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 FEAST OF ASCENSION OF THE LORD
29th May 2022


1.Today is the 7th Sunday of Easter. We celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. We thank the groups who were on duty today;
8.00 a.m. - St. Claire SCC
10.00 a.m. - St. Jude SCC
12.00 noon - St. Rose SCC


2.Next Sunday, 5th June 2022 will be Pentecost Sunday.We shall have two masses only, 8 am and 10 am.CWA will be on duty during the two masses. We are all reminded to pray the Pentecost Novena

3.We are reminded that The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered next Sunday 5th June 2022, which shall be the Feast of Pentecost at the 10 am mass by His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubert Maria Van Megen.Confessions for those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will be on Saturday 4th June, 2022 at 2pm.

4.CMA will begin the year 2022 CMA Formation classes today at 10.00 a.m. All new members are encouraged to participate.

5.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)

6.Marriage banns (Find attached)
7.Saints of the Week
Date Feast/Solemnity
Monday, 30th May 2022 St. Joan of Arc
Tuesday, 31st May 2022 The Feast of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, 1st June 2022 St. Justin, Martyrs
Thursday, 2nd June 2022 Sts.Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs
Friday, 3rd June 2022 St.Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
Saturday, 4th June 2022 St. Clothida

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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