday, July 12th–Sunday, July 14th. Registration fills quickly and we hope you will consider attending this event with us. Each year, 3000 Catholic teens gather for this fun, faith-filled and inspiring weekend of music, worship, and speakers focused on teen-related topics. For more information, or to hold your spot, please contact Mrs. Hanshaw as soon as possible. Registration for this event begins January 15th, and sells out very quickly. All transportation and meals are included.
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY
Join us on Monday, January 14th , 7:00-8:30 a.m. in Russell Hall for a parent-inspired program–COMING FROM THE HEART. What does God want in our hearts? We will also be working on a project for Veterans who have served our country but are currently at Walter Reed Hospital and Medical Center. Pizza will be served. Youth Ministry Winter-Spring Calendars are now
available for Senior and Junior High in the atrium and vestibule of the church.
Devotional Schedule Tuesday, following daily Mass, Adoration; Wednesday following daily Mass pray the Rosary for peace; and, Friday following daily Mass The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed.
Rel Ed Happenings! Mysteries of the Rosary were presented to our Grade 4 students over the course of several weeks. The Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries, beautifully illustrated with large pictures on a poster board allowed the children to "see" and understand the episodes of Jesus' life and death in a concrete way. Each child brought Rosary Beads from home, or were presented with a set of beads in class and prayed the Rosary regularly in class.
Upcoming Parish Meetings & Events
January -Sun, 6th—Children’s Liturgy of the Word, 11 a.m. -Sun, 6th—Contemporary Choir, MR, 4 p.m. -Sun,6th—Confirmation, all rooms, 6 p.m. -Mon, 7th—Confession, Church, 6 p.m. -Mon, 7th—Rosary, Church, 7 p.m. -Tues, 8th—Adoration, Church, 9 a.m. -Tues, 8th—Children’s Choir, MR, 6:30 p.m. -Tues, 8th—RCIA, Library, 7 p.m. -Tues, 8th—Adult Choir, MR, 7:30 p.m. -Wed, 9th—Rosary, Church, 9 a.m. -Wed, 9th—Men’s Club, RH, 6:30 p.m. -Thurs, 10th—Girl Scouts, RH, 7 p.m. -Fri, 11th—Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Church, 9 a.m. -Sun, 13th—Coffee & Donuts -Sun, 13th—Grade 8 Class Mass -Sun, 13th—Sr. High Youth Ministry, RH, 6 p.m. -Mon, 14th—Mass at McLean Home, 11 a.m. -Mon, 14th—Confession, Church, 6 p.m. -Mon, 14th—Jr. High Youth Ministry, RH, 7 p.m.
Women's Club Corner
Thursday, January 31st at 6:30pm in Russell Hall: Beat your winter blues & blahs. Join us