February 2, 2014 UNITED HEARTS PRAYER LINE PARISH The number to call for prayer requests, or if you wish to pray with us, is 622-2094. This year, World Marriage Day takes place on February 9. It is an observance sponsored by the American Organization of Worldwide Marriage Encounter, associated with the Catholic Marriage Encounter movement and observed on the second Sunday of February each year. In 1983, it was designated to be World Marriage Day to honor the husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. St. Catherine will celebrate this event with a renewal of Marriage Vows at the 9 a.m. Mass. A reception in the church hall will follow. TRIP TO ITALY WITH FOCUS ON TUSCANY REGION Join Fr. Paul Montminy and Fr. Ray Labrie for a fantastic trip to Italy, October 6-17 with highlights in Rome (with a papal visit), Assisi, Siena, Montecatini, Terme, San Gimignano, Winery Tour, Florence and a Tuscan Feast. The trip is 12 days with 15 meals included. For more information or for a brochure, contact Fr. Paul at 622-4966. Double rate is $3,729 and single rate is $4,299. An information night will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. JUBILEE PILGRIMAGE TO NOTRE-DAME Join Bishop Libasci on pilgrimage to Quebec City to celebrate Notre Dame’s 350th anniversary July 16-18. Travel package includes, Deluxe Motor Coach, hotel accommodations (2 nights), two breakfasts at the hotel, one dinner in Quebec City, and a visit to the Shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupre. Cost is $549 twin occupancy in the Old City or $449 twin occupancy outside the Old City. A deposit of $100 per person is due by March 15. To make a reservation, call 1-800-653-0017. ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA The hallways will be a bit quieter this week as all students settle into their mid-term exams. This is a welcomed calm after a very full ‘n fun Catholic Schools Week. From Grandparents’ Day to Rock-a-thon, bowling and a fabulous Charity Purple Cup event, we are grateful for all we share within our community. Congratulations again to 5th grade artist, Adrianna Cartier. We have just learned that she earned 1st place at the State level for the Smokey the Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. Her poster will now be submitted to the New England-level competition. All the best, Adrianna! Our 5th and 6th grade students will participate in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee Program. Recently, the school-wide Oral Bee took place with representatives from each 5th and 6th grade classroom. The top 5 students from each class participated. These 20 students competed until we were faced with just two standing (outstanding) spellers! Congratulations to Lauren Barry, who earned 1st place, and Dylan Baransky who will be the alternate, if needed. Lauren will participate in the State Bee held at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH on March 1. Challenging Minds. Sharing Our Faith. Cherishing Families. Visit our website at: www.saintcatherineschoolnh.com CATHOLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT St. Catherine Parish through the generous support of the parishioners and parents, maintains a dynamic school of which we are very proud. The parish subsidizes families who are registered with a "supported student tuition rate." The minimal criteria for support includes: * Registration as members of St. Catherine Parish * Contributor on record in the parish (envelope users) * Active participation at weekend Masses and in the life of the parish. All three criteria must be met and verified with Fr. Paul's signature and the parish seal affixed to each Supported Student Form. DONATION TAX STATEMENTS FOR 2013 Statements for contributions made to St. Catherine of Siena in 2013 are available by calling the rectory. Please call ahead to give us time to prepare the statement for you. Please note that statements are only available for recorded envelope users. Thank you for your support. Men of St. Joseph meet once a month on the 2nd Saturday from 8 -10 a.m. We begin with Mass and a rosary followed by a full breakfast and a keynote presentation by a special guest speaker. Join us on February 8, as we hear from Tom Pietropaoli, the Evangelist at St. Michael Church in Exeter. Think of this as a short monthly retreat to deepen your faith and keep your priorities in order. Visit “The Men of St. Joseph” on the web or call Rob Hayes at 785-8855. WOMEN OF MARY Women of Mary is a new group to St. Catherine Parish that will serve as a monthly mini-retreat for enrichment and spiritual growth. The group is open to all women, parishioners or not, and will provide an excellent opportunity for prayer, reflection, and conversation. The meetings will be held on the 1st Saturday of each month, from 8-10 a.m. at St. Catherine. The morning begins with Mass with Fr. Paul at 8 a.m. followed by a recitation of the Holy Rosary, breakfast, conversation, and will end with a presentation from a keynote speaker. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW As we journey together into the beautiful liturgical season of Ordinary Time, join us for a multi-part study of the Gospel according to St. Matthew beginning February 6 at 9:45 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. This year marks the return to Sunday Cycle A, when we will be hearing a lot from Matthew. This is a great opportunity to come together for prayer, discussion, and study in preparation for our Eucharistic celebrations. JESUS WAS BORN IN A SHELTER The box at the main entrance of the church is to collect items for those who live in shelters in Manchester. The needs for February are: hand lotions, toilet paper, Band-Aids, and kitchen sized trash bags. Thank you for your generous support. MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 4:00 SUNDAY 7:30 9:00 11:00 Holy Family Academy is currently accepting qualified students in grades 7-12 for the 2014-2015 academic year. A winter Open House for prospective students will be held on Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m. Come and See Days will be held during February 10-21 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn about the Academy’s program of excellence. For more information call 644-7247. INTERFAITH WOMEN OF NH…formerly known as Women of Faith, is a Manchester area group of women of many faiths who gather to share religious beliefs, cultures and traditions, and to develop understanding and friendship among themselves. All women are invited to a discussion of the book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman, on Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at Brookside Congregational Church. Rev. Dr. Dawn Berry, Pastor of Brookside, will facilitate the discussion. Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance. RSVP to [email protected] or call Karen at 6416834. FEBRUARY 2 PARISHIONERS OF ST. CATHERINE SAMUEL A. SHIEPE by the family CLARA BEAULE by Andre Beaule MARY PILLSBURY BROWN by Joe & Signe McQuaid BEN ROY by his wife, Gloria JOHN AYLWARD by Conrad & Vivian Moran MONDAY-THURSDAY Morning Prayer 8:30 a.m. MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 SAINT BLAISE, bishop, martyr SAINT ANSGAR, bishop 9:00 TUESDAY 9:00 LORETTA MEHIGAN by the Mehigan Trust FEBRUARY 4 JULIA DUDEK by her daughter, Donna Dudek WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5 SAINT AGATHA, virgin, martyr 9:00 MARGARET WHITEHOUSE by Joe & Signe McQuaid 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 SAINT PAUL MIKI, companions, martyrs 9:00 SATURDAY 4:00 HOLY FAMILY ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE REGENT LACHANCE by Bob & Lorie Cochran (1st Anniv.) SUNDAY 7:30 9:00 11:00 PAUL VACHON by Sue Vachon FEBRUARY 8 PARISHIONERS OF ST. CATHERINE FEBRUARY 9 VIRGINIA FLYNN, ROBERT FLYNN AND JOHN LETVINCHUK TIM HUFF by the family ROBERT HAMILTON by his wife, Anne MARY DOBENS by Francois & Marie Ledoux JOHN AYLWARD by Conrad & Vivian Moran THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT January 25/26 Checks: $ 7,176.00 Loose: $ 3,147.00 E-Give: $ 1,328.00 Total: $11,651.00 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN as of January 21, 2014 Total Pledges: $ 963,051.81 Total Cash Received: $ 442,393.01 Thank you for your continued support Our Parish Goal: $1,700,000.00 UPCOMING EVENTS WITH THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: THE SWEETHEART BALL FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE The Knights of Columbus Marian Council 5748 will sponsor a dance for fathers and daughters of all ages Friday, February 7 from 7:30-10 p.m. in St. Catherine School gym. There will be appetizers, a DJ, pictures, prizes and fun. Buy your tickets prior to February 3 and pay $25 a couple. Otherwise, tickets are $35 per couple after February 3. Any additional daughters are free. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Reserve your tickets now by calling Brad Nichols at 644-8697. SAVE THE DATE The Knights of Columbus Fifth Annual Msgr. Hannigan Irish Supper will be held on March 29, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Watch for details and ticket information in future bulletins. THE 700 CLUB The Knights of Columbus Marian Council #5748 would like to invite you to join in the 700 Club for a chance to win money all year long. Drawings are held nightly. Contact Aaron Losier to purchase tickets at 647-2661. Proceeds benefit all of the Knights of Columbus’ causes including donations for the Capital Campaign, Scholarships, and support for our Seminarians. CALLING ALL TRAIN COLLECTORS Are you a model train collector or did you have a fascination for model trains as a child? St. Catherine Parish could use your help in leading a committee of volunteers to transform the school cafe into a modeltrain lover's paradise for the 2014 Parish Fair in November. Imagine excited model train enthusiasts admiring hundreds of miniature train cars, classic locomotives and elaborate layouts running on hundreds of feet of track! If interested, contact the parish office. LOST AND FOUND For any of you who may have misplaced any gloves, hats, glasses, scarves etc. we would like you to please check the Lost And Found bin located near the Sacristy. CURSILLO NEWS The next scheduled weekend for Men is March 6-9 and for Women on March 27-30. If you have any questions about Cursillo or would like more information, please contact Geoff Ashman at 627-8898. You may also send an email at [email protected] THURSDAYS ON PENNACOOK STREET At 7:35 a.m., the first car to arrive at Planned Parenthood had two young women inside. The driver spoke to the prayer volunteers and accepted some literature. She said, “I am not ready to have a child.” She also said she was not emotionally stable enough and that adoption would be too difficult to handle. She went in for the RU486 (chemical abortion), which allows women to leave and have the abortion at home. Most women going in for an abortion on this Thursday appeared to be in their thirties. One car had two baby car seats in the back. Later, a woman moved her car from the opposite side of the driveway to the PP entrance to help her friend walk a few feet to the car after having her abortion. When they drove past the prayer volunteers, the passenger was crying with her hands on her stomach. A man waited for hours with a very young child in the vehicle. Children are not allowed inside the building on Thursdays, as they often cause a change of heart in abortion-minded women. Prayer volunteers from this parish and parishes from all over our Diocese pray outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Manchester and offer assistance to women unsure about their decision to abort. These stories are their eyewitness accounts. There are 20 to 30 surgical abortions performed every Thursday. Contact Cathy Kelley at 483-5177 or [email protected] or visit www.prayforlifecenter.org to be a prayer volunteer. YOUTH GROUP NEWS Come join us for spirituality service to others and socializing. The topics for upcoming meetings are: February 2: Super Bowl Sunday Sledding 2-3 p.m. February 9: Fruits of the Holy Spirit- Understanding JUNIOR HIGH NEWS Special Notice for all Jr. High students: Our annual Lock-In will be February 14-1 5 at Hampshire Hills. We will be leaving from the church at 8 p.m. on February 14 and will return at 6 a.m. the following day. The cost is $40. If interested, call or email Mrs. Brockway. A SPECIAL G.A.P. NIGHT The second G.A.P. night for Edge students and their families will take place on Sunday, February 16 from 67 p.m. in the church hall. All families and parishioners are invited to join us for what promises to be a wonderful talk. Our guests will be the Duffley family. They traveled to places devastated by hurricane Katrina to help build homes. Their son, Christopher, has Autism. Christopher is an amazing singer who began to blossom when he sang with other volunteers at "8 Days of Hope." Now his singing ministry has brought him all over the country performing with famous singers in front of huge crowds. You are invited to view a performance of Christopher singing with Michael Bolton and Kelly Rowland on the web at www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/Christopherduffley-performs-winter-ball-autism.