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


Livestream

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 Sunday, July 14th 2024

  • 1. Today is the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time and our Tithe Sunday. I invite all to stand for Blessings and presentation of the tithes. Karibuni! (Choir).
  • 2. We thank the following groups for their services today: -
    • 8.00a.m. Mass: St. Dominic SCC
    • 10.00a.m. Mass: St. Rose SCC
    • 12.00 noon Mass: St. Teresa SCC
  • 3. Next Sunday will be 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The following groups will be on duty:
    • 8.00a.m. Mass: St. Vincent de Paul SCC
    • 10.00a.m. Mass: St. Claire SCC
    • 12.00 noon Mass: St. Jude SCC
  • 4. The PPC shall meet today at the Basement room after the 10.00a.m. Mass.
  • 5. There will be a brief meeting for the PMC, Sunday School Parents and Animators today after 10.00am Mass at the Makuti Church.
  • 6. St. Teresa and St. Jude SCCs shall meet next Sunday after the 10.00am Mass.
  • 7. St. Dominic Choir, the 12 Noon Mass choir is recruiting new members. If you're interested, please contact us through the Parish office. Feel free to join our choir practice sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm, and on Sundays at 10.00am and after the 12 Noon Mass. Come join us to sing and praise God.
  • 8. CMA group are recruiting new members. We encourage all men at our parish to register as members. Registration can be done at the parish office after each of the three Masses. Formation sessions will soon commence.
  • 9. We now welcome any new person visiting our Parish for the first time. You may kindly stand or wave so that we may appreciate you.
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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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