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March 2015

St. Katherine of Siena visitor Sister Mary Praxedes featured on CatholicPhilly.com

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Photo via CatholicPhilly.com.  Susan Camp greets Sr. Mary

Sr. Mary Praxedes began a home visitation ministry at St. Katherine of Siena this year.  Invited to the parish by Father Kennedy, Sr. Mary simply visits parishioners house by house.  Sr. Mary, St. Katherine, and the Parish Visitor Program were featured today on Catholic Philly.com.

CatholicPhilly.com contributor Lou Baldwin writes:

The sister with the Monroe, N.Y.-based Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate has been doing house-to-house visitation since November and will wind up in mid-April.

Sister Mary Praxedes doesn’t just visit homes of registered parishioners; she knocks on every door or rings every bell. When she comes, depending on the need, it might just be for a few minutes. But just as likely she will sit down and chat for an hour or more; actually more listening than chatting. She’s got that chemistry — people unburden their worries and their needs to her.

Check out the full piece on CatholicPhilly.com

 


Most Rev. Joseph F. Martino, DD, Hist, ED, to Confer Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Katherine of Siena

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The Most Rev. Joseph F. Martino, DD, Hist, ED, will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the sixth graders of Saint Katherine of Siena Parish on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Bishop Martino was ordained a priest and then served as an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, before becoming the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Bishop Martino retired in 2009 and n0w serves as Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. 

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.


PREP

Due to the weather forecast of ice and snow CCD/PREP classes are cancelled tonight 3/3/15.  Every one is encouraged to stay safe and warm.