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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 UPCOMING EVENTS Section and the Sunday bulletin for a full list and more details about the announcements below.

 


HOLY WEEK 2015

PALM SUNDAY
5:00 PM Vigil, 7:00 PM (Spanish), 8:00, 10:00, 12 Noon

Please join us this Sacred Triduum. We look forward to worshipping with you!

The Sacred Triduum 
HOLY THURSDAY
9:00 AM Morning Prayer
6:00 PM Covered Dish Supper – Martin Center followed by Mass with the washing of feet.
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 presented bi-lingually by our Hispanic Community, and concluding with a service of Holy Communion.

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
11:20 Easter Egg hunt
 



FAMILY IN THE CONTEMPORARY CHURCH

In preparation for the upcoming ordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops this October, the Vatican asked that all parishes engage in a consultation process on “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”.  This consultation is based on the Relatio Synodi of last year’s extraordinary Synod and can be accessed by clicking this link.
 
The results of these consultations are being collated by the national episcopal conferences. To allow time for the Chancery Office to collate our diocesan report, Bishop Malooly asked each pastor to coordinate this effort in his parish and submit a report no later than March 6.
 
The Vatican sent out 46 questions, many very technical in nature.  The diocese condensed these to a series of 16 questions.  The parish council further condensed these to a series of four questions that we asked at five discussion sessions, involving both Anglo and Hispanic parishioners, and which could also be answered through e-mail.  The input was then collected and rewritten to answer the diocese’s questionnaire. 
Our parish’s response is given HERE:  FAMILY IN THE CONTEMPORARY CHURCH


 


Many of you asked for Fr. Peterman's Homily on the history of the Catholic Church.  His homily, titled "Why We Are Roman Catholic" can be found here.


**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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