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100th Anniversary of our Lady of Fatima

Please join us and 20,000 other groups for a Public Square Rosary Crusade to celebrate the 100thAnniversary. Saturday, October 14th at St Catherine Of Siena Parish, 1023 Parker St., Springfield at noonFor more information please contact Kathy Canavan at 413-328-9593.

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Do you understand the meaning behind the parts of the Mass? In his video-based study A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. In this study, you will come to know and understand the Mass as never before, leading you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience. 

Join us for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center.  Evening classes will be held beginning April 26th from 6-8 PM and continuing every Wednesday for 5 weeks. Morning classes will be held beginning April 28th from 9:30-11:30 AM and continuing every Friday for 5 weeks.  There is a $20 fee for study materials.  For more information or to register for the study, call Judy Lloyd at 413-657-4756 or contact the office at 413-783 8619 or email  Please register by April 19th so the books can be ordered.  

Calling all Gardeners!

We are looking for volunteers to head up a garden club at St. Catherine’s. In the Spring, there will be a number of spaces available to plant your favorite vegetables, flowers, or herbs. The former pool area has been transformed into an enclosed garden, complete with a white picket fence. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the “garden club” and would like to have a plot or two, should contact the Parish Office at 783-8619. Once we have gathered the names of all those who are interested we will set an initial meeting to start planning for the planting season!

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

Why is Mary so important to us? We turn to her in prayer, in the Mass, in the Rosary and in other devotions. We honor her with special feasts celebrating the significant events in her life. WE place images of her in our churches and homes.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is an extraordinary eight week study that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land it will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys and sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Mary will become a part of your daily life and help you to become more like Christ.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish invites you to join us for an eight week course beginning on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Parish Center.  We have also added a Friday morning class from 9:30 to 11:30 starting on January 6th for those unable to make the Thursday evening classes. There is a $25 fee to cover the cost of the study materials. For more information or to register please contact Judy Lloyd at the Parish Office (783-8619) or Linda Tammi at (599-4715) or email us at

Santa is coming to the Ziti & Meatball Dinner

Not sure how Dave Cross pulled it off, but we have it on good authority that Santa will be taking some time off before Christmas and making the trip down from the North Pole to enjoy a plate or two of pasta. Stop by and grab a picture with the "big man" - bring your list too!

Safe Environment Training

Any Volunteeer connected to an official event or ministry of St Catherine of Siena needs to complete the following training every three years:
  • A CORI Application
  • Safe Environment Training
  • Signed Diocesan Code of Conduct
Please bring an active Driver’s License or U.S. Passport (a copy must be sent with your CORI application).
The next training session will be held in the Boyle Room of the Parish Center on November 16th from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. For question, please contact our Child Advocate, Mary Ellen Petruccelli at

Women's Guild Christmas Party

The Women’s Guild invites all parishioners, families and friends to join them at their Christmas Party that will be held at the Ludlow Country Club on Sunday, December 4th at 12:00 PM. Your meal options are: Roast Sirloin of Beef for $16; Stuffed Breast of Capon for $16; or Grilled Swordfish for $17. There will be a Yankee Swap gift exchange ($10 value), which always provides loads of fun and laughs. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Gray House. Tickets are available at the Parish Office until November 28th.

Youth Ministry International Potluck

St. Catherine of Siena Youth Ministry (F.B.I.) invites you to a Thanksgiving "International" Potluck on Friday November 18th at 6pm, in the Parish Center. Bring a friend  and a Dish to share and join us for a night of food, friends and fun. 

Listing of the Crafters

St. Catherine of Siena Women’s Guild
Proudly Presents
The Annual Craft Fair
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Gymnasium Crafters

Joan Andresen: Glass Block Lights - Wasp Catchers
Emilia Angotti: Cloth Country Crafts
Mary Banas: Doll Clothes - Baby Quilts - Potholders - Pillow Cases
Diane Birchenough: Beaded Neck & Earring Sets - Embellished Pins
Joyce Breault: Embroidered Baby Bibs - Blankets - Throws - Towels
Nikki Burnett: Handmade Angels - Decorative Bottles
Darlene Calabrese: Crocheted Blankets, Hats, Boot Cuffs
Gail Callahan: Handpainted Wine Glasses - Personalized Christmas Balls
Meghan Caputo: Scarves, Christmas Ornaments,
Catnip Pillows
Roseann Caputo: Handcrafted Pendants - Necklaces - Bracelets
Elaine Cortis: Holiday Decorations - Fabric Crafts - Birdfeeders
Gail Cortis: Aroma Therapy Packs, Quilling, Wool Stuffed Cats
Maureen Coughlan: Fused Glass Jewelry, Coasters, Platters
Linda Cross: Gift Baskets, Personalized Childrens Books, Centerpieces
Edith Crowley: Note Cards - Wooden Eggs w/Christmas Design
Tiffany DeAngelo: Wire Trees
Lynette Douville: Watercolor Paintings - Hand-woven Items - Jewelry
Karen Emerson/Darlene Moras: Baby Sleepers, Kids Aprons, Dog and Cat Items
Ed Flebotte: Matted & Framed Photos
Diana Gallant: Fleece Items - Sports Pillows - Hats - Mittens - Scarves
Maria Geffken: Handmade Wood Signs
Karen Joan Goncalves: Quilts - Afghans
Donalyn Gross: Maple Walnut & Pecan Toppings
Maureen Howe: Fused Glass Jewelry
Beverly Kagan: Sewing - Aprons - Purses - Table Runners - Tote Bags
Natalie Lampert: Wood Crosses - Birdhouses - Slippers
Cathy Lavigne: Dolls - Baby Quilts & Bibs - Blankets
Gloria Lederer: Jams & Jellies - Pickles - Baskets
Kathy Mansouri: Knitting & Crocheting
Cathie Matulewicz: Handmade Jewelry
Ann McCaffrey/Doris Gaumond: Hand-Knitted Items - Clocks and Birdhouses
Sandy Merrill: Hair Accessories—Beaded Jewelry - Ster. Silver
Elaine Montague: Hand Stitched Greeting Cards
Louise Moriarty: Placemats - Potholders - Aprons
Raffaela & Linda Nardi: Wreaths - Centerpieces - Ornaments
Kristin Neale: Wreaths - Floral Arrangements - Centerpieces - Wooden Decorations
Bonnie Norkin: Knitted Items
Debra Nowak: Crocheted & Knitted Items
Noelle Owens: Baby Robes
Judi Pimental: Jewelry - Leather - Brass - Copper - Sterling Silver
Connie & Ronnie Richard: Woodcrafts - Collectables - Christmas Ornaments
Lynne Roberge: Handcrafted Soaps - Lotions - Salves
Carol Romaniak: Gifts From the Sea - Shell Mirrors - Frames - Baskets
Yolanda St. Jean: Sterling Silver Jewelry from Clay
Nancy St. John: Wood Painted Christmas Ornaments
Kathleen Senecal: Handmade Knitted Items - Jewelry
Elaine Shepard: Chocolates, Caramel Apples, Truffles
Nancy Slozak: Garden Flags - Decorated Pillows - Christmas Stockings
Glenda Stitt: Gift Baskets - Centerpieces
Jean Stokowski: Handcrafted Jewelry made with Stones & Crystals
Sharon VanKruiningan: Dog Biscuits - Dog & Cat Toys
Jane Welch: Ceramic and Wood Items
West Wing Crafter
Mark Gurney: Handmade Clay Jewelry - Buttons - Flowers - Dishes
Alexandra Hidley: Crocheted/Knitted Items — Toys, Home Decor
Jill Kazeroid: Sports Fleece Pillows - Scarves - Wreaths - Decorations
Paula Lynch: Handmade Soaps - Salts - Scrubs
Brenda Martelli: Baskets - Crocheted - Plastic Canvas Items
Real & Maria Mercier: Wall Words made of Baltic Birchwood
Annmarie Pereira: Ornaments - Cork Trivets - Crochet/Knit Item
Karen Rougeau: Crocheted Scarves, Handsewn Pillowcases
Diane Samble: Distinctive Ear Cuffs
Joanne Wedge: Handmade Jewelry—Sea Glass, Crystal, Stones 

Ziti & Meatball Dinner


We invite you to come and enjoy some good food prepared by Dave Cross and his team, visit with some old friends, and make some new ones! Dinner to include ziti, meatballs, tossed salad, bread and dessert. Adults $7 - Children (under 12) $4 - $1 off with a food donation for the Survival Center. Tickets available at the Parish Office (413) 783-8619

World Mission Sunday 2016

Office of the Bishop

76 Elliot Street – P.O. Box 1730
Springfield, Massachusetts 01102-1730



My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Mercy Changes the World!”

On World Mission Sunday, October 16, Pope Francis invites each of us to be part of that change for our world of great need, calls us to announce the mercy of God, “the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus, 12).

On this 90th World Mission Sunday, our (arch)diocesan family joins our brothers and sisters around the world who will gather at the Lord’s Table to celebrate, with great joy, our common vocation as missionaries. Our prayers and financial help, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, support the work of the Mission Church, its witness to Christ and service to the poor.

“Let us not close our hearts within our own particular concerns, but let us open them to all of humanity.”
Message for World Mission Sunday, 2016

I echo these words of our Holy Father, asking you to open your hearts as you connect on World Mission Sunday with every corner of the globe… with the Americas, where catechists travel to remote areas to bring the Good News of God’s great love to families; with Europe, where new churches are being built to welcome faith communities, renewed after years of persecution; with Asia, where six million children receive an education from Religious Sisters in some 16,000 Church-run elementary schools; with the Pacific Islands, where 1,000 young men are preparing for the priesthood, to bring the Lord’s healing hope and peace to those in need; with Africa, where those who are sick are provided with loving care at 6,400 Catholic hospitals and small clinics.

You can also continue this connection with the Missions all year long, through MISSIO, online at or on your phone.

Grateful always for your generosity of spirit and heart, and confident of your missionary commitment to share the joy of the Gospel and help the poor, I pray for blessings for you and your families!

Faithfully yours in the Lord,

Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski
Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield

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