We were saddened this past week with the news of Deacon Barry Wallace’s death and funeral Mass this past Friday. Deacon Barry was assigned to many parishes throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg and we have had the privilege of his service at St. Catherine of Siena since 2006. He was always a steadfast presence at our Saturday 4:00pm Vigil Mass, was always available to provide pastoral assistance at wake services and burials, and was a faithful inspiration to our parish community. You will notice in the collage of photos in this weekend’s bulletin, moments in the life of Deacon Barry. They include his high school graduation, his service in the Army, his Scottish heritage, his 53 years of marriage to Annetta, his 7 children and 29 grandchildren, and of course his diaconal service to our parish. “Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him.” Monseignor Morris
Welcome to St. Catherine of Siena Parish.
We are a Mission Oriented Parish and through the presentation of this parish website we can clearly see how our mission is growing and has the potential to grow.
When you review our “Parish Mission Statement” you will notice the first line states that we are a Eucharistic community; this means we are called to gather in communion, to be nourished as a family and then we are sent out as missionaries for Jesus Christ.
What is the mission of your life? I pray that as you grow in this Eucharistic community, you may come to a greater understanding of your own unique mission in the Church. At the time of our Baptism we are filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and these gifts must be exercised or they become dormant and lethargic.
The harvest is great and we are the workers in the vineyard.
Nothing More, Nothing Less and Nothing Else - I ask for your prayers that we, as a faith community, may advance and grow with the boldness of God’s Strength, with the Prudence and Wisdom of the Holy Spirit, and the Healing and Life-giving strength of Christ our Savior. In order to have a healthy body (parish), we need the full and active involvement of each member of the body. We have a great mission before us. We are blessed to have your interest to be part of our mission.
We wish to emphasize the importance of each family or single adult being registered in our parish through the office. Registration in the parish provides us with the information that is not only used to plan current activities, but also assists us in a more intelligent and accurate assessment of our future growth and needs.
Registration in the parish enables us to respond quickly and attentively to sick calls and all matters pertaining to Baptism, First Communions, Confirmation, Marriages, Funerals and tax reporting. Registration in the parish is your affirmation that you are proud to be a member of our faith community and that you are not only willing to receive the spiritual benefits the Church offers, but also that you are willing to respond generously with your time, talent and treasure to the needs of the parish community.
Parish Registration Options
1. Stop by the parish office.
2. Download and print the registration form from our website and mail it to the parish office or drop it in the collection basket during Mass.
3. Registration forms are also available at the Information Desk in the narthex of the church.
"If you are what you should be, you will set your whole world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena
From her earliest childhood Catherine of Siena (one of 21 children and born a twin) began to see visions of Christ and to practice extreme austerities. At the age of seven she consecrated her virginity to Christ, and in her sixteenth year took the habit of a lay woman of the Dominican Tertiaries.
She soon became well known for her gentle ability to tend to the ill, especially those afflicted with the most repulsive diseases, all the while laboring to convert sinners. In 1375 Catherine received the Stigmata, although at her prayerful request, the marks did not outwardly appear on her body during her lifetime.
Much of Catherine's short time on earth was also dedicated to supporting needed reforms of the Church, and she became a major influence in the politics that culminated in the historic move of the Papacy from France back to Rome. The writings of Catherine rank among the classics of Italian literature. Her thoughts brought readers to mystical heights of contemplation and a rarefied atmosphere of sanctity.
After prodigious years of inspirational dedication and service to Christ, Catherine passed away in 1380 at the age of thirty-three, to be canonized by Pius II in 1461.
| Rev Msgr Robert Morris
VG & Pastor
|Rev Jack Marino,O.F.M.
| Fred Kunder
| Rick Wells, JCL
|In Memory of
Deacon Barry Wallace
|Sr Marie Cella, S.S.J.
|Sr Kathleen Beatty,S.S.J.
Director of Faith Formation
Director of Music Ministry
|Debbie Crook||Christine Gontarek||Mary Winkler|
|Mary Ann Holup||Patrick Humes||Roger Jones|