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Altar Servers and MC’s

The young people of our parish are encouraged, beginning in the 5th Grade, to serve Christ and their Parish by becoming Altar Servers. Open to boys and girls from fifth through eighth grade, Altar Servers are trained by the parish clergy, and serve at Mass on Saturday evenings and on Sundays.  


Altar Servers learn responsibility and appreciation for the various aspects of the Catholic Faith, especially the Holy Mass and the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist.  Through this service, they grow in their relationship with their God and with their fellow parishioners


Liturgical Masters of Ceremonies are young men in high school and college who coordinate the activities of Altar Servers during Mass, and more closely assist the priest celebrant and the deacon.  Typically, one MC is assigned to each weekend Mass.  The MCs serve together at the Altar during Holy Week and at particularly important and festive Masses during the year. 


For more information on becoming an Altar Server or an MC, please contact the parish office at (203) 377-3133.

Lectors

Lectors have a very important role in the celebration of the Mass.  Since the Lector proclaims the Word of God, it is essential that he or she develop the skills necessary to communicate God's Word effectively in the context of the Sacred Liturgy.


The ministry of the Lector calls for a person to grow in knowledge and love for Sacred Scripture, the living word of God.


Likewise, the call to be a Lector is something that demands preparation. In becoming a Lector, one is accepting the responsibility to practice, to make frequent self-evaluations, and continually to look for ways to improve one’s ability to communicate the Word of God clearly to the congregation.


Through the Lector’s sacrifice of time, effort, and preparation, God's living Word continues to be proclaimed to all of His people: the young, the old, the troubled, the joyful, and those in need of healing and comfort.  To be a Lector is also a privileged opportunity for one’s own personal growth in friendship with Jesus Christ.


We welcome all newcomers to the ministry of Lector.  Training sessions will be provided periodically.  For more information, please contact the Parish Office, at (203) 377-3133.

Welcome Team

The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena prides itself on being a warm and welcoming community of faith to all its parishioners and visitors, in which we invite everyone into a living and saving friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ.


We are pleased that our WELCOME TEAM serves as the “face” of our parish for people entering or exiting the church for Mass or other liturgical activities.


Welcome Team members - both men and women - fifteen minutes before Mass to greet parishioners and visitors, distribute a Worship Aid.  During the Offertory of the Mass, Welcome Team Members accept the donations of the faithful – sealing all monies in a tamper-proof bag, and depositing them securely, in full compliance with the policies of the Diocese of Bridgeport.


At the conclusion of Mass, Welcome Team members distribute the weekly bulletin as they bid parishioners farewell until next time.  After Mass, they check to be sure that the Church is ready for the next Mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs)

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion, or EMHCs (sometimes also known as Eucharistic Ministers),  are specially trained and commissioned members of the parish community who are called upon to help distribute Holy Communion to the faithful if there is not a sufficient number of Ordinary Ministers (bishops, priests, or deacons) to distribute Holy Communion in a timely manner. 


In addition to distributing Holy Communion during weekend and Holy Day Masses at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, our Extraordinary Ministers bring Holy Communion to the residents of the Maefair Health Care Center on the first Sunday of each month, and also to the homebound.


An orientation session will be conducted in the Fall for new and returning EMHCs.   

For information, please contact the Parish Office, at (203) 377-3133.


The Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the United States of America, promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, can found 

Prayer Line

  

"Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 6:32


The best gift we can give anyone is the gift of prayer.   Prayer changes the course of our lives; prayer even changes history.  Members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish have volunteered to pray for the particular intentions  of anyone who requests prayers through our parish’s Prayer Line.


To have a name or an intention entered on the Prayer Line, please call Mary Ellen Kovacs at (203) 377-3133, ext. 19.  The name continues on the list for thirty days.


If you would like to volunteer to be a member of this apostolate, please call Mary Ellen Kovacs at (203) 377-3133, ext. 19

Parish Organizations at St. Catherine’s

Parish Nurses

The Parish Nurse Program at St. Vincent's Medical Center was developed in response to their commitment of the effective use of health care resources for the benefit of the community.
 

The goal at St. Catherine's is to promote general health and wellness for all of our parishioners. Health-related services, such as health screening programs, educational seminars, health literature and wellness programs are an important part of the program.  The Parish Nurse is also available to discuss health concerns with parishioners and as a resource person to assist parishioners in obtaining information and accessibility to community services and resources.
 

Contact Patti Capozzi at (203) 371-5371, or patd813@yahoo.com

 

Rosary Makers

The Rosary Makers meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, for two hours, in the McClinch Family Center. The Rosary Makers assemble rosaries for distribution to various charities and organizations worldwide. Approximately 5,000 rosaries are made each year.


Some recipients of our rosaries have included: Dominican Order of the Catholic Church, Mexican Province; Eternal Word Television Network; Rosary Campaign for Latin America; Marist Brothers;  Friends for Our Lady of the Rosary;  Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy
 

For more information please contact Kay Balunek at (203) 268-4830 or Sue Auger at (203) 445-7940.

Knitting & Crochet Group

Do you knit or crochet?  Or -- better yet -- would you like to learn? 


The St. Catherine’s Knitting & Crochet Ministry performs a vital ministry for our parish. They meet monthly for knitting, crocheting and fellowship, -- or work at home -- to create hats & scarves, chemo hats, baby blankets, hats & blankets for preemie babies, prayer shawls and more which they distribute to local hospitals, unwed mothers, and battered women’s shelters


The need for our knitting & crocheting services has grown, and our group of dedicated ladies need help! No experience needed. Training & yarn provided. 


The knitters and crocheters meet the third Wednesdays of each month, from 12:30 - 2:00pm in the McClinch Family Center. For more information, please contact Wanda Tompkins at (203) 372-5591. 

Ladies’ Guild

 The Ladies' Guild meets the second Monday of the month at 12 noon in the McClinch Family Center. The Guild provides coffee, tea, and dessert’ each member brings her own lunch.  There is usually a speaker. No meetings in July or August. 


For further information, please contact Eve Hendricks at (203) 372-8015

 

Friendship Club for Seniors

All Ladies and Gentlemen are welcome. The Friendship Club meets twice every month on the first and third Tuesday of each month in Saint Catherine of Siena Church Hall.  Lunch is served, with coffee and dessert, for $3.00.  We play cards and Bingo and all are welcome to participate in our meetings. If you are interested in joining, please call Ann Musto at (203) 386-1382

Knights of Columbus

A Catholic, Family, Fraternal, and Service Organization

The Saint Catherine of Siena Council 5806 of the Knights of Columbus is located at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull, Connecticut. Regular monthly Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month and begin at 7:30pm in the Saint Catherine of Siena Church Hall.


About Our Council: 


The Saint Catherine of Siena Council 5806 was chartered in 1966 through the vision and foresight of Msgr. Edward D. Halloran, who at that time was the Pastor of Saint Catherine of Siena Church. The Council is proud to have grown to over 100 members, all dedicated to the exemplification of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. The council is pleased to have as its Chaplain, Father Joseph A. Marcello, the current Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, who formerly served as Priest Secretary to the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus worldwide, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.


What We Do:


The Saint Catherine of Siena Council 5806 is an extremely motivated, visible and active Council. It works closely with Saint Catherine of Siena Parish and its community by providing funds and services for various projects and activities. It also supports many worthy charitable causes through donations and volunteer efforts. The Council is guided by the Knights of Columbus "Surge...with Service" framework by coordinating its programs and efforts towards Church, Community, Council, Family and Yout

Officers for the current Fraternal Year:

 Grand Knight: Christian S. Meagher
Chaplain: Father Joseph A. Marcello
Deputy Grand Knight: L. Mark Hurley
Financial Secretary: Philip J. Lane
Treasurer: Albert J. Cerino
Recorder: George A. Meagher
Chancellor: Robert G. Kilton
Warden: Arthur A. Kukla
Advocate: Samuel L. Braunstein
Inside Guard: Frank J. Pifko
Outside Guard: Gerald Spillane
Lecturer: To Be Appointed
Trustee 1 year: Patrick J. McGannon
Trustee 2 year: Richard J. Spencer
Trustee 3 year: James L. Davidson
 

The Grand Knight for 2014-2015 is Christian S. Meagher.