What's Happening In Our Parish
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Here are just a few things happening in our parish
CYO Basketball Fundraiser at Pancheros TONIGHT
Sundaes on Sunday- Catholic Schools Week
Sponsor a Student
New Emails for Bulletin & Weddings
Cohort 19 Mission- March 2020
Changes to Collection Envelopes for 2020
High School Volunteers Wanted
and so much more!!
New Email Addresses
All submissions for the bulletin should be sent to
All inquaries regarding weddings should be sent to
2020 Collection Envelope Additions
When you receive your envelopes for 2020 you will notice we’ve changed a few things around. Some of the colors are different, please be mindful.
Diocesan Assessment- this envelope is now GREEN.
This collection goes toward the Assessment the parish pays to the Diocese each year. This money goes to fund operations at the chancery and to assist other parishes. This is the only income the Diocese has other than the Annual Catholic Appeal. Our Assessment this year is $175,000.
Social Outreach & Support (lime green border)
These funds will remain in the parish and go to help those in our community. This will assist us when someone comes in requesting assistance and helps in supporting parishioners in case of fire, illness or another tragedy.
St. Catharine School (blue border)
This collection will go directly to offset the Parish’s investment in the school. Tuition does not cover all expenses for the school and the parish subsidizes the School to cover the remainder of the expenses. The 2018-2019 parish subsidy was approximately $540,000.
Parish Music Ministry (orange border)
This collection goes toward the Music Ministry in the parish including musicians at weekend liturgy, youth ensemble, choir, etc. The costs average about $2,000 per week for our weekend liturgies.
Collection Envelope Change
As a parish, we are currently sending collection envelopes to approximately 3,400 families 5 times per year. However, there are only around 1,600 families financially supporting the parish through collection envelopes and online contributions through Parish Giving.
Beginning in 2020 the parish will only send collection envelopes to those actively financially supporting the parish. By making this change we will save approximately $10,000 annually plus the cost of postage.
If you do not receive envelopes and would like to, please contact the rectory offices. Additionally, if you do receive envelopes and do not want them please let us know.
St. Catharine- St. Margaret Parish is honored to have this powerful devotion in
St. Catharine Chapel every Wednesday from 8:30AM to 4:00PM
The Priest or Deacon removes the sacred host from the tabernacle and places it on the altar for adoration. During this time parishioners may come at any time (for any length of time) to pray or meditate in the presence of our Lord.
At 4PM, Adoration concludes and Benediction takes place and the Host is placed back into the tabernacle. Because we believe in the living presence of Jesus in the consecrated Host, the Blessed Sacrament should not be left unattended at any time. We ask that worshipers sign in while visiting the Blessed Sacrament so we are able to monitor the number of people in attendance and so that we know whether the Blessed Sacrament was left alone. Please feel free to use the booklets provided to guide your prayer and meditation if you need it
“Know someone who needs assistance with food, housing, addiction recovery, mental health, domestic violence or immigration? Contact Charities Diocese of Trenton:
Cohort 19 News
A New Cohort website has been created,
Here you will be able to see mass times, events and news from all five of the parishes in Cohort 19
Get Social With Us
You may have noticed a more concerted effort in the parish's social media department during the past few months. The parish technology team definitely appreciates all the support, follows and likes you have given. If you don't already follow us, we can be found on
on Wednesday, January 15 at 3:20PM