The various ministries of St. Catherine’s parish provide you with a wide variety of ways of connecting with our community. Through these ministries you can learn and grow as an individual, meet others who share your values, and reach out to serve others in our parish and community.
We hope there’s something for everyone here. If not, join us in creating future ministries. Please call us.
Want to be an Altar Server?
Please contact the parish office.
Altar servers play an important role in the celebration of the Mass and other liturgical functions. In order for the priest to celebrate Mass well, he needs the help of many ministries,
The server is responsible for many things during Mass: he or she leads the procession to the sanctuary, holds the sacramentary for the priest for the opening and closing prayers, prepares the altar at the offertory, helps to receive the gifts of bread and wine, assists at incensing the altar when that is called for and most importantly sets an example for the congregation by the way he or she responds to the prayers and sings the hymns. Servers are assigned to assist at daily and Sunday masses, funerals, weddings and other liturgical functions.
In our parish, both boys and girls can participate called in this ministry after they have received both Baptism and First Communion.
We are all called by our Baptism to serve and build up the Church in some capacity. Serving at the altar is certainly one of the most rewarding ways that is accomplished.
The person who has been appointed to be an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion …should distinguish himself by his Christian life, faith and morals…let him strive to be worthy of this great office; let him cultivate devotion to the most Holy Eucharist and show himself as an example…by his piety and reverence. (Immensae Caritatis)
“…and entering the synagogue on the Sabbath as he was in the habit of doing, he stood up to do the reading…” (Lk 4:16-17)
Men and women from high school age to adults serve in the ministry of proclamation of the Word. A formal training session is required.
“…lectors exercise a genuine liturgical ministry. They ought therefore, to discharge their office with sincere piety and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry and rightly expected of them by God’s people… they must be deeply penetrated with the spirit of the liturgy…and must be trained to exercise that function in a correct and orderly manner. (Sacrosanctum Concilium)
At St. Catherine of Siena we make an effort to help keep those parishioners who are shut-ins and/or sick connected with the church. This ministry provides Holy Communion along with sharing our church news. We want our parishioners who are confined to their homes to feel like they are part of St. Catherine’s Parish family!
How can you receive Communion at home?
The process usually works like this: A family member calls in to the parish office requesting that someone from the parish come to their home to minister the sacrament. Visits are arranged on a mutually agreeable time between the homebound individual and the homebound minister.
For more information, please contact the parish office.
A COMMUNITY WHICH EVANGELIZES
A MISSIONARY COMMUNITY!
COUNT ON US, WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE!
Our mission is to promote and support small church communities and the doing of every parish activity in a reflective and relational way for the sake of building parishes where people regularly help each other connect life and faith.
“Wherever two or three are gathered in my name…”
“When he looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest: for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.’” (Luke 21:1-4)