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
Sundays: 8.00 am and 10.00 am
Monday to Friday: Evening 6.30 pm
Saturdays: Morning  7.30 am
Holidays: 10.00 am
All masses are in English
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

St. Catherine of Siena Parish Kitisuru- Elected Leaders

 

PPC Executive


No

Name

Designation

1

Pascal Kiragu Mugwe

Moderator

2

Peter Gicheha Kamau

Vice Moderator

3

Florence Wanguku Kaira

Secretary

4

Gilbert Arum

Vice Secretary

5

Christine Wanjiku Mwangi

Treasurer

Small Christian Communities

St. Rose


No

Name

Designation

1

George Jasho

Moderator

2

Betty Montet

Vice Moderator

3

Esther Gachagua

Secretary

4

Peter Gicheha

Vice Secretary

5

Margaret Karuga

Treasurer

 

St. Vincent de Paul


No

Name

Designation

1

Pascal Kiragu Mugwe

Moderator

2

Joan Owaka

Vice Moderator

3

Florence Kaira

Secretary

4

Emmanuel Chikati

Vice Secretary

5

Francis Muteti

Treasurer

 

St. Elizabeth


No

Name

Designation

1

David Njoroge Mungai

Moderator

2

Gilbert Arum

Vice Moderator

3

Earnest Chacha

Secretary

4

Joseph Kihonge Karanu

Vice Secretary

5

Jane Maina

Treasurer

 

St. Jude


No

Name

Designation

1

Paul Mathu

Moderator

2

James Juma

Vice Moderator

3

Angela Ngacha

Secretary

4

Yvonne Omondi

Vice Secretary

5

Kelvin Lota Bony

Treasurer

 

St. Claire


No

Name

Designation

1

Chrisitine Mwangi

Moderator

2

Aurolah Hiuko

Vice Moderator

3

Edward Leiyan

Secretary

4

Purity Kajuju

Vice Secretary

5

Paul Gikonyo

Treasurer

 

St. Teresa


No

Name

Designation

1

Thomas Lesaatin

Moderator

2

Lucy Mwaura

Vice Moderator

3

Agnes Mwololo

Secretary

4

Susan Njeri

Vice Secretary

5

Christine Nyambura

Treasurer

 

Ecclesial Groups
CWA


No

Name

Designation

1

Liz Gicheha

Moderator

2

Jane Maina

Vice Moderator

3

Sara Ndegwa

Secretary

4

Margaret Karuga

Vice Secretary

5

Philomena Karanja

Treasurer

 

Choir


No

Name

Designation

1

Samuel Mutunga

Moderator

2

Lucy Owen

Vice Moderator

3

Sarah Ndegwa

Secretary

4

Wanjira Ng’ang’a

Vice Secretary

5

Bernard Kimani

Treasurer

 

Youth


No

Name

Designation

1

Ng’endo Kimani

Moderator

2

Andrew Munene

Vice Moderator

3

Prudence Nyambura

Secretary

4

Ian Ndung’u

Vice Secretary

5

Mitchelle Kiarie

Treasurer

 

Liturgy


No

Name

Designation

1

Joseph Karuga

Moderator

2

Josephine Monyi

Vice Moderator

3

Philomena Jasho

Secretary

4

Jacinta Paul

Vice Secretary

5

Angela Ngacha

Treasurer

 

Welfare


No

Name

Designation

1

Boniface Mwangi

Moderator

2

Leonard Kitili

Vice Moderator

3

Grace Arum

Secretary

4

Njeri Kiragu

Vice Secretary

5

Mary Odhiambo

Treasurer

 

Outstation: St. Martin de Porres-Kibagare


No

Name

Designation

1

John Nusu

Moderator

2

Matthew Onyango

Vice Moderator

3

Evans Barongo

Secretary

4

Mildred Bwaci

Vice Moderator

5

Jacob Amukaka

Treasurer



 

 

 

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St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Announcements for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th September,2019

The following groups shall be on duty:

-8.00 a.m. Mass –  Choir and St. Michael SCC
-10.00 a.m. Mass – St Teresa SCC

 On Saturday 28th September, 2019, we shall have Confirmation here at our Parish. Bishop Kamau will confirm the ready candidates. All parishioners are requested to attend.

On the same day, that is Saturday 28th September, 2019; Bishop Kamau will commission the CMA members who have recently completed their formation classes. All parishioners are requested to come and support the men.

Confessions

The Sacrament of Reconciliation shall be issued by a visiting priest on the Saturday 21st of September at 4:00pm.  All Christians are invited to attend.

Choir for the 8:00am Mass:

The church is in the process of establishing a fully-fledged choir for the 8.00 am mass and is appealing for more members to join the choir. Those who would like to join can see Stephen or Gichure for registration

Church Fundraising

    1. The Annual St. Catherine of Siena Dinner shall be held on 4th October, 2019. Cards shall be on sale at KES2,000 per person and have been available since Sunday 25th August 2019 through all the Church groups, the Small Christian Communities, Choir, Youth, etc, etc. Sales are also conducted outside the Church every Sunday.
    Door and Window Pledges:

     

Parishioners who would like to pledge for a window or a door can do so through the Parish office telephone number 0701699104

Those who have already pledged and would like to make a payment can do so through the parish MPESA pay bill number 997866 account number window/door please.

    • The windows and doors are supposed to be funded through pledges from parishioners, with an option of them having their names on the window or door to recognize their contribution.
    • Please note that the funds that have been used to put up the doors and windows were taken from the main church construction kitty, and therefore needs to be refunded.

Meetings

    • St. Jude SCC shall meet today Sunday 15 Sept. 2019 in the New Church Basement after the 2nd Mass.
    • St. Teresa SCC shall meet today Sunday 15 Sept. 2019 after 2nd Mass for their monthly meeting in the Church Banda
    • The St. Catherine of Siena SELF HELP GROUP invites ALL members and interested parishioners to an education day forum to be held on Saturday September 21st in the parish Basement hall, between 8am and 1.30pm. Come and know how you can save, get loans and be advised on management of your finances. For more details, kindly visit the group office desk under the tent.
    • The Choir has organized a pilgrimage to Namugongo Shrine in October 2019. Interested Christians are welcome.

The choir is appealing for sponsors and friends of the choir to support this initiative by way of sponsoring a deserving member of the choir. You may do so through the Parish Priest Fr. Mulu.For more information see the choir moderator (Mutunga)

    • Men under the Tree shall meet under their famous tree outside the Makuti church after both masses.

SAINTS OF THE WEEK

Date                                        

Feast/Solemnity

Monday – 16th September, 2019

St. Cornelius, Pope

Tuesday – 17th September, 2019

Saint Robert Bellarmine

Wednesday – 18th September, 2019

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Thursday – 19th September, 2019

Saint Januarius

Friday – 20th September, 2019

Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

Saturday – 21st September, 2019

Saint Matthew

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

 

 

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