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

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18th, 2019 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at the table, and proceed to wait on them. – Luke 12:37

Pastor’s Notes

  • “Thank You” to Kathy Wallace and the many volunteers who helped to make Family Fun Day a wonderful success! A lot of hard work went into preparing the day, but in the end, it was very enjoyable. I am grateful to all who came out to fellowship and who brought family and friends to the gathering. We look forward to making the event even more spectacular next year! Stay tuned for next summer’s date!
  • St. Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.
  • “Faith Sharing” has resumed! We meet on Wednesday in the Imani Room at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th. More information will be forthcoming.

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.

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.

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!”

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

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 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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