St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Chicago

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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

 

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.

Let It Be Done!

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Let It Be Done!

What call have you received? How will you respond? What decision will you make?

We receive many calls, but there is one special extraordinary one… the Call from God. We are all called by God to fulfill our purpose in life, to be a part of God’s greater plan for the salvation of the world. It may come in different ways for different people, but each person must respond, decide.

We celebrate today the decision of Mary when she responded to God’s call with: “Let it be done to me according to your word!” 

Mary stands for us as a model of total trust, total willingness to cooperate with God’s will!

We pray for Mary’s trust, her willingness to put herself in God’s hands. May we say with our lives as she did: LET IT BE DONE!

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