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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.

    Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 27, 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.

    mailto:[email protected]

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    Saturday, January 26th @ 5:00 p.m.

    Mass for Claire Buzzell, requested by

    Nancy O’Connell;

    Sunday, January 27th @ 8:00 am Mass for

    Laura Satrape, birthday remembrance;

    Sunday, January 27th @ 11:00 am Mass for

    Philip DePasquale, requested by Ted Zentek;

    Sunday, January 27th @ 5:00 pm for Jane Keller Fitzgerald,

    requested by her family; Monday, January 28th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for Maurice Ging, for health, requested by

    his wife;

    Tuesday, January 29th @ 8:30 Mass for

    Joseph Dembowski, birthday

    remembrance, requested by his family;

    Tuesday, January 29th @ 9:00 a.m. Adoration;

    Wednesday, January 30th @ 8:30 a.m. Mass

    for Special Intention;

    Wednesday, January 30th @ 9:00 a.m.,

    Rosary for Peace;

    Friday, February 1st @ 8:30 a.m. Mass for

    Charles Deye, requested by his family;

    Friday, February 1st @ 9:00 a.m.;

    Chaplet of Divine Mercy;

    Saturday, February 2nd @ 5:00 p.m. Mass for

    Eileen Adams, 3rd anniversary,

    requested by her family;

    Sunday, February 3rd @ 8:00 am Mass for

    Elden S. Doe, Sr, birthday remembrance;

    Sunday, February 3rd @ 11:00 am Mass for

    Jane Thomas, requested by

    the St. Catherine Ushers; and,

    Sunday, February 3rd @ 5:00 pm for Gregory A. Peterson, requested by

    The Carello Family.

    WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS

    Offertory Collection Weekly Collection. $6,462.83(inclement weather)

    Loose Cash/Checks $ 728.83

    Envelopes $5,734.00

    Cathedraticum* -$ 258.51

    School Tax* -$ 258.51 *Parish taxes paid to the Archdiocese for

    services to the parish. Repair & Refurbishment……$ 220.00

    Religious Education News FIRST HOLY COMMUNION parent meeting is today, Sunday, Jan. 27th at Henry James, 9:30 am-10:25 am in the cafeteria. The First Eucharist Book will be distributed along with important paperwork and information. Both parents are welcome to attend, at least one parent is required to attend. The Patriots meet the Rams on Feb. 3rd here at Religious Education! All catechists and students are encouraged to wear their team's clothing, even if it's the Giants, Eagles, Jets or Chargers! The price of admission to our SOUPerBowl is a can of soup for the food pantry. We will have two banners-Pats and Rams for you to "vote" for the winner of our SOUPerBowl. Parents, if you can volunteer a few minutes during Religious Education to load up the boxes of soup to bring to the church, that would be much appreciated! Any donated boxes would also be appreciated. CONFIRMATION II REMINDERS: Today, Sunday, January 27th is the parent

    meeting immediately following the 5 pm Mass. This meeting is required for at least one parent but both are welcome. Important details and final requirements will be dis-cussed and paperwork distributed.

    PENTECOST PRESENTATION for Can-didates and parents will begin at 7:15 pm. ALL CLASSES meet for this presentation so there are no morning classes. Mr. Kevin Dowd, author and adjunct professor at Anna Maria College will be our guest presenter.

    SAINT ESSAY is due on Jan. 27th! ALERT: The evening Confirmation I Classes

    will end at 7 pm tonight so that the presenta-tion for Confirmation II and their parents can be set up in Russell Hall.

    Sanctuary Lamp Memorial

    This week it burns

    for Eileen Adams, 3rd anniversary

    requested by her family.

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    SILENT AUCTION AND BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER

    Next weekend, February 2nd and 3rd, our Senior High Youth Ministry will hold their annual Silent Auction and Bake Sale to help fund this year’s Boston Mission Trip. Save yourself time this Super Bowl weekend. You may want to come prepared to buy some delicious desserts or treats for enjoyment during the game! The auction preview in today's bulletin will help you think about how the offerings of these teens can make your life easier. Thank you for your generosity and support. P.S. Baked goods would be gratefully accepted from anyone who is willing to bake!!!

    We are pleased to announce the dates for St. Catherine of Siena

    2019 Vacation Bible School.

    Lockdown these dates on your families’

    calendars for Shipwrecked June 24th

    through June 28th from 9:15-Noon.

    Get a sneak peek of this year's program by

    viewing this video~

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=9H7joG1wK64.

    This exciting program is designed for

    students going into Kindergarten through

    4th Grade as well as 5th and 6th graders.

    Volunteer Opportunities are available for

    Jr. Leaders (7th & 8th), Leaders (9th-12th),

    and Activity Directors (11th/12th, Adults

    including parents, grandparents & retirees.

    Questions: Contact Colleen Tighe at

    [email protected]

    There will be a Steubenville East Youth Conference Parent/Youth Information Meeting in Russell Hall on Sunday, Feb. 10th at 12 noon. Mr. Larry Laureno will provide details on this summer's Steubenville East Conference in Lowell on July 12-14th. This popular youth conference is for rising 9th graders through graduated seniors. For more information please contact Mr. Larry Laureno, 860.716.3100 or at [email protected]"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H7joG1wK64https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H7joG1wK64mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

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    St. Elizabeth House St. Elizabeth House-next service date is February 17th. Food needs to be ready to serve (casseroles hot, salad pre-cut) and at the

    church by 3:45 p.m. Please sign up in the atrium. Questions, please contact Leila Bruno

    at (860) 392-8585. Thank you!

    Parishioner’s Corporal

    Works of Mercy &

    Parish Ministry News

    Pantry Partners The next SCPP distribution date is February 16th. High School aged Confirmation candidates who need to fill in a couple of hours are welcome to join us. Please contact Mrs. Willis at [email protected] gmail.com.

    YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

    SILENT AUCTION AND BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER

    Any and All Bakers Welcome! Boston Mission Trip Team 2019 is asking for your help and support of their only fundraiser–a bake sale and silent auction after each Mass on Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday, February 3rd. Please bring “WHOLE” items for sale–a plate of cookies, a whole bread or pie, a batch of brownies, a stuffed bread, etc. Deliver baked goods anytime Saturday, February 2 to the kitchen, and labeled “Boston Mission Trip”. Please wrap your baked goods – presentation helps sell–and indicate if they contain nuts or no nuts.

    STEUBENVILLE EAST YOUTH CONFERENCE PARENT/YOUTH MEETING An informational and registration meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 10th at noon, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass for all teens–current 8th graders through high school. Our Youth Ministry will be traveling to this Conference Friday, July 12th–Sunday, July 14th, along with 3000 Catholic teens for this fun, faith-filled and inspiring weekend of music, worship and speakers focused on topics for teens. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hanshaw or our Group Leader and area coordinator, Mr. Larry Laureno at 860-716-3100 or at [email protected]

    SENIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY Friday, February 15th, GAME NIGHT, 6:00–7:30 p.m. Russell Hall. Join us for some unique and challenging games this evening, some I’m sure you have never seen. Parishioner Mr. Michael Coutinho has an incredible selection of games and is willing to share! Pizza and hot cocoa will be served–bring a friend too!

    JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY Monday, February 4th-MOVIE NIGHT, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (Note ending time change)–Russell Hall. Come in your warm pajamas (optional), bring a pillow, and enjoy some pizza and popcorn for a relaxing evening out. Bring a friend too! Bakers needed! The Boston Mission Trip Team 2019 is asking for your help and support of their only fundraiser. Please see the details noted above.

    Have Car-Will Feed Ministry It's time again to ask for a group of parishioners to help with our efforts to help our neighbors in need through the Simsbury Food Pantry at Eno Hall. The food pantry needs volunteers to take the food donations and transport them to the basement of Eno Hall. This ministry only takes a half hour, sometimes less and the ability to pick up bags and fill the inside of a car and drive to Eno Hall. This delivery is every four weeks and the next date is Tuesday February 12th. If you are interested in this important and fulfilling ministry, please contact the church office. Thank you for your willingness to help our parish help our neighbors!

    Rel Ed Happenings! The Grade Three children are learning the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Each child received a gift bag containing these items: A Band Aide, a bell, a Kiss, a 'Nilla Wafer, a silk flower, a white feather, a sea shell. Can YOU identify the object with the Sacrament? If not, ask a third grader!

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    Upcoming Parish Meetings & Events

    January -Sun, 27th—Children’s Liturgy of the Word, 11 a.m. -Sun, 27th—Contemporary Choir, MR, 4 p.m. -Sun, 27th—Confirmation, all rooms, 6 p.m. -Sun, 27th—Parent Meeting Confirmation II -Mon, 28th—Cancelled - Mass at McLean Home, 11 a.m. -Mon, 28th—Confession, Church, 6 p.m. -Mon, 28th—Prayer Shawl, Library, 7 p.m. -Tues, 29th—Adoration, 9 a.m. -Tues, 29th—Children’s Choir Rehearsal, MR, 6:30 p.m. -Tues, 29th—Adult Choir Rehearsal, MR, 7:30 p.m. -Thurs, 31st—Bingo, Women’s Club, RH, 6:30 p.m.

    February -Sat, 2nd/Sun, 3rd—Mission Auction -Sun, 3rd—Contemporary Choir, MR, 4 p.m. -Mon, 4th—Confession, Church, 6 p.m. -Mon, 4th—Rosary, Church, 7 p.m. -Mon, 4th—Jr. High Youth Ministry, RH, 7 p.m. -Tues, 5th—Adoration, 9 a.m. -Tues, 5th—Children’s Choir Rehearsal, MR, 6:30 p.m. -Tues, 5th—RCIA, Library, 7 p.m. -Tues, 5th—Adult Choir Rehearsal, MR, 7:30 p.m.

    Women's Club Corner Thursday, January 31st at 6:30pm in Russell Hall: Beat your winter blues & blahs. Join us for a fun-filled evening of BINGO, light snacks, "surprise" gift bags for our "winners," and lots of conversation with friends old and new! All attendees are eligible in the drawing for a Holy Family Retreat gift certificate!

    SAVE THE DATE THE MEN'S CLUB RETREAT WEEKEND at Holy Family is rapidly approaching, 15-17 March. Thinking of coming but have questions? There will be men available after each Mass

    to help answer your questions. You may also call Steve Cerchia, 860 478 9560 or Tom Lonergan,860 817 2921 for further information.

    Calling all bakers! There are two opportunities

    to provide baked goods

    for good causes:

    1. Feb. 2nd & 3rd for the

    Youth Ministry Mission

    Auction, Please bring “WHOLE” items for sale–a plate of cookies, a whole bread or pie, a batch of brownies, a stuffed bread, etc. Deliver baked goods anytime Saturday, February 2 to the kitchen, and labeled “Boston Mission Trip”. Please indicate if they contain nuts or no nuts. &:

    2. Feb 9th for the Little

    Sisters of the Poor in

    Enfield. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to drop the baked goods off in the kitchen of Russell Hall on Thursday, the 7th or Friday, the 8th by 11 a.m.

    Thank you!

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    2019 Boston Mission Trip Silent Auction Preview Auction will remain open until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4th, 2019

    Two Sisters House Cleaning - Your entire house cleaned in one day, is it possible? It is! The Silling sisters and their mom, professional Amyjean of Amy on Location, are here to make that happen! They will bring everything including all-natural cleaning products and clean your house from top to bottom. A value of $400-$800! (8 hours max)

    Garden and Yard Help - Spring is just around the corner, so order your mulch and get ready for a beautiful garden. Scott Capozzoli provides the muscle with four hours of garden help and spreading mulch. Abby’s Pet Sitting - A walk a day keeps the vet away, so let Abby Moretta pet sit for three days at your home! Enjoy your vacation knowing that your pets are in great hands. Abby’s services include walking, feeding, and playing with your pets multiple times per day. Beginner Singing Lessons - Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do. Are you ready to learn to sing or just improve your singing voice? Our talented and experienced senior, Devin Hoffman, featured as Mary Poppins in last year’s high school musical, will teach you to improve your vocal tone and develop a singing voice worthy of auditioning for American Idol. A total of one and one-half hours divided into smaller sessions of your choice. Study Buddy - How can homework be fun? High school senior Abby Hammel makes homework fun by offering six one-hour sessions of homework and study help for kids of any age! Get help with math or even editing an essay with this smart cookie who is captain of both the varsity crew team and cross-country ski team, and has taken over six AP classes! Olivia’s Childcare - Need an evening out, or maybe a parent helper to watch the kids while you host a party? Olivia Chappano will provide responsible and nurturing childcare - ten hours (you choose how many hours at a time) of babysitting, or assisting as a parent helper, while you focus on other important activities. Olivia is a senior at Northwest Catholic High School, a high honors student, teaches first grade religious education, and is a certified babysitter with the American Red Cross. Buon Appetito Lasagna Dinner - “Chef” JR Rottkamp will prepare and deliver a delicious Italian lasagna dinner, enough for 8 people, directly to your home. Dinner includes one tray of lasagna, a loaf of Italian bread, salad, and a pan of brownies! Basketball Lessons - Does your child want to learn how to play basketball, or improve their skills? Madi Knapp shares her skills with three one-hour lessons that focus on shooting form, dribbling technique, and so much more! Madi is an accomplished athlete who runs cross-country, plays basketball, and made an elite state team as a top racer. Happy Holiday Decorating - Too cold to decorate for Christmas, or maybe even Easter or Halloween? Never hang or take down a holiday decoration again! Let Alex Peluso “The Holiday Master” do it for you. Make your holiday dreams come true with four hours of indoor/outdoor decorating.

    Think You Might be Related to the Cookie Monster? – Who doesn’t love cookies? A perfect gift for you or a loved one – Cookies Galore! For three months, Amanda Marecki will bake a batch of cookies every two weeks and deliver them fresh to your doorstep!

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    Mission Auction continued…………

    Birthday Party Planner and Assistant - Planning a birthday party for your little one but need some extra help? Gifted with creativity, Grace Bilodeau will help with your child’s next party by planning some fun activities i.e. cookie or cupcake decorating or organizing games such as a scavenger hunt. Whatever it takes to make your child’s birthday extra special. Best of all, she will arrive early to help set up and will stay to clean up too!

    Garage A Little Too Cluttered or Stuffed With Junk? Nate Rybczyk is here to help you sort through, toss out, and clean and organize your garage. There is nothing better than a clean garage by Nate! You provide the plan, and let Nate do your heavy lifting and kick (carry) your junk right to the curb! Spring Photo Session - Spring brings blossoms and flowers, and is the perfect time of year for a beautiful family photo. Senior and ever-talented Kara Mortimer is offering a Spring photo session with 15 professional quality, edited digital images included. Capture the most beautiful time of year with your family or children.

    Makeup Session for One Special Event - Learn the art of applying makeup from our talented makeup artist Quinn Bailey, including all the latest trends and techniques. Gather up to 5 friends before prom, a birthday par-ty or a school dance and watch the transformation. Wait until you see how to make that eye shadow pop! Pet Sitting for Two Weekends - Animal and pet lover Gracie Treacy will care for your pets for two weekends (non-consecutive weekends are fine), and will visit your home multiple times throughout the day to feed, walk and play with your pets. Tails are wagging about this good news! Need Answers to Your Technology Questions? Here to help is tech whiz Jeffrey Briand. With years of experience, Jeffrey offers two, one-hour sessions to help you with all your technology questions. Is your smartphone not so smart, your TV remote control taking control, or maybe you just want to join social media, or rid your computer of pop-up virus messages? Jeffrey is ready to answer all your tech questions. Tired of Back-Breaking Yard Work? Tristan Horbal at your service! Diligent and tireless, Tristan is offering a full day (up to 8 hours) of yard cleanup, including raking, weeding, planting, trimming hedges, and mulching! Do you have a Sweet Tooth for Cookies? Our own sweet Lily Connelly will bake and deliver two dozen freshly baked cookies every two weeks for three months! Do you have a favorite recipe? Lily will be happy to make it! Custom Home Portrait - Do you cherish the memories made in your home? Capture them in a custom portrait of your home. Nicholas Bailey, an avid and advanced art student, will draw a custom portrait of your home! Receive a 12x18 high quality print and digital copy. Pastoral Parking Indult - Nowhere to park on Sunday? Save yourself a walk from the back lot with a special re-served parking space! Winner will have access to a close special parking space for one full year! Reserved Mass Seating for Christmas Eve/Day and Easter! Enter into the most sacred-and-crowded Masses of the year with calm and glory – by way of a peaceful spirit – as you and your family are escorted and seated in your private row (of your choice) reserved for the winner of this Youth Ministry auction item for the year’s most attended liturgical celebrations. Avoid searching for a pew or climbing over parishioners. Father Michael Whyte grants this dual-indult to the ‘winner of winners’ for this auction item. Cocktails, Dinner and “Spirits”? Father Michael Whyte invites four to join him for cocktails at the rectory,

    followed by dinner at the historical 220 year old Abigail’s restaurant. No extra charge for “spirits”!

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    Support your parish bulletin! Reach a whole new market?

    Place your business ad in our bulletin by calling the parish office,860-658-1642.

    This Bulletin is paid for by our Advertisers And for our part, Please shop local!

    Manny's Simsbury Pizza and Family Restaurant

    244 Farms Village Rd. West Simsbury, CT 06092

    860-658-0002

    Catering menu and party room available

    (Seating for 80-100 people)

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1 A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford The St. Catherine Parish Legacy Fund is commied to ensuring the long-term stability of our parish and its ministries. Please consider a giſt in lieu of flowers upon a loved one's passing as a way to ensure our community will thrive well into the future. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 27, 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 Administrave Assistant-Parish Office Mrs. Lisa Cerchia 860 658 1642 or [email protected] Director of Religious Educaon 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] Facilies Manager Mr. Michael Grappone, 860 658 1642 Parish Council President Mr. Mike Counho 860 408 1649 or [email protected] Finance Council Chairman Mr. Sco 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 Morea, 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 Reconciliaon: Saturday from 4:00 p.m. unl 4:30 p.m. Monday from 6:00 p.m. unl 7:00 p.m. Or by appointment, please call the parish office. Bapsms and Bapsmal Preparaon: 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 Pracces: Adult—Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Youth—Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contemporary Music Group—Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Bullen Deadline: Monday at 10:00 a.m. Website News: email to: [email protected] 265 Straon Brook Road, Box 184, West Simsbury, Conneccut 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.
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