Justice Commission

Faith, Mercy and Justice

As Catholics, this is what the Lord requires of us, what we are called to do.  The Justice Commission at St. Catherine of Siena consists of parishioners just like you. Together, we work to effect real change here in our parish as well as across the county, the state, and the world.  Our mission is to advance solutions for issues in education, criminal justice, healthcare, homelessness, jobs and the environment.

Requirements: Volunteers to share their time
Time: Meet every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Room 1
Contact: Bob Meehan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 727-403-7753

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Narcotics Anonymous

Description: "NA" is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.  We meet regularly to help each other stay clean.  We are not interested in what or how much you used... but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help."

Requirements: There are no social, religious, economic, racial, ethnic, national, genders, or class-status membership restrictions. There are no dues or fees for membership; most members regularly contribute in meetings to help cover the expenses incurred for the rent of a facility space.

Time Commitment: Weekly meetings Thursday.

Helpful Attributes: A desire to help yourself and others stay clean.

Activities: local committees usually offer a number of services. Included among them are: Distribution of NA literature, Helpline information services, Presentations for treatment and healthcare staff, civic organizations, government agencies, and schools. Presentations to acquaint treatment or correctional facility clients with the NA program. Maintenance of NA meeting directories for NA members and for other interested people.

Contact: Anonymous, meetings held in Parish Center at 8:00 PM every Thursday night

St Vincent de Paul (Onsite)

Description: The members of this Society do outreach ministry with people who live within the parish boundaries. The efforts to alleviate the economic challenges faced by some people might include assistance with utilities or rent, food, clothing, furniture, or medication. This Society organizes the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and Christmas Toy Drive for the parish.

Requirements: Volunteers need to be trained in the process by an active member of the Society.

Time: Approximately 3 hours a week on one day: morning or afternoon. One hour monthly meeting.

Activities: Respond to telephone messages, distribute food vouchers, and issue payments for utilities or rent. Requisition furniture or clothing from the SVDP Thrift Store. Attend monthly meetings.

Contact: Direct line 727-314-4968

Offsite St. Vincent de Paul (Soup Kitchen) Upper Pinellas Council: 727-441-3950

Knights of Columbus

Father Michael J. Finnegan Council #14456

Description: Knights of Columbus is an active fraternal organization of Catholic men dedicated to the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.  Membership is open to practicing Catholic men who are over the age of 18.  Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus contributes to our local and universal Church, our community and charitable organizations.

Requirements: To be over the age of 18 and is willing to give time and talent.

Time Commitment: Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. The first meeting of the month is a Council Officers/Business meeting, while the meeting on the fourth week of the month is a General Council Meeting.

Activities: At St. Catherine of Siena, the Knights of Columbus sponsor pancake breakfasts, Italian Dinner/Dance, a Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the Morning Star School along with other functions.

Contact: Grand Knight Bob Marriner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -  website: kofc14456.org