We are a welcoming
community... come join us.
Our Mass schedule for the Feast of the Immaculate
Conception is: 8am, 12pm, 7:30pm (all
Masses in the Main Church).
year, on the Third Sunday of Advent, children gather with their families in St.
Peter’s Square for “Bambinelli Sunday.”
Each family brings with them the figure of the Christ Child – the
“Bambinelli” – from their family’s Nativity scene and the Pope blesses the
children and the figurines they have brought.
To commemorate this at St. Catharine, all families are invited to bring
the Christ Child figurine from your home crèche for a blessing at each Mass on
the weekend of December 17-18.
gift tags have been distributed - thanks to all for taking one or more
tags to make someone's Christmas a bit happier. Please returned
your gift to the specified spot in the Church narthex by the dates
- Gifts for
residents at the Eastern Christian Children's Retreat in Wyckoff.
Please do not wrap these gifts as they need to be tagged before
distributing. A gift bag is fine, but please don't tape or wrap.
Please place the tag on the gift and return by Sunday, December
- Gifts for
residents at the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus. Please
place wrapped gifts with the tag attached to the outside and return by
Sunday, December 11.
- Gifts for
children in the CCD programs at St. Mary's in Jersey City. Please
place wrapped gifts with the tag affixed to the outside and return by
Sunday, December 18.
you for your
parish family at St. Catharine will join together to prepare to
receive our Lord and to spread His light to others. Please join
Christmas Eucharist at any of the liturgies below:
Eve (Saturday, December 24)
4:00 pm - Family Liturgy
- 6:00 pm - Liturgy
- 9:30 pm - Sacred Songs and Carols
- 10:00 pm - Solemn Christmas Liturgy
Day (Sunday, December 25)
- 10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
high school students are welcome to attend St.
Catharine's CYO or Youth Ministry. For
information, please visit the Youth Ministry page by clicking here.
A registration form is available by clicking here. Parents, we need your
help too – please click here
for additional information how you can be a
part of this wonderful program.
ask God’s continued blessing over these couples who celebrate
wedding anniversaries in the month of December.
their families. Help them to renew their vows of love and
and to strive to remain
united with You, steadfast in faith and in your service.
Carol and Hal Knapp -
Adele and Dennis DeSimone - 31 years
Vita and Christopher Rauth - 29 years
Catherine and Robert Reers - 28 years
Mary Ann and Bill Skees - 26 years
Barbara and James Livolsi - 22 years
Tracey and Salvador Contes - 21 years
Jennifer and Robert Scherer - 21 years
Sharon and Rich Scarpelli - 19 years
St. Catharine married couples are invited to register
themselves and their wedding date so that you may be remembered in the
of our parish year round but especially during the month of your
To register, please contact Annette at 201-612-4660 or ParishFamilyLife@stcatharinechurch.org.
the heart of every
caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do
me.” ~ Tia Walker
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
in a faith-based environment, this is the group for you. Please come to
next Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, December 1 from
11:30am-12:30pm in the Ministry Center Meeting Room.
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
would like to participate in the Ministry please call: Ed Grzesiak
201-321-5144, Eamon Jennings 917-841-2558, John Lederer 201-286-9354,
201-657-3838, or Steve Zmuda 201-819-9026. We continue to seek
employment opportunities. If you know of a job opening and/or the
manager’s name in a company, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
or drop them off to the rectory marked "St. Cajetan Opportunities"
and we will forward them on to the group.
December 1 - St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg. Rm.
(first floor) –
3 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn
for a fun, exciting new way to share your Catholic faith with young
adults like yourself? St. Catharine’s is starting a Young
Adult Ministry for you! All young, unmarried adults age 21-35 are
welcome! This ministry is coordinated with Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Church in Ridgewood and St. Gabriel’s Church in Saddle
River. The group meets on the first Friday of each month at
the lower level of the school building at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
(Ridgewood). Come join for P3 (Prayer, Penance and then a trip to
the Pub!). Click here for more
connected' to the parish via email updates, please click on the sign-up
to the left. To find out more about new ways to connect with St.
Catharine, please click here.