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St. Catherine of Siena is the
Patron Saint of Italy and a
Doctor of the Church.
She was born Catherine
Benincasa in Siena in 1347. At
an early age, she joined the
Third Order of Saint Dominic in
which she gained a reputation
for great sanctity. Recognizing
her holiness and wisdom, many
followed her leadership in her
devotion to the poor. She
labored incessantly and with
fiery zeal for the unity of the
Church and was a devoted
champion of the Papacy.
She died in Rome in 1380 after
a remarkable life, leaving a
outstanding spiritual treatises.
Saint Catherine was canonized
Her Feast occurs on April 29.
Photo courtesy of Hugh O'Connor
Kidshine at St. Catherine's - June 22 to June 26, 2015
KIDSHINE is a traveling performing arts day camp that provides
kids with a fun-filled, week-long, experience. Designed for kids
entering grades 3 through 8, the camp culminates with an hour
long original musical performed on Friday night.
Click here for more information and to register!
Why should I go to KidShine? Watch this video!
St. Catherine of Siena Carnival of Fun
Special features this year will include LIVE nightly
entertainment . . . join the Sound Beach
Community Band on Tuesday night, Gunsmoke on
Wednesday night, Tony Reno on Thursday night,
and watch for Elvis to make an appearance on
Friday night! Show your school’s spirit at “School-
Spirit Night”. As always enjoy great food and
exciting rides and games. There will be fun for the
whole family! Tickets for the raffle will be available
soon and we have new and exciting prizes this year
including a week in St. Thomas! More information
can be found here.
Save the Date!
July 7 - 11, 2015
Conductor Mark Kaczmarczyk leads the Festival
Chorus, soloists and orchestra in Gabriel Faure's
ethereal Requiem. Guitar virtuoso Daniel Lippel
opens the program with Rodrigo's dazzling
Concierto de Aranquez for guitar and orchestra,
evoking dance melodies of Spain.
More information and tickets here.
St. Catherine of Siena Concert Series
|Saturday, April 25
St. Catherine of Siena Scholarships - Apply Now!
Attention all graduating high school seniors! Applications for the 2015 scholarships
are now available HERE.
The St. Catherine Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and awards to graduating
high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership
skills through their participation in church, school and community service activities.
The scholarships and awards are funded by contributions from individual
parishioners and corporate donors to the St. Catherine Scholarship Fund.
Completed applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2015.
The bishops are requiring that at minimum every 5 years a person’s certification for
Protecting God’s Children be updated. We realize that this may not be something that
people are happy about however it is an absolute requirement.
Those who have taken the session in the last 5 years do not need to renew at this
time. We encourage all other volunteers to renew by June 1.
The update can easily be done on a computer at home by clicking on the link below:
Instructions for Virtus Online Re-Certification Process
We all must keep in mind that the whole purpose of this is to ensure the safety of
our children and those who are vulnerable.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Msgr. Detscher at the rectory, or
Betty Lundgren at ext. 331.
Protecting God's Children Re-Certification Process
St. Catherine's Support Circle
Topic: “The Corner Office - Perspective 4.0”
When: Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lucey Parish Hall
More information here
Special On-Site Training is being offered:
With our Carnival coming up, our need for volunteers increases. In an effort to make
this renewal process as simple as possible, especially for those who would rather not
use a computer to renew their certification, the diocese has scheduled renewal
sessions here at St. Catherine’s in the Lucey Parish Hall. The dates are:
Light lunch will be provided.
- Sunday, May 3 – 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Light dinner will be provided.
- Wednesday, June 10 – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required - please visit www.virtus.org to register for one of these
Note: These sessions are RENEWAL sessions only. New volunteers must
register for separate sessions.
We invite all parishioners to become a volunteer, in any capacity, here at St.
Catherine's. Please visit www.virtus.org to register for a New Volunteer Training
session that is convenient for you.