Celebrates Good Works of Ministry

The Parish and Faith Community of Saint Catherine of Sienna has been active and vibrant since its beginning.  Decades ago four men came together and voluntarily took the lead with a vision to create a parish family in the community of Franklin Square centered on their faith filled life.  They became the first stewards of our parish; caring for others by giving their time, sharing their talents and gifting their treasure. 

From the first Mass in 1908 with 11 families our parish has grown now to more than 4,800 families.  Over the years there have been hundreds of good volunteer stewards leading the way in offering many different ways to participate in parish life both spiritually and socially.  Those four volunteer leaders and original stewards took the first steps in working together with one parish priest, the Pastor.  Together they created a path for participation in parish life resulting in a stronger Faith Community.  Today we have more than 60 volunteer leaders, a small but dedicated staff, two deacons, a priest in residence, and two parish priests under the guise of a Pastor.  

Our Parish Family is more active than ever with the celebration of daily morning Mass, Monday through Saturday with six weekend Masses.  A variety of ministry groups and wonderful social events bringing people of different ages and interests together.  The One Family in Mission initiative was established in 2018 creating an even greater sense of belonging and community, an increased awareness of the many good works of ministry; and encouraging all in living stewardship through the Four Pillars of Stewardship. 

The Four Pillars of Stewardship are Formation, Hospitality, Prayer and Service.  We continue to encourge parishioners and neighbors to come together in prayer, share in welcoming all to our parish with hospitality, support and take an active role in forming one another and our children in faith and to give back through by serving others in the spiritual and social life of the parish.

With so many opportunities for involvement in our Parish Family and Faith Community, why not consider getting involved?  For more information on ways to participate click here .