SKS is excited to present you with a unique fundraising opportunity to benefit our parish's after school clubs and activities.
Fall Yoga Workshop
Led by parishioner, Mary Pody instructor and owner of Home Yoga
The 4 week workshop will be held in
McBride Hall at 9am on Saturdays
October 12th – November 4th
The cost of the workshop is $40, class size is limited, and participants must be 18 years or older. All proceeds of the workshop will go directly to the SKS after school clubs and activities.
Download Flyer Here to Sign Up!
Download Yoga Sign Up Sheet
In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, we will be blessing all household pets at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 5, 2019.
We will meet in the parking lot next to the church.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Invites You to the 7th Annual
FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK
Saturday, September 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. Mass (Attendance is Optional)
8:30 a.m. Walker Check-in at Fitzgerald Hall
9:00 a.m. Walk
Refreshments served in Fitzgerald Hall following the walk.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Walk proceeds benefit our friends in need in Northeast Philadelphia.
Walk Course: The walk begins and ends at Fitzgerald Hall and includes a route of approximately 2 miles along Grant Avenue to and through Fluehr Park, or optional shorter course around parish campus.
Fee: $10.00 high school/college student rate (grade schoolers are free accompanied by parent), $20.00 per adult or $30.00 per family
Includes the cost of an event t-shirt and a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Katherine of Siena. Make checks payable to “Society of Saint Vincent de Paul"
Event t-shirt guaranteed to walkers registered by September 15.
Register in-person: Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be outside of Mass during the weekends of:
September 7 and 8th
September 14 and 15th
Questions? Contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Phone: 215-704-1452 Marge Hall, or
215-637-7548, ext. 250 SVdP Voicemail
St. Katherine of Siena Hall of Fame honors those who have given their time and talents to SKS parish and/or school in ways that have upheld its mission and contributed significantly to its continued growth.
We invite our parish and school community members to nominate someone you feel meets the above description.
Nominees must be submitted via the nomination form on the attached form. Anonymous nominations will not be considered. The SKS Hall of Fame selection committee, composed of parishioners and SKS employees appointed by the pastor, will review all nominations and choose at least five (5) inductees for 2019.
Newly elected members will be inducted into the SKS Hall of Fame on Sunday November 24, 2019.
All nominees must meet the following criteria for membership in the
St. Katherine of Siena Hall of Fame:
- Current or former parishioner - former employee – former student - persons who have a long-standing relationship with St. Katherine of Siena Parish and/or School
- Thirty-five (35) years of age or older
- Has upheld the mission of SKS and significantly contributed to its continued growth by providing leadership in the creation and development of new parish or school programs and/or providing long-term dedication to the parish or school in several different areas OR is a former student who has made notable accomplishments in their life while exemplifying the mission and values of SKS.
Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Nomination forms must be submitted to:
St. Katherine of Siena Rectory
9700 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114
Ave Atque Vale
Ave atque vale is a Latin expression which translates as, “Hail and Farewell.” It is a very apt expression that we offer to Father William Lange who has served St. Katherine of Siena Parish for the past two years. Father Bill has been assigned by Archbishop Chaput to be the Parochial Administrator of St. James Parish in Elkins Park, PA. In his new role Father will have all the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a Pastor as he leads St. James Parish forward. We wish Father Lange well as he begins this new phase of his Priestly Ministry in our Diocese, Once plans are finalized, we will announce our plans to fete Father Bill as he prepares to leave us.
Welcome Father David Buffum
At the same time as receiving the news of Father Lange’s transfer, we were relieved to be informed that Newly Ordained Father David Buffum would be coming to St. Katherine’s. Father Buffum spent his Deacon year assisting at St. Patrick parish Malvern and hales from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Morton, Delaware County, PA. Father will arrive at SKS on Monday, June 17th. When you meet him the following weekend please introduce yourself to him (over and over again) and make him feel welcome in Torresdale.
Read a post on Father Buffum on CatholicPhilly.com, posted prior to his ordination.