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.