St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church
If you are checking us out for the first time, welcome. Your faithful presence and dedication inspire the rest of us to continue in our own prayers and service. Please remember that it is our joy and gift to reach out and welcome those who are new or returning.
The Very Rev. Sarah Fisher, Rector
What to expect at St. Cat’s
Our worship service of Holy Eucharist is a weekly celebration of the resurrection. An ancient and sacred meal that we believe feeds and forms us still, the patterns of our worship and liturgy follow rhythms as old as the Church, which teaches and forms us in the ways of Jesus Christ.
Communion at St. Cat’s
If you feel called to this table of mercy and grace, know there is a place set for you. Communion is received in two ways: by intinction at the altar rail, where the celebrant or deacon will dip the bread into the wine for you and place it on your hand or in your fingers; or from the Common Cup at the station near the side altar. You may receive bread only at either station by holding up one finger to indicate that you will receive in one kind. The response after receiving the bread only, or the bread and wine, is “Amen.” Gluten free bread is available. Those not communing may come forward for a blessing, keeping your hands folded across your chest.
Children in Service
We strive in our worship to welcome and include people of all ages and capabilities. If you are bringing young children to worship God, THANK YOU! We encourage you to try to engage them in the holy drama of church:
Sit up close where they can see the altar.
Teach them our prayers.
Show them when to stand or kneel.
Use any of our Pray and Play resources located at the entrance of the church to give busy hands something to do.
Remember that all of us fall short in worshiping the Lord with our whole heart, and remember the words of Jesus in Mark 10:14: “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these. That the kingdom of God belongs.”
Connect with the Rector
We want to hear from you. If you are new to
St. Catherine’s, or if you are searching for a church, we would like to hear your story and assist with any questions that you may have. Connect with our rector, Sarah via email here.