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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Pastor’s Notes

  • “Faith Sharing” on the Sunday Scriptures will not be held during the month of July. Sessions will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mark your calendars! Family Fun Day is Sunday, August 11th! Only one Mass will be celebrated that day at 10 a.m. The festivities will begin immediately following the Mass. There will be something for everyone! Please join us for this annual event!
  • 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!
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th. More information will be forthcoming.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. -Luke 10:33-34

Pastor’s Notes

  • Don’t forget the picnic (Ravinia at St. Katharine Drexel) on the rectory lawn on Sunday! We will gather from 2 p.m. until for all who show up. Bring your grill, a lawn chair, a blanket, and a favorite dish to share with others. We’re getting together JUS’ B-CUZ!
  • “Faith Sharing” on the Sunday Scriptures will not be held during the month of July. Sessions will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mark your calendars! Family Fun Day is Sunday, August 11th! Only one Mass will be celebrated that day at 10 a.m. The festivities will begin immediately following the Mass. There will be something for everyone! Please join us for this annual event!
  • 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!

 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in Heaven. – Luke 10:20

Pastor’s Notes

  • A picnic will be held on the rectory grounds on Sunday, July 14th from 2 p.m. onward for anyone who wants to celebrate. Please bring a favorite dish to share. We have two bar-b-que pits in the garage and you are welcome to bring your own. The Parish will provide some of the meat and drinks. Please bring your lawn chair. Let’s come together, “Jus b-cuz!”
  • Thank you to Alida Wallace, Mabel Wayne, Tanya Woods and Idella Dorsey for spearheading the initiative to get the 90th to 91st street block of Harper Avenue named in honor of Fr. Larry Duris.
  • Faith Sharing on the Sunday Scriptures will not meet during the month of July. We will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Parish Office will be closed from July 4-5 in observance of Independence day. Mass on July 4th will be celebrated in the Church and on Friday, July 5th, there is no Mass.
  • Congratulations to all 2019 Graduates. May God Bless you as you pursue the next phase of your life.
  • Thank you to Alida Wallace, Mabel Wayne, Tanya Woods and Idella Dorsey for spear heading the initiative to get the 90th to 91st street block of Harper Avenue named in honor of Fr. Larry Duris.
  • Faith Sharing on the Sunday Scriptures will not meet during the month of July. We will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • A picnic will be held on the rectory grounds on Sunday, July 14th from 2 p.m. onward for anyone who wants to celebrate. Please bring a favorite dish to share. We have two bar-b-que pits in the garage and you are welcome to bring your own. The Parish will provide some of the meat and drinks. Please bring your lawn chair. Let’s come together, “Jus b-cuz!”

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Solemnity of The Most Holy Body of Christ

Pastor’s Notes

  • Congratulations to the children who are celebrating the reception of their first holy communion today! May our Lord bless you abundantly as you live your life of faith!
  • Next Sunday, June 30th, only one Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., as we celebrate all 2019 graduates and honor Fr. Larry Duris with a memorial street sign. An ice cream social will follow in the parish hall. The Saturday evening Mass on June 29th will occur at its usual time.
  • The Parish Office will be closed from July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day. Mass on July 4th will be celebrated on Friday, July 5th.
  • Faith Sharing on the Sunday Scriptures will not meet during the month of July. We will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • A picnic will be held on the rectory grounds on Sunday, July 14th from 2 p.m. onward for anyone who wants to celebrate. Please bring a favorite dish to share. We have two bar-b-que pits in the garage. You are welcome to bring your own. Let’s come together, “Jus b-cuz!”

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2019

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Father’s Day 2019

Pastor’s Notes

  • Happy Father’s Day to all fathers! Thank you for taking your role seriously and for helping to mentor and inspire your children to become the best human beings possible. May the Lord bless you in a mighty way today and always! Have a great day!
  • We celebrate Fr. Patrick Wangai this weekend at all the Masses thanking him for his service to the former St. Ailbe Parish and our new parish of St. Katharine Drexel. We wish Fr. Patrick well as he takes up his new priestly assignment.
  • Every Friday through August 16th, the Parish Office will close at Noon. Please keep this in mind especially if you need to speak with someone in the office.
  • Sunday, June 30th there will only be one Mass at 10:00 am. Also, dedication for street sign in honor of Father Larry Duris and an ice cream social will be held in the Church Hall after the celebration. Alderman Michelle Harris will be with us for the celebration.
  • Mark your calendar for the Men’s Emmaus Retreat, October 18th-20th, 2019. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sidney Davis, (708) 712-2988 or Bob Watkins, (773) 935-6804

Pentecost Sunday June 9th, 2019

Pentecost Sunday

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit Whose Sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

-John 20:22-23

Pastor’s Notes

  • Father’s Day is right around the corner! We will celebrate all Fathers at the Masses on June 15-16. We will also thank Fr. Patrick for his service to our community that same weekend.
  • Beginning Friday, June 14th, the Parish Office will close at Noon on Fridays through August 16th. Please mark your calendars!
  • Sunday, June 30th there will only be one Mass at 10:00 am. Also, dedication for street sign in honor of Father Larry Duris and an ice cream social will be held in the Church Hall after the celebration. Alderman Michelle Harris will be with us for the celebration.
  • Mark your calendar! Men’s Emmaus Retreat, October 18th-20th, 2019. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sidney Davis, (708) 712-2988 or Bob Watkins, (773) 935-6804.

Readings

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.

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