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 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
2nd October 2022
 

1. We take this opportunity to thank CWA who were on duty during all the three masses today.

2. October is the month of the Holy Rosary. We encourage parishioners to pray and meditate on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary in their families and Small Christian Communities. At the Parish, there shall be rosary prayer 30 minutes before mass. Groups on duty are requested to lead the prayers.

3. Next Sunday, 9th October 2022 will be 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The following groups shall be on duty;
8.00 a.m. mass : St. Jude SCC
10.00 a.m. mass : St. Rose SCC
12.00 noon mass : St. Claire SCC

4. Next Sunday shall be our second Sunday of the month and our Tithe Sunday. Christians are requested to prepare to present their tithes for a blessing.

5. Meetings
(a) Today all Ecclesial Groups are meeting at their designated places after the 10 am mass. The MYM will meet under the tents where they met last Sunday.

(b) The Parish Pastoral Council will have its October 2022 meeting next Sunday 9th October 2022 after the 10.00 a.m.in the Church basement. All members are requested to be punctual.

(c) Self Help Group EDUCATION DAY
Siena Self Help Group Education Day is planned for Saturday,
15th October 2022 from 9am until mid-day. Caritas officials will
enlighten you on how to do savings, get loans, invest and get surplus
through the church Self Help Program. Members and non-members are
encouraged to attend. For details please visit the desk at the church
entrance.

Welcome any person worshipping with us for the first time.

Saints of the Week
Date Feast/Solemnity
Monday, 3rd October 2022 Sts.Edmund, Donysius and Candida
Tuesday, 4th October 2022 St. Francis of Assisi
Wednesday, 5th October 2022 St. Faustina Kowalska
Thursday, 6th October 2022 St. Bruno
Friday, 7th October 2022 Our Lady of the Rosary
Saturday, 8th October 2022 Sts Felix, Sergius and Hugo
 


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THANK YOU FOR WORSHIPPING WITH US AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR CHURCH. HAVE A BLESSED WEEK
 


 

 

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