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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!

2019 First Sunday of Lent

1st Sunday of Lent

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • Women’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 17th. Please invite all women who are important to you to join us at the 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. masses as we celebrate the wonderful women of our parish. Dr. Kimberly Lymore of St. Sabina will be the guest speaker. ·
  • 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.
  • Checks may now be written payable to St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Thank you for your patience during this transition!
  • If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please complete the flyer in the bulletin! Classes will be forming soon.
  • Ladies, please consider participating in the Emmaus retreat weekend in October. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.

2019 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • The parish’s Lenten revival is scheduled for March 24-25. 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.
  • Checks may now be written payable to St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Thank you for your patience during this transition!
  • Women’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 17th. Please invite all women who are important to you to join us at the 8:00 or 11:00 a.m. Masses as we celebrate the wonderful women of our parish. Dr. Kimberly Lymore of St. Sabina will be the guest speaker.
  • If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please complete the flyer in the bulletin! Classes will be forming soon.
  • Ladies, please consider participating in the Emmaus retreat weekend in October. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.

 

 

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.

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