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Contact the Rectory to arrange for visits to hospital, home, or nursing home and to schedule appointments for the Anointing of the Sick 



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 Immaculate Conception
Our Mass schedule for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is:  8am, 12pm, 7:30pm (all Masses in the Main Church).

Bambinelli Sunday

Each 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.



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CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS

All 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 below.  

  • 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 11.
  • 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.

Thank you for your generosity!

       

                                                          Christmas Mass Schedule

Our parish family at St. Catharine will join together to prepare to receive our Lord and to spread His light to others.  Please join us for Christmas Eucharist at any of the liturgies below:

Christmas 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

 
Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25)
-   8:00 am
- 10:00 am
- 12:00 pm



     

                                    CYO


HIGH SCHOOL CYO

All high school students are welcome to attend St. Catharine's CYO or Youth Ministry.  For more 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.


                                                            Happy Anniversary

We ask God’s continued blessing over these couples who celebrate wedding anniversaries in the month of December.  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.

Carol and Hal Knapp - 54 years 
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

   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.

  

      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, December 1 from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Ministry Center Meeting Room.   

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., December 1 - St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg. Rm. (first floor) – 7-9pm
Sat., 
Decembe 3 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn (rectory, lower level) – 10am-noon

YOung Adult

       Looking 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 7:30pm in 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 information.

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