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

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 Parish
Announcements for Sunday February 28th, 2021

1.Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent All Sundays of Lent we shall have a second collection for Lenten Campaign. It will be done immediately after Sadaka/offertory. (Announce before offertory)

2. Today will be our first Mini Harambee towards finishing our church, the guests of honour shall be members of the Fund Raising Committee. We welcome the Moderator of Development Committee to give us a brief on the project.
3. We thank St. Vincent, Youth and Young Adults who were on duty today. Next Sunday, 7th March 2021 the 3rd Sunday of Lent. CWA will be on duty at 8 am Mass and also at 10 am Mass respectively.

4. We have the Way of the Cross every Friday from 5.30pm followed by Holy Mass. CWA will lead the stations on Friday, 12th March 2021.

5. Next Sunday, 7th March 2021 we shall have a meetings for all Ecclesial groups after the 10 am Mass that is CMA, CWA, Youth, PMC, Young Adults & MYM.

6. Bible classes are ongoing every Saturday at 9.00am.

7. There will be a Holy Mass on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 at 5.30pm for the Second Anniversary of Rev. Fr. Fred Mvumbi, OP. This Mass will be presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Lugonzo, The General Secretary Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). All Parishioners are welcome.

8. The farewell Mass for Cardinal John Njue will be on Saturday 13th March 2021 at St. Mary’s Msongari, we shall have a second collection next Sunday 7th March 2021 for the Cardinal’s gift.

9. We shall have a Recollection for all Christians at St. Catherine of Siena Parish on 27th March 2021 in the Parish. You are all invited to attend.

10. We welcome all those who are worshiping with us for the 1st time to our Parish.

11. Meetings:
⦁ St. Claire will have their monthly meeting today after 10.00am Mass in the Church compound.
⦁ St. Rose will hold their meeting at the house of Mr. & Mrs Opondo on 3rd March 2021.
12. SAINTS OF THE WEEK
Date Feast/Solemnity

Monday – 1st March, 2021 St. David
Tuesday – 2nd March, 2021 St. Simplicianus
Wednesday-3rd March, 2021 St. Marinus
Thursday – 4th March, 2021 St. Casimir
Friday – 5th March, 2021 St. Virgilio
Saturday – 6th March, 2021 St. Colette Boylet

 Find these Announcements on our Parish Notice Board & Website:-
https://stcatherineofsiena.co.ke/
THANK YOU FOR WORSHIPPING WITH US AND FOR SUPPORTING OUR CHURCH.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!


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