Service Ministries and Groups

"For when I was hungry you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25:35-36

Cub Scout Pack 119

The adventure begins with Cub Scouting, a year-round family program designed for boys in the first through fifth grades, or seven to ten years of age. It is the beginning of life long journey of growth and experiences. For more than 100 years Scouting has emphasized shared leadership, learning about the community, family understanding, character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. This program provides character building opportunities and education in a broad range of subjects and skills. It prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes.

Visit the Pack's website at

Event and Hospitality

This committee provides and serves baked goods and refreshments at parish functions and sacramental celebrations. Help is always welcomed in food preparation and providing a celebratory atmosphere.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a fun and entertaining video curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey that incorporates small-group discussions to encourage accountability and discipleship. Whether it's planning a secure retirement, figuring out how to send the kids to college, or ensuring that your family tree remains strong and prosperous well into the future, Financial Peace University can help you get the most value from your time and money, no matter what your life stage or circumstances. Dave's accessible, holistic approach and keen understanding of life issues facing adults and children today has provided lasting benefits to thousands of families.

Food Pantry

The Flemington Food Pantry and the Phillipsburg Catholic Charities Food Pantry are two local agencies supported through the generosity of the parishioners of St Catherine's. Members of this ministry help by maintaining contact with these agencies, responding to their needs and transporting food from the church and local merchants to the pantries. Donations of non-perishable food items are always welcome and may be left in the marked containers in the Undercroft and at the Parish Center. In addition, drivers are always needed to deliver the food to the pantries.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Hunterdon County

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Hunterdon County, Inc. ministers to the needs of low-income, homeless women and families by providing temporary housing, meals and other physical needs through a network of committed congregations throughout Hunterdon County. The organization advocates for affordable housing, transportation, and living-wage employment, and providing counseling, case management and mentoring services to guide program participants in their quest to re-establish their individual pride and independence. The IHN of Hunterdon County envisions a day when adequate, affordable housing is available to everyone.

Knights of Columbus

St. Catherine of Siena, Knights of Columbus, Council #15217 is a fraternal organization for Catholic gentlemen, over the age of eighteen, based upon four core principles:

  1. Charity - Knights of Columbus actively support Food for Families, Coats for Kids, mothers who choose life for their babies plus Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity.
  2. Unity - We on the support and encouragement of our brother Knights as we work to make life better in our parish and community.
  3. Fraternity - In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
  4. Patriotism - We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst its most devoted citizens.
For meeting times and more information, visit the council's website.

Parish Picnic Committee

The Parish Picnic is held in September of each year. In order to make this a wonderful parish gathering, volunteers are needed to prepare flyers, create tickets and sign-up sheets, write letters for donations, organize raffle tickets, games and activities. Many are needed to set-up, clean-up, cook and direct traffic on the day.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Participants in the project are knitting or crocheting shawls, baptism blankets and other items as gifts for a special person in their own lives or to those in the greater community who are in need of a gift of love and compassion, created in God's spirit. The items are being created in a meditative and prayerful way, both individually and during organized circles, where we join in fellowship, prayer, creativity and learning. If you're an experienced knitter or crotchetier, or if you've always wanted to learn, or if you enjoy creating any type of hand-work, done in a meditative and prayerful way, please join in this Ministry.

Social Ministries

The Social Ministry team is dedicated to meeting the needs of the St. Catherine’s Parish community with compassion, warmth, and understanding. This group serves the sick, the homebound, the elderly, and those enduring hardship by matching the skills and talents of our volunteers with the needs of members of our church community. Services such as shopping, providing meals, visiting the homebound, and reaching out through phone calls and cards, are at the heart of this group and its mission to bring the love of Christ to those who need it most.

Veteran Military Apostolate

The Veteran Military Apostolate provides our parishioners with an opportunity to grow spiritually through charitable works, prayer, and guidance to all Veterans -- especially those wounded morally and spiritually by war. People of faith have a duty to recognize the service of our military personnel and their families who have made such great sacrifices on behalf of our nation.

Some Apostolate subcommittees are: Visitation— letting soldiers and Veterans know they are not alone; Communication— letter-writing, prayer chains to military and their families; Specialized Outreach— organizing collection of needed items to send overseas or to local shelters and VA hospitals; and Health & Welfare— participating in monthly outreach meetings, a place of trust and good listening.

Please consider helping out in this most worthwhile ministry and keep our military service members and veterans in prayer.

Wedding Coordinator

This ministry serves as the liaison between the Church and wedding principles. Activities include discussions regarding details of Wedding Policy and conducting rehearsals, in advance of the wedding.

Welcome Committee

The Welcome Committee is a group of parishioners who visit and welcome new members of St. Catherine's. Members should be "up-beat" and knowledgeable about parish life. In addition they maintain the accuracy of the material found in the "Welcome Packet". This ministry strives to make new families feel comfortable and at home in their new parish in an effort toward building the community of St. Catherine in Time, Talent and Treasure.

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