St. Catherine’s presence to the Catholic community began more than a hundred years prior to its official dedication as a parish on February 24, 1970.
During the years of the Civil War, the tiny mission was ministered by Father Chambron, crossing the river from Mandarin, long before the Buckman Bridge was even a vision of the county planners…
Our Patron Saint
St. Catherine of Siena was born during the outbreak of the plague in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347. She was the 25th child born to her mother, although half of her brothers and sisters did not survive childhood. Catherine herself was a twin, but her sister did not survive infancy. Her mother was 40 when she was born. Her father was a cloth dyer.
At the age of 16, Catherine’s sister, Bonaventura, died, leaving her husband as a widower.
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