Bishop O’Connell is pleased to share with you his video message encouraging all parishioners to get vaccinated and about a Catholic Charities initiative to assist parishes. While this is not a requirement, getting vaccinated is an act of charity. We are aware that many in the Latino, Hispanic and Black communities have had trouble getting access to the vaccine - even though they have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Catholic Charities is now working to fix those inequities by:
Please follow up with Catholic Charities for additional information.
Video Link in English: https://youtu.be/mpysAvApoK0
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
February 12, 2021
Thanksgiving to pastors whose parishes have reached or surpassed their goal for the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal
Please express my deepest gratitude and congratulations to your parishioners for the tremendous support of the past year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. Given all the challenges we have and continue to face, their outstanding generosity is a source of awe to me. Of course, this effort, as all successful initiatives we undertake in the Diocese, is but a reflection of good, committed leadership. For that, I thank you. Stay safe, healthy and well. God’s blessings!
Fraternally yours in the Lord,
Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., J.C.D.
|If you would like a year-end tax statement for 2020, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email request, please include your name, envelope number and the mailing address. Requests are completed once a week and answered in the order received. Please call the Parish Office with any questions.|
Welcome "New Knights of Columbus Members" Joe Lanza, Perry Vigglano and Deacon Dan Sakowski. We are so grateful to have you join our Council and participate in our charitable work for the Parish and Community. Our Council continues its positive growth thanks to our wonderful Parishioners. Interested in joining? Go to the Ministry Page on this Web Site, “click” on Knights of Columbus, “click” on Join the Knights of Columbus and follow the directions. First year dues are free to all new members joining before June 30, 2021.
The Parish Office is open by appointment only Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 12:45 pm. Please Ring the Bell on the Outer Door. Closed Friday, Saturday.
We are following direction from the Diocese of Trenton regarding the re-opening of the Parish Office. The following guidelines will be required for all persons before entering the parish office:
FROM BISHOP DAVID M. O'CONNELL: Given all current public health and safety reports the Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Mass has been extended UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The faithful are encouraged to attend Sunday Mass in their Parishes whenever possible or to participate in outdoor or live-streamed masses offered online until the dispensation ceases in order "to keep holy, the Lord's Day."
Please continue to remember one another in prayer, especially the sick, the departed and all those providing care for them at this time.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH REOPENING PROTOCOLS
Limited Public Celebration of the Mass and Sacraments in Church
The dispensation from Sunday/Holy Day Mass obligation remains in effect (see above).
Chapel will remain closed until further notice
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Any Catholic families who have recently celebrated the birth of a child or who otherwise have an unbaptized child and would like to seek baptism for them under the directives set forth by Bishop O’Connell are encouraged to contact the parish office to make arrangements in advance.
THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Following the directives of Bishop O’Connell, only the marriage ceremony (not Mass) may be celebrated in Church until further notice. Please contact the Pastor for details.
CATHOLIC FUNERALS IN CHURCH
All funeral arrangements will be made following the directives of Bishop O’Connell. Please contact the parish office for arrangements.
THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
To schedule an anointing, please call the pastor’s office at 732-938-5375, Opt. 7.
Welcome to St. Catherine's
The Parish Community of Saint Catherine of Siena welcomes you with great delight and pleasure. Everyone, as well as your families, are joyfully invited to be among us at the celebration of Sunday Liturgies and to be actively involved in the faith-filled activities of the Parish. Come, see and experience the parish life our ministries and services offer to all, leading us to fulfill the Gospel Truth and Values. Full of hope and gladness, may you realize and find that our website is helpful and informative.
Rev. Angelito I. Anarcon
With eyes firmly fixed on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the community of St. Catherine of Siena Parish gathers to celebrate the Eucharist and worship God with joy and commitment. We welcome and reach out to those within our parish family and those beyond this community as we spread the Good News by offering hospitality, spirituality, ongoing faith formation, and support for those to whom we minister.
Prayer to St. Catherine of Siena
Father, in meditating on the sufferings of your Son and in serving Your Church, St. Catherine was filled with the fervor of Your love. By her prayers may we share in the mystery of Christ’s death and rejoice in the revelation of His glory.
St. Catherine of Siena Pray for Us