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

Rooted in Faith. Strengthened by Love.

2019 Lenten Revival

Sunday March 24th, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. Fr. Michael Trail

Monday March 25th, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. Fr. Gerard Jordan

Tuesday March 26th, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. Fr. Matt O’Donnell

2019 Second Sunday of Lent

2nd Sunday of Lent 2019

While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. – Luke 9:29

Pastor’s Notes

  • The parish’s Lenten revival is scheduled for March 24-26. This revival is an opportunity to renew our spiritual selves as we journey through Lent. The first night is dedicated to youth and young adults. Please plan to participate in the revival and spread the word to your friends and family. See the flyer in the bulletin for further information.
  • The Living Stations of the Cross will be presented in the Church on Friday, April 12th and Good Friday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. The Living Stations’ cast is hard at work practicing for these presentations. Please plan to join us on these two evenings as we meditate and reflect on Jesus’ final hours of earthly life.
  • If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please complete the flyer in the bulletin! Classes will be forming soon.
  • Checks may now be written payable to St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Thank you for your patience during this transition!

2019 First Sunday of Lent

1st Sunday of Lent

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • Women’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 17th. Please invite all women who are important to you to join us at the 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. masses as we celebrate the wonderful women of our parish. Dr. Kimberly Lymore of St. Sabina will be the guest speaker. ·
  • The parish’s Lenten revival is scheduled for March 24-26. This revival is an opportunity to renew our spiritual selves as we journey through Lent. The first night is dedicated to youth and young adults. Please plan to participate in the revival and spread the word to your friends and family. See the flyer in the bulletin for further information.
  • Checks may now be written payable to St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Thank you for your patience during this transition!
  • If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please complete the flyer in the bulletin! Classes will be forming soon.
  • Ladies, please consider participating in the Emmaus retreat weekend in October. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.

2019 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • The parish’s Lenten revival is scheduled for March 24-25. This revival is an opportunity to renew our spiritual selves as we journey through Lent. The first night is dedicated to youth and young adults. Please plan to participate in the revival and spread the word to your friends and family. See the flyer in the bulletin for further information.
  • Checks may now be written payable to St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Thank you for your patience during this transition!
  • Women’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 17th. Please invite all women who are important to you to join us at the 8:00 or 11:00 a.m. Masses as we celebrate the wonderful women of our parish. Dr. Kimberly Lymore of St. Sabina will be the guest speaker.
  • If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please complete the flyer in the bulletin! Classes will be forming soon.
  • Ladies, please consider participating in the Emmaus retreat weekend in October. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.

 

 

2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.” – Luke 6:22

Pastor’s Notes

  • The parish office will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day. The office will resume its usual business hours on Tuesday, February 19th.
  • A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19th as we observe the first anniversary of Fr. Duris’ death. The mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!
  • Sunday, March 3rd is the Solemnity of St. Katharine Drexel. There will be only one Mass that day at 10:00 a.m. Sr. Jane Nesmith, will be our guest speaker. A potluck luncheon will follow in the parish hall immediately after the Mass. Please mark your calendars!
  • The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Masses with the distribution of ashes will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the church and at 7:00 p.m. Further information will be forthcoming regarding Lenten activities at our parish. Stay Tuned!

2019 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command, I will lower the nets.” When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. – Luke 5:5-6

Pastor’s Notes

  • Sunday, March 3rd is the Solemnity of St. Katharine Drexel. There will be only one Mass that day at 10:00 a.m. Sr. Jane Nesmith, will be our guest speaker. A potluck luncheon will follow in the parish hall immediately after the Mass. Please mark your calendars!
  • Youth on the Move is back with its highly anticipated Motown Live Fundraiser on Sunday, February 17th at 2 p.m. Tickets for the event will be sold in the vestibule immediately following the Masses this weekend.
  • The parish office will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day. The office will resume its usual business hours on Tuesday, February 19th.
  • A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19th as we observe the first anniversary of Fr. Duris’ death. The mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!

2019 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built to hurl him down headlong. But Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away. -Luke 4:28-30

Pastor’s Notes

  • Sunday, February 10th is World Marriage Day! At all Masses that weekend, married couples are invited and encouraged to renew their wedding vows and receive a special blessing. If you wish to dress formally for the event, please do so. Hospitality will be provided after each Mass!
  • Youth on the Move is back with its highly anticipated Motown Live Fundraiser on Sunday, February 17th at 1 p.m. Tickets for the event will be sold in the vestibule immediately following the Masses this weekend.
  • The parish office will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day. The office will resume its usual business hours on Tuesday, February 19th.
  • A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19th as we observe the first anniversary of Fr. Duris’ death. The mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

2019 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor… and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.

-Luke 4:18 a, 19

  • Black History Month begins on Friday, February 1st! Next weekend the elders in the parish will receive a special blessing at all Masses. Make sure to bring your parents and grandparents to church with you! Afrocentric attire is appropriate to be worn at Masses throughout the month of February.
  • Sunday, February 10th is World Marriage Day! At all Masses that weekend, married couples are invited and encouraged to renew their wedding vows and receive a special blessing. If you wish to dress formally for the event, please do so. Hospitality will be provided after each Mass!
  • Youth on the Move is back with its highly anticipated Motown Live Fundraiser on Sunday, February 17th at 1 p.m. Tickets for the event will be sold in the vestibule immediately following the Masses this weekend.

2019 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” – John 2:4

Pastor’s Notes

  • Youth on the Move is back with its highly anticipated Motown Live Fundraiser on Sunday, February 17th at 1 p.m. Tickets for the event will be sold in the vestibule immediately following the Masses this weekend. 
  • The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 22nd. 
  • Please listen to Chicago Catholic Radio, 750 am WNDZ every Tuesday from 8:008:30 a.m., when our deacon, John Cook, hosts a weekly program that highlights the Black Catholic community of Chicago. This past week, Fr. Paul was the guest speaking about our parish, St. Katharine Drexel. Listen live or see archives @ http://legacy.archchicago.org/radioTV/ Programs/BlackCatholicInitiative/.

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Pastor’s Message

  • In today’s bulletin, there are inserts regarding the St. Felicitas “Recognition and Thank You Luncheon” to be held in May 2019. Please read the information and follow the instructions as listed on the handouts. A box to put completed response forms is on the table in the vestibule. Today is the last day to respond! 
  • Youth on the Move is back with its highly anticipated Motown Live Fundraiser on Sunday, February 17th at 1 p.m. Tickets for the event will be sold in the vestibule immediately following the Masses this weekend. 
  • The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Page 1 of 10

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén