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St Catherine of Siena Church
10 North Pocono Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Rectory: (973) 334 7131
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Religious Education Office: (973) 334 5257
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Reconciliation - Saturday 4 - 5 pm
Baptisms - 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
Weddings - Contact the Rectory one year in advance
Coming Events - Please see the bulletin for details
Important Mass Schedule Changes for this week:
          Labor Day: Morning Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 instead of 6:45.
          Sat, September 6: Morning Mass will be held at 7:45 instead of 8:00.
Adult choir practice will resume Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center. New members welcome!
The children’s liturgy at the 9:00 am Mass will resume Sunday, Sept. 7. If you are interested in helping, please contact Michele Gregorek at or 973-334-1588. Time commitment is minimal. Thank you!
Moms & Tots - The Moms & Tots playgroup will resume meeting every TUESDAY from 9:30 - 11:00 in the gym beginning September 16. Please join us for free play, a snack and craft each week. All we ask is that you bring a small donation for the Fr. English food pantry! Please contact Kerrie Boland (973-335-5673 or ) with any questions. We look forward to seeing all of our friends!
RCIA - Curious about the Catholic Church? Haven’t received all of your sacraments as a Catholic? Or perhaps you know someone – a friend, a neighbor, or family member – who fits this description? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) offers the opportunity for people to take a closer look at our Catholic faith so that they can decide whether to become a Catholic or to receive the sacraments. If interested in inquiring about our RCIA program or know someone who is, please call the Parish Office. Classes will begin next month.
Parish Picnic Cancelled - St. Catherine’s annual Labor Day Parish Picnic has been cancelled.
The re-opening of the parish library is moving forward and is targeted to be ready for use mid-September. A few more volunteers are needed to make this happen. If you can help, please contact Rockie French at 973-366-2220 or
Tuesday September 30th - Lord, Teach Me to Pray is a three-part prayer series for men and women based on Ignatian Spirituality. Part 1, “Praying Christian Virtues”, helps deepen prayer life, and discover what to do for dryness and obstacles in prayer. It also introduces the different methods of Ignatian prayer, meditation, contemplation and Consciousness Examen. Small groups will meet with 2 trained facilitators for 1 – 2 hours once a week to pray and faith share. At present we are offering Part 1 for women only. The group will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 30th at 7 pm in the parish library. To register, call Joyce Mathur at 973- 625-0826.
Loaves and Fishes is in need of a few caring cooks to provide meals for families in need of help for just a few weeks, and for the families who receive meals on a regular basis. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Katherine DiRicco at 973-263-2158 or Please consider helping our parish family with this worthwhile ministry.
If you or a family member cannot attend Sunday Mass due to long-term illness, disabling injury, old age, etc., please be sure to inform the Parish Office 973-334-7131 at your earliest convenience. With this information, Fr. Peter can arrange to visit those who are homebound and bring the Eucharist and celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick.
Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Paterson has a clothing donation box in our parking lot. We welcome the donation of gently used clothing and small household items such as working appliances. Call 1-877-343-3651 if you have any questions or should need a free pick-up of larger quantities of clothes or household items.