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100th Anniversary of Or Lady of Fatima

On Saturday, October 14th we joined 20,000 other groups with a Public Square Rosary to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of our Lady of Fatima at St. Catherine of Siena Parish. 



Coffee & Conversation

Please join us for coffee & conversation after all Masses this weekend. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and renew acquaintances.

Join Us For Coffee

Please join us for coffee & conversation after all Masses this weekend. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and renew acquaintances.

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 parishoffice@stcatherine.us.  Please register by April 19th so the books can be ordered.  

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Catherine of Siena will offer Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the Lenten season beginning in March. To ensure the safety of the Eucharist and provide this opportunity to all, volunteers are needed to safeguard the Blessed Sacrament. Please consider signing up for at least a Half an hour of adoration during Lent. Contact Jackie Enriques at 530-6805 to schedule time. 

Hope Tote Campaign

On February 1st, the Springfield Rescue Mission is kicking off its yearly Hope Tote campaign. Purple Hope Tote bags will be available in the church lobby. Please take a bag, fill it with toiletries and return it to the church lobby.

Items in need: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and body wash, brushes, combs, tissues, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, body lotion, body powder, lip balm; also underwear and socks for men, women and children. Both trial size and full sized products are needed. Thank you for your help!

Christmas Pageant Mass

We are looking for children and youth of all ages to participate as readers, gift bearers, actors for the pageant (no speaking required), and assist with other parts of the mass. Those who would like to be readers and participants in the pageant will have rehearsal on Sunday, December 11th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM and Sunday, December 18th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. If you are interested in participating in any part of the mass, please meet in the Father Griffin Room. 
If you are interested in participating in any part of the mass, please contact Amy Carneiro at 783–8376 or send an email to carneiroa@springfieldpublicschools.com. Parts will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

Lessons & Carols for the Epiphany

You are cordially invited to the Saint Catherine of Siena annual evening of Lessons & Carols for the Epiphany, Sunday, January 8, 2017 starting at 4 PM. This is a beautiful time to sit and reflect on the spirit of Christmas with an evening of beautiful readings and music performed by the youth and adult choirs of the parish. There will be refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship immediately following the program. There is no cost to attend but non-perishable food item will be welcome. 
Any youth or adult who are interested in volunteering to participate in this event are most welcome. We need readers, singers, greeters, ushers, bakers and alter servers. If interested please contact Susan parent at 348–7800 or the parish office at 783–8619.

Christmas Schedule

This weekend is the first Sunday of Advent, which means Christmas is just a month away. To help you plan your time well, and fit some spirituality into your already busy calendar, we are posting our schedule of prayer and fellowship opportunities for Advent and Christmas on our website. If you are curious as to when you can buy your Christmas Tree or Wreath on Parker St, looking to enjoy a good meal or two, or just want to know when you can go to Mass on Christmas morning; you can download the listing of events here: Advent & Christmas Schedule
 
 

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 misi1114@yahoo.com.
 

Mass of Remembrance

The 2nd of November is the Memorial of The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, the day the Church sets aside to recall all her sons and daughters who have died. It is also the day that St catherine’s remembers in a special way her parishioners who have been passed away throughout the year. During the 9:00 AM Mass their names were solemnly proclaimed and a candle was lit in their honor. We were also very fortunate to have many of our friends and family members choose to join us for a light reception of coffee and danish in the West Wing after the conclusion of this faith-filled Mass of Remembrance.
 
With a promise of prayers, and a special place in our hearts, we commend to your thoughts the souls of:
 
Josephine Banas
Edmund Bartish
Albertina Bertassi
Bruno Bertini
Hildegard Billie
David Bogacz
Phyllis Bolduc
Eileen Burzdak
Barbara Carpino
Daniel Cosenzi
Gregory Croteau
Mary DeRiso
Joseph Discawicz
Jon Goff
Salvatore Juliano
Vivian Kane
Jeanne Keeley
Virginia Keating
Henry (Jack) Mailhot
Mary Jo McManus
James McNally
Deborah Mitus
James Moriarty
Robert Mucha, Sr.
Robert Nyman
David O’Donnell
Allen Pattell
Yvette Petrin
Antoinette Rodak
Nora Rooke
Eileen Roy
Gregario Santiago, Jr.
Thomas Sarnacki
Agnes Siwinski
Jeffrey Smith
Boleslaw (Bill) Strzempek
Laura Wood
 
O God, who willed that your Only Begotten Son,
having conquered death,
should pass over into the realm of heaven,
grant, we pray, to your departed servants
that, with the mortality of this life overcome,
they may gaze eternally on you,
their Creator and Redeemer.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
– Amen.
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