The Parish Family of

The Parish Family of
St. Catharine and St. Margaret
Spring Lake, New Jersey
Rev. Harold Cullen, Pastor
Mass Schedule
St. Catharine Church
215 Essex Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Saturday: 5 PM
Sunday: 7 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM
Monday- Saturday (except Wednesday): 8 AM
St. Catharine Chapel
Sunday: 12 Noon
Wednesday: 8 AM
Monday - Friday 12 Noon
Parish Directory
Rev. Harold F. Cullen PhD, Pastor
Rev. William Dunlap, Associate Pastor
Rev. Charles Weiser, Senior Priest
Edward Jennings, Deacon
Dr. John Little, Deacon
Rich Baier, Buildings
Marilyn L. Castellano, Ed.D, Principal
Patricia Rowan, Vice Principal
Tammy Sablom, Religious Education
Sister Margaret Tierney, SC Pastoral Care
Lisa DeFillippo Cole, HR/ Publicity
Mark McNulty, Youth Ministry
St. Margaret Church
300 Ludlow Ave. Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM
St. Catharine Chapel, Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 PM
St. Margaret Church, Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Welcome! We encourage all new families who move
into St. Catharine - St. Margaret Parish to call the
rectory to register in the parish.
FIFTH Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8, 2015
[email protected]
MONDAY, February 9
8:00 AM
Claire Helen Lynch
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Agatha & Peter Poplaski
TUESDAY, February 10
8:00 AM
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Marie Wingard
John Ryan
WEDNESDAY, February 11
8:00 AM (Chapel)
Mary Jean Erickson
Dan Donahue
Christopher Pflum
Mercedes Andrews
Margaret Finnegan
Harry Holzhauer
12:00 PM (Chapel) David George Santich
THURSDAY, February 12
8:00 AM
Michael Martin Nagle, 5th Ann
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Barbara Ann Izzo
FRIDAY, February 13
6:45 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 PM (Chapel)
John Ryan
Betty Lloyd
Anna Tinh Thi Nguyen
Lorraine McDevitt
Joseph Bich VanNguyen
Anna Mai Thi Nguyen
John Ryan
John & Lillian Andrews
SATURDAY, February 14
6:45 AM
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Michael O’Shea
Anne Marie Harding
Richard Hataem
SUNDAY, February 15
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM (Chapel)
Arlene Policastro
Helen & Eugene Rosier
Walter Henberger
People of the Parish
SATURDAY, February 14
4:30 PM
George & Anna Craig
SUNDAY, February 15
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
Louis Reilly
Dennis Piatkowski
William Filaske & Marie Koelmel
Faith to Move Mountains
A Campaign for the Diocese of
Throughout 134 years as the growing Church of the
Diocese of Trenton we have worked hard to fulfill our
mission to make disciples, baptizing in the name of the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Numbering 800,000
strong in 2014, we Catholics have come this far by
faith. The challenges before us appear formidable,
indeed mountain-like, but the faithful of our Diocese
have always responded to the challenge of the Gospel
through their generosity in many ways. They have
always believed that faith is greater than the mountain.
Fiscally we have been prudent with wise management
of our resources. Proactively, as we seek to nurture
new seeds of faith in our church through vital and
dynamic programs and services, we must secure
additional resources that will work for us in supporting
our efforts.
Secure endowments have long been mainstays of
wealth for universities and hospitals, generating
perpetual restricted income, funding specific programs
and services. Like the tiniest mustard seed, which
grows into the largest of plants, diocesan restricted
endowments will nurture a multitude of lives through
specific ministries that foster strong faith by
strengthening our parishes and schools,; forming and
supporting our seminarians and clergy, growing our lay
formational and educational programs and broadening
our social services.
We are seeking to raise a minimum of $75 million to
facilitate not only keeping the faith, but living,
professing, witnessing and spreading it. Although the
goal is ambitious, we remain confident that it can be
achieved. Jesus said “if you have faith the size of a
mustard seed, you will say to the mountain, ‘move
from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing
will be impossible to you.”
Please remember our sick:
Anne Fleming, James Waggner, Anna Clarke, Doris Madelyn
Blackwell, Frances Regan, Sheila Lillis, Joseph Bozza, Henry
Schroeder, Kevin & Susan Walters, Tom Murphy, Donna DeSolis,
Krystal Rossi, Dr. Paul Miguez, Baby Max Pogers, John P. Tully,
Jr., David Stevens, Jane Magovern, Tiffany Hanke Benner, Charles
Williams, Bob Patrignelli **
Please pray for the deceased:
Nathan Hale, Paul Marion, Alida Scheuermann, Anne D.
Umbach, Stephen J. Kennelly, Peter O’Brien, Fr. John
St. Catharine—St. Margaret Parish Family
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
[email protected]
I spent my high school years in a boarding school
belonging to the Redemptorists in Limerick, in
Ireland. One of the very vivid memories that I have
of those days is the sound of the bells on Sunday
morning. These were not electronic bells: these were
those massive old bells with a different person
hanging at the end of each rope reaching up to the
individual massive bronze domes, that rang out
thunderously across the city.
Today I live in a house across the road from St.
Catharine Church where I am constantly called to
prayer throughout the day by the bells ringing out
across the lake. To me there is something very
comforting about that sound. Sometimes it transports
me back across the years to when I was sixteen years
old. The sound of those bells remind me of the words
of the poet Longfellow,
"for bells are the voice of the Church;
they have tones that touch and search,
the hearts of young and old, one sound to all..."
The bells of St. Catharine say, more eloquently than
we can ever hope to do so:
"come and hear what God has to say.
Come to the table, to the prayers and the word:
Come and find forgiveness"
The catalyst for my musing about bells and especially
the messages they proclaim, was that this week I
picked up a book from Msgr. Luebking's library
called "Live to Regret".
It is a mystery story set in Spring Lake. Much of the
action occurs around the Lake itself, some of the
action happens in the rectory, and the climax of the
story culminates in the chapel of the Sacred Heart in
St. Catharine Church, beneath which lies the body of
Martin Maloney's 18 year old daughter Catharine.
In the book the young girl's name is changed to
Brigid, but there is no escaping that this is about St.
The book is also about the struggle to find
forgiveness when the person who alone has the power
to forgive is suddenly taken by death, leaving the one
St. Catharine—St. Margaret Parish Family
who needs forgiveness wandering in an aimless
desert of despair and self recrimination. In the story,
this journey ends in St. Catharine Church, when the
main character in the story finds himself sitting in a
pew talking to the pastor of the parish, and observing:
"Forgiveness was what this case was all about.
People dying for want of it. People crushed under
forgiveness they never used.
I spoke to a nun about it the other day. She's
related to the town (Spring Lake) and to this
church. She has a theory about St. Brigid's (St
Catharine's), that it's a storehouse of forgiveness.
People stock it with forgiveness they can't deliver,
and sinners come after it because they can't live
For now, at least, the sound of the bells will strike
another chord for me.
Fr Harry Cullen
World Meeting of Families
The World Meeting of Families is the largest Catholic
gathering of families. It is held every three years and is
sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical council for the
Family. A theme is chosen that enlivens and energizes the
event while adding great depth of meaning to our
understanding of families. - Philadelphia 2015 is “LOVE is
Our Mission: The Family fully alive,” emphasizing the impact
of the love and life of families on our society. Since its
inception by Pope John Paul 11 in 1994, the World Meeting of
Families has strengthened the bonds of families across the
The Pope is Coming!
Yes, it’s official! The Holy Father will be present
to conclude the World Meeting of Families. It is
likely that Pope Francis will arrive for a public
welcome on the evening of Sept. 25 and end his
visit with a public Mass celebrated on the Parkway
on Sunday, Sept. 27. For Current Information visit:
The website is well organized with information on
the World Meeting of Families program and
schedule, ways to volunteer or donate, places to
stay, things to do. You can sign up for email
alerts, like the Facebook page, and follow the
Twitter account for more information as well.
January 31-February 1, 2015
MONDAY, February 9
Girl’s V Bball
Boy’s JV Bball
TUESDAY, February 10
Pastoral Care
Healthy Bones
Pastoral Care
CCD K-5Th Grade
CCD 6th -8th Grade
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, February 11
Women’s Bible Study
Pastoral Care
Girl’s JV Bball
Girl’s V Bball
Boy’s V Bball
Respect Life
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
4:30 PM
7:00 PM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
FRIDAY, February 13
Girl’s V Bball
Boy’s JV Bball
Boy’s V BBall
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
SATURDAY, February 14
1:00 PM
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.”
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
Second Collection
Total Cash Second Collection
Total Checks Second Collection
Contributions that come in the mail
Loose Cash
Total Miscellaneous
THURSDAY, February 12
Healthy Bones
Pastoral Care
Altar Sew/Craft Guild Hall
Girl’s JV Bball
Boy’s JV Bball
Girl’s V Bball
Children’s Choir
SUNDAY, February 8
Charismatic Prayer Group BLD
Regular Collection
Second Collection
End of Year Contributions
To 3 Special Projects
(24 Hr Streaming Video System; STEM Lab:
Pre-Kindergarten Class) As of 1-25-2015
Total Contributions $119,000.00
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.
Mark Your Calendars!
PUB NIGHT with Andy Cooney
Dinner Drinks & Dancing
The next meeting is Thursday, February 26th @ 7:00PM in
St. Margaret Hall.
St. Catharine School Gym
Saturday, March 28th
For further information contact Gretchen Stevens
732-213-7475. [email protected]
*seating limited call the rectory x169 for
St. Catharine—St. Margaret Parish Family
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
“These forty days of Lent, O Lord, with you we fast and pray.” This line from a popular hymn we sing in our
parishes during the season of Lent contains a very important truth. During the days and weeks of penance that
lie ahead --- from Ash Wednesday, February 18th until Holy Thursday, April 2nd --- it is with YOU, Lord, with
YOU we fast and pray. The model Jesus gave us for “these forty days” was his own experience of the desert and
the temptations that followed him there where he encountered Satan face to face. And yet, Jesus, there in the
desert --- alone, fasting and in intense prayer --- beat back the devil and triumphed over temptation, as strong and
as unrelenting as it was throughout those forty days.
We enter the desert of Lent like Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit, to face our devils, our temptations head on. But we
are not alone. “With YOU we fast and pray” is our song. The Lord Jesus Christ is with us. And so, too, is the
Church, the entire community of faith observing Lent. “With YOU, too, we fast and pray.” Here is what the
Catholic Church in the United States asks of us as baptized Catholics:
The days of fast (only one full meal) and abstinence (no meat) are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence (no meat).
Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast (only one full meal) as above. From the age of 14, people
are also obliged to abstain (no meat: this obligation prohibits the eating of meat, but not eggs, milk products or
condiments of any kind, even though made from animal fat).
The obligation to observe the laws of fast and abstinence is a serious one for Catholics. Failure to observe one
penitential day in itself is not considered a serious sin. It is the failure to observe any penitential days at all, or a
substantial number of days, which must be considered serious.
The obligation, the privilege really, of receiving the Eucharist at least once a year --- often called “Easter duty” --for those in the state of grace should still be fulfilled during the period from the First Sunday of Lent, February
22nd to Trinity Sunday, May 31st. However, the Church’s law does permit this precept to be fulfilled at another
time during the year when there is a just cause.
I want to encourage Catholics to get to confession and to make use of the sacrifices and traditions that have
always been part of our Lenten practices in the Church.
We do, indeed, fast and pray with the Lord Jesus and with our fellow Catholics. May this Lent be a time of
penance, grace and joy for us all.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Bishop of Trenton
St. Catharine—St. Margaret Parish Family
Memorial Mass
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 February 1, 2015.
Rev. Leonard P. Lang r/b Mary Hogan
Theresa Matuch Gocecki r/b Cindy Graves
Richard J. Burke r/b Helen Burke
Knights of Columbus
Leviticus tells us that the Life of a living body is in its blood and
therefore we have the opportunity to donate what is most
precious to us, a portion of our life, our blood, to others.
Because we will never know who receives it, it becomes the
ultimate gift and act of charity.
The Spring Lake Knights of Columbus Council 5611 blood
drive will take place on Saint Valentine’s Day, February 14
between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Saint Rose Parking lot,
607 7th Ave, Belmar.
While walk-in donors are always welcome a donation
appointment can be made with Rich Wagner at 732-672-9594 or
on line at and typing in KoC 5611
in the sponsor search drop down.
The Center in Asbury Park
Get meal containers on Sunday, February 15 and
return filled meal containers on Sunday, February
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 3rd 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
These people are our
brothers and sisters in need. Please help them.
St. Catharine—St. Margaret Parish Family
St. Catharine School News
Breakfast to celebrate St. Patrick
on Sunday, March 8th
Please join us on Sunday, March 8th
from 8am-10am at Applebee's (2007
Highway 35 in Wall Township) for
Children, parents,
grandparents, friends and leprechauns are
all welcome. Breakfast will include 2
scrambled eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 sausages, a
beverage...and possibly a sighting of St.
Patrick! Breakfast will be served by the
8th Grade Students and their parents.
Funds raised will be used to offset the
cost of graduation activities for the SCS
Class of 2015. Tickets must be purchased prior to the
breakfast and are $12 each. Tickets be obtained by
contacting Maureen Martin at 732-233-7961.
The Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick's
Day Parade Committee
The Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee recently announced that Paul Caverly, Belmar, will be this year's
Grand Marshal and Jane Donovan, Manasquan, will be the Deputy
Grand Marshal.
On Friday, February 27, the committee will host 5th Annual
Evening of Irish Culture featuring the Patricia Murphy School of
Irish Dance. Dance music will also be
provided by Round the House. The
event will be held at the Waterview Pavilion, State Highway 35, Belmar from
6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Tickets, which must
be purchased in advance through Feb.
16, cost $65 each and include cocktail
hour, a four-course dinner and open
bar. For questions contact [email protected] For more information on the parade or any of the upcoming events, log on to the parade
committee’s website:
The Grand Marshal and Deputy Grand Marshal of the parade will
be sworn in Saturday, February 28, at the Investiture Mass which
will take place at Saint Rose Church in Belmar at 10 a.m.
An Investiture Luncheon will immediately follow at Doolan’s
Shore Club, Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights. The luncheon donation is $30. For more information or tickets call Bill O’Connell at 732 280-2143.
St. Catharine Classics News
March 12: St. Patrick's Party, St. Catharine's Cafeteria.
April 14: Spiritual Day at San Alfonso Retreat .
May (Watch bulletin for date) Kent Elwell of Oppenheimer will
speak on Getting Your Financial House in Order.
June 14: Concert of Sacred Music St. Catharine Church.
Liturgical Ministry Schedule for St. Margaret Church Saturday, February 14th & Sunday, February 15th
SAT. 4:30PM
SUN. 8:30AM
SUN. 10:00AM
SUN. 11:30AM
Fr. Morley
Fr. Cullen
Fr. Gallagher
Fr. Padovani
Will Murphy
Todd Bennet
Phillip Bennet
Hailey Hathaway
Shane Killeen
Shane Panzini
Michael & Joseph White
Matthew Downey
Brigit Kane
Michele McMahon
Nancy Blanchet
Diana Paradis
Olivia Confrey
Liam Miksic
George Kruse
Kate Stedronski
Ramon Cuasay
Eucharistic Minister
Carol Gerrard
Candace Brandmayr
Frank DeFillippo
Donna Schrader
Carl or Marie Agliozzo
Kathleen McCarthy
Lourdes Cuasay
Kay Cosgrove
Altar Server
Liturgical Ministry Schedule for St. Catharine Church Saturday, February 14th & Sunday, February 15th
SAT. 5:00PM
SUN. 7:00AM
SUN. 9:00AM
SUN. 10:30AM
Fr. Weiser
Fr. Pecklers
Fr. Will
Fr. Weiser
Emma Sprang
Maeve Sprang
Erin McBride
Betsey Sheprow
Clare Eckel
Mary Gowen
Matthew Gowen
Frank Ryan
Danny McDonald
Jack Crawford
Andrew Gowen
Sr. Carole McKenthun
Tim & Erin McInerney
Kaitlynne Cies
Geoffrey Schroeder
Barbara Harrigan
Eucharistic Minister
Matthew Sheprow
Paul Farrell
Robert or Jerelyn
Myles Dolan
Elaine Molen
Hugh Meehan
Altar Server
Karolee Kowal
Liturgical Ministry Schedule for St. Catharine Chapel Saturday, February 14th & Sunday, February 15th
Fr. Cullen
Altar Server
Fiona O’Brien
Kaitlyn Hammond
Olivia Maddalone
Morgan Crowley
Rosemary Frontero
Eucharistic Minister
Attention Parish Pay Participants
We have begun our 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 Giving.
Parish Pastoral Council
The council held it second meeting on January 24. A
discussion focused on the Diocesan publication “Led by the
Spirit” as a framework to help guide the council in moving
forward. The main focus of the discussion was the need to
reach out to the parish and through investigation and enquiry
to determine and prioritize the needs of the parish. The
council discussed the option of instituting a questionnaire to
the members of the parish to enlist their concerns and
recommendations. The council also discussed and decided
to act on the initiative of consulting with the many different
ministries and organizations that already exist within the
parish. To this end, members of the council will pair up and
visit with, and consult with each group during one of their
regularly scheduled meetings, listen to their needs and
concerns, remind them of the mission and vision of the
parish, and report back to the council. A younger member of
the council recommended that we get input from students in
the CCD program related to scheduling of CCD classes and
other issues. The council decided to meet once a month
formally, on the last Saturday of the month, for two hours.
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.
St. Catharine—St. Margaret Parish Family
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
All men are welcome.
CARE: 732-449-5765
If you are going into the hospital, our priests will be happy to anoint you
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, March 3, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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]
[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 Parish Family
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, March 5th 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, March 10th at 7:30 PM in the
Some Interesting People Facts
According to a press release from the Association of Jesuit
Colleges and Universities, nine percent of the 114th
Congress are Jesuit college and university alumni. Among
the 535 members, 47 graduated from Jesuit Colleges or
universities. Of these, 11 are in the Senate and 36 are in the
House of Representatives. Georgetown University has the
most with 23, followed by Boston College with six, and four
from Fordham University.
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 Catherine Pavincich at 732-449-5623 or at
[email protected]
To, Christine Valori, our January winner of the St.
Catharine-St. Margaret Parish 50/50!
St. Catharine ~ St. Margaret Parish Family
215 Essex Avenue
Spring Lake, New Jersey 07762
Parish Administration
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
PARISH E-MAIL: [email protected]
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
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 -
St. Catharine School
Weekday Mass for individual classes: 9:00AM
on Wednesdays and Fridays during the school
[email protected]
4:00 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.
Parish Council
Finance Council
Altar Sewing & Crafts Guild
Bereavement Group
CYO Youth Group
Health Ministry
Holy Innocents Society
Knights of Columbus
Respect Life Committee
School PTA
Social Concerns
Third Order of Mt Carmel
Susan Marks
PJ McMenamin
Madelyn Curtis
Sr. Margaret Tierney
Mark McNulty
Cathi Breslin
Marion Mullarkey
Tom Dorney
Joan McGurty
Angelo Moliterno
Barbara Griffin
Janet Schneider
Dave Wright
James Morrissey
732-449-5765 x124
732-449-5765 x125
And Finally…. Some Catholic Humor
Six-year old Angie and her four-year old brother Joel were sitting together in
church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had
had enough.
"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men
standing by the door?
They're hushers."
St. Catharine Chapel Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 PM
St. Margaret Church Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Adult Education
Buildings & Grounds
Envelopes, Registration
Music Office
Pastoral Care
Youth Ministry
Tax Letters
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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