I think now is as good a time as any to remind you of the Covid-19 protocols that are in place here at St. Catherine. Some of you may be suffering from Covid exhaustion and weariness and might even be letting your guard down. After having come this far, don’t give up yet! There is at least some light at the end of the tunnel with the arrival of the Covid vaccines; and the fact that more are on the way as pharmaceutical companies are making new ones available should give us all hope. Until it is much safer for one and all, please adhere to the protocols below. These protocols are for all gatherings here at St. Catherine of Siena, whether it is a Mass, a wedding, or a funeral. All other gatherings and meetings are not allowed at this present time. Thank you all for your cooperation as we continue to safeguard the health and safety of one and all.
Cardinal DiNardo has mandated that Holy Communion not be offered on the tongue under any circumstances. Only Fr. Niall will distribute Holy Communion to each person at his/her seat; there will be no Communion line. Once Fr. Niall moves to the next person, remove your face mask at that time, consume the Eucharist and re-mask.
Please note that Cardinal DiNardo’s dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation remains in place. This is particularly important for those parishioners who are older or may have underlying health conditions, making them more vulnerable to experiencing an adverse outcome should they become infected. It is also clear, however, that younger people are not immune, as we have discovered. This virus has no boundaries!
Until next weekend, take care and God bless,
Saturday, 4:00 PM
Sunday, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Registration opens 24 hours prior to the specific Mass and closes 2 hours prior to the start of Mass. Each person needs to be either individually listed in a registration or separately registered. This will ensure we have a record of those who attend Mass should we need to “Contact Trace.”
For 2021, as Mass attendance continues to grow, we are moving to a new system, SignUpGenius, for Mass Registration. This system will allow for you to see how many registration openings are available for a given Mass prior to registration.
If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Fr. Niall at email@example.com. Masks and proof of registration (copy of email or text) are required.
Let us continue to be responsible for the health and well-being of one another.
First Reading - Jonah 3:1-5,10
Psalm - Psalm 25:4-9
Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Gospel - Mark 1:14-20
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A children's read-a-loud version of the readings with a short explanation can be found here.
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