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Pastor's Corner

Dear St. Catherine Parish Family,

This week marks my one year anniversary of being pastor here at St. Catherine's. I can honestly say it has been a wonderful year filled many joys, and I am so grateful to all of you for your support. I want to thank, in a special way, Fr. Peeter, our deacons, Sr. Mary Jacinta, our grade school principal, Karen Pickens, our preschool director, and all our staff and teachers for their dedication to the mission of our parish and schools. We have a magnificent team of clergy and staff members who love the Lord and His Church and are committed to serving His people.

We have certainly accomplished a lot together during this first year, and I am pleased to be able to say that the spiritual life of our parish and schools remains strong, and our parish ministries are healthy and continue to grow. I have to highlight a couple of our outreach ministries in particular, namely St. Vincent de Paul and our Respect Life ministry. The response to our most recent baby shower and our food drive was tremendous. I am also pleased to be able to report that our finances are fairly healthy, and that due to significant cost control efforts and consistent giving by our parishioners, we have been able to realize a noticeable surplus for the year which has allowed us to dedicate resources to addressing some much needed facilities repairs and renovations in our parish and preschool.