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1st Adult Confirmation class

Please spread the word! Many adults who have been Baptized and have made their First Communion in the Catholic Church have never had the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Maybe. . . it’s time

To deepen your relationship with God who loves and cares about you.

 

To re-engage your world again as a Catholic more informed about your faith and its impact in your life.

 

To re-new yourself and others through the unique power of the Holy Spirit who guides us in Love and Truth.

Candidates 18 years of age or older will attend eight 90-minute classes to prepare for this Sacrament. If you are interested in more information or would like to register for these classes, please call Sr. Nancy at the Parish Center at 617-242-4664 or email ncitro@stmarystcatherine.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Playspace Ends for 2018

Our popular Playspace program has ended for the 2018 season! Playspace is a play group open to the entire Charlestown community, based out of the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop Street. Playspace runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The program is scheduled from the first week in January to the last week in  March. (Closed for February school vacation.) Playspace is for children ages six months to 2.9 years. The space is filled with educational toys, including centers for active play, building, trains, dramatic play, art, reading, and more. There is also an area dedicated to infant play for younger children. Moms, dads, grandparents, nannies, sitters, au pairs, and other caregivers must come with their children. Please note that this is not a drop-off or babysitting service. The adults responsible for the children are expected to stay and play an active role in monitoring the behavior of their children during their stay.

Registration fee of $120. Fill out a sign-up document under Forms ! For more information, please email winterplayspace@gmail.com.

Young Adults gathering

This Sunday night for young adults:

“God With Us: the Incarnation and Christmas” with guest speaker Rev. Brian Dunkle, SJ

Dec. 20 @ 7 p.m. in St. Mary Church Hall  (entrance at Soley Street)

This Sunday evening, you’re invited to join the Young Adult Community of St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena for an evening of reflection on the meaning behind the Incarnation in Christmas. Food will be provided!

Our featured speaker, Rev. Brian Dunkle, S.J., is an assistant professor of historical theology at Boston College.

Questions? Email Alexander Garoutte at agaroutte@stmarystcatherine.org.

Retired Religious Sisters

For those who serve and have served.

This weekend’s second collection at all Masses helps provide needed financial assistance for the Sisters who have served in the Archdiocese as educators, healers, and social service providers. Your contribution does make a difference!

By 2025, it is projected that religious past age 70 will outnumber those under age 70 by four to one … You can make a difference in the life of an elderly religious.” -National Religious Retirement Office

Christmas Mass

Christmas Mass

Christmas Carols

Christmas Vigil Mass

A Blue Christmas Prayer Service (Canceled)

10:00 a.m. in Parish Center. Christmas is indeed a time for rejoicing, but it is also about the cross and the promise we’ve been given because of Christ’s Resurrection. When all of the messages around us are telling us that we should be joyful and celebratory, please know that it is normal to feel sad, especially this time of year, when we have lost loved ones or are experiencing any kind of difficulty. While some may tell us to “get over it,” Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” On Dec. 19 we will gather to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, to pray for those we miss and for ourselves, allowing the God of all consolation to comfort us in our sorrow. In order to plan for this service, we ask that you RSVP by calling (617) 242-4664  by Wed., Dec. 16.

Advent Prayer & Reconciliation Service

7:00 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Church. A time to reflect and set your course for the New Year! The Advent Season is an appropriate moment to reflect on your life in a Sacramental way, and to engage in special moments of prayer. As we look forward to Advent and Christmas time, take some time to slow down and ponder, as Mary did, on God’s unconditional loving presence within you. At the conclusion of the Service, if you choose, you can receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation privately with a priest. We hope you will join us for this extraordinary time of prayer.