Hours and Facilities

Parish Office Hours

St. Vincent Ferrer

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

St. Catherine of Siena

Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Church Opening Hours

St. Vincent Ferrer

Sunday — Saturday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

St. Catherine of Siena

Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday — Sunday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Facilities

Office Entrances:

At St. Vincent Ferrer the Parish Office Entrance can be accessed by the double staircase, leading into the St. Vincent Ferrer Priory (the red brick building located on Lexington Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). The office can also be reached through the Baptistery; it is the first door on the right from the church itself. Please buzz to enter.

At St. Catherine of Siena, the Office Entrance is located on 68th Street between 1st and York Avenues, through the wrought-iron gate, to the right of the church entrance.

Handicap Entrances:

At St. Vincent Ferrer there is a Handicap Entrance (with a ramp) located on 66th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues.

At St. Catherine of Siena there is a Handicap Entrance located on 69th Street between 1st and York Avenues.

Confessionals:

At St. Vincent Ferrer the confessionals are located on the South wall of the church, by the Pieta.

At. St. Catherine of Siena the confessionals can be found on the East side of the church, next to the Shrine of St. Martin de Porres.

Restrooms:

At St. Vincent Ferrer two bathrooms are reached through the Baptistery.

At St. Catherine of Siena the bathroom is located in the lobby of the Priory. Please go through the double glass doors at the back of the church.

Parish Services/Intentions

Mass Intentions:

St. Vincent Ferrer – Mass Intentions for St. Vincent Ferrer may be reserved in the Parish Office Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The stipend for an Announced Mass is $15. Unannounced Masses can be reserved for $5.

St. Catherine of Siena – Mass Intentions for St. Catherine of Siena May be reserved in the church office of St. Catherine of Siena Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The stipend for an Announced Mass is $15 at St. Catherine of Siena. Unannounced Masses can be reserved for a goodwill offering.

Prayer List: The lovely custom of praying for the sick carries with it a challenge: we often do not know when people get better, or are called home. To keep things current, when names are proposed for prayer, they will be read during the Prayers of the Faithful one time. From there they will pass into the bulletin, where they will remain for three weeks. Of course, the name of a sick person may be put back on the list for another cycle.

Votive Lamps: The candles and lamps we leave burning in church continue our prayer and invite others to share it. We offer a number of ways to have lamps lit for published intention.

At the church of St. Vincent Ferrer the seven lamps before the High Altar, and the lamp beside our the statue of Our Lady Gate of Heaven (Porta Caeli) may be lit for eight days for an offering of $15.

At the church of St. Catherine of Siena, one or more of the six lamps at the Altar of the Holy Souls may be lit for the deceased. The Sanctuary light, the two lamps at the Rosary Altar, and the Lamp before Our Lady of Grace can also be lit for a weekly offering of $15.

St. Catherine Purgatorial Society: Each Friday, the 7:00 am Mass at St. Catherine of Siena is offered for the deceased enrolled in the St. Catherine of Siena Purgatorial Society. Enrollment of a deceased family member or friend is available in the church offices for $35.

Receiving the Bulletin: Parishioners who are unable to come to church are may receive the Sunday Bulletin by the Hospitality Committee. If you know of someone who would like to receive the Bulletin each week, please call the Parish Office and give their name and address to the receptionist.