St. Catherine’s Ministries Fair

RIVERSIDE— Bishop Frank J. Caggiano visited Msgr Alan F. Detscher and St. Catherine of Siena parishioners last weekend in Riverside for a “Ministries Fair” to expand awareness and increase support for various parish ministries.

Parishioners enjoyed the special visit of Bishop Frank Caggiano who celebrated Mass on Saturday evening, Sept. 16th.

During the weekend, the Ministries Fair was in full swing as 20 different ministries shared their mission, their activities and their appeal to parishioners. There were opportunities to join as well.

Among the many parish ministries participating in the fair, sponsored by the Parish Advisory Group, were:

Bible Study Chapel Garden Ministry
Eucharistic Ministers/Readers St. Catherine’s Support Circle
Faith Community Nursing Social Justice Ministry
Walking with Purpose Hospitality Ministry
Faith Formation Music Ministry
Newcomers Ministry St Catherine’s Players
New Covenant Center Women’s Guild
Carnival of Fun Finance/Stewardship/B&G

The new Parish Advisory Group provided hospitality outside on the lawn Saturday and Sunday after all of the Masses. St. Catherine’s is located at 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878. For more information visit the website:

Photos by Pam Sloane