General Information

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St. Catherine's offers a variety of ways in which we can help our community.  We also provide enriching activities for everyone wishing to get involved.

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.

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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. Mark 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.

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Click here for our Tomato Soup Recipe!

For further information or to become a member, please contact Mary Lou Campisi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kay Lombardo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

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"The Soup Kitchen", Stamford, CT

To volunteer or for more information, contact Kathy DiGiovanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-869-5432.

Photos and more information here 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.

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

Photo Courtesy of
Hugh O'Connor