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


Confessions are done in between the two masses on Sundays, that is, between 9.00 am and 10.00 am.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

Father Gideon Muchiri

 

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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Kitisuru
Announcements for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
16th January, 2022
 

1. Today is the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. We thank St. Rose SCC, St. Claire SCC and St. Jude SCC who were on duty.
2. Next Sunday, 23rd January 2022 will be the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The following groups shall be on duty;

8.00 a.m. mass : St. Theresa SCC
10.00 a.m. mass : Choir/St. Michael Prayer Group
12.00 noon mass : St. Elizabeth SCC

3. Formation classes for CWA will begin today after the 10.00 a.m Mass in the Makuti Church. All ladies who wish to join CWA are welcome.

Meetings:

4. St. Theresa SCC will have their January meeting today after the 10.00 a.m. in
the Church compound

5. Marriage banns (Find attached)

6. Lady Hope to St Catherine Parishioners:
Receive warm Greetings from Lady Hope team. We wish to thank every Parishioner who has supported our work with our needy cancer patients over the years. Special thanks to those who have created time to pray with the group, or visit the patients during support group meetings and at our nearby accommodation facility.
Because of your love and support, the group has continued to grow strong in faith and in numbers with a renewed hope for better days ahead.
The main fundraiser for this project is an Annual Charity Walk held here every last Saturday of January. Plans for our 8th Walk, scheduled for Sat 29/1/2022 at 8.am, are underway and we appeal for your participation on the walk day, buying our Walk merchandise we welcome from the table outside the church and in the church office during week days. Donations in cash and kind or input in terms of ideas. For more information, kindly see Mrs. Veronica Njoroge or visit our church notice board. Thanks for being a pillar to this project and remain blessed.

7. Saints of the Week:

Date Feast/Solemnity
Monday, 17th January 2022 St. Anthony Abbot
Tuesday, 18th January 2022 St. Prisca
Wednesday, 19th January 2022 St. Pontion
Thursday, 20th January 2022 Blessed Cyprian Michael Tansi, Priest
Friday, 21st January 2022 St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
Saturday, 22nd January 2022 St. Vincent, Deacon and Martyr
 


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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