The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Invites You to the  7th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk!

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Invites You to the  7th Annual


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.


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

Nominate Someone to the SKS Hall of Fame!


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.     

Nomination Process    

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:

  1. Current or former parishioner - former employee – former student - persons who have a long-standing relationship with St. Katherine of Siena Parish and/or School
  2. Thirty-five (35) years of age or older
  3. 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.

Download Hall of Fame Nomination form

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

A "Hail and Farewell" and a Welcome to St. Katherine Clergy

Archbishop Chaput and Father David Buffum at his deaconate ordination last year, as posted on

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, posted prior to his ordination.

St. Katherine of Siena Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2019


Holy Week and Easter 2019

Passion (Palm) Sunday + April 14
Regular Saturday evening and Sunday Mass Schedule
Palm will be distributed at each Mass

Penance Service + April 16
7:00 p.m. 10 Confessors available

Stations of the Cross + April 17
7:00 p.m. in Church

Holy Thursday + April 18
7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the ritual of the washing of feet
and procession to the Repository.
10:00 pm Night prayer and close of Adoration

Good Friday + April 19
9:30 am Morning Prayer followed by Adoration at the Repository
3:00 pm - the Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday + April 20
11:30 am Blessing of Food
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Confessions
8:00 pm Easter Vigil Liturgy

Easter Sunday + April 21
6:30, 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00 noon

Quizzo Night at St. Katherine of Siena to Benefit Pro-Life Outreach


Come play this popular Trivia Game to benefit Pro-Life Outreach and Abortion Alternative services on  Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM.


Admission is $25 and includes pizza, beer, soft drinks, snacks, games, prizes and DJ. 


Tickets may be purchased at the door that evening or in advance by signing up after Mass at the back of Church this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, April 6 and 7.

40 Days for Life


You are invited to join together with other Christians to be a witness for "Life", by peacefully praying outside Planned Parenthood for one hour (or half-hour) at Comly Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.  We ask our parishioners to participate in this effort to save the unborn from abortion.  The day assigned to St. Katherine of Siena Parish is Wednesday, April 10, from 7 AM until 3 PM.

There will be a sign up sheet on the table at the back of the church this weekend.  This campaign has been very successful in reducing deaths among the unborn and in raising public awareness.

You may sign up for a specific time slot at church or go to Planned Parenthood between 7 AM and 3 PM.

Questions: Carole Hall, 215-637-3160