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                                                                         Mass schedule

  • We return to our regular Sunday Mass schedule this coming weekend (September 5-6) with Masses at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 12 noon on Sunday and 5:30pm on Saturday. 
  • There will be one Mass in the chapel on Labor Day at 9am. 
  • The Rectory will be closed Labor Day Weekend (Sunday and Monday).

                                  Can you help       

St. Catharine is looking to expand its communications to parishioners to include not only the weekly bulletin and our website, but to include emails and social media as part of routine communications. In today’s world many people are looking for a variety of options to receive information. St. Catharine would like to meet that expectation.   We need a few people to help create an overall communication strategy and implementation plan.  If you have skills in this area and would be willing to help, contact Pam Biggs at pam@pambiggs.com or 201-670-8760 or Fr. Tom at 201-445-3703.

Working with Family Promise of Bergen County, St. Catharine will be hosting families currently experiencing homelessness from October 4-18.  There are many opportunities to get involved.  To volunteer in any capacity, click on www.signupgenius.com.  At the top of the page, click ‘Find Signups’ and then enter psbiggs@optonline.net for the email of the creator.  All signup openings will be listed.  You must sign up in advance.  Prefer not to use the computer?  Contact Pam Biggs at psbiggs@optonline.net or 201-670-8760.


      Support Groups

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
“In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for me.”    ~  Tia Walker

If you are a caregiver and would like to learn more about resources to help you and your loved one as well as to find support from others in a faith-based environment, this is the group for you. Please come to the next Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, September 3 from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Ministry Center Meeting Room.   If you have any questions, or if you are unable to leave your loved one alone to attend, please call Mary Alice Coghlan at 201-652-4305.

FALL BEREAVEMENT GROUP

'Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.’

When someone we love has been taken from us, we often find ourselves dealing with change and transition.  
Many offer their help, but do not always understand the loss we are feeling.  Bereavement support groups
are one way to find support from others who are going through the same process.  We cannot go around the
grief process, over it, or under it. We need to go through it; we need to be good to ourselves, putting balance
into our lives through prayer, reading, resting, relaxation and work. Grief takes time. Unrealistic expectations
undermine the healing process.
 The parishes of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. Gabriel and St. Catharine are jointly sponsoring a Bereavement 
Support Group which will meet on Wednesday evenings in the fall at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Ridgewood. 
You need not be a parishioner to attend. The group will meet from 7:30-9:00 pm and run for nine consecutive
weeks beginning on September 23 and ending on November 18.
 Pre-registration is required - please contact Drew Rodney at 
201-214-4637 or drewrod@optonline.net-.  All calls are confidential.

UNEMPLOYED PARISHIONER SUPPORT
The St. Cajetan Ministry Network (parishes of St. Catharine’s and St. Anne’s) invites all unemployed/underemployed men & women to join their ministry which provides support through prayer & helpful guidance in the job search process.  If you have any questions or would like to participate in the Ministry please call: Ed Grzesiak 201-321-5144, Eamon Jennings 917-841-2558, John Lederer 201-286-9354, Lou Cuomo 201-657-3838, or Steve Zmuda 201-819-9026.  We continue to seek possible employment opportunities. If you know of a job opening and/or the hiring manager’s name in a company, please email them to stcajetan@stannefairlawnnj.org or drop them off to the rectory marked "St. Cajetan Opportunities" and we will forward them on to the group.

Upcoming Dates:
Thur., September 10 - St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg. Rm. (first floor) – 7-9pm
Sat., September 12 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn (rectory, lower level) – 10am-noon

                                                    

      Family Synod 

Mark your family calendar for the 8th World Meeting of Families! Philadelphia is proud to welcome families from around the world at this event on September 22-27, 2015. Families can look forward to speakers,
celebrations, activities for kids, and prayer, all of which will bring renewal and transformation for you, your loved ones, and the world. Visit the official World Meeting of Families website at: WorldMeeting2015.org to learn more and to sign up for regular updates on how you can participate.

Here at St. Catharine, we will be hosting our own mini-Synod on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm in Community Hall.  Fr. Tom will moderate our session as we talk about families in the Church today.

                                                           

                                                                  Happy Anniversary

We ask God’s continued blessing over these couples who celebrate wedding anniversaries in the month of September.  Bless their homes and their families. Help them  to renew their vows of love and loyalty and to strive to remain united with You, steadfast in faith and in your service.

Mary Beth and James Mueller  52 years
Carol and Andrew Coll  49 years
Ruth and Carl Blanco  48 years
Loretta and Jim Mc Kenna  48 years
Mary and Robert Pohlman  48 years
Kathleen and Nick Galatro  40 years
Kathleen and Howard Larsen  36 years
Anne and Kevin Brennan  33 years
Cheryl and John Sarno  31 years
Patricia and James Mc Hugh  29 years
Mary and Joseph D'Onofrio  28 years
Amy and Jose Martin  28 years
Geri and Mark Maselli  28 years
Lorena and Carmine Nogara  28 years
Christine and Thomas Ayers  25 years
Jeanne and John Massaro  25 years
Martha and Glen Manges  24 years
Marianne and Raymond Watson  24 years
Lisa and Frederick Bennis  23 years
Sue and Erik Vadeika  23 years
Angela and Leonardo Vila  23 years
Sally and Robert Trahan  21 years
Laura and Thomas Kramer  20 years
Ann-Marie and Peter Tomaszewski  20 years
Dana and James Prussak  18 years
Jamie and Brian Van Schoonhoven  18 years
Nancy and Jonathan Yozzo  18 years
Nicole Crifo-Gilmartin and James Gilmartin  9 years
 

All St. Catharine married couples are invited to register themselves and their wedding date so that you may be remembered in the prayers of our parish year round but especially during the month of your anniversary. To register, please contact Annette at 201-612-4660 or ParishFamilyLife@stcatharinechurch.org.


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