COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
St. Catherine's offers a
variety of ways in which
we can help our
community as well as
enriching activities for
everyone.
Faith Community Nursing Ministry
Faith Community Nursing is a specialized area of professional
nursing focusing on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the
process of promoting health and wellness within the context of the
values, beliefs and practices of the faith community.

Please visit our
webpage for more information.
Social Seniors Group
Are you 60 years or older? Male or Female?   Are you interested in meeting once a
month for demonstrations, luncheons, speakers, music, outings and be held the 3rd
Wednesday of every month from 1 - 3 p.m.
Hope to see you there.

For more information, please call
Roseann Benedict at 203-979-9104
Care For the Sick and Aging
If you, or someone you know, is homebound and would like a visit from one of our
deacons or priests, or would like to have someone bring them Holy Communion,
please contact:

Fr. M
ark D'Silva at
203-637-3661 x318.
Women's Guild
Catherine women with the goal of fostering
camaraderie while providing support to various parish
programs and parishioner needs.

For example, the Women’s Guild sponsors the
annual Fairfield University Christmas Concert.  It
made contributions to the refurbishing of the Chapel
and Church, and supports many of the Youth Group
activities and special needs of the Social Justice
Ministry.
Making soup for the needy.
Tomato soup recipe
For further information or to become a member, please contact Mary Lou
Campisi at
mlcampisi@yahoo.com or Kay Lombardo at katy1124@sbcglobal.net.
Hospitality
This committee is responsible for providing refreshments after Mass. The purpose is
to provide an atmosphere which allows parishioners to get to know one another. If
you would be able to volunteer a few times per year to help set up or clean up, please
contact Deacon Vince Heidenreich at 203-257-5822.
Soup Kitchen
NEW COVENANT HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY
“The Soup Kitchen”
Stamford, CT

To volunteer or for more information, contact
Kathy DiGiovanna at
photofrgre@aol.com or
203-869-5432.
EVENTS
Distinguished Speaker Series
A series of informative and
interactive one hour "discovery"
sessions immediately following
select Sunday masses at St.
Catherine Church.  Join us for light
refreshments, followed by a lively
one hour discussion featuring
many nationally recongized experts
in their fielld, sharing their passion
and insight with our community.  
All talk backs are free.

The next speaker event will be held
on
Sunday, January 25 when
Deacon Robert Henrey will present:
"Syria: Our Cultural Debt to a
      Sadly Troubled Land"
COMMUNITY LIFE
St. Catherine of Siena was one of the founding parishes for New Covenant House,
through the leadership of Father Vincent O’Connor the pastor at St. Catherine’s
during the late 1970’s and ‘80’s. He recognized the need for a local food program to
serve Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, and Greenwich and along with the diocese of
Bridgeport and Catholic Charities he organized New Covenant House.  It was created
as an ecumenical center of hospitality to witness Christ’s love and concern for the
hungry and lonely in this area. The need for food and the number of “guests” have
never decreased since the beginning of New Covenant House.

St. Catherine’s has three teams serving at the kitchen on Sundays. These teams
alternate with other groups providing nourishing meals for every Sunday during the
year. The team captains are always open to welcoming new volunteers.

The volunteers for serving at the kitchen must be over 16.  Most of the volunteers
serve 5-7 times during the year.  The meals are planned by the captains and the
volunteers contribute time and food as requested. The meals are served cafeteria
style and consist of a main course, bread, salad and dessert.  The time for the
service is from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

The “guests” at this soup kitchen are mostly men and the meal on Sunday is the
only meal that many of them will have that day. The clients are respected as “guests”
and the House of Hospitality is their home for that meal.