Parish Life

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, acolyte, lector/reader, or altar server, ; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, serving the poor, or support of the food pantry; and others, such as youth ministry, men's and women's groups, and parish and community festivals, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.  The calendar and weekly bulletins are now available here on our website.

Our parish has a rich history in our town, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together for worship.  Find out more as you read the history of our parish.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our parish and all the wonderful priests that have led St. Catherine's.