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

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Sixth Sunday of Easter – Memorial Day 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter

A Time to Honor America’s Heroes

Pastor’s Notes

  • A meeting is scheduled for ALL Ministry Team Leaders and Heads of Organizations on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Imani Room. Please bring your calendars and be on time.
  • The Parish Office will close at Noon on Friday, May 24th and will remain closed through May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The parish office will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28th.
  • Mass on Memorial Day, May 27th will be held in the church at 8:30 a.m. We will remember all those who lost their lives in service to our country. All are welcome to worship with us!
  • As we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and the official beginning of summer, let us thank God for the many women and men who have served in the military and especially those who lost their lives in that service. I am always mindful of my grandfather, Dad, and oldest sister who gave several years of their lives in service to our country. Although they returned home safely, I am aware that others did not. As we remember our deceased service women and men, let us also remember to pray for their families who continue to mourn their loss. May our good and gracious God comfort and bless them in abundance.

Readings

Fourth Sunday of Easter 2019 – Mother’s Day

4th Sunday of Easter

Pastor’s Notes

  • Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, foster mothers, godmothers, and all women who have nurtured the young along the way. We appreciate your love, generosity, and faithfulness that have brought many, if not most of us, to the place where we are in life. May our loving God bless you in abundance this day with His love, peace and joy! May you enjoy good health and peace of mind and body!
  • The Faith Community of St. Katharine Drexel extends a warm welcome to Sr. Anita Baird, D.H.M., and Mr. “Russoul” Pike, guest preacher and guest soloist respectively at Sunday’s Masses. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us! Thank you also to the women who will share their testimonies on “motherhood” with us. Thank you for representing all the mothers in our community! May you be blessed in a special way this day!
  • The Catholic Charities Mother’s Day second collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend. Please be generous.

3rd Sunday of Easter 2019

Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to him, “Follow Me.” – John 21:19b

Pastor’s Notes

  • The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Mother. At our Masses this weekend, we celebrate the “Crowning of the Virgin Mary” as Queen of Heaven and earth. Let us invoke Mary’s intercession for our world, our faith community, and our families. May Mary intercede on our behalf with her Son, so that we may each experience the fullness of Easter joy! God bless you.
  • The rosary is being prayed Monday through Friday in the church at 1:00 p.m. through the end of May. ALL are welcome to participate.
  • Mother’s Day is next weekend! There will be a guest speaker and guest soloist at the 8:00 and 11:00 Masses. Please bring your mothers to church to celebrate this special day!
  • Don’t forget the clothing and household item fundraiser on Saturday, May 11th! Your donations of clothing and household items help to support the Emergency Food Pantry. A truck will be here in the parking lot to receive your donations from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

2nd Sunday of Easter 2019

Second Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand put it into my side and do not be unbelieving but believe.” – John 20:27

Pastor’s Message

  • Thank you to all of you who assisted me in any way during Lent, the Triduum and Holy Week! I am also grateful to the Liturgy Committee, the Arts and Environment Committee, the Inspirational Choir, the Praise Dancers, the Altar Servers, the Hospitality Ministry, the Horizons Ministry, the Ushers, and all who were involved in the Living Stations for your generous commitment of time and talent to the parish in the past months. Finally, thank you to all who worshipped with us during Holy Week and Easter. May our Risen Savior bless each of you really good! Let us continue to pray for one another.
  • Scripture study with faith sharing will resume on May 1st. ALL are encouraged to participate. We meet at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Imani Room.
  • Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Please invite your mothers to join us for the liturgies.

Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday 2019

He is risen! And we are alive in Christ.

Pastor’s Notes

Happy Easter to all of you! On behalf of Fathers Patrick, Tom and the Staff I wish you God blessings as we celebrate the joy of Christ’s victory over death. Know of my prayers for you this day and throughout the Easter season. Thank you to all for your support of the parish and its activities during Lent and Holy Week. I appreciate your faithfulness to the parish!

Just a few reminders:

Daily Mass will not be celebrated in the rectory chapel this week from April 22-24. Mass will resume in the chapel on April 25th. NO funerals will likewise be held on these days.

Scripture study with faith sharing will resume on May 1st. ALL are encouraged to participate. We meet at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Imani Room.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Please invite your mothers to join us for the liturgies.

Palm Sunday 2019

Praise God Aloud with Joy

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord!

Pastor’s Notes

As we begin Holy Week today, I wish to remind you of the following parish activities this week:

Holy Thursday, April 18th: Potluck Super in the parish hall at 5 p.m. Please join us for food and fellowship before we gather around the altar to celebrate the Last Supper with the washing of feet at 7 p.m.

Good Friday, April 19th: The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross with Holy Communion at 3:00 p.m. The Living Stations of the Cross will be presented at 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 20th: Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. We will welcome Christopher Ware into full communion in the Catholic Church at this liturgy.

I look forward to seeing you throughout the week!

May the Lord bless each of you!

2019 Fifth Sunday of Lent

5th Sunday of Lent

Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.” -John 8:11

Pastor’s Notes

  • 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.
  • There will be only one Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Palm Sunday, April 14th as we begin Holy Week. The blessing of palms will take place in the parish hall and we will process into the church afterwards. Please make a special effort to be on time for this liturgy as we anticipate a full church! You are encouraged to wear red this day! See the Flyer in the bulletin for the Holy Week schedule!
  • On Holy Thursday, April 18th, there will be a Pot Luck Supper at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall prior to the celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m. We are in need of food donations! If you are able and willing to assist us, please sign up on the sheets on the table in the vestibule. The parish will provide the meat entrée. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

2019 Fourth Sunday of Lent

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • 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.
  • There will be only one Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Palm Sunday, April 14th as we begin Holy Week. The blessing of palms will take place in the parish hall and we will process into the church afterwards. Please make a special effort to be on time for this liturgy as we anticipate a full church! You are encouraged to wear red this day! See the Flyer in the bulletin for the Holy Week schedule!
  • On Holy Thursday, April 18th, there will be a Pot Luck Supper at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall prior to the celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m. We are in need of food donations! If you are able and willing to assist us, please sign up on the sheets on the table in the vestibule. The parish will provide the meat entrees. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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!

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