Let us Pray for You
Prayer is Christian insofar as it is communion with Christ and extends throughout the Church, which is his Body. Its dimensions are those of Christ's love.
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Just as we invite you to come to pray with our community, St. Catherine’s offers to pray for your special needs and intentions.
Our Catholic faith has a long tradition of priests offering masses on behalf of others. You may request the priests at St. Catherine’s to offer a mass for you or loved ones:
Celebration for a Birthday, Anniversary, for other Special Occasion
Petition for a particular need
Repose of the soul of a deceased loved one
Please note the suggested donations for mass intentions below. These go to the parish to support the activities of our parish community.
Request a Mass Intention
To request a mass intention or blessing, please visit the Parish Office during normal business hours and our parish staff will be happy to assist you.
You may also make a request for a mass through the mail. Please include the name of the person for whom the mass intention is given, the date of the mass, and the donation.
Please schedule mass intentions at least 2 weeks in advance.
Among sacramentals blessings (of persons, meals, objects, and places) come first. Every blessing praises God and prays for his gifts. In Christ, Christians are blessed by God the Father "with every spiritual blessing."This is why the Church imparts blessings by invoking the name of Jesus, usually while making the holy sign of the cross of Christ.
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You may request a blessing from the clergy at St. Catherine’s for your home, automobile, etc. Contact the parish office to schedule a blessing. Please note the suggested donations for blessings below.
In accordance with the policies of the Diocese of Sacramento and the other dioceses within the Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco, we have included the suggested donations for mass intentions and other offerings. The donations are freely given and support St. Catherine’s.
De acuerdo con las políticas de la Diócesis de Sacramento y las otras diócesis dentro de la Provincia Eclesiástica de San Francisco, hemos incluido las donaciones sugeridas para intenciones de las misas y otras ofertas. Las donaciones son gratuitas y apoyan el trabajo de la parroquia Santa Catalina.
Baptisms / Bautismos — $50.00
Weddings / Bodas — $500.00*
Quinceañeras — $250.00
Funerals / Funerales —$200.00
House Blessings and other buildings / Benediciones de casa y otros edificios — $20.00
Automobile Blessings / Benediciones de automóviles— $20.00
*The diocesan bishop may grant an exception to this norm for particular circumstances. El Obispo diocesano puede otorgar una excepción a esta norma para circunstancias particulares.
No one will be denied access to the sacraments because of lack of money, so please let us know how we can help if you cannot make the suggested donation.
For more information about the Diocese of Sacramento’s policies regarding offerings, visit the link below.