Parish

UPDATED 8.11.2022

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

 


 

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.

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

 


 

Parish Pastoral Council

Join for Coffee Donut Sunday, August 21

We look forward to seeing our church community come together at Donut Sunday! In addition to our customary donuts, we have added bagels; fruit; and
nut & gluten free items!

Join us Sunday, August 21, after the 8:00 am, 10:00 am and
12:00 pm Masses
for coffee and delicious food in the Fr. Scheg Center!

 


 

Mass for Summer Religious Virtual Religious Ed Families August 21

Our Summer Religious Ed Program was a great success! We look forward to celebrating Sunday, August 21 at 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12:00 pm Mass with the families that participated in our virtual Summer Religious Ed program. This is a wonderful opportunity to have our children and family gather as a church community.

 


 

St. Catharine Preschool

 


 

Parish Pastoral Council

Call for Parish Pastoral Councilors

Do you know an active parishioner who would make a great addition to the Parish Pastoral Council? Are you that parishioner? Our Pastoral Council is actively seeking nominations for new councilors to advise Father Pat on issues important to our parish and advance in their personal faith journeys. Please click here for more information on the council and nomination process.

 


 

Parish Pastoral Council

St. Catharine Super 50/50 Raffle is Here

Do not miss our annual Super 50/50 Raffle, in which one-half of all proceeds collected will be awarded as prize money. Our Super 50/50 Raffle is a vital part of our ongoing fundraising efforts which allow our parish to provide spiritual, educational, and pastoral care to the community. If you have not received a letter from Fr. Pat with your raffle tickets, you should be receiving them soon. Last year’s prizes totaled $29,750 to the three winners! The drawing will take place at the Parish Picnic on September 25; the winner does not need to be present!

 


 

Father's Day

September 25 is a BIG DAY for St. Catharine!

Besides all the fun, games, and rides, we will have crafts, great music and lots of food that includes sausage, hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, corn and salads.

Special treats that will appeal to all include cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream.

A cold beer is available for the asking for our adults!

The more parishioners and friends attending, the bigger and
better the party!


Calling All Volunteers

We need your support to make this day a success!
There are many ways, big and small, that you can help
Email stcatseventcommittee@gmail.com to lend a helping hand.


Sponsorship Needed

Click here if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Information About Purchasing Tickets Coming Soon

 


 

Catechists Needed

St. Catharine Needs Catechists!

Become a Catechist and impact the heart and mind of our young! Nurture the faith of our young while you learn and grow as well! We provide you with training, materials, and support. Classes begin September 21. If interested or for more information, contact Joanne Chiusano in the Religious Education office, religious_ed@stcatharine.net or call 732-758-8568.

 


 

Annual Catholic Appeal

MInistries

As of June 27, a total of 328 St. Catharine parishioners have pledged $135,136 which is 82% of our goal of $165,000. We have the last half of the year to raise an additional $30,000 to meet our goal and if we do, St. Catharine will get a $24,750 rebate from the Diocese. Last year at this time, we were at 75% of our goal and we did not meet it. If we get enough additional parishioners to participate in these last six months, we can meet our goal! We thank everyone who has contributed so generously. 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!

 


 

Anniversary Blessing, Save the Date!

MInistries

All couples celebrating their 1st, 25th or 50th (or more) wedding anniversary during the 2022 calendar year are invited to share the Eucharist, reaffirm your sacred wedding vows, and receive Bishop O’Connell’s Episcopal Blessing. Couples from Ocean and Monmouth County parishes are invited to attend the October 9 event to be held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold. We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the October 9 Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing events. All couples married validly in the Catholic Church who are celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary – 1st , 25th and 50th or more, are invited to attend the anniversary blessing.

Couples may register themselves online from the main Anniversary Blessing web page:
www.dioceseoftrenton.org/bishops-anniversary-blessing

 


 

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.

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.

Connect with us on Social Media!
Facebook-LogoFacebook-LogoFacebook-Logo

 


 

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


If you are not receiving parish emails and wish to be included, please add your name and email address below!

PARISH EMAIL LIST