Saint Catherine of Siena warmly welcomes... anyone who is new to our area, anyone who is searching for the truth, or anyone who is looking for a spiritual home. We are joyfully and faithfully Roman Catholic in belief and practice, - a community of faith, worship, and service - and with open hearts we invite all our brothers and sisters into a living and saving friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ, in the communion of His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
The Revised Liturgical Norms for the Diocese of Bridgeport will be promulgated on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018. We offer the following resource for you so that there is a more complete understanding of the changes, and also to raise awareness of and commitment to a celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that is both faithful and universal.
We stand in the middle of a global and complex crisis. It is up to all of us – right here, and no one is exempt – to be part of the renewal of the Church. What does that conversion look like? It means a new and personal resolve, for each of us, aided by God’s grace, to be the kind of disciples who bring relief, and not pain, to the Heart of Jesus. It means a determined effort, with God’s help, to really turn away from sin and to be faithful to the Gospel.
"Making the sign of the Cross when we wake up, before meals, in facing danger, to protect against evil, in the evening before we sleep... means telling ourselves and others whom we belong to, whom we want to be.
"This is why it is so important to teach children how to make the sign of the Cross properly. And as we do upon entering a church, we can also do so at home, by keeping a bit of holy water in a suitable place — some families do so: this way, each time we come in or go out, by making the sign of the Cross with that water we remember that we are baptized.
"Do not forget, I repeat: teach the children how to make the sign of the Cross."
- Pope Francis