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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life".

-- John 3:16





Automatic Electronic Giving (AEG)

St. Catherine of Siena needs your support and depends on your support . . . Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring.  We are here all the time, all the seasons of the year.

Wherever you may go, you will have one less thing to remember if you sign up for Automatic Electronic Giving to make your Offertory donation to your parish.  It's easy to enroll!  You can use your credit card to have your donation debited from your checking account.  See the left of this page for more information or click here for the enrollment form.  

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Thanks-Is-Giving Appeal - 2016 -- UPDATE

Parish Goal: $175,000

The TIG Appeal is winding down but there is still time to make a donation.  Msgr. Detscher and your Financial Council is extremely grateful to our parish families who were able to support the 2016 TIG Appeal.  Supporting this important parish campaign allows us to make repairs and improvements that are beyond the scope of our day-to-day expenses.
Thank you!

 Period  # of Pledges  Total Donations
 Nov. 1 - 30 165
        $65,685
 Dec. 1 - 31 111
        $72,725
 Jan. 1 - 31  8
          $3,990
 Feb. 1 - 29 10
        $22,205
 Mar. 1 - 31 9
          $1,865
     
Final Total 303
 $157,470

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Finance Council Information


A. Organizational Structure
The responsibility for the sound financial management of the Parish, including the goal of ensuring complete transparency, rests with a group of individuals working in a supportive and cooperative manner.

1: Under Canon law, the Pastor has primary responsibility for the administration of the temporal goods of the parish. He discharges this duty under the vigilance of, and in accordance with, the instructions of the Bishop. He has the responsibility for making all of the financial decisions for the Parish.

2: The Pastor is supported in this area by the Parish Finance Council. The Finance Council is a consultative body of lay persons mandated by Canon law to advise the Pastor in matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the Parish. The Finance Council is advisory to the Pastor and its decisions/recommendations are valid only when accepted and ratified by the Pastor.

Current members of the Finance Council:

Jeff Dybas (Co-chair)
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Pierre-Andre Liduena (Co-chair)
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Jim Blake
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Patrick Grasso
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Angela Hyland

David Junius
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Mike Pavese

Maribeth Tanen
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Gary Lydon
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3: The day to day financial operations of the Parish are the responsibility of the Finance Manager. The Finance Manager is accountable for ensuring that the Parish meets its financial obligations and that the financial decisions of the Pastor are implemented. In addition to the routine activities of generating the payroll and paying the bills, the Finance Manager creates the financial reports which are used by the Finance Council and which are distributed to the parishioners.


The current Finance Manager is Sharon Capparelle and she is located in Room 205 of the O’Connor Center. Sharon can be reached at 203-637- 3661, extension 325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

B. Reports
Sound management of the temporal goods of the Parish relies on accurate and timely financial reports. The Parish’s fiscal year runs from July 1st of one year to June 30th of the following year. Reports are required by the Diocese before the start of the fiscal year in the form of a Budget and during the fiscal year in the form of Quarterly Reports.

1: The Budget
The Budget serves as a guide to the resources needed to accomplish the Parish’s activities. It ensures that revenues and expenses are brought into alignment.

Responsibility for the Budget begins with each of the ministries/ departments of the Parish. Their information is compiled by the Finance Manager and submitted to the Finance Council for review. After any adjustments are made by the Council, the final Budget is submitted to the Pastor for his approval. Once approved, spending not included in the Budget requires the approval of the Pastor.

A copy of the current can be found on the left side of this page - State of the Parish Report.

2: Quarterly Reports
As the fiscal year progresses, the Parish issues a report following the end of each fiscal quarter. This report summarizes the actual revenue and expense results through the end of the quarter and compares those results to the approved Budget. It is the primary tool for presenting the financial status of the Parish to the parishioners.

Any questions regarding the financial status of the Parish or any of its revenue or expense activities can be directed to the Pastor, the Chair of the Finance Council, any member of the Finance Council or the Finance Manager. Anyone interested in joining the Parish Finance Council should contact either the Pastor or the Chair of the Finance Council.

Helpful Information

What is AEG?
Automatic Electronic Giving
To help make it more convenient for parishioners to financially support St. Catherine of Siena Parish, St. Catherine’s has set up two electronic giving options.

Click here for information

Click here for Payment Authorization Form

Stock Donation Procedures
If you would like to make a gift of appreciated securities to St. Catherine of Siena Church, please
Click here for information

State of the Parish Report Thanksgiving 2013
Finance Council's report on the Operating Budget for the Current Fiscal Year 2013-14.
Click here

Mass Schedule

Saturday (Church)
5:00 p.m. (Vigil)

Sunday (Church)
7:30, 9:00,10:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.

Daily Mass (Chapel)
Monday through Friday:
7:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.

Holy Day (Church)
Eve: 5:15 p.m. (Vigil)
Day: 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Masses in other Languages (Sept-June, Chapel)
  French Mass
  2nd Sunday (12:00 p.m.)
  Italian Mass
  3rd Sunday (11:00 a.m.)
  Spanish Mass
  4th Sunday (11:00 a.m.)

Reconciliation (Sacristy)
Saturday: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment


Contact Us

4 Riverside Avenue
Riverside, CT 06878

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Phone: (203) 637-3661
Fax: (203) 637-8934

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Hugh O'Connor