The Ministries

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Legion of Mary ~
Helps spiritual growth of its members and transmits it to others by praying the rosary. It meets every Wednesday and visits hospitals, jails, and all in spiritual need. (Spanish) Contact: Santiago Tarraga 301-942-7249

Leisure Club ~
This is a social club. Activities include two meetings every month followed by refreshments and socializing; Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, Christmas luncheon; and day trips. Membership is opened to anyone 55 years or over. Contact: Louis van den Bosch 301-438-1292

Liturgy Committee ~
Concerned with all aspects of all liturgies and para-liturgies. The committee strives to enhance all of our worship so that we may grow spiritually in Jesus Christ. There are several organizations involved in this most important aspect of our parish life. Contact: Rectory 301-946-3636

Marriage Encounter ~
Helps to make good marriages better by strengthening communications between spouses. Activities include an initial weekend followed by monthly meetings at members’ homes. (Spanish) Contact: Fidel y Edis Granados 301-946-2570

Marriage Preparation ~
All couples who are planning to be married must participate in presentations designed to inform them of the sacred nature of this sacrament. The couple will attend a seminar consisting of talks, video presentations, and discussions to make them aware of their lifelong commitment to one another. Contact: Priest or Deacon 301-946-3636 [email protected]

Music Ministry ~ page
The Music Ministry provides music for Liturgical celebrations at St. Catherine’s. We welcome musicians and singers of various ability levels into several different groups who lead the congregation in sung prayer at Sunday, Holy Day and national holiday Masses, sacramental celebrations and Penance Services. The Music Ministry combines groups to reflect the diversity and richness of our parish at bilingual celebrations on Thanksgiving, Holy Thursday, and Confirmation. In addition to music for the Liturgy, the Music Ministry also offers the parish an annual Service of Lessons and Carols during Advent and the Liturgical Choir performs concerts of sacred music at other times of the year. We encourage parishioners to join our ministry ‘fostering the active participation of the faithful through singing’

Music Ministry Groups:
The Liturgical Choir: Leads music at the 10:00am/11:30am Sunday Liturgy Rehearses Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 7:30pm September-May Traditional repertoire of hymns, choral anthems, chant and contemporary songs Conducted by Kathy Fitzpatrick

The Contemporary Ensemble: Leads music at the 9:00am/10:00am Sunday Liturgy Rehearses year-round on Thursday at 8:00 pm Contemporary repertoire of hymns and songs accompanied by piano and guitar Coordinated by Kathy Fitzpatrick

The Hispanic Choirs: Lead music at the Saturday 7:00pm and the Sunday 8:15am & 1:15pm Spanish Masses Saturday Hispanic Choir: Rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:30pm September – June Conducted by Hector Rosales Sunday Hispanic Choir: Rehearses on Fridays at 7:30pm September – June, excluding First Fridays Conducted by Evaristo Gonzalez

Cantor Ministry: Leads music at sung Liturgies when choirs are not present including 5:15pm Saturday and noon Sunday Masses For singers who have an ability for singing and a facility in correct pronunciation and diction. Rehearses monthly on the last Thursday at 7:30pm

Music Ministry Contact: Kathy Fitzpatrick, Director of Music (301)332-7733