ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC PARISH - KITISURU

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Kitisuru falls under the Archdiocese of Nairobi. Sometime prior to the year 2002 the family of the late Mr. Joseph Githinji (May he rest in peace) donated a five (5) acre parcel of land in Kitisuru, Nairobi to the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi. In 2002, the piece of land was placed under the stewardship of the Dominican Friars of Eastern Africa Vicariate with a Parish status by the then Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana N’zeki (emeritus).
The Parish membership started with a handful of Christians which has grown to the current membership now numbering about 300 registered members with a potential to grow more. However, the population is quite dynamic in that some members come and leave in a rapid manner presumably associated with the demands of their work. This is because the parish is located near the United Nations Complex, International Organizations and Embassies among others in its neighborhood with employees who are always in constant movement.

The new church project
Since its inception to date, the parish community has been worshipping under a Makuti makeshift (makuti is the name given to coconut leaves). However, in 2011, the then Parish Priest, Fr. John Lenkaak, OP and the Parish Pastoral Council organized the Christians who began contributing some money through Harambees (generous contributions) for construction of a permanent church. Construction began immediately with the first amount of money contributed. The pace has been slow but in tandem with the inflow of funds which are solely raised by the small number of Christians within the parish. They have been very faithful and committed to this cause without getting tired. The intention of the Parish Council was to complete the building in a span of four years. This has been quite elusive due to unavailability of sufficient funds in time. The building is at an advanced stage although there is still a lot of work to be done which requires a substantial amount of money to compete it.  We continue to request for generous contributions from well-wishers to complete the project.

Groups
The Parish has a membership that now numbers about 100 families who constitute Small Christian Communities, Ecclesial Groups, Associations and other groups. The following Ecclesial groups and associations are present in St. Catherine Parish:  Pontifical Missionary Childhood (PMC), Youth, Catholic Women Association (CWA), the Choir, the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC), Self Help Group, and Welfare Group, etc.
Other committees and councils that assist the Parish priest in running the affairs of the parish include but not limited to the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the Finance Council, the Liturgy Committee and the Fundraising Committee.

Mass Schedules at St. Catherine of Siena


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Confession is every First and Third Saturday of the Month-At st Catherine of Siena

Confession is every Second and Fourth Saturday of the Month-At St Martin Kibagare Church


We wish to thank you All most sincerely for your continuous support and collaboration, we appreciate the financial support that facilitates our pastoral work. We pray that God may continue to abundantly bless you and your family.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Mulu,OP

 

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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Kitisuru
Announcements for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
14th August 2022
 

1. Today is the tithe Sunday. We welcome you to present your tithe after the blessings from Father

2. We thank Lay Dominicans, Youths and St. Vincent de Paul SCC who were on duty today

3. Next Sunday, 21st August 2022 will be 21th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The following groups will be on duty;
8.00 a.m. mass - St. Theresa SCC
10.00 a.m. mass - Choir/St. Michael
12.00 noon mass - St. Elizabeth SCC

4. PPC shall have its August meeting today immediately after the 10.00 a.m. mass. Members are requested to keep time.
Marriage banns (Find attached)
5. The lectors and cantors invite all interested in serving this ministry to attend the monthly workshops held on the third Saturday of each month. The next workshop is scheduled for 20th August after the 8.00 am mass
6. Those who have not yet collected their baptismal cards to collect them from Brother Mariano after mass.

7. The YCA will be having a recollection on 27th August, 2022 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. All are welcome. We also encourage Christians between the age of 18 -26 to join the Youth group, and those between 27-40 to join the YCA as we participate in building the church.


8. The PMC children and parents shall hold a Harambee on Sunday September 4, 2022 during all masses towards raising of funds to buy learning materials and uniforms for the PMC children. The PMC appeals to all

The PMC appeal for the support from the small Christian communities, the ecclesial groups and all Christians. Donations can be given in cash or kind. Please see the list of needed items at the notice board.

9. We take this opportunity to welcome any new person visiting the Parish for the first time. (Request them to either stand up or raise their hands and invite the Parishioners to welcome them with a warm clap)

Saints of the week
Date Feast/Solemnity
Monday, 15th August 2022 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed virgin Mary
Tuesday, 16th August 2022 St. Stephen of Hungary
Wednesday, 17th August 2022 St. Hyacinth
Thursday, 18th August 2022 Blessed Victoria Rasoamanarivo
Friday, 19th August 2022 St. John Eudes, Priest
Saturday, 20th August 2022 St. Bernard, Abbotand Doctor
 

Find these announcements in our website and on our notice board. THANK YOU FOR WORSHIPPING WITH US AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR CHURCH. HAVE A BLESSED WEEK





 

 

     

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