Weekend Masses: Saturday- 4:00 PM
Sunday- 7:30 AM; 9:00 AM; 11:00 AM
Weekday Masses: Monday-Saturday- 8:30 AM
Communion Service at 6:30 AM (Except Certain Holidays)
Holy Day Vigil: 5:00 PM
Holy Days: 6:30 AM; 8:30 AM; 10:00 AM; 7:00 PM
Adoration Chapel: Monday-Friday- 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Confessions: Saturdays 3:00-3:45PM and by appointment
Rosary For Peace: Monday evenings at 6:30 PM
Mother of Perpetual Help Nova: Tuesdays after the 8:30 AM Mass
Sacred Heart Devotions: Fridays after the 8:30 AM Mass
Holy Hour Devotions: Thursday before the first Friday of each month at 7:00 PM
Teen Mass: Once a month at 5:00 PM. Check the bulletin for dates.
Healing Mass: Once a quarter. Check the bulletin for dates and times.
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish consists of the area bounded
by 103 St. on the north to 111th St. on the south;
from Pulaski on the east to Cicero Ave on the west.
ST. CATHERINE'S PASTORAL COUNCIL
The Pastoral Council is a group of men and women who assist our parish staff and pastor in identifying
the various needs of the parish. Consisting of representatives of major parish organizations and ministries,
and of elected "at-large" parishioners, the Pastoral Council is guided by its Mission Statement and its
The Mission Statement of the Pastoral Council is as follows:
"We are dedicated men and women of faith, committed to serve under the guidance of the
Holy Spirit, with confidence in God's powerful presence. We model the person
of Jesus as he touches the gifts within each of us. We discern the spiritual and temporal
needs through consultation within our faith community and collaboration with the parish staff.
In responding to those needs, we depend on shared wisdom, individual insights, and a common
vision. Rooted in faith, hope, and charity, we are called to be disciples of the
Risen Christ to proclaim Gospel Values of peace, justice and love"
The Goal Statement of the Pastoral Council is a follows:
"The goal of St. Catherine's Pastoral Council is to build a spirit of community in
St. Catherine's Parish
1) by meeting the religious, educational and social needs of its members and
2) by providing the necessary information and opportunities so that all its
members may participate more fully in parish life."
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION challenges new parents to think about the commitment they will make
to raise their children in the Catholic faith. Parents meet prior to the baptism of their children
to reflect on their own faith in God and its relationship to the life of their child.
Baptisms are held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 12:00 p.m. in church.
Call the rectory to make arrangements for your child's baptism at 708-425-2850
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00p.m.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (R.C.I.A.) is a scripture based program
which fosters the development of a Christ centered lifestyle. It is an adult formation program
which prepares one for the reception of Baptism, and Confirmation.
This program is adaptable for Catholic adults who seek confirmation.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK is administered when requested. Please call the rectory.
VISITATION OF THE HOMEBOUND can be arranged by calling our Pastoral Associate,
Sr. Ann Marie Klasky, CSSF at 708-952-0113.
The Blessed Sacrament can be brought to the homes of the
sick and elderly of our parish by our Ministers of Care to the homebound.
LITURGY COMMITTEE is a group of men and women who oversee the planning of our liturgical
celebrations as well as the various liturgies which have become traditional to the parish.
They also coordinate the choir, sacristans and servers.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are volunteers trained to distribute the Eucharist along with the
celebrant at Mass. They symbolize for us that being a Christian means to serve othrers.
LECTORS are the men and women of our parish who proclaim the word of God
from the Holy Scriptures during all the liturgies. They are specially trained in the ministry.
MUSIC MINISTERS are adult choir members and Cantors under the direction of our Music Director.
Adult choir practice is held on Wednesday evenings.
Please contact Mrs. Catherine Simon at 708-720-1231 to join.
CHILDREN'S CHOIR is also directed by Mrs. Catherine Simon. Members are from St.Catherine's
School and the School of Religion.
SACRISTANS are a group who assist in preparing the altar and church before and after liturgies.
ALTAR SERVERS have the awesome responsibility of serving the Lord's Table
at all of our Eucharistic and paraliturgical celebrations.
They assist the priest through prayer and service.
USHERS welcome our parishioners to Mass each weekend. They assist in seating
and taking up the offetory collection.
RESPECT LIFE is a group dedicated to the on-going programs which
proclaim the dignity and sanctity of human life.
PARISH ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Oversees the sports programs for our school children. It strives to teach the basic fundamentals of sports and self-discipline, to channel excess energy, and to promote Christian conduct and sportsmanship.
FAMILY-SCHOOL ASSOCIATION provides a variety of services and support to our students, principal and faculty. It is structured to encourage a fuller participation of parents whos children attend our parish school. Their major fundraiser is Market Day which is held once a month.
HOPING SOCIETY is a small group of people who anonymously help parishioners in need. Its funds come from the annual collection for the Hoping Society taken at the Thanksgiving Mass.
MEN'S CLUB is a social organization for all men of the parish. It provides an atmosphere of good fellowship and sponsors many activities for the benefit of the parish.
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP is a group open to widows and widowers. Meetings are held every third Friday of the month in the Alexandria Center Meeting Room at 1:00 PM.
SCOUTING Call the rectory or school for information regarding the various scouting programs.
39'ERS is a group that promotes friendship & socialization, and provides information for senior citizens. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the Meeting Room of the Alexandria Center at 12:00 noon.
TEEN CLUB fosters the growth and participation of teens in our Catholic community. Their major activity once a year is a Workcamp Mission Trip during the summer to help those less fortunate. Our Youth Minister is Terry Landstrom.