Easter OfferingThis year, in lieu of Easter Lily memorials, we will be collecting a special Easter offering to go toward the general operating fund at St. Catherine’s. If you would like to make a special Easter offering, there will be envelopes available in your bulletin on Saturday night at the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday morning at the 10:30 service.
Good Friday OfferingLike we’ve done in years past, all loose-plate offerings collected on Good Friday will be sent to the national church in support of their ministry to the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. For more information, see the poster on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Easter Egg DonationsThis year, we will once again have a children’s Easter Egg hunt following our service on Easter Sunday. Please help us prepare by bringing candy-filled eggs to the church for our children to hunt. There is a donation bin located in the Narthex.
Easter Coffee HourFollowing our service on Easter Sunday, we will have an extended coffee hour. We are inviting members of the parish to bring snacks to share. Please sign up to bring something online by visiting the following page: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45aaaa23abf94-easter. Or, you may sign up to bring food by contacting Amy Molloy, our Parish Life Chair.
Baptism at the Great Vigil of EasterDid you know that the Great Vigil of Easter is the oldest liturgy that we have in our Prayer Book? It also happens to be the perfect time to have a baptism! On Saturday evening at the Easter Vigil, we will baptize Hunter Eugene Morris, son of John and Molly Morris, who are brand new to our parish. Please join us for this wonderful and festive occasion!
Childcare for Evening ServicesChildcare for young children will be provided in our nursery during the evening services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.
Church in the ParkJoin us at the Chelsea Recreational Park on Sunday, May 5, for “Church in the Park!” We will have one service that morning at 10:30 am, followed by a Parish Picnic Lunch under the pavilion next to the playground. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. Please plan to bring a side dish or dessert to share. This would be a great time to invite friends to come and see what our church is all about!
Building Move and First Sunday ServicesMonday, April 29, through Friday, May 10, we will be working on moving all of the contents of our current buildings to the new buildings down the road and getting set up in our new space in preparation for our first Sunday services, which will take place on Sunday, May 12.
Consecration Service for New BuildingsMark your calendars for Thursday, May 23. Bishop Kee Sloan will be with us to consecrate the worship space at our new buildings! The service will begin at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a short reception. All are welcome!
Supplies Needed for Beans and Rice PantryPantry items are needed to help stock our Beans and Rice Pantry. The next pantry will take place on the third Saturday in April. We typically serve 30-35 families each month. The following items are needed:
– 3 cases each of peanut butter, pears, peaches, oranges, corn, green beans, peas, tomatoes, varieties of soup, potatoes, sloppy joes, and chili – 100 pounds of rice
– 70 pounds of pinto beans
– Boxes of macaroni and cheese
– Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Sawyerville Supply Drive UPDATEWe are once again participating in the Supply Drive for Sawyerville. This year, St. Catherine’s has been asked to collect 400 individually wrapped packages of cookies, which can usually be purchased in mass quantities (several to a box). So far, we have collected 184 packages of cookies, which means we only have 216 left to go! We’ve also collected several books and new bathing suits as well. We will continue to collect all of these items until the middle of May. If you have any questions about what to donate for Sawyerville, please speak with Father Eric.
Parish Prayer List
If you would like to place someone on the Parish Prayer List, including yourself, please contact the Parish Office. Names will be included weekly in Sunday service bulletins and Weekly e-News.