This coming weekend, November 21 and 22, is the last drop-off date for the “Adopt-a-Family Thanksgiving Food Drive.” All the food bags will then be picked up to be distributed to the designated families in time for their Thanksgiving. The overall response from the parishioners here (and those associated with St. Catherine’s, some of whom were parishioners here once upon a time and moved on to greener pastures) was phenomenal. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are a sure sign that the Spirit of the Gospel is truly alive among us. We also had a great response from our younger members who, with their parents, designed a greeting card for every food bag with a personal note wishing these families a Happy Thanksgiving. See some card making photos here.
The online homily, as well as the homily at the weekend Masses in the parish hall, posed a question for our younger members as part of their CCE homework - How will you use this time to prepare for Thanksgiving, knowing that it is going to be different from any other holiday you have celebrated? Following are a few of their very insightful thoughts that could well help us “older ones” keep everything in perspective for the holidays. Out of the mouths of babes:
With those thoughts in mind, let us be grateful as we plan creative ways to be with each other, either physically or virtually, to celebrate Thanksgiving this year; and let us welcome it with joy.
With your help, this year St. Catherine’s will be working with New Hope Housing—Reed Road to supply each of their 180 families with a bag of Thanksgiving groceries.
Pick up a Bag
Pick up a bag with the shopping list from November 1-8. Shop for the items on the list and return your bag of groceries to church the weekends of November 14-15 or 21-22.
Sponsor a Bag
You can sponsor a bag and we will do the shopping for you!
Make a Card
Come join us in the plaza at St. Catherine's on Sunday, November 15 from 8:30 AM - 1 PM and make a Thanksgiving greeting card for our recipient families.
Click here to learn more about New Hope Housing-Reed Road.
You can sponsor a bag and we will do the shopping for you! Bag value $40 or whatever you can give.
Click below to Sponsor a Bag with a one time donation of $40 through Faith Direct.
Your bag, along with a Thanksgiving card created by our parishioners, will be delivered to a family the week of November 23rd at New Hope Housing-Reed Road.
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least
brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Saturday, 4:00 PM
Sunday, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Registration opens at least 24 hours prior to the specific Mass and closes 2 hours prior to the start of Mass. Each individual needs a separate registration. This will ensure we have a record of those who attend Mass should we need to “Contact Trace.”
Let us continue to be responsible for the health and well-being of one another.
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
First Reading - Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
Psalm - Psalm 23:1-3, 5-6
Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
Gospel - Matthew 25:31-46
Readings can be found online here.
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A children's read-a-loud version of the readings with a short explanation can be found at: https://youtu.be/u_XFuUUwfjI