I used to seek out an old monsignor wherever he

Ongoing Special Projects Update
MONDAY, January 12
8:00 AM
Raymond F. Hanbury
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Chuck McMahon
TUESDAY, January 13
8:00 AM
John Parkhill
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Chuck McMahon
WEDNESDAY, January 14
8:00 AM (Chapel)
John Coan & Marie Wingard
Agnes Kurtz & Liz Doherty
Cecilia Ross
John Ryan
Lorraine McDevitt
Mary Gayle Britt
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Dr. Nicholas Hatrak
THURSDAY, January 15
8:00 AM
Eileen Venables
12:00 PM (Chapel)
John L. Naughton
FRIDAY, January 16
6:45 AM
Jack Naughton
8:00 AM
Lorraine McDevitt
Anna Tinh Thi Nguyen
Sue Connelly & Catherine Donnelly
Joseph Bich Van Nguyen
Patricia Rupprecht
Leatrice Trass
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Walter (63rd Ann) & Mildred Jennings
SATURDAY, January 17
6:45 AM
Marie Wingard
8:00 AM
Joseph & Catherine Oliva
5:00 PM
Helen & William Crean
The current projects again are:
Installation of 24 hour HD Video streaming
from St. Catharine Church to the internet,
and HD video distribution in the lower
2. Installation of a STEM Lab with robotics and
3D printing capacity in St. Catharine School.
This Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math lab will benefit students from Pre K
through 8th Grade, and contribute to the goal
of making St. Catharine the pre-eminent
Catholic School in the Diocese of Trenton.
SUNDAY, January 18
7:00 AM
John Rible
9:00 AM
People of the Parish
10:30 AM
Felix Valori
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Marie Koelmel
SATURDAY, January 17
4:30 PM
Mary Foley
SUNDAY, January 18
8:30 AM
Anna Mary & Sharon Loya
10:00 AM
Joseph Brady
11:30 AM
Robert Syseskey, Sr.
Please remember our sick:
John P. Tully, Jr., Fr. John McGovern, Robert McNamara, Penny Struble,
Pillar “Bundy” O’Connor, Florence Skinner, Mark Pavliv, Sr. Janet Dolan,
Florence McElroy, Robert Cox, Brian Cahill, Alida Scheuermann, Fr. John
McGovern, David Stevens, Jane Magovern, Tiffany Hanke Benner, Bob
Patrignelli **
Please pray for the deceased:
John Carlin, Paul Hanke, John “Jack” Ryan, Theresa Matuch Gorecki, James
Levers, Sr., Joan Repetti, Petrina Perretti, Frank B. Duffy, Frederick A.
Williams, Richard Leahey, Sr., Baby Ellie Dawn Gillon, Rachel Fields,
Virginia Purcell, Gerardo “Gerrry” Bibbo, Rachel Fields, Susan McMenemy,
Baby Adriana Rose Frisina**
Now that we are striding resolutely into the New
Year, and Christmas is a distant past, I want to take
the opportunity of thanking so many parishioners
(from both here and Florida) for responding
generously to our request for help with three special
projects for the parish and school. We have already
contracted with a company to install 24 hour
streaming video from St. Catharine Church and this
should be in place before long. We are moving ahead
resolutely with the STEM lab project at St.
Catharine School, and have been visited by some
robots who talked to us and sold us on their expertise
and their value as an educational tool. We are
exploring 3D printing, and a member of the parish
has offered his expertise in this area. It is not too
late, if you would like to help with any of these
projects. We intend to have the Prekindergarten
classroom ready for Catholic Schools Week at the
end of January, and will be open for business by
Check the bulletin for further
information about Catholic Schools Week, and your
invitation to visit our school.
Establishment of a Pre-Kindergarten class
room and program in St. Catharine School to
open Sept 2015.
[email protected] or call me (Fr Cullen) 732 449
Members of our Parish who have family or
friends in the service have given us their names
which can be found in our Remembrance books
in both churches in front of one of the side
altars. We encourage you to stop there, say a
prayer for those listed and for all our service people.
To add a name to our prayer list, please call
Barbara 732-449-5392 or Karen 732-685-7065 or
[email protected]
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
I heard this joke recently
a pious soul goes to
heaven and comes fact to face with the Mother of
God. ‘Why’, he asks with all her blessings, she so
often appears in paintings as a bit sad and wistful; ‘Is
everything OK?’ ‘Well,’ she answers; ‘everything
is great. It’s just that…well, actually, we had
always hoped for a daughter”.
I heard the joke from a woman who believed that
women should have a more official, decision making
role in the church. She made the case that in the
early church, in the first century especially; women
played a much different role in the church than today.
In fact, Pope Francis has been reminding us in recent
times that Jesus himself focused more on ordinary
men and women and on the needy and the poor rather
than dogma, and went out of his way to engage
women and treat them with great respect. St. Paul in
Romans 16 refers to a woman called Junia as
prominent among the apostles, and to a woman called
Phoebe who served as a deacon in the church.
As I read Pope Francis’ description of the church that
he would like to see, in his Apostolic Exhortation
“Evangelii Gaudium”, I am reminded that there are
actually two – sometimes distinct, churches. One is
the rigid, all male church of the Vatican hierarchy
that often seems out of touch and obsessed with
dogma and rules and regulations - and before Pope
Francis came along, out of touch with issues of social
And then there is the grass roots church that is often
ignored by the media and gets little credit for the
difference that it makes in the world. This is the
church of the sisters and priests, brothers and lay men
and women who toil on the front line educating,
supporting, healing and advocating for the common
person, and for the forgotten and the destitute in the
inner cities and in the depths of Africa and Central
I know, for me, when I read about the scandals in the
church that always make the headlines, I remember
that other Catholic church. The sick and the
wounded, the lepers and the forgotten AIDS orphans
in Swaziland or India or the slum dwellers in San
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
Paolo or Calcutta, may never in their lives see a
cardinal or a bishop, but every day they come face to
face with the church in the person of women and men
who are content to spend their lives trying to make a
difference in places where no reporter or
photographer ever ventures to see, and where they
put their very lives on the line each day that they rise
in the morning. .
It is encouraging to see that in the person of Pope
Francis, the “official” church is at last taking
inspiration from this side of the church – from the
men and women whose magnificence comes not from
their vestments, their gold crosses and their authority
but from their humility and their selflessness. That
surely must make the Mother of God smile.
Fr Harry Cullen
Smiling is contagious
Smiling is infectious; you catch it like the flu
When someone smiled at me, I started to smile too!
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin,
When he smiled, I realized I’d passed mine to him
I thought about that smile, then realized its worth.
A single smile just like mine could travel round the earth!
So if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected,
Let’s start an epidemic quick – Get the world infected!
Communion Under Both Kinds
Following the advice and counsel of health
conscious parishioners, we will not begin offering
the Communion Cup until after the flu season is
over. This will also give us time to invite
additional extraordinary ministers OF
Communion to help us in this ministry.
Dear God, bless our family life and nurture us with
your love and care. Help us to be attentive to the
needs of one another. Guide us to reach beyond our
home in service to others. We ask you to open the
hearts of our children to hear your voice, to know
their true vocation, and to find true happiness in you.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 19th
MONDAY, January 12
Boy’s V Bball Game
Boy’s JV Bball
CYO Youth Group
TUESDAY, January 13
Pastoral Care
Healthy Bones
Pastoral Care
CCD K-5Th Grade
CCD 6th -8th Grade
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
2:30 PM
4:30 PM
7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, January 14
Women’s Bible Study
Pastoral Care
Girl’s JV Bball
Girl’s V Bball Game
Boy’s JV Bball
St. Cath Men’s Group
Prayer Shawl Makers
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
1:00 PM
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
THURSDAY, January 15
Healthy Bones
Pastoral Care
Girl’s V Bball Game
Girl’s JV Bball
Children’s Choir
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
FRIDAY, January 16
Girl’s JV Bball
Boy’s JV Bball
Boy’s V Bball
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
SATURDAY, January 17
Social Concerns Comm will be handing out Frozen Food
Containers after all masses
Girls’ JV Bball Game
10:00 AM
Girl’s V Bball Game
11:15 AM
January 3-4, 2015
Regular Collection…………$16,737.50
Second Collection
First Collection Summary By Mass
St Margaret’s
Saturday 4.30PM
Sunday 8.30AM
Sunday 10.00AM
Sunday 11.30AM
Total St Margaret’s
St Catharine’s
Saturday 5.00PM
Sunday 7.00AM
Sunday 9.00AM
Sunday 10.30AM
Sunday 12.00PM
Total St Catharine’s Church
Contributions that come in the mail $1,591.00
Loose Cash
Total Miscellaneous
End of the year contributions for the Christmas Collection and
donations for the three special projects listed on the first page of
the bulletin, continue to come in. We will publish the totals
sometime in the near future. Preliminary indications are that
parishioners increased their level of giving this year.
Bishop O’Connell Update
SUNDAY, January 18
Social Concerns Comm will be handing out Frozen Food
Containers after all masses
Boy’s JV Bball Game
1:00 PM
Boy’s V Bball Game
2:15 PM
Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., underwent surgery,
Dec. 29, in a Trenton area hospital to remove his left
foot, ankle and part of his lower left leg reaching
halfway between the knee and the ankle. The surgery
was needed to address several serious infections
brought about by complications with his diabetes.
Monmouth Coastal
Respect Life Committee
March for Life
Bishop O'Connell's surgery was described as
successful by his surgeons and his recovery is going
well. He will remain in the hospital for a brief period
of observation, and then will be moved to a local
rehabilitation center. He is expected to make a full
recovery, and will be fitted for prosthesis at a time to
be determined by his doctors.
Please join us for the March for Life 2015–
Washington DC on Thursday, January 22,
2015. Bus sponsored by St. Catharine’s and
the Monmouth Coastal Respect Life
Committee. Please contact Cathi De Genova
732 995 0391 or [email protected] for reservations or for
additional information. Please send the $10 fee to St.
Catharine Church, 215 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake NJ
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
We ask members of the community to pray for Bishop
O’Connell in the coming weeks and months, as he
recovers and completes his rehabilitation. Anyone
wishing to send a card or note may do so at the
following address: Most Rev. David M. O’Connell,
C.M., The Chancery, Diocese of Trenton, 701
Lawrenceville Rd., Trenton, NJ 08648, Attn: Office of
To send via email, write to
[email protected]enton.org.
Pastoral Council
St. Catharine School 2014
Christmas Concert!
SCS held its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday,
December 18th. The 8th grade performed their
version of the Christmas story accompanied by
performances by students in each grade.
We are happy to announce that through a process of
prayer and discernment, 12 members of the pastoral
council were elected on December 13. The three hour
process was directed by Terry Ginther, the Director of
the Diocesan Office of Pastoral Life and Mission. The
members of the council were called from the parish at
large. They do not necessarily represent certain
ministries or groups that already exist in the parish.
They were selected through a process of prayer and
reflection and discernment. The aim of the process was
to call forth those who are able and willing to commit to
the time needed for prayer, study and the work of the
The council members who emerged through the
discernment process were:
Dana Puharic
Maureen Martin
Maureen Liddy
John Fudge
Susan Marks
Becki Rubel
Michael Mastrocola
Claire Mullen
Joseph Iorio
Lisa Keefe
Jack Kirnan
Elizabeth Perry
Some characteristics that are of value in a Christian
leader were considered during the process. These
included: a willingness to listen; honesty; enthusiasm
about the future of the parish; a commitment to work
towards consensus; a desire for personal spiritual
growth and the growth of the community; flexibility;
openness to new ideas, etc.
In the coming weeks, an annual calendar of meetings
will be established for the council. The members,
working with the pastor will decide upon when, where,
and how often to meet in order to fulfill its duties. It is
recommended that the council should not meet less than
four times a year, but I would envisage us meeting once
a month formally, with subcommittees meeting more
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
Liturgical Ministry Schedule for St. Margaret Church Saturday, January 17th & Sunday, January 18th
SAT. 4:30PM
Fr. Cullen
SUN. 8:30AM
Fr. Morley
SUN. 10:00AM
Fr. Cullen
SUN. 11:30AM
Fr. Cullen
Michele McMahon
Nancy Blanchet
Diana Paradis
Ramon Cuasay
Carol Gerrard
Candace Brandmayr
Frank DeFillippo
Donna Schrader
Carl or Marie Agliozzo
Kathleen McCarthy
Lourdes Cuasay
Kay Cosgrove
Liturgical Ministry Schedule for St. Catharine Church Saturday, January 17 th & Sunday, January 18th
SAT. 5:00PM
Fr. Dowd
SUN. 7:00AM
Fr. Dunlap
SUN. 9:00AM
Fr. Gallagher
SUN. 10:30AM
Fr. Padovani
Betsey Sheprow
Frank Ryan
Sr. Carole McKenthun
Barbara Harrigan
Matthew Sheprow
Paul Farrell
Robert or Jerelyn Dougherty
Karolee Kowal
Myles Dolan
Elaine Molen
Hugh Meehan
Liturgical Ministry Schedule for St. Catharine Chapel Saturday, January 17 th & Sunday, January 18th
Fr. Padovani
Rosemary Frontero
Janet Schneider
Sponsors of Families in our Mother
of Mercy Parish in Asbury Park
Ten of our parishioners generously provided gifts of toys and clothes to
ten Mother of Mercy families, both parents and children. These were
very needy families identified by the parish priests and staffs. As the
beautiful wrapped gifts were delivered to the parish center, I had the
good fortune to meet one of the parents who was receiving the gifts. As
you might imagine, she was most grateful and a bit overwhelmed. It
made Christmas more meaningful for me and I hope for the other
families who so generously purchased, wrapped and delivered the gifts.
Christmas is such a busy and joyful time for us all; helping strangers in
need provides a good perspective to this Holy Season. Much thanks to
the families who sponsored the families.
The Center in Asbury Park
Please, if you don’t want to contribute frozen
meals to the Center, remember, we need nonperishable toiletry items as well. The Center
provides "Hygiene Bags" for our clients to assist
them with their basic needs. Many of these
items are things that cannot be gotten with food stamps and yet they are
necessary items. If you can help The Center with these items we would
be most appreciative. The basic needs items are: Shaving Cream,
Deodorant, Hand Lotion, Hypo-Allergenic Body Lotion, Mouth Wash,
Body Soap, Band-Aids, Hair Conditioner, Shampoo, Toothpaste, &
Toilet Paper. Containers for this collection are given out on the 3 rd
week-end of every month. On the 4th weekend frozen meals and the
above mentioned articles are returned and delivered to the Center. For
more info call 732-774-3416 or visit www.thecenterinap.com.
These people are our brothers and sisters in need. Please help
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
Beginning with the first of the year, the parish
will switch to Parish Giving for the Electronic
Fund Transfer program. We will no longer be
using Parish Pay. All parishioners currently
enrolled in Parish Pay are encouraged to
contact the rectory or visit the parish website
and follow the prompts to enroll in Parish
Enroll in Parish Giving
Track your contributions
No need to remember envelopes
Schedule contributions while on vacation
Link your bank account or credit card
To, Patricia Lacey, our December winner of
the St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish 50/50!
BAPTISMS: Baptisms are usually on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month at 1:30 PM.
Baptism Preparation Class must be taken before the Baptism. The next class is Tuesday,
January 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Convent. We urge parents to take the class before
the baby’s birth. Please call 732-449-5765, ext 102 to arrange for Baptisms and the
Preparation Class.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD: All children, ages 4 and up are
invited to attend the Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 10:00 AM Mass in St.
Margaret's Church. There is no fee or registration required.
MARRIAGES: Those planning marriage should notify the pastor at least one year in
advance. The Church sees marriage in one’s own parish as the most proper arrangement,
therefore, people who reside in St. Catharine - St. Margaret Parish have a right to be
married here. Others should receive the sacrament in their own parishes. The bride, the
groom, or their parents must be registered and living in this Parish for at least one year.
Pre-Cana or Engaged Encounter Weekend is required as is participation in FOCCUS; a
self-diagnostic inventory designed to help couples learn more about themselves and their
unique relationship. Please call 732-449-5765, ext. 166.
Daughters of St. Catharine and
St. Margaret
“The daughters of St. Catharine-St. Margaret are women
empowering women to trust in Jesus as Mary did – to share
triumphs and tragedies, to learn with and from each other, to
make our journey on this earth peaceful.”
Because of great interest in the topic of human
trafficking, the venue for the next meeting has been
changed to accommodate the number expected. The
next meeting is Thursday, Jan 29th @ 7:00PM in
St. Catharine School Cafeteria.
Fr. Padovani will introduce Winifred Dougherty, a
Good Shepherd Sister from Ireland, and Ellen Kelly a
Good Shepherd Sister living in Queens, NY, to
present on the very current and critical issue of
Human Trafficking and what it means for women
and families today. (Cf Bios below)
After the 8:00 AM Mass on Monday.
Sunday at 3:00 PM, St. Catharine Church.
Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held EVERY Wednesday after the
8:00 AM Mass in the Chapel, Benediction at 4:00 PM.
NEW PARISHIONERS: Welcome! We encourage all new families who move
into the boundaries of St. Catharine - St. Margaret Parish to call the rectory to register in
the parish.
Parish Bulletin: [email protected]
PARISH E-MAIL: [email protected]
PARISH COUNCIL E-MAIL: [email protected]
Parishioners are encouraged to bring the Offertory Gifts up to
the altar at the masses, especially if mass is in memory of your
loved ones. If you would like to do this please ask the ushers
before the mass begins.
St. Catharine - St. Margaret Men’s Group
Meets in St. Margaret Hall at 7:00 PM on
the 2nd Wednesday of the month for
prayer and discussion of the Scripture
Readings for the following Sunday
Liturgy. All men are welcome.
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
For further information contact Gretchen Stevens
732-213-7475. [email protected]
Winifred Doherty is a Good Shepherd Sister
from Ireland. Winifred has been the NGO
Representative to the United Nations for the
Sisters and Mission Partners since 2008. She
is a social worker by profession graduating
from University College Cork, Ireland. She
worked in Ethiopia for 16 years empowering the girl child and
young women through education and micro finance programs.
She has experience in community mobilization for
infrastructural development - water, sanitation, walkways and
kitchens. She facilitated the girl child and young women to
confront extreme poverty and the many discriminatory
practices that plagued their lives - FGM, early marriage,
kidnapping of girls, gender based violence, sexual exploitation
and trafficking. As NGO representative at the United Nations
she collaborates with other NGO's in efforts for poverty
eradication, ending prostitution and human trafficking, ending
violence against women and girls and the promotion of the girl
child. She is a director of the Working Group on Girls and is
currently a core team member of the NGO Global Coalition for
Social Protection Floors.
Ellen Kelly is a Sister of the Good
Shepherd currently living in Queens, NY.
She has been the New York Province
Leader since 2008. She has her Masters in
Clinical Social Work from Fordham
University. Prior to assuming the role of
Province Leader she was a social worker
for 8 years and then served for 12 years as Executive Director
of Collier Youth Services in Wickatunk (Marlboro), N.J. She
has continued her interest in empowering young women and
men through her involvement in supporting the efforts of her
religious congregation in programs here in the US and in many
countries around the globe. Sisters of the Good Shepherd are
currently in 72 countries with a mission focused on persons
who are trafficked, forced to migrate, oppressed by abject
poverty or marginalized in any way. She also is active in a
coalition of Catholic religious in the NYC area that provide
education on human trafficking, advocacy and supportive
housing and services for victims of human trafficking .
PASTORAL CARE: 732-449-5765
If you are going into the hospital, our priests will be happy to anoint you
by appointment before admittance.
If you are IN the hospital, please call us to let us know so we can visit
you, since hospitals no longer list patients’ parishes.
If you wish someone to visit you or your loved one in your home or assisted
living, please notify us directly.
Sr. Margaret Ext. 124
Bereavement Support Group:
The next session is Thursday, January 8th at 1:30 PM in the convent. If
you have lost a loved one do not feel alone in your journey, we are here to
support you.
Call Sr. Margaret Tierney 732 449-5765, Ext. 124.
Prayer Shawl Makers:
The next session will be on Wednesday, January 14th at 7:30 PM in the
Lay Carmelites
Have you ever had the desire to grow deeper in your
Faith? We offer you the opportunity to fulfill that desire.
This desire is the movement of the Holy Spirit in you to
pray. Let us be the instrument to bring this to fulfillment.
If interested in discussing or attending one of our
meetings, please call Jim Morrissey at 732-489-2031.
Women's Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study Group is an opportunity for women of
all ages and all levels of Biblical knowledge to gather in
fellowship and talk about scripture and its meaning to the
challenges in our lives.
The group will be meeting on Wednesday mornings from
9:30am-11:00am in the St. Catharine’s Convent living room.
For more information about the group, please contact
[email protected]
St. Catharine Classics News
Oppenheimer Funds will speak at our Tuesday, January
27th meeting at St. Margaret Church Hall at 1 p.m.
His topic, "Getting your financial house in order," will
include a worksheet and Q and A on a subject of general
interest to seniors. Coffee, tea, light refreshments and an
hour or so with friends should warm up a cold afternoon.
Welcome and bring a friend! It's FREE!
March 12: St. Patrick's Party, St. Catharine's Cafeteria.
April 14: Spiritual Day at San Alfonso Retreat House
June 14: Concert of Sacred Music St. Catharine Church.
Game Day at the Spring Lake Train Station: Second
Monday of the Month: Bridge, Mah Jung, etc. Bring a
friend and enjoy the game of your choice and light
refreshments. It's FREE!
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
Memorial Mass Society
The Following have been enrolled in the
St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish
Memorial Mass Society and will share in
special masses to be celebrated at the
9:00am for 12 first Sundays beginning
January 4, 2015.
Rose Taschler r/b Patricia Hatem
George Martin III r/b Bobbi Martin
Charles F. McMahon r/b Patricia Hatem
Elizabeth Karam r/b Patricia Hatem
John Naughton r/b Ben Ciliberto
Walter H. Hall r/b Jane C. Hall
Dr. Charles Wrege r/b Jane C. Hall
Nancy Gardella Mackey r/b Jane C. Hall
Albert Gardella r/b Ann E. Gardella
Edward A. Marley r/b Mrs. Frances H. Marley
Marie Wingard r/b King Family
Richard Hatem r/b Patricia Hatem
Elaine Duncan r/b Patricia Hatem
John Quinn Jr. r/b Anita L. Kruse
Angela Annett r/b Thanh Nguyen
Teresa Hong Thi Nguyen r/b Thanh Nguyen
Marie Wingard r/b Sisti Family
Michael Clayton r/b Clayton Family
Helen Murray r/b Clayton Family
Michael Murrary r/b Clayton Family
Thomas J. Hanlon r/b Angela Hanlon
Loretta Kosty r/b Cindy Graves
Thomasine Cleary r/b Sablom Family
Louis Sablam r/b Sablom Family
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family
215 Essex Avenue
Parish Administration
Spring Lake, New Jersey 07762
Street and Telephone Numbers
Rectory, 215 Essex Avenue
Convent, 211 Essex Avenue
732-449-5765, ext 126
School, 301 Second Avenue
Religious Education Office, School 732-449-4424, ext 305, 310
St. Catharine Cemetery, W Chicago Blvd. Sea Girt 732-681-6269
St. Anne Cemetery, Allenwood Road, Wall 732-681-6269
PARISH E-MAIL: [email protected]
PARISH COUNCIL E-MAIL: [email protected]
SCHOOL WEBSITE: stcatharineschool.org
St. Catharine Church
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8 AM
Friday, Saturday: 6:45 AM
St. Catharine Chapel
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 12:00 Noon
Wednesday: 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Sunday: 12:00 Noon
St. Margaret Church
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 9 AM -4:00
St. Catharine School
PM. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment. If you wish an
appointment with a priest, please call beforehand. On Holy Days &
Holidays, the rectory office is closed.
Weekday Mass for individual classes: 9:00AM
on Wednesdays and Fridays during the school year.
Parish Council
Karen Tanzola
Finance Council
PJ McMenamin
Altar Sewing & Crafts Guild
Madelyn Curtis
Bereavement Group
Sr. Margaret Tierney
Children’s Liturgy
Karen Tanzola
CYO Youth Group
Mark McNulty
Health Ministry
Cathi Breslin
Marion Mullarkey
Holy Innocents Society
Tom Dorney
Joan McGurty
Knights of Columbus
Angelo Moliterno
Respect Life Committee
Barbara Griffin
School PTA
Janet Schneider
Social Concerns
Dave Wright
The Classics (over age 55)
Margaret O’Regan
Third Order of Mt Carmel
James Morrissey
732-449-5765 x124
732-449-5765 x125
And Finally…. Some Catholic Humor
While shopping, two nuns happened to pass by the liquor section. One
sister asked the other if she would like a beer.
The second sister answered that yes, it would be very nice to have one, but
she was embarrassed about purchasing it. “Don’t worry” the first sister
said; “I’ll handle it”. She picked up a six pack and took it to the cashier.
He was surprised, so the sister said: “This is for washing our hair.”
Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter and put a
pack of pretzel sticks on the counter with the beer, and added: “These
curlers are on me, Sister.”
St. Catharine Chapel Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 PM
St. Margaret Church Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Ext 100
Ext 106
Adult Education
Ext 102
Ext 102
Ext 107
Buildings & Grounds
Ext 104
Ext 110
Envelopes, Registration
Ext 109
Ext 102/101usic Office
Ext 0
Pastoral Care
Ext 124
Ext 169
Ext 100
Ext 173
Ext 166
Youth Ministry
Ext 125
Tax Letters
Ext 178
Remember St. Catharine’s in Your Will
Have the following statement included in your will: “I
leave to the St Catharine School/Parish , Spring Lake,
NJ, the sum of $___________or_______ percent of the
residue of my estate, whichever is greater, for its
religious, educational and charitable works”. Stock may
also be donated to the parish.
“We, the Catholic community of St. Catharine - St. Margaret, gather in Christ's name to nurture spiritual growth through the various stages and challenges of life.
We are committed through liturgy, sacraments and parish activities - to proclaim the message of the Gospel, to provide a quality Catholic education for children and
adults, to continue to build community and to serve those in need.
Rich in the traditions established in this community during the last century, we challenge ourselves to live our faith in loving service to the community's residents and
its many summer visitors.
We affirm our concern for all members of the Mystical Body of Christ everywhere and particularly those who require assistance.
And always, we seek to know and love God and to love our neighbor as Jesus taught us.”
St. Catharine – St. Margaret Parish Family