Ministry and Outreach
Aid For Friends: Kathy Recklitis 215-237-1250
The mission of Aid for Friends is to alleviate the hunger and loneliness of isolated home bound individuals. Our volunteers visit with client friends providing home-cooked meals and friendship. Meals are prepared by volunteer cooks, stored in our Church freezer, then picked up and distributed once a week by our visitors to their client. Please consider joining us as either a donor cook or a visitor volunteer to help the home bound.
Altar Servers: 215-672-2881
All children of the parish beginning with second grade are eligible to become Altar Servers, the only requirements being the completion of a formal training program and a willingness to be of service at the Altar of the Lord.
Serving at the Altar is a special privilege. It allows you to be close to the altar, to carry the cross, to carry the light of Christ, to wear the robe of baptism, to hold the book of prayers, and to "swing the thing that makes the smoke" (the thurible). How wonderful it is to serve the Lord!
Boy Scouts of America - Troop 39
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Cub Scouts - Pack 39: Ron Wilson 215-651-5857
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America—so in that sense, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are both members of the same organization. However, they are entirely different programs: Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys
Volunteer catechists are the heart and soul of our Parish Religious Education Program. They are committed to presenting the message of Jesus Christ in word and deed. If you have a desire to share your faith and are confident and comfortable with a group of children, perhaps the Holy Spirit is prompting you! Catechist training and support are a vital part of our mission.
Catholic Youth Organization (C.Y.O.)
The C.Y.O. attempts to fulfill the needs of young people in five areas: social, spiritual, athletic, cultural and service. The organization is meant to assist the youth in finding their identity in Christ, in understanding their responsibility toward others, and in developing a well-rounded personality. C.Y.O. athletics and activities are open to all children of the parish in grades 5 through 8 and in some cases even at earlier ages. C.Y.O. activities include community service projects such as food and clothing collections, C.Y.O. Christmas party for underprivileged children, the Young Shepherds choir, and seasonal C.Y.O. Masses. Interested adults are encouraged to become members by helping with planning and executing the various programs or by acting as coaches. Information for Safe Environment, Background checks, ASEP coaches training, and Region 11, are available by clicking each link.
See our main CYO page by clicking on the Youth tab at the top of this page.
Charismatic Prayer Group: Daniel Fanning 215-836-5107
The "Maranatha Prayer Group" provides an atmosphere where people may praise God with prayer and song, offer thanksgiving and petitions, hear teachings, and support, guide and direct each other in the Life in the Spirit. All are welcome to attend on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. (Rosary at 7:00 p.m.) in the Chapel.
Church Environment Committee: Diane Calvin 215-370-2699
The Church Environment Committee prepares and maintains all floral designs
for the interior of the church. Each weekend the team meets after the 9:00 am Mass to prepare the floral arrangements for the appropriate season in the Church calendar. If you have a flair for design and are interested in this stewardship, join us to find out more.
Church Cleaning Committee: Mike DeLucia 215-646-0122
They're the Quiet Ministry at St. Catherine of Siena, saying their prayers while they work! The Church Cleaners - the "Holy Dusters" assist in the weekly cleaning of the church. Presently, we have about 13 people, divided into three teams. We are looking to add more people and cleaning teams. The "Holy Dusters" clean on Thursday mornings, or Saturday mornings. New teams of cleaners will add new times.
Extraordinary Ministers: 215-672-2881
These dedicated men and women assist in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass and also bring Communion to the sick and infirmed at their homes on a weekly basis. Appointment by the Archbishop and a period of training precedes one's commissioning as a Special Minister of the Eucharist. Usually parishioners are contacted by the Pastor and invited to become an Extraordinary Minister.
Financial Council: Fr. Rymdeika, Moderator 215-672-2881
In accordance with the revised Code of Canon Law, our parish has established a council composed of men and women chosen by the Pastor who are to advise him in the financial matters of the parish. The Council meets once every month. Membership is by appointment from the Pastor.
Girls Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. www.girlscouts.org
Health Advisory Council: Anne McHugh 215-654-5181
The Health Advisory Council helps parishioners by increasing their awareness of health issues and aiding parishioners when necessary. The Council visits patients, helps with stroke assessments, problem solving, accompanying patients to doctors visits. The Health Advisory Council also plans Health Fairs for the parish.
Knights of Columbus: Tony Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded by Father McGivney in 1882, the Knights of Columbus was formed in an effort to provide much needed security for widows and orphans of Catholic parishioners and to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith. Father McGivney's original idea grew quickly, becoming an order of Catholic men and their families, dedicated to promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Today, there are more than a million and a half members in over 10,500 councils worldwide. Members and their families donate their time and talents to a variety of causes, such as feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless, fighting to protect the right to life of all individuals, involvement in the Aid for Friends program for elderly shut-ins, "Crusade for Life" pro-life efforts, Special Olympics, annual Easter egg hunts, support of parish programs, etc. Here at St. Catherine of Siena, the Fr. Joseph Keeney Council # 8530 meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the parish office. Any man over the age of 18 who is a witness to the Catholic faith is welcome. Website: Joseph P Keeney Council #8530 (Horsham, PA)
Lectors & Commentators: 215-672-2881
Commentators read the theme of the liturgy, announce the intention for the Mass, make announcements and perform other services as directed. Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass and other liturgical services. Lectors must be good public readers in order to announce the Good News to the people.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 7:15 p.m. in the Our Lady of the New Millennium Chapel, we gather to recite the Miraculous Medal Novena, followed by Benediction. Come join us!
Music Program: Angela Jowett email@example.com
Music and Liturgy are certainly the high-points of life here at St. Catherine's. People who gather for Sunday Liturgy are aided in their worship by our music program. A variety of musical forms enhances our Masses, from accompanist and leader of song, to choral groups and ensembles, to choirs. Anyone who has the gift of a singing voice or the ability to play a musical instrument is sure to find a group to his or her liking.
Parish Nurse Partners: Anne White 215-886-7273
The Parish Nurse Partners is a dedicated group of parishioners who contribute their time and talents by reaching out to the local community through prayerful concern and compassionate service. They are an excellent resource for information on health and wellness issues and community resources. They also provide 2-3 hour interim assistance/respite to those caring for a loved one, as well as spiritual support in times of illness or crisis.
Pastoral Council: Fr. Rymdeika, Moderator 215-672-2881
The Pastoral Council is the main advisory board to the pastor. Their concern is to help the pastor vision the direction of the parish in the years ahead as well as the present. They look at the spiritual, social, and structural needs of the parish. It is an elected position. Terms are for three years. Voting is done by the registered parishioners 18 years of age or older. This Council is mandated by Archdiocesan statutes.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: Mary Kolb 215-672-7005
Over 200 of our parishioners have chosen to express their love for the Eucharist by participating in round-the-clock adoration, with the exception of Saturday night at midnight until Sunday at 3:00 p.m., of the Blessed Sacrament. Each adorer visits with the Blessed Sacrament for one hour once a week in Our Lady of the New Millennium Chapel located in the Rectory, with our own separate entrance with handicap ramp. We are always in need of additional scheduled adorers, particularly between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Whether you can commit to one hour a week or you only have a few minutes to spare, the door is always open if you'd like to spend some quiet time with the Lord.
Pre-Cana Team: Lori Ingersoll firstname.lastname@example.org
Married couples share their views on important aspects of married life with engaged couples who are preparing to marry in the Church. The Pre-Cana day is held twice a year from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (once in Fall and once in late Winter; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The day consists of presentations and discussions on communication, lifestyle, intimacy and spiritually.
Pre-Jordan Team: Deacon Mr. & Mrs. Urbanski 215-643-4663
The Pre-Jordan team consists of staff and families who have volunteered to assist in preparation of new parents for their child's baptism. Training is provided. Pre-Jordan classes are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Rectory.
RCIA: Sandy Focht 215-646-2068
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.
St. Joseph of Arimathea Society: Fr. Rymdeika 215-672-2881
Our St. Joseph of Arimathea Society assists in Corporal Works of Mercy, the burial of the dead, by acting as liturgical ministers at funerals at Saint Catherine of Siena Church.Since we do not have a parish school on campus, we have adults to assist at funerals especially when they occur on school days.
St. Vincent De Paul Society: Susan Glover 215-643-6567
Inspired by Gospel Values, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul , a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of it’s founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. Society of St. Vincent de Paul Website
Ushers: Mike Barrilli 215-643-2295
Ushers assist in the orderly execution of the Church functions and celebrations. They also help by distributing the announcements after each Mass.
JAM Youth Ministry: Vivian Reese email@example.com
This ministry is focused on high school age youth. Our vision and mission is to empower young men and women to live as disciples of Christ through service to others, fellowship in the Lord's name, and Christian education. Our programs will be fun, educational, and spiritual.