St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Chicago at St. Ailbe Church

Rooted in Faith. Strengthened by Love.

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pastor’s Notes

  • There will be a second collection the weekend of November 17th-18th for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This collection helps to build up the church through the growth of small businesses while the same time providing jobs and other resources for local communities. Please be generous!
  • The Parish Offices at our three worship sites will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 21st and will remain closed through November 25th. The offices will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, November 26th. Please make a note of this!
  • Mass on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, will be celebrated at the St. Ailbe worship site at 10:00 a.m. All parishioners are encouraged to join us as we thank God for blessings received during the past year.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – All Saints

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

All Saints

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God.

-Matthew 5:3,9

Pastor’s Notes
  • Remember, next Saturday, November 3rd is the Pastor’s Installation at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
  • Mass for All Saints Day, November 1st, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be no evening Mass for that feast, due to choir rehearsal.
  • Mass for All Souls Day, November 2nd, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. There will be an All Souls Day prayer service at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Remember and Pray for your special loved ones.
  • On Sunday, November 4th, we will celebrate a Unity Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Katherine Drexel Parish – St. Ailbe site. Masses will not be celebrated at the St. Felicitas or St. Joachim worship sites that day. Our guest celebrant and preacher is Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt. All parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend this unity liturgy. Please invite your family and friends to join us!

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Pastor’s Notes

  • Mass for All Saint Day, November 1st, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be no evening Mass for that feast, due to choir rehearsal.
  • Mass for All Souls Day, November 2nd, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. There will be an All Souls Day prayer service at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Remember and Pray for your special loved ones.
  • On Sunday, November 4th, we will celebrate a Unity Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Katherine Drexel Parish – St. Ailbe site. Masses will not be celebrated at the St. Felicitas or St. Joachim worship sites that day. Our guest celebrant and preacher is Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt. All parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend this unity liturgy. Please invite your family and friends to join us!

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.”

-Mark 10:7-9

Pastor’s Notes

  • The October counts will go through the entire month of October. Please make sure that you are present in Church so that you can be counted.
  • The parish office will be closed at each worship site on Monday, Oct. 8th in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9th. Mass will be celebrated in the rectory chapel on Oct. 8th.
  • We will celebrate Family and Friends’ Day at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 20th and 21st. Please invite your family and friends to join you for worship!

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me.

– Mark 9:39

Pastor’s Notes

·  October is fast approaching so be mindful that the October counts begin the weekend of October 6th and 7th. Please make sure that you are present in Church, so that you can be counted.

·  Fathers Paul and Patrick will be attending the Renew My Church Summit in Rosemont from Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 13. Instead of daily Mass, Sr. Judy and Sr. Kate will conduct a Communion Service in the rectory chapel. Daily Mass will resume on Thursday, Oct. 4th.

·  The parish office will be closed at each worship site on Monday, Oct. 8th in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9th. Mass will be celebrated in the rectory chapel on Oct. 8th.

·  We will celebrate Family and Friends’ Day at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 20th and 21st. Please invite your family and friends to join you for worship.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me”

– Mark 9:37

  • The Angelic Choir will rehearse Sunday, September 23rd.
  • September 27: Healing Service, 7:00 p.m. at St. Ailbe Parish. (Fr. Jim Marchionda, O.P. and Sr. Ann Willits, O.P. will conduct a healing service for all parish sites as we release and let go of the pain, hurt, feelings of loss, etc., as we continue our transition as a new faith community – This is not a sacramental anointing service!)
  • October is fast approaching so be mindful that the October counts begin the weekend of October 6th and 7th. Please make sure that you are present in Church, so that you can be counted.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catechetical Sunday: Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ

  • The Angelic Choir will rehearse Sundays, September 16th and 23rd.
  • September 27: Healing Service, 7:00 p.m. at St. Ailbe Parish. (Fr. Jim Marchionda, O.P. and Sr. Ann Willits, O.P. will conduct a healing service for all parish sites as we release and let go of the pain, hurt, feelings of loss, etc., as we continue our transition as a new faith community – This is not a sacramental anointing service!)
  • Thank you to all who supported the KPC Inter-Council Luncheon honoring Bishop Joseph Perry on his 20th anniversary of Episcopal Ordination. The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Mardell Moffett who came away with $250.00. The proceeds from the luncheon, $3,343.93, were donated to the Cause for Canonization of Fr. Augustus Tolton. Thank you to Norma Mullon and her committee for their hard work. It was an enjoyable event!

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s ears and spitting, touched his tongue: then he looked up to heaven and groaned and said to him, “Ephphartha!” — that is, “Be opened!”

– Mark 7:32-34

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Labor Day!

Pastor’s Notes

  • Mass scheduled for Monday, September 2, will be held at St. Ailbe Church at 8:30 a.m.
  • Family Fun Day will be Sunday, September 30th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Ailbe Parking Lot. Fun for the entire family!

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

– John 6:67 – 69

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