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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Wednesdays, October 1st and 8th at 7:30 pm

RCIA is the process of initiation into the Catholic Church. We invite you, or someone you know, to grow in faith and to be part of our Catholic community.   The RCIA process will continue at St. Catharine on Wednesdays, October 1st and 8th at 7:30pm in the Ministry Center (formerly the convent bldg).   If interested, please contact Fr. Thomas Blind at 201-445-3703 x303 or  The RCIA process is for:

  • Adults (18 & older) who are interested in becoming Catholic, including those who are not baptized and those who are baptized in another Christian faith.
  • Adult Catholics who are in need of receiving First Communion or Confirmation.
  • RCIA is also for Catholics who have not been attending church and want to renew their faith; get reacquainted with the church.

                                                Put this on your calendar   Msgr. Tom Nydegger

 (St. Catharine Class of 1980)

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                               Family Promise

Can You Help?  St. Catharine is hosting families Sept. 28 – Oct. 12.  A great number of volunteer opportunities are open to help:

  • Evening volunteers, 7-9pm each evening
  • Overnight volunteers (you can sleep!)
  • Laundry, pick-up Sunday, October 12
  • Cleanup on Sun morning, Oct. 12

 To volunteer in any capacity, go to

  • At the top of the page, click “Find Signups” and then enter for the email of the creator and then enter the random code in the second box.
  • A number of Family Promise volunteer signup openings will be listed based on the type of activity. Sign up for one or more opportunities.

All volunteers must sign up in advance. While it’s sometimes difficult to know your schedule in advance, it is imperative that we have the right number of volunteers and not overwhelm our guests with too many people. After all, for the weeks of Sept. 28 – Oct. 12, St. Catharine is home for our guests. Each time we enter the Ministry Center during that time, we are entering their home!  Not good with the computer but still want to sign up or need more information? Please contact Pam Biggs at or call 201-670-8760.

Please note that training is required for all volunteers interacting with our guests (if you were trained in the spring of this year, you are not required to attend again). Training is less than 1 hour and there will be multiple times made available to attempt to accommodate a variety of schedules. If you would like to volunteer but can’t attend one of the training sessions, arrangements can be made to ensure you get training.  Thank you in advance for supporting this important ministry!

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Support Groups

“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, October 2 from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Faith Room in the Church.   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.

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

The parishes of St. Catharine, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Gabriel are jointly sponsoring a Bereavement Support Group which will meet on Wednesday evenings in the fall in the Ministry Center at St. Catharine. You need not be a parishioner to attend. The group will meet from 7:30am-9pm and run for nine consecutive weeks beginning on October 1st.

The intent of these meetings is to support one another during the beginning stages of the grief process. Only those people who are presently going through grief or have experienced loss can relate.  Being a part of a grief group is a way of helping others which can contribute to our own healing. In this group, we stress confidentiality and mutual support. There are no "shoulds" in grief. We let others who have gone through the grief process help us understand
and deal with our grief. We learn to lean into our pain. It cannot be outrun. We cannot go around it, 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.  Please contact Monica Seibert for more information and/or to register at 201-652-3388 or

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 or drop them off to the rectory marked "St. Cajetan Opportunities" and we will forward them on to the group.

Upcoming Dates:
Sat., October 4 - St. Anne's Faith Center, Fair Lawn (rectory, lower level) – 10am-noon
Thur., October 16 - St. Catharine’s Ministry Center Mtg. Rm. (first floor) – 7-9pm


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 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.

Marian and James Alberts    66 years
Antoinette and Fernand Gaudart    59 years
Mary Beth and James A. Mueller    51 years
Carol and Andrew Coll    48 years
Ruth and Carl Blanco    47 years
Mary and Robert Pohlman    47 years
Loretta and Jim Mc Kenna    47 years
Kathleen and Nick Galatro    39 years
Kathleen and Howard Larsen    35 years
Anne and Kevin Brennan    32 years
Cheryl and John Sarno    30 years
Patricia and James Mc Hugh    28 years
Geri and Mark Maselli    27 years
Lorena and Carmine Nogara    27 years
Amy and Jose Martin    27 years
Mary and Joseph D'Onofrio    27 years
Thomas and Christine Ayers    24 years
Jeanne and John Massaro    24 years
Martha and Glen Manges    23 years
Lisa and Fred Bennis    22 years
Angela and Leo Vila    22 years
Sue and Erik Vadeika    22 years
Sally and Robert Trahan    20 years
Ann-Marie and Peter Tomaszewski    19 years
Laura and Tom Kramer    19 years
Dana and James Prussak    17 years
Jamie and Brian Van Schoonhoven    17 years
Nancy and Jonathan Yozzo    17 years
Nicole Crifo and James Gilmartin    8 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

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