St. Katharine Drexel Parish Week At-A-Glance

Pastor’s Notes 2/17/2019

  • 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!

Pastor’s Notes 2/10/2019

  • 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!

Pastor’s Notes 2/03/2019

  • 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.

Pastor’s Notes 1/27/2019

  • 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.

Pastor’s Notes 1/20/2019

  • 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/.

Pastor’s Messages 1/13/2019

  • 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.

Pastor’s Messages 12/30/2018

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!

Join us for our Annual

Kwanzaa Celebration

Immediately Following 12/30 Mass

 

 

Pastor’s Messages 12/23/2018

  • Please be mindful of the Christmas Mass 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 at 10:00 a.m. on the Feast of the Holy Family, December 30th. Families are strongly encouraged to worship together on that day.

Pastor’s Message 12/16/2018

  • 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.

Pastor’s Message 12/09/2018

  • 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.

Pastor’s Message 12/02/2018

  • There will be a second collection next weekend, December 8-9, at all Masses to support the Religious Retirement Fund. This annual collection helps to support the many consecrated women and men who taught in our schools, worked in hospitals and parishes all for a meager wage. As fewer women and men are entering religious life and because of a lack of able-bodied professed members to support them, their finances are now in jeopardy. Your financial assistance helps to support these women and men who have given their lives to the Church. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
  • 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!

Pastor’s Message 11/25/2018

    • Saturday, December 8th is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the patroness of our country. It is a holy day of obligation! Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. in the church at the St. Ailbe worship-site. Please mark your calendars! Note: This Mass does not count for your attendance at Sunday Mass!
  • Baptisms will take place at the St. Ailbe worship-site on Sunday, December 2nd and at the St. Felicitas worship-site on Sunday, December 9th. Please contact the respective parish office to register your child. Parents and/or guardians must be registered members of the parish and at least one godparent must be a practicing Catholic. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Paul.

Pastor’s Message 11/18/2018

    • The Parish Offices at our three worship sites will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 21st and will remain closed through November 25th. The offices will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, November 26th. Please make a note of this!
    • Mass on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, will be celebrated at the St. Ailbe worship-site at 10:00 a.m. All parishioners are encouraged to join us as we thank God for blessings received during the past year.
    • Daily Mass on Friday, November 23rd, will not be celebrated in the rectory chapel. The daily Mass will resume on Monday, November 26th.
  • Saturday, December 8th is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the patroness of our country. It is a holy day of obligation! Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. in the church at the St. Ailbe worship-site. Please mark your calendars! Note: This Mass does not count for your attendance at Sunday Mass!

Pastor’s Notes 11/11/2018

  • There will be a second collection the weekend of November 17th-18th for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This collection helps to build up the church through the growth of small businesses while the same time providing jobs and other resources for local communities. Please be generous!
  • The Parish Offices at our three worship sites will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 21st and will remain closed through November 25th. The offices will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, November 26th. Please make a note of this!
  • Mass on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, will be celebrated at the St. Ailbe worship site at 10:00 a.m. All parishioners are encouraged to join us as we thank God for blessings received during the past year.

Pastor’s Notes 10/28/2018

  • Remember, next Saturday, November 3rd is the Pastor’s Installation at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
  • Mass for All Saints Day, November 1st, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be no evening Mass for that feast, due to choir rehearsal.
  • Mass for All Souls Day, November 2nd, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. There will be an All Souls Day prayer service at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Remember and Pray for your special loved ones.
  • On Sunday, November 4th, we will celebrate a Unity Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Katherine Drexel Parish – St. Ailbe site. Masses will not be celebrated at the St. Felicitas or St. Joachim worship sites that day. Our guest celebrant and preacher is Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt. All parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend this unity liturgy. Please invite your family and friends to join us!

Pastor’s Notes 10/21/2018

  • Mass for All Saint Day, November 1st, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. It is a HolyDay of Obligation. There will be no eveningMass for that feast, due to choir rehearsal.
  • Mass for All Souls Day, November 2nd, will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. There will be an All Souls Day prayer service at6:30 p.m. in the church. Remember andPray for your special loved ones.
  • On Sunday, November 4th, we will celebrate a Unity Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St.Katherine Drexel Parish – St. Ailbe site.Masses will not be celebrated at the St. Felicitas or St. Joachim worship sites that day. Our guest celebrant and preacher is Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt. All parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend this unity liturgy. Please invite your family and friends to join us!

Pastor’s Notes 10/07/2018

  • The October counts will go through the entire month of October. Please make sure that you are present in Church so that you can be counted.
  • The parish office will be closed at each worship site on Monday, Oct. 8th in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9th. Mass will be celebrated in the rectory chapel on Oct. 8th.
  • We will celebrate Family and Friends’ Day at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 20th and 21st. Please invite your family and friends to join you for worship!

  • Family Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Pastor’s Notes

·  October is fast approaching so be mindful that the October counts begin the weekend of October 6th and 7th. Please make sure that you are present in Church, so that you can be counted.

·  Fathers Paul and Patrick will be attending the Renew My Church Summit in Rosemont from Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 13. Instead of daily Mass, Sr. Judy and Sr. Kate will conduct a Communion Service in the rectory chapel. Daily Mass will resume on Thursday, Oct. 4th.

·  The parish office will be closed at each worship site on Monday, Oct. 8th in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9th. Mass will be celebrated in the rectory chapel on Oct. 8th.

·  We will celebrate Family and Friends’ Day at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 20th and 21st. Please invite your family and friends to join you for worship.

    • The Angelic Choir will rehearse Sunday, September 23rd.
    • September 27: Healing Service, 7:00 p.m. at St. Ailbe Parish. (Fr. Jim Marchionda, O.P. and Sr. Ann Willits, O.P. will conduct a healing service for all parish sites as we release and let go of the pain, hurt, feelings of loss, etc., as we continue our transition as a new faith community – This is not a sacramental anointing service!)
    • Family Fun Day is scheduled for September 30th, 2018
  • October is fast approaching so be mindful that the October counts begin the weekend of October 6th and 7th. Please make sure that you are present in Church, so that you can be counted.

    • The Angelic Choir will rehearse Sundays, September 9th, 16th and 23rd.
    • September 27: Healing Service, 7:00 p.m. at St. Ailbe Church. (Fr. Jim Marchionda, O.P. and Sr. Ann Willits, O.P. will conduct a healing service for parishioners of all parish sites as we release and let go of the pain, hurt, feelings of loss, etc., as we continue our transition as a new faith community – This is not a sacramental anointing service!)
  • Please plan to attend St. Columbanus Parish exciting tent revival with Father Maurice Nutt. The revival will take place on Monday and Tuesday, September 10th & 11th at 7:00 p.m. St. Ailbe Inspirational has been invited to sing on Tuesday, September 11th

If you are submitting an insert for the Sunday bulletin, please only submit a black and white original, which produces a much sharper image. Failure to honor this request will delay our ability to include your flyer in the bulletin.

As of August 19, 2018, we have 169 registered walkers, who prayerfully will show up and step across the entrance line. Donations are a delight! At present, we are $14,000 short of the $15,000 monetary goal. October 8, 2018 is deadline for Hunger Walk donations to benefit St. Ailbe A01307.

The St. Ailbe Team Page is located here: https://www.classy.org/team/176391

Wednesday, August 15th is the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a holy day of obligation. Masses will only be celebrated at St. Ailbe Church at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please spread the word!

The Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago are hosting a Sunrise Mass to pray for non-violence in our hearts, families, schools and streets on Saturday, August 25th at Oakwood Beach, 41st St. and Lakeshore Drive, beginning at 6:30 a.m. In the event of heavy rain, the Mass will be moved to Holy Angels Church at 615 East Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, IL. All are invited to participate!

Daily Mass will not be celebrated in the St. Ailbe rectory chapel from July 30 through August 2. The priests and two of the deacon couples will be in New Orleans, La., attending the Joint Conference of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, the National Black Catholic Sisters Conference, the National Association of African American Catholic Deacons, and the National Black Catholic Seminarians Association. Daily Mass will resume on Friday, August 3 at its usual time.

Upcoming Event

Youth on the Move is having a Youth Retreat!!! Available slots are limited

If you have a youth who is interested in a retreat experience of a lifetime, please contact ministry leader, Kianda Boyd at st.accforyouth@gmail.com.

Click to download the April 2018 Calendar

Second Sunday of Easter
Domestic violence ministry forum
Join Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and the st. ailbe choir for an ecumenical service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
EASTER SUNDAY

Holy WEEK – A journey to new life for all of us

PALM SUNDAY

FifTH Sunday OF LENT

FOURTH Sunday OF LENT

THIRD Sunday OF LENT

MARCH 2018 CALENDAR (Click to download a copy)

SECOND Sunday OF LENT

FIRST Sunday OF LENT

February 14th, 2018 – Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent Begins

Masses at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

SIXth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIFth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FEBRUARY 2018 CALENDAR (Click to download)

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Renew My Church Three Parish Townhall Meeting

Members of St. Ailbe, St. Felicitas, and St. Joachim, Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Ailbe Church.

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ST, AILBE DECEMBER 2017 CALENDAR

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Participate with St. Ailbe in the 2017 Hunger Walk

www.chicagosfoodbank.org/hungerwalk

Join the St. Ailbe Food Pantry on the 32nd Annual Hunger walk to stamp out hunger in Chicago!

Please register to walk or if compelled, please donate using the St. Ailbe Men’s Ministry agency number is: A01307

We are a member of The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and there is not a registration fee, but registration ends August 28th, 2017. Thank you!

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2017 Lenten Evening of Reflection Event

Revival 2016