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2020 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Follow me and I will make you Fishers of Men

Pastor’s Notes

Remember! There will be only one Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 26th.

  • Open House – St. Ailbe School, Sunday, Jan. 26th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Early registration will also take place. A Book Fair is being held from 9-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Please stop by and check out the wonderful things that are happening in our school.
  • Next weekend at all Masses, we will celebrate our elders. As we begin Black History Month, please join us as we honor the elders of our parish community. At the 11:00 Mass, the Youth will be responsible for all ministries. Please bring your parents and grandparents with you. You are also encouraged to wear Afrocentric attire throughout the month.
  • World Marriage Day is Sunday, February 9th. All couples are encouraged to renew your marriage vows. Couples that have been married 60 years-plus will receive a special gift. Complete the form in the bulletin and give to Fr. Paul.
  • Winter Bash immediately following Mass on Sunday, January 26th, 2020

2020 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The office will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 21st.
  • Next Sunday, January 26th there is only one Mass at 10 a.m. The celebrant is Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt. Following the Mass, there will be a “Winter Blast” in the parish hall. This is an opportunity for us to come together to celebrate as a community. There will be food, dancing and fellowship. St. Ailbe School is also hosting an Open House that day, so I hope you will walk through our school and meet the teachers and Administration. Please consider registering your child or children for Academic year ’20-’21. The day will be busy, so come and have a good time!
  • A second collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend to support the Church in Latin America. Please be generous

2020 Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

January 12, 2020

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Christmas season ends today with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. With this feast, Jesus’ public ministry begins. In regards to the liturgical year, the Church returns to “Ordinary Time” until Lent begins. The questions for us become: “How do I immerse myself more deeply in the mystery of God’s love for us? What can I do to express that love for others? Is there something more that God is asking of me that I am not seeing at this moment in time?” As we have just begun a new year and a new decade, let us not be afraid to ask the important questions about our faith. God wants us to go deeper! Are we willing to take the risk? It’s something for us to think about. Have a blessed week!

 

  • At the 11:00 Mass next Sunday, we will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a special way. You are invited to worship with us that day.

 

  • The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The office will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 21st.

2020 Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord

  • Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday celebrations with family and friends. Our liturgies were absolutely beautiful! Thank you to all who came out to worship with us. I would like to extend my thanks to all who helped to enhance our liturgies: the Inspirational Choir and musicians, altar servers, lectors, ushers, Praise Dancers, Sisters in Spirit, Roderick Whitfield and the Environment Team, our deacons, and, of course, you! We could not be a beacon of hope here at the corner of 91st and Stony Island Avenue without you and your wonderful support of our parish and its ministries. As we enter this new year, let us do so with hearts full of gratitude for all that God has done for us and for what God will do. He keeps on blessing us! Let us be blessings one to another!
  • “Faith Sharing” on the Sunday Scriptures will be held in the Imani Room on Wednesday, Jan. 8th at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. We’re using the text, At Home with the Word.

 

2019 Feast of the Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Feast of the Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Pastor’s Notes

  • This feast day of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph marks the first-year anniversary of our parish coming together under one roof. I know there is still sadness among some individuals, but I am grateful to you for “hanging in” there and allowing God to shepherd you in the most difficult times. We have accomplished a lot in our first year and we will continue to do so as we move forward together. Please continue to pray for our well-being as a parish community. May the good Lord bless each of you! Have a happy and blessed New Year! Remember to be safe in all that you do!
  • The Parish Office will close at Noon on New Year’s Eve and will remain closed through January 2nd. The office will resume regular business hours on Friday, Jan. 3rd.
  • Faith Sharing on the Sunday Scriptures will resume on Wednesday, January 8th! Enjoy your holidays!

2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Pastor’s Notes

  • Thanks to all of you who made someone else happy through your participation in the Giving Tree exchange. So many people and organizations rely on the kindness of others at this time of year. I am grateful that the people of St. Katharine Drexel are able to be a blessing to others. Thanks for all that you do to help build up our parish community as well as the community at large. May each of you have a very Merry Christmas!
  • Following the Mass on Sunday, December 29th, we will celebrate Kwanzaa in the Parish Hall. We are in need of food items! The Parish will provide the meat. Please donate side items to help complete the meal. Sign-up sheets are on the table in the narthex. If you are able to donate an item, please sign-up. Thanks in advance for your contribution.
  • The Parish Office will close at Noon on Christmas Eve and remain closed for the rest of the week in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, December 30th. In the case of an emergency, please call the office as usual and let the phone attendant know this and I will then be notified.

2019 Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent

 

  • The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Junior Daughters—Court # 181 is sponsoring a Christmas Bazaar, Bake Sale and Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15th in the Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The donation is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 7 years old. Vendors are welcome to participate! Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information. The proceeds of this event help to defray the costs for our Junior Knights and Daughters to attend their annual conference and convention. Please support them in this fundraising endeavor!
  • Following the Mass on Sunday, December 29th, we will celebrate Kwanzaa in the Parish Hall. We are in need of food items! The Parish will provide the meat. Please donate side items to help complete the meal. Sign-up sheets are on the table in the narthex. If you are able to donate an item, please sign-up. Thanks in advance for your contribution.
  • The Parish Office will close at Noon on Christmas Eve and remain closed for the rest of the week in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, December 30th. In the case of an emergency, please call the office as usual and let the phone attendant know this and I will then be notified.

2019 1st Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

“So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of man will come.” – Mt. 24:44

 

2019 Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,

King of the Universe

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” -Luke 23:35

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Catholic Campaign for Human Development second collection will be taken at all Masses the weekend of November 23-24. CCHD is the anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Church. Please support organizations throughout the Archdiocese that are committed to robust community and economic development for those living on the margins.
  • Please join us for the Parish Tree Trimming Gathering on Saturday, December 7th following the 5:00 Mass. We will gather in the parking lot entrance of the church to trim the tree. Please read the flyer in the bulletin for further details. Come out and enjoy an evening of fellowship as we gather for this festive event!
  • The Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at all Masses the weekend of December 6-7. Please bring your ill or infirmed family members to church so that they may receive the graces of the sacrament.

2019 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pastor’s Messages

  • The Feast of Christ the King is celebrated the weekend of November 23-24. This feast concludes the liturgical year, Cycle “C.” On December 1st, we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Our Sunday Scriptures will come from Cycle “A” and the weekday Scriptures from Year II. The parish will provide copies of the Book, At Home with the Word that contains the Sunday Scriptures. Copies are limited!
  • The Catholic Campaign for Human Development second collection will be taken at all Masses the weekend of November 23-24. CCHD is the anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Church. Please support organizations throughout the Archdiocese that are committed to robust community and economic development for those living on the margins.
  • Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 28th. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 10 a.m. Please join us as we gather to thank our loving and generous God for the blessings we have received this past year. Daily Mass will not be celebrated in the rectory chapel on Friday, November 29th.

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