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St. Catherine of Siena Church

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2503 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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St. Catherine of Siena Church

Welcome to St Catherine of Siena Parish!

QUICK UPDATES - Please see our CURRENT EVENTS Section and the Sunday bulletin for a full list and more details about the announcements below.

Join us for an EASTER EGG HUNT immediately following the 10 AM Mass on Easter Sunday (starting at approximately 11:20am ). All children from toddlers to age 12 are welcome. This is a FREEevent, sponsored by the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Music Ministry. 

**The best way to get your kids to Mass is to get them involved!!
If your child is interested in singing with us for Easter and the Easter Season, we would LOVE to see you.

We will be practicing at St. Catherine's STARTING APRIL 1: (Tuesdays 4:45pm-5:45pm / Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm)
Tues, April 15: 4:45-5:45pm AND Thurs, April 17: 4:15-5:15pm
We hope to see you there!!

**** HOLY WEEK 2014

The central and holiest week of the year for Christians will begin Sunday, April 13—Passion Sunday, which we know as Palm Sunday. Below is our Holy Week Schedule. Plan now to be present for at least some of these events. I especially invite you to two:

  • On Holy Thursday, at 6PM our parish covered dish supper, followed by Mass with the washing of feet.

  • The outdoor VIA CRUCIS on Good Friday at 7PM, presented bi-lingually by our Hispanic Community, and concluding with a service of Holy Communion.


The Sacred Triduum

HOLY THURSDAY
9:00 AM Morning Prayer

6:00 PM Covered Dish Supper – Martin Center

7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until the Tenebrae service begins.


10:00 PM Tenebrae– a service “from light to darkness.” Candles and lights are extinguished during the reading of the psalms to remind us that once arrested, Jesus was no longer present.
 
 
GOOD FRIDAY
9:00 AM Morning Prayer


Noon The church will be open for quiet prayer.  Booklets will be available for those who wish to make the Stations of the Cross privately.
 
3:00 PM Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7:00 PM Via Crucis outdoors
 
HOLY SATURDAY
9:00 AM Morning Prayer
 
4:30 PM Blessing of Easter Food in the Pastoral Center Chapel

 
8:00 PM Easter Vigil beginning with the lighting of the new fire representing the light of Christ risen and among us.
 
EASTER SUNDAY
8:00, 10:00 and 12:00 Masses in English
2:00 Mass in Spanish
 

**Fr. Hynes has a new blog post concerning Temptation.  What are your thoughts? 
His blog can found at the Pastor's Desk link on the side menu.

**Did you know that St. Catherine of Siena is on Facebook and Twitter now?

www.facebook.com/scswilmde.org  https://twitter.com/SCSWilmington


 


Welcome to St. Catherine of Siena Parish!

We seek to be a welcoming community.  We invite you to make this your spiritual home, whether you are a longtime parishioner or occasional visitor.   We hope that our web site will provide you with infomation needed to inspire, encourage, or just make you more informed about who we are and what we represent.  It is a normal thing for God's people to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep.

Although we began as a parish in 1960, we - - the Catholic people - - have been here in Delaware since the early 18th century, before our state and our country or our diocese.  Not far from here is the Coffee Run Cemetery, where these forbearers in the Faith are buried:  Father Kenny, Cornelius and Sally Holahan, and many more.  And we have a mission for today, to be leaven and salt in our society, our country and our schools.

Come join us if you are already not a registered member.  Come and share and worship with us as a faith filled comunity.  Take a look around and see if you can be part of us.  Stop in to say hello, and stay with us.


Father John Hynes, Pastor
 
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