All of us grieve in our own way, but often coming together to share our grief and accept the support of others, can facilitate our healing. If you have lost a loved one, you are invited to join a six-week grieving support group starting on Wed., August 2. We will meet from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Wednesdays. Sessions will include a time to learn about grief, time to share your sorrow, and time to recognize and pray for healing. The group will be led by Lori Kruczek. To attend, contact Evelyn at (512) 892-2420 or register online.
All middle and high school youth are invited to join us in Siena Hall from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for a fun evening of dinner, discussion, and games. We will also complete a small community service project. RSVP to attend online. We need volunteers to help with this event, contact Livia Telles-Rodriguez to volunteer!
We are collecting new backpacks and school supplies for students living in Foundation Communities affordable housing apartments in southwest Austin and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please return your donations to the narthex this Sunday or consider making an online donation today!
On Sunday, July 23, the Church celebrates the Third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Established by Pope Francis in January 2021, this observance is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, coinciding with the feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s parents and Jesus’ grandparents, Sts. Joachim and Anne. Click here for more information on how we will honor this day at St. Catherine!
On June 21, 2023, Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin presented the 2023 Lumen Gentium Awards to persons nominated by the pastors and staff of the Diocese of Austin parishes. The ceremony was held at the Mayborn Center in Temple. This year, Father Pat nominated Steve Dillon for the award. Congratulations to Steve for his years of service to the parish. Well done good and faithful servant.
Just for the Dads of the parish and preschool to get some time to hang out over the summer – by a campfire! We’ll meet one Wednesday evening each month beginning June 21, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the West parking lot. B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.Lawn chair.
Have a Classic Car? Like to show it off? The Knights of Columbus Council 8156 will hold its 3rd Annual Siena Car Show on Sunday, July 23 at Buck’s Backyard, 1750 South FM 1626 in Buda, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will benefit the Autism Society of Texas and Knights of Columbus local charities.
This weekend, all parish families are invited to participate in the Renew and Rejoice in His Spirit Campaign. We hope to preserve our sanctuary, reinvest in our parish, and support our diocese. We humbly ask for your prayerful consideration to join this important effort. By joining together as a parish family, we will ensure the success of this effort. More than 260 families have already said YES! You can scan the QR code in the pews or return your completed pledge card to the parish.
We have begun the complete rebuilding of our Church sound system which was severely damaged by lightning in 2022. During this time, livestreaming, online homily recordings and hearing assistance in the Church sanctuary will be unavailable until further notice. We regret any inconveniences this may cause and thank the parish community for your patience.
While the priests are on retreat, the following schedule will be in place: Tuesday, May 23: Daily Mass at noon, no Reconciliation at 6:00 p.m., Eucharistic Service (No Mass) at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25: Eucharistic Service (No Mass) at noon.
Our Renew and Rejoice in His Spirit Campaign is anchored on safeguarding the future of our parish by making necessary updates to our sanctuary and investing back into our ministries and community. This weekend, we encourage all families to make their pledge to our campaign by dropping off their pledge card in the offertory basket or by scanning the QR codes in the pews. Thank you to the 180 families that have made their pledges already!
Please join us in the parish devotion! Pray the Novena daily beginning Friday, May 19, ending at the Closing Novena Liturgy & Benediction on Saturday, May 27, 5:00 p.m. Mass. Pamphlets are available in the narthex and online.
Thank you for your support during the last week! Your generosity and support of the Renew and Rejoice in His Spirit campaign is growing by the day and we thank you. This week, our total climbs to over $1.95M by 160 generous families towards our important plans for our sanctuary. and are so blessed by your constant support. Click to see a personal video message from Fr. Pat!
Attending college full time next fall? Have you been involved in the Church and/or community over the last 4 years? Knights of Columbus Council 8156 has scholarships available to members of St. Catherine and members of our Knights’ council. Visit kofc8156.org for an application. Full rules and deadlines are in the application.
Save the date for the return of this beloved tradition on Friday, April 28. Dads, take your daughter(s) out on the town for dinner and then gather at 7:00 p.m. in Siena Hall to enjoy dancing and potluck dessert. Set up will take place on that Friday afternoon - everyone is invited to help! Find out more at stcatherine-austin.org/father-daughter-dance
Do you have concerns about falling? “A Matter of Balance” is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels in adults 60 years or older. We have 2 upcoming classes scheduled to begin on May 17 and will meet through July 5. Classes are free and will meet on Wednesday afternoons in the Parish Center. Registration is required as the class size is limited to 12. Click here to learn more!