Parish

UPDATED 5.19.2022

“God has not abandoned us and is present among us.”
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

 


 

AMAZING LOVE

Dear Parishioners,

Happy Easter! Alleluia! Today we celebrate the reason we are Christians! And the reason is not a why, but a WHO. Jesus is the reason!

We learn during these Sacred days that Jesus does not give up on us and does not abandon us. Rather He fights for us and will never leave us.

We learn from His journey to the Cross, that we mean more to Him than life itself! He willingly suffered and died, so that we might live. “By His wounds, WE are healed” (Isaiah 52).

As we rise this morning, we celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead, conquering sin and death, and paving the way to Heaven. We learn that each day is a new day, to be refreshed by God’s Amazing Love for each of us, and to go and love and serve one another. His mercies “are renewed each morning.” (Lamentation 3:23)

Let us arise today, full of new life, that we use each day to be a loving and healing presence. We receive the gift of the Risen Christ, and we share that gift with others.

Happy Easter! Alleluia! Jesus is Risen!

Fr. Pat

 


 

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 22

For those who cannot attend Mass, view our YouTube Channel to find the live-streamed Masses.

Livestream will end June 5

Participate by studying the Readings and Singing the Hymns

Use this printable foldable booklet of basic mass prayers to pray along with during online masses.

 


 

Ascension Sunday, May 29

The Ascension of the Lord will be celebrated on Sunday, May 29. The NJ bishops decided to move Ascension to the Seventh Sunday of Easter permanently, effective this year.

 


 

Pentecost

Come Back Home to Church at Pentecost!

Dear Parishioners,

Pentecost is Sunday, June 5. Wear RED! Join us on this special day of celebration. Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts!

To facilitate people coming back in person, Livestreaming Masses will be discontinued after Pentecost (June 4 and 5). All are invited to come to mass Saturdays 5:00 pm, Sundays 8:00 am, 10:00 am, or 12:00 pm.

Homebound parishioner can still watch mass online at EWTN, Catholic TV or Mass Online. Also, please call the parish office to set up someone to bring Communion to your home.

I hope to see you soon,

Fr. Pat

 


 

St. Catharine Preschool

Call Now to Schedule a Personalized Tour!

Now enrolling 2 ½ ‘s, 3’s and Pre-K, for the
2022-2023 School Year!
Contact Susan deBrigard, Preschool Director to schedule a tour.
sdebrigard@stcatharine.net or call 732-933-0013

 


 

Regular Mass Times

Weekend Mass times are 5:00 pm on Saturday, 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on Sunday. Help us to spread the word by telling others; it is also a wonderful opportunity to invite others to Mass.

 


 

Annual Catholic Appeal

MInistries

As of May 2, a total 257 parishioners of St. Catharine have pledged $107,339 which is almost two-thirds of our goal of $165,000. I thank everyone who has contributed so generously. To meet our goal, we need more parishioners to participate in this appeal. If you have not yet contributed, please give serious consideration to participating. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Bob Buus at 732-946-8615 or w2od@aol.com and keep up the good work!

 


 

Doing Our Part to Keep Our Community Safe

We are always concerned for the safety and well-being of all who enter our doors. Much thought and prayer has gone into decisions that will affect those coming into our church. We ask that all parishioners care for one another in the spirit of Christian charity.

Masks are encouraged! It is your choice!

Ushers will be available to assist you with seating. Hand sanitizer will remain available.

Thank you ahead of time for all your cooperation!

If you have any concerns, please call the parish office at 732-842-3963.

Fr. Pat


 

Mass and Sacraments Schedule

Weekend Masses are Saturday at 5:00 pm; Sunday at 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

For those who cannot attend Mass, view our YouTube Channel to find the live-streamed Masses.

Weekday Masses are Monday – Friday at 9:00. No Saturday 9:00 am Mass.

Confessions – The Sacrament of Confession will be heard in the Chapel on Saturdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

Baptisms – Please call the Parish Office.

Weddings – Please call the Parish Office one year in advance of the planned date.

Funerals – Please call the Parish Office.

Anointing of the Sick – Please call the Parish Office if someone is seriously ill and requires the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

Private Prayer – The Chapel remains open for private prayer, Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

 


 

Parish Information

The Parish Office is open from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

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Thank you so much for your continued stewardship

Mail in your envelopes to the parish:
Church of St. Catharine
108 Middletown Road
Holmdel, NJ  07733


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