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Souper Bowl of Caring

The countdown is on! Super Bowl Sunday falls on February 5th this year. Last year the FBI Youth Ministry participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser and, thanks to your generosity, they raised $461.71 to support the Open Pantry. Once again, the FBI Youth Ministry kids will be present, with soup pots in hand, following all Masses on the weekend of February 4th & 5th to accept your generous donations for this worthy cause. The need is greater than ever this year. This is just a reminder that there’s still time to get in shape, dust off your uniforms and join the team to help tackle hunger in our community. 

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. 

The State of The Homeless in Greater Springfield

Concerned about the homeless?  Please join us for an informative talk on Tuesday, February 21 at 9:30 AM in the Fr. Griffin Room. Sarah Tanner, Development Director of the Friends of the Homeless, will discuss the state of homelessness in the greater Springfield area and how Friends of the Homeless is providing for those in need. Coffee will be served.  Call Judy Lloyd at 783-8619 if you have any questions.

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!

2016 Statement of Contributions

Upon request, we will be happy to mail you a copy of your 2016 Statement of Contributions. The parish tracks those contribution made using parish support envelopes or sent directly to the rectory with envelope number clearly marked. Loose checks placed in the basket cannot be tracked. Any 2016 envelopes received in 2017 will be reflected on your 2017 statement. Requested statements will be mailed as received. Please call the Parish Office at 783-8619 or email parishoffice@stcatherine.us to request your statement. 

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!

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.
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