There are many different options for educating our children today: public schools, private schools, charter schools, hybrid schools, homeschooling, etc. Join our superintendent of Catholic schools, Hal Plummer, on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 pm via Zoom to hear about why traditional Catholic schools provide a unique benefit to our children in forming them to be both scholars and saints. Click here for the Zoom link.
This year we will be adding additional flowers for our Easter decorations, and we would like to invite parishioners to sponsor flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one. The names of those for whom the flowers are sponsored will be published in our Easter bulletin. If you would like to purchase Easter flowers, please click this link.
This year the theme for the 2021 Archbishop's Annual Appeal is "Our Joyful Return to the Lord". This is an important appeal that helps fund many of the ministries supported by the archdiocese. One of the most important ministries funded by the appeal is our vocations program which allows our young men to be formed in our seminaries to become priests. Many of you may remember Miller Gomez, who was a seminarian with us last year. He was ordained a priest this past June. Please
Please join us every Friday evening for Stations of the Cross. The 14 Stations of the Cross represent events from Jesus’ passion and death. At each station, we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering and death. Stations of the Cross will be Fridays during Lent - Spanish at 6:00pm and English at 7:00pm. If you would like a printable guide for Stations of the Cross, it is included here. We will live stream the Stations at 7:00pm on our Fa
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church fr
Q. How do I respond to my friend’s statement that the Christian faith “is not a religion, it’s a relationship”? A. Tell them gently that Scripture says otherwise. The Bible speaks explicitly about our Christian faith as religion: “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27). The English word “religion” comes from the Latin term religio. At its
Q. How many saints have been either canonized or beatified by the Catholic Church? A. More than 10,000! For an alphabetical listing, with a brief biography of each, go to www.catholic.org/saints/stindex.php?1st=C. Since new saints continue to be recognized by the Church, this list may not include some of those most recently canonized or beatified.
Dear St. Catherine Parish Family, Our live stream camera that we are using in the parish hall has a requirement from YouTube that we have at least 1000 subscribers to our channel in order to allow us to live stream to YouTube. We did a push last year to try to reach this number, but we have not quite reached the goal yet. We still need a little over 250 subscribers. It would be a big help if you could please take a quick moment and visit our channel here, and then hit the SUB
Q. A friend of mine died recently, and his family decided that they would have his body cremated and then wait until the Spring to bury the cremains, when loved ones could gather for a memorial service. What are the Church’s rules about holding cremains in this way? A. The decision to hold the cremains for a limited period of time until the family can all gather is approved by the Church under certain conditions. First, there must be a firm intention to entomb or bury the cre