Welcome to the website of the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena! Our parish is a vibrant, growing community with a passion for service and the love of Christ.
Please take some time to look around our site, and be sure to let us know if you have suggestions for improving it. We're glad you joined us!
St. Catherine of Siena's Vision of Our Future campaign was the single capital fund raising effort in our 23-year history. Through the generosity and sacrifice of our parishioners it was very successful and allowed us to accommodate the needs of this growing faith filled community. During the ensuing years many participants continued to support that vision. New parishioners, who joined the parish after the original campaign closed, have also made significant contributions.
The campaign included the construction of a Founders' Walkway that would permanently recognize the families who generously pledged their financial support. We are very pleased to announce that the recognition criterion for the Founders' Walkway has been dramatically expanded. In addition to the original contributors, parishioners who have contributed $1,000 or more during the thirteen years since the original campaign ended will also to be recognized.
During the week of July 7th through 11th, almost 50 campers age 3-12 participated in this year's Camp St. Catherine Vacation Bible School. Under the theme "SonTreasure Island," campers played and prayed on the grounds of St. Catherine's Parish Center under sunny skies and warm temperatures.
After beginning with Mass each day, camp counselors age 13-17 ushered their flocks through five stations: Bible Stories, Crafts, Music, Games, and Snack Time.
Click here for more, including a special photo gallery.
On Sunday, June 29th, 32 donors signed up to give the "gift of life" at the latest Knights of Columbus-sponsored blood drive for St. Catherine's parish. The Community Blood Council of N.J. tended to donors into its Bloodmobile parked at St. Catherine of Siena's Parish Center. All donors received a bright t-shirt, snacks, and a beverage.
According to the blood center, supplies shrink during the summer months with families vacationing from work and school, making this drive even more important than usual. If you missed this blood drive, you can schedule an appointment to donate with the Community Blood Center of NJ directly, by visiting their website at givebloodnj.org.
St. Catherine's Knights of Columbus chapter is holding its annual Golf Scramble on August 25th at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will feature contests for closest to the line, longest drive, pot of gold and hole in one.
Signups are being accepted now; a brochure/registration form is available for download.
On June 7, 2014, Bishop Bootkoski bestowed the Sacrament of Confirmation on 28 of St. Catherine's young women and men.
Confirmation is the second of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism being the first and Communion the third). Confirmation is regarded as the perfection of Baptism, because, as the introduction to the Rite of Confirmation states:
By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.As the Catechism of the Catholic Church points out, "The original minister of Confirmation is the bishop." Each bishop is a successor to the apostles, upon whom the Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost -- the first Confirmation.
Mass ScheduleMon, Tues, Thurs: 8:00 a.m. (Church)
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. (Church)
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. (Parish Center)
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. (Church)
9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (Parish Center)