Saint Catherine Bulletin

March 18, 2018


Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 18, 2018




Processional Hymn: Credo # 158 Verses 1,2 & 5

From Ashes to he Living Font

Gradual (Psalm 51)

Create a clean heart, a clean heart in me O God

Offertory Hymn: Credo # 528

Grant to us O Lord

Communion Hymn:

Oh come an mourn with me awhile!
See, Mary calls us to her side;
Oh come and let us mourn with her;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Have we no tears to shed for Him,
While soldiers scoff and crowds deride?
Ah! Look how patiently He hangs;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Seven times He spoke, seven words of love,
And all three hours His silence cried
For mercy on the souls of men;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Come take thy stand beneath the Cross
And let the blood from out that Side
Fall gently on thee, drop by drop,
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Recessional Hymn: Credo # 671

Abide with me





Mass and Blessing of Palms 5:00 & 6:30 PM

Morning Mass and Blessing of Palms: 7:30; 9:00; 10:30 and 12:00


9:00 will be the Novus Ordo: (New Mass: English)

12 Noon Mass will be a Solemn High Latin Mass

(this Mass will be about 2 hours) We are doing this because the traditional Mass Ritual is very long and complicated and very Beautiful, and there is not enough time at 9:00 am. This is only for Palm Sunday. Easter we resume regular schedule.

Palm Crosses can be picked up after Mass in the Parish Hall, those attending the 12:00 Latin should get them before Mass






Monday St. Joseph Day

Blessing of Joseph Bread at all Masses

8:00; 12:00 and 7:00

Adoration all Day: Confession 6:00—6:50 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am Mass

Wed. 8:00 am Mass 7:00 St. Joseph Novena Mass:

7:45 Bible Study

Thurs. 8:00 Mass

Fri 8:00: 12: 7:00 Mass

Stations after the 12, & 7:00 Masses

Confession 6:00—6:50 pm

Holy Name Fish Fry Dinner 4:00—6:30 pm

Sat. 8:00 am



Sat. 5:00 and 6:30 pm Mass

Sun. 7:30; 9:00; 10:30

12:00 Sung High LATIN Mass

Blessing of Palms at all Masses

7:00 pm Tenebrea

Plan to attend the Sunday Evening Liturgy of Tenebrea. This is a beautiful Choral Liturgy, the Parish Choir will lead us in Prayer and Meditation by Word and Song into a prayerful encounter of Christ as He begins the Passion. The Movement of Light to Darkness reminds us of the disciples who one by one abandoned our Lord.






Baptized in Water and the Spirit

The parish community welcomed Jacob Dillinger Chalk, Austin Robert Schmitt, Luca Mateo Schwark, who were Baptized into the Catholic faith on Saturday, March 10th.






Memorial Flowers and Palm Cross Order Forms are available in the Narthex as you leave Church.






Atlantic City Bus Trip to the Tropicana Casino on Sunday, April 29th. The cost is $25.00 per person with $25.00 back in slot cash. The reserve your spot call Rich at 732-787-1953.




EASTER BUNNY And Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by our C. Y. O, Rosary Altar Society and Holy Name Society

Palm Sunday, March 25

Parish Hall 8:00am - 12:00noon.

pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, coffee, tea, etc. etc,

Children’s Easter celebration and Egg Hunt from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for ages 3 to 12 in the parish hall and grounds.




Palm Cross Orders

Please pick up your Palm Crosses at the Parish Hall on Palm Sunday after the Masses




Monday: March 19 Feast of St. Joseph

Universal Patron of the Holy Church

Mass with the Blessing and Distribution of the St. Joseph Bread at all the Day’s Masses.

Prayer to St. Joseph; Universal Patron of the Church

O most powerful patriarch, Saint Joseph, patron of that universal Church which has always invoked thee in anxieties and tribulations; from the lofty seat of thy glory lovingly regard the Catholic world. Let it move thy paternal heart to see the mystical spouse of Christ weakened by sorrow and persecuted by powerful enemies. We beseech thee, by the most bitter suffering thou didst experience on earth, to wipe away in mercy the tears of the faithful, to defend and liberate Her, and to intercede with the Giver of peace and charity, that every hostile power being overcome and every error being destroyed, the whole Church may serve the God of all blessings in perfect liberty. Amen.

St. Joseph Pray for Us




A scholarship is being offered by the St. Bridget’s Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian, is offering a scholarship to a qualified senior student residing in Monmouth County enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college for September 2018. Applications for the Catherine Dean Community Service Scholarship the application must be postmarked by April 30th. The winner will be selected based on a competitive ranking score based on: Grade Point Average; Character and Leadership (community service and extra –curricular activities)

Writing skills. The required topic for the essay is Who is the most influential women in Irish History? Contact Mary Ellen O’Halloran at to obtain an application for the scholarship.




Mondays in Lent:

Morning Mass: 8:00am

Rosary offered after Mass.

Confessions: 6:00 to 6:50pm

Novena Masses: 12:00noon & 7:00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


Tuesdays in Lent

Morning Mass: 8:00am

Rosary offered after Mass.


Wednesday in Lent:

Morning Mass: 8:00am

Rosary offered after Mass

Evening Mass: St. Joseph’s Novena

Bible Study: 7:45pm (In Church)


Thursdays in Lent:

Morning Mass: 8:00am

Rosary offered after Mass

Spirituality with Lenten Soup

“Journey in Lent Through Prayer”


Our journey will include Healing Prayer, Praying with our Children (young and adult), praying for persons with addictions and many other areas of prayer on our Lenten Journey. We will meet in the school. 6:30pm to 8:00pm on March 8, March 15 and March 22. Mrs. J. Callahan, presenter.


Fridays in Lent:

Morning Mass: 8:00am

Rosary offered after Mass

Noon Mass: 12:00noon followed by Stations

Holy name Fish Fry 4:00 to 6:00pm

Confessions: 6:00 to 6:50pm

Evening 7:00pm Mass followed by Stations


Saturdays in Lent:

That Man is You: Men’s Group in school 6:30am

Morning Novena Mass (O. L. P. H.) 8:00am

Rosary offered after Mass.

Confessions in Lent:

Saturday; 3:00 to 4:00pm

Monday and Friday: 6:00 to 6:50pm

All Catholic people are called to Penance during Lent. Meat is not eaten on Fridays in Lent.

Try keeping the fast as you are able for the whole forty days. 1 full (not extravagant) meal and two small Collations. also try making a few other fast days meatless.

The whole point of Penance is to grow in spiritual strength as we seek to grow more and more in the image of Christ. Prayer and Penance will lead us to the expression of our faith, a great Charity toward our neighbor.

God bless you as we continue the Fast








Wednesday Evening

Bible Study

Join us as we study God’s Holy Word.

Wednesday 7:45—8:30 pm in Church

Father Dan leads the study in an informal and easy to follow format.








Men’s Faith Formation Program

Saturday Mornings 6:30am in the school building. All men of the parish are warmly welcome to attend these great sessions. Coffee and rolls, bagels provided. Just come with an open heart and mind. This season presents a picture of God as Father understanding the three rolls of the father, the heart of the father and how God uses the Father and the mind of the father enlightened by God’s grace. Plan on attending.








Lenten Fish Fry

Ending on Good Friday, (March 30th)

4:00 to 6:30pm Parish Hall.



4:00 to 6:30pm

Parish Hall



Fish $9.00 Shrimp, Crab Cake or Combo (choice of two items) $10.00

 Seafood Platter (all three items) $12.00

Clam Strips in a cup $3.00

Soup $2.00 All dinners include French fries and coleslaw.

Coffee and Tea available with complementary Iced Tea.



What ever you do Don’t miss out! Plan to make it

Your Lenten tradition










In your charity please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends who have asked for our prayers: Maria Lonseth, Mary Ann Piatkowski, Colleen Kane, Michael Marciano, Elizabeth Dean, Barbara Hunter, Leonard Carriero. Veronica D’Errico, Julia Gorman, Thomas D. Murphy, Ana Oliveira, Virginia Cannizzaro, Michael Brothers, Paul Friedman, Deborah Snyder, Theresa Marks, Sheila Buxton, Margaret Cascone, Ryan Hansen, Rachel O’Brien, Melissa Dorsa Granant, Taryn Hussey, Maureen Farrell, Rich Callahan, Robert Bonner, and for the faithful departed: Rachel Wieczenski

God, our loving Father, look with kindness on our brothers and sisters who seek Your care. In Your mercy grant health to the sick; comfort to the sorrowful, peace to the troubled, joy to the weary and eternal rest to those whose work on earth is done, and all for Jesus’ sake. Amen





Prayer for those serving in our military

Please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends serving this nation at home and abroad.

Suzanne Striedl, Michael Dwan, Major Mark Paige, USMC, Patrick Gallagher,

Prayer: O God who art the lover of peace and concord. Grant to these thy servants who serve this nation, grace and strength. Preserve them we pray and shield them from all danger of body and soul; and hasten the day when thy shall return to their homes and loved ones, through Christ our Lord. Amen





O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and law enforcement officers everywhere. Protect them from harm. In the performance of their duty to stop crime, robbery, riots and violence. We pray, help them keep our streets and homes safe, day and night. We commend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous. Grant them strength and courage in their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women. Grant them your almighty protection. Unite them safely with their families after duty has ended. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of police, pray for them.

Remember all these Intentions, as we offer our daily prayers.







How do you prepare for Lent?

How have you prepared in the past? What are your ideas about what should happen during Lent?

We have the traditional Catholic practices of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. So, we pray more than usual, or we pray with different emphases. We eat smaller or fewer meals or give up a favorite food or drink group. We give more of our resources or give them specifically to special works of mercy during Lent.

But, you might think, how do I prepare myself for this season? What needs to happen within so that I can practice with more integrity and intention whatever I’m doing on the outside?

There are plenty of ideas for actions and practices during Lent; coming up with ideas usually is not the problem. But we don’t want to do anything simply to be doing it, even if it’s a good thing. We don’t want to make a list of merciful works so that we can place a checkmark beside each one as we accomplish it.

It’s good to have a plan for doing. It’s also good to have a plan for being.

How do I want to be during Lent this year? More quiet and thoughtful? More open to God’s desires? Better able to sit with people who need me? More attentive to sacred readings, whether in church or in private? Do I need to be more compassionate toward my own fears and failings? Do I need to become more courageous about using the gifts God has given me?

In the days prior to Lent, try one or more of these suggestions.

1. Ask God, every day, “What does my soul need?” Just ask, and wait quietly. Because we’re very good at fooling ourselves about how we’re doing, it might take several days of praying this question before we’re truly open and humble enough to know the answer.

2. Ask God, every day, “What about my life makes you happy?” Yes, when God looks at your life, some parts of it—perhaps many aspects of it—bring joy to God’s heart. Think of how your children or grandchildren or other people close to you make you happy. God is in relationship with you, which means that your sins grieve God’s heart, but also that your growth and love and freedom and kindness bring joy to God of the universe. Again, you will probably need to pray this a few times before you are willing to consider that you give God pleasure, that you make God happy in any way. Stick with this little prayer and keep listening.

3. Tell God, and yourself, every day, “I want to be open to the graces of this Lenten season.” Maybe you’re not open right now, or you’re not as open and willing as you’d like to be or think you should be. What else is new? We can always open our lives a bit more, let go of more stuff, listen better, and do more quickly and passionately what we know helps nurture God’s kingdom on earth.

This is a beginning: three short and simple prayer starters to ready yourself for the holy season.



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