St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Chicago

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Chicago Welcomes  Cardinal Blase J. Cupich!

Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” – Luke 17:17-18

Readings

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Buses will leave St. Katharine Drexel at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
  • The Junior Knights and Daughters of Peter Claver from the Chicago area will gather for a Unity Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. next Sunday, October 20th. We welcome the young men and women as they gather for this annual event. Be advised that seating may be tight in the church, so please be on time!
  • Thank you to Idella Dorsey, Kathy Wallace, and the volunteers who helped to plan our Family Fun Night on Friday, Oct. 4th. A good time was had by all! We will do this again in the new year so that more families may participate! We’re getting together Jus-B-Cuz!
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 19-20 as we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Please be generous.
  • The Sunday School program has begun! If your child is in need of one of the sacraments, he/she should be enrolled in Sunday School. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday-Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!

2019 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to the mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

– Luke 17:6

Pastor’s Notes

  • Reminder! Mass on Sunday, October 13th is at 10 a.m. Cardinal Cupich and Bishop Perry will be here with us for a pastoral visit. Please be on time!
  • Reminder! The October Count has begun. ALL parishioners are asked to be present at one of the weekend Masses so that you may be counted. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • The Sunday School program has begun! If your child is in need of one of the sacraments, he/she should be enrolled in Sunday School. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Buses will leave St. Katharine Drexel at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday- Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 19-20 as we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Please be generous.

2019 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Abraham said, “If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.” – Luke 16:31

Pastor’s Notes

  • Mark your Calendar! Family Fun Night is Friday, October 4th beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be movies, games, food and lots of fun for the entire family. Please come and join in on the fun! We’re gathering Jus B-Cuz!
  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday-Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.

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2019 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones, and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?” – Luke 16:10-11

Pastor’s Notes

  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • Mark your Calendar! Family Fun Night is Friday, October 4th beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be movies, games, food and lots of fun for the entire family. Please come and join in on the fun! We’re gathering Jus B-Cuz!
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday-Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.

2019 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15th, 2019

“I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” – Luke 15:10

  • There will be an adult only Cabaret on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6:30 until 11 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The guest DJ is Mr. Leon Rogers of WGCI, 107.5 FM ”The Morning Show”. The event is B.Y.O.B. Set-ups will be sold. Invite your family and friends to join you at your table. We are gathering “Jus B- Cuz!”
  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses the weekend of September 21-22. This collection will support the ministry of Mundelein Seminary as it educates seminarians for the Archdiocese. Please be generous!
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.

2019 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grand Parents Day!

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • RCIA is getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • There will be an adult-only Cabaret on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6:30 until 11p.m. in the Parish Hall. The guest DJ is Mr. Leon Rogers of WGCI, 107.5 FM-”The Morning Show”. The event is B.Y.O.B. Set-ups will be sold. Invite your family and friends to join you at your table. We are gathering “Jus BCuz!”
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses the weekend of September 21-22. This collection will support the ministry of Mundelein Seminary as it educates seminarians for the Archdiocese. Please be generous!

2019 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Labor Day

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Labor Day

Pastor’s Notes

  • Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th. ALL grandparents will receive a blessing at each Mass. Please come to church with your grandparents!
  • Don’t forget about the Hunger Walk next weekend at Jackson Park! Buses will be available at the church to take participants to the park. If you are unable to participate as previously planned, please cancel so that our Emergency Food Pantry will not be penalized for “no shows.” Contact Mabel Wayne or Hortense Moody for further information.
  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.

2019 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved? He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate.” – Luke 13:23-24

Pastor’s Notes

  • “Thank You” to Idella Dorsey and the hospitality Ministry for coordinating the “end of Summer Bash” last Sunday. It was a great celebration! I forgot to thank you all for wearing white for the day! The liturgy was very beautiful…thanks to our liturgical ministers, ushers, choir, and many of you expressed gratitude for having Sr. Anita Baird with us. It was an “awesome” event! Thanks to all who stayed for the fun. Let’s plan for another celebration! What do you think?
  • Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th. ALL grandparents will receive a blessing at each Mass. Please come to church with your grandparents!
  • St. Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.
  • “Faith Sharing” has resumed! We meet on Wednesday in the Imani Room at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th.

Readings for the week of August 25th, 2019

Sunday: Is 66 :1 8-21/Ps 117:1-2,/Heb 12:5-7, 11-13/Lk 13:22-30

Monday:1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10/Ps 149:1b-6a,  9b/Mt 23:13-22

Tuesday:1 Thes 2:1-8/Ps 139:1-3, 4-6/Mt 23:23-26

Wednesday:1 Thes 2:9-13/Ps 139:7-12b/Mt 23:27-32

Thursday:1 Thes 3:7-13/Ps 90:3-5a, 12-14, 17 Mk 6:17-29

Friday: 1 Thes 4:1-8/Ps 97:1, 2b, 5-6, 10-12/Mt 25:1-13

Saturday:1 Thes 4:9-11/Ps 98:1, 7-9/Mt 25:14-30

Next Sunday:Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29/Ps 68:4-7, 10-11/Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a/Lk 14:1, 7-

 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18th, 2019 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at the table, and proceed to wait on them. – Luke 12:37

Pastor’s Notes

  • “Thank You” to Kathy Wallace and the many volunteers who helped to make Family Fun Day a wonderful success! A lot of hard work went into preparing the day, but in the end, it was very enjoyable. I am grateful to all who came out to fellowship and who brought family and friends to the gathering. We look forward to making the event even more spectacular next year! Stay tuned for next summer’s date!
  • St. Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.
  • “Faith Sharing” has resumed! We meet on Wednesday in the Imani Room at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th. More information will be forthcoming.

2019 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. -Luke 12:37

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Solemnity of the Assumption is Thursday, August 15th. It is a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. in the church. Please mark your calendar!
  • An “End of Summer Bash” will be held on Sunday, August 18th. Only one Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Following the Mass there will be a reception under the tents. Everyone is encouraged to wear white for the event!
  • Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.
  • “Faith Sharing” has resumed! We meet on Wednesday in the Imani Room at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th. More information will be forthcoming.

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