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

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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.

We Are One Family! Unification Mass

Unification Mass

 

Pastor’s Message

Here we are about to begin a new year! So many things have happened in the parish and in our families, some good and some not so good, some of which we would rather forget. But God is still on the throne! Those aspects of our lives that were not so good in 2018, we leave behind and move forward into 2019.

Today, as we come together as a parish family under one roof, I thank God for the blessings that He has given us. The “Renew My Church” initiative continues as we move into the final phase: evangelization. Each of us is being called to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. If the Church is to be relevant in our day and time we need to be about taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ seriously. I will be speaking more about this in the coming months.

I pray that each of you will have a blessed and prosperous New Year! Let us keep one another in prayer. May God bless you!

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2018

Pastor’s Notes

  • Please be mindful of the ChristmasMass schedule that is found in today’s Parish Bulletin! The times for Masses for the next two weeks are located on the schedule. Please invite your family and friends to join us in celebrating Christmas and the various feasts that follow.
  • Next weekend, December 30th, we will come together permanently under one roof. After months of prayer, fellowship, and planning, St. Katharine Drexel parishioners will now worship together. I recognize the anger, disappointment, sadness and other emotions that are present among some, but I am also aware of the hope and even the joy that some people exude at the thought of what God is about to do for us as a new faith community. We, the People of God, are the Church! May God bless us one and all!Let the Church say, Amen!
  • ALL families will receive a special blessing as we gather for the Unification Mass at the St. Ailbe worship-site at10:00 a.m. on the Feast of the Holy Family, December 30th. Families are strongly encouraged to worship together on that day.

Third Sunday of Advent 2018

Advent

Pastor’s Message

  • On Sunday, December 23rd, we will celebrate a Unity Mass at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Ailbe worship-site. Mass will not be celebrated at theSt. Felicitas worship-site. Please mark your calendars! The 5:00 p.m. Mass onSaturday, December 22nd will be celebrated as usual.
  • ALL families will receive a special blessing as we gather for the Unification Mass at the St. Ailbe worship-site at 10:00 a.m. on the Feast of the Holy Family, December30th. Families are strongly encouraged to worship together on that day.

Second Sunday of Advent

Pastor’s Message

  • On Saturday, December 15th, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Felicitas worship-site to honor the memory of the Most Rev. Dominic Carmon, retired Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans who died on November 11th. Bishop Carmon served as Pastor of St. Elizabeth and Our Lady of the Garden Parishes here in the Archdiocese for many years. All are welcome to attend!
  • On Sunday, December 23rd, we will celebrate a Unity Mass at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Ailbe worship-site. Mass will not be celebrated at the St. Felicitas worship-site. Please mark your calendars! The 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 22nd will be celebrated as usual.
  • ALL families will receive a special blessing as we gather for the Unification Mass at the St. Ailbe worship-site at 10:00 a.m. on the Feast of the Holy Family, December 30th. Families are strongly encouraged to worship together on that day.

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