News & Updates - March 23

  • Lenten Events This Week
  • Lenten Retreats 2023
  • Holy Week Schedule
  • World Youth Day Fundraiser: Fatima Movie
  • Preschool News
  • SVdP Food Collection
  • SVdP Easter Basket Sign-Up
  • SVdP: Car Needed
  • Youth Ministry
  • March Baptism
  • Weekly Collections and Mass Intentions

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Lent Events This Week

Lenten Holy Hour

March 29 at 7 pm at St. Catharine's Church


Stations of the Cross

Friday March 31 at 7:30 pm at St. Catharine's Church


Annunciation Mass at St. Catharine's

Friday March 24th - Vigil Mass for Annunciation 7:30pm (no stations)

Saturday March 25th – Mass for Annunciation 9:00 am


Penance and Reconciliation (Confessions)

Sunday, March 26, 3:00 PM - St Mary's in Colts Neck

Thursday, March 30, 7:00 PM—St Catharine's Church in Holmdel

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 PM—St Gabriel in Marlboro

Lenten Retreat Places

San Alfonso Retreat House

Long Branch, NJ

732-222-2731, X140

Francis House of Prayer

Allentown, NJ

609-877-0509 or

The Marianist Family Retreat Center

May Point, NJ

Contemplative Prayer Retreat

March 24-26

St Joseph by the Sea

Mantaloking, NJ


Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 6

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 pm

Followed by Adoration in the Chapel until 11:00 pm


Good Friday, April 7

Confessions in Chapel, 11:00 am - 12:00pm

Service of the Lord’s Passion and Death, 3:00 pm


Holy Saturday, April 8

Blessing of the Easter Dinner Baskets 12:00 pm

Easter Vigil Mass, 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 9

8:00 am

10:00 am

12:00 pm

There is no 9:00 am daily Mass on April 6 & 7;

no Confessions on April 8

World Youth Day

This is your last chance to buy tickets for the special showing of the movie “Fatima” on March 25th at the Smodcastle Cinema in the Atlantic Highlands. Tickets are $20 and will include popcorn and soda. Doors open 12:45 PM, the movie begins at 1:30 pm, and will last 2 hours. Public Parking is available nearby.

Come to this fun off-campus social event!

For questions and ticket information, please reach out to Al Rabbat at 732-216-4063.

Preschool News

SVdP Needed Food Items

SVdP provides food to neighboring families each month. Place your nonperishable food and household items in the collection bins when you come for Mass next weekend, April 1-2.

Most Needed Items: Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Jelly, and

Macaroni and Cheese

Thank you for your continued generosity!

SVdP Easter Food Basket Sign-Ups

SVdP distributes Easter Food Baskets to their clients and other neighbors in surrounding parishes. If you would like to help, sign-ups will take place after all Masses on April 1-2 in the Gathering Space or sign up online HERE to donate a family basket.

SVdP Car Needed

Our St. Vincent DePaul Conference has a family in need of an automobile.

If you, or anyone you know, is able to help in our mission to help this family please contact us.

Leave a message for Tony DelVecchio or Joe Sparacino at 732-224-1395. Thank You.

Youth Ministry

Save the date for Bowling on April 16th at Airport Plaza in Hazlet. All teens are welcome! More information to follow regarding sign-ups.

March Baptism

Welcome new member of the Church of St. Catharine born to new life through Baptism!

Anthony Joseph Dwyer, Jr.

Our community rejoices with you and receives you with great joy!

Mass Intentions and Weekly Collections

Looking for the Weekly Collections? Mass Intentions?

Go to our online Brief Bulletin

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