St. Catherine of Siena Parish

Farmingdale, New Jersey




For further information on the flyers within the rotating banners above, go to This is Christmas: A Christmas Festival!, and Simbang Gabi. 

See the entire Advent and Christmas Schedule plus Worship Notes.

The Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Cards after all masses, at the This is Christmas Festival, and at  Breakfast with Santa as long as supplies last.
The Youth Group will be selling 6" pots of red poinsettias at the This is Christmas Festival, the Breakfast with Santa, and Simbang Gabi. Information on the Poinsettia Sale.
Breakfast with Santa
The Knights of Columbus will host Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 11 am - 2 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be plenty of food, and Santa Claus will be joining us for the kids. All are welcome. Please bring any extra or unwanted coats, hats, sweaters, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks for the Share the Warmth Drive.
As of 12/11/17, 174 donors, which is only 18% of our parishioners, have pledged a total of $37,764.89 towards our Annual Catholic Appeal goal of $44,000.00. We need only $6,235.11 more to reach our goal so we can receive a 15% rebate of the total. If you have not yet made a donation, please make your pledge and help us meet our goal for this year.
Evening sessions of Walking with Purpose will begin on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. For more information, please contact Gladys McTighe or Laura Randazzo at wwp@sienachurch.org.
ParishPay.com has Transitioned to LPi’s WeShare Service - In February Liturgical Publications (LPi), acquired YapStone’s ParishPay™.  As part of the acquisition, all ParishPay™ online giving websites have been transitioned to LPi’s WeShare online giving service. To access St. Catherine's online giving website, go to https://www.parishpay.com/nonprofit/login.html?pc=cserg792. Please contact LPi’s Online Service Support Specialists at (800) 950-9952, M-F 7:00 am – 7:00 pm CT, for questions about the transition.
The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People ... See the remainder of the Notice from the Diocese.
Check out the latest Financial Report from the Finance Council.
Rosary BeadsSign Up Online or download the Sign Up Form for St. Catherine’s Rosary Altar Society. We have a great year with new activities planned. Dues are just $10 for the year. All women of the parish are invited to join. 
FORMER BannerGo online to www.formed.org to see all of the programs available to study, listen to, watch or read. It is free and easy to register. Go to www.formed.org, click on Register (the parish code is already entered for you), enter your email and create a password. We urge you to Click on STUDY, SACRAMENTAL PREP and then the FORGIVEN graphic and watch this week's episode. Please be aware that you must use Chrome or Firefox or Safari to access FORMED. Internet Explorer won't work.
Catholic Cloud App DownloadSMART PHONE USERS  We now have a mobile App!  Go to SCOSNJ.Catholic.Cloud right on your iPhone or Android to get it. It's free! You'll be able to get up-to-the-minute announcements, check out the Mass schedules, call the parish office with one push of a button and more.  We'd like your feedback!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO BE CATECHISTS! If you would like to teach, substitute or assist in a classroom please call Kyle Galante 732-938-6229.
The Legion of Mary Pilgrim Statue is available to visit homes in our Parish Community. If interested, call 732-616-3127 or email pheathers7@yahoo.com.
Ushers Needed. Anyone over age 12 can be an usher. Confirmation students - earn service hours. Contact scottrubinson@gmail.com or call 732-492-6861.
Check out Links for a wide variety of information of interest to Catholics.
Recommendation for Sponsorship ... In order to be a godparent/sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation, a person must have received all their Sacraments through Confirmation; be at least 16 years of age; if married, be married in the Catholic Church; attend Mass faithfully … also, be a registered, actively participating parishioner for a minimum of six (6) months. Please stop by the Parish Office to fill out a form to be recommended for sponsorship. All requests will be seen by the Pastor and you will be notified when it is ready.

Welcome to St. Catherine's
The Parish Community of Saint Catherine of Siena welcomes you with great delight and pleasure. Everyone, as well as your families, are joyfully invited to be among us at the celebration of Sunday Liturgies and to be actively involved in the faith-filled activities of the Parish.

Come, see and experience the parish life our ministries and services offer to all, leading us to fulfill the Gospel Truth and Values.

Full of hope and gladness, may you realize and find that our website is helpful and informative.
 
Mission Statement
With eyes firmly fixed on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the community of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish gathers to celebrate the Eucharist and worship God with joy and commitment. We welcome and reach out to those within our parish family and those beyond this community as we spread the Good News by offering hospitality, spirituality, ongoing faith formation, and support for those to whom we minister.
 
Prayer to St. Catherine of Siena
Father, in meditating on the sufferings of your Son and in serving Your Church, St. Catherine was filled with the fervor of Your love. By her prayers may we share in the mystery of Christ’s death and rejoice in the revelation of His glory.
St. Catherine of Siena Pray for Us


Upcoming Events
Today:
Fri Dec 15
This is Christmas, A Christmas Festival!, 7 pm, Parish Hall
Youth Group Poinsettia Sale at This is Christmas
Sun Dec 17
Knights of Columbus Breakfast with Santa after 10 & 11:30 am Masses
Youth Group Poinsettia Sale at Breakfast with Santa
Rel Ed, 1st & 2nd Grade Mass @ 11:30 am, Church, Church, 11 am Prep
3rd Sunday of Advent, Evening Prayer, Benediction, Fellowship, 7 pm, Chapel
Mon Dec 18
Rel Ed Classes 4:30-5:45 pm & 6-7:15 pm
Tue Dec 19
Simbang Gabi, 7 pm, Church & Parish Hall
Youth Group Poinsettia Sale at Simbang Gabi
Wed Dec 20
Rel Ed Classes 4:30-5:45 pm
Thu Dec 21
Knights of Columbus Social Meeting, 7 pm, Brick House Tavern

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