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2020 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Follow me and I will make you Fishers of Men

Pastor’s Notes

Remember! There will be only one Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 26th.

  • Open House – St. Ailbe School, Sunday, Jan. 26th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Early registration will also take place. A Book Fair is being held from 9-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Please stop by and check out the wonderful things that are happening in our school.
  • Next weekend at all Masses, we will celebrate our elders. As we begin Black History Month, please join us as we honor the elders of our parish community. At the 11:00 Mass, the Youth will be responsible for all ministries. Please bring your parents and grandparents with you. You are also encouraged to wear Afrocentric attire throughout the month.
  • World Marriage Day is Sunday, February 9th. All couples are encouraged to renew your marriage vows. Couples that have been married 60 years-plus will receive a special gift. Complete the form in the bulletin and give to Fr. Paul.
  • Winter Bash immediately following Mass on Sunday, January 26th, 2020

2020 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The office will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 21st.
  • Next Sunday, January 26th there is only one Mass at 10 a.m. The celebrant is Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt. Following the Mass, there will be a “Winter Blast” in the parish hall. This is an opportunity for us to come together to celebrate as a community. There will be food, dancing and fellowship. St. Ailbe School is also hosting an Open House that day, so I hope you will walk through our school and meet the teachers and Administration. Please consider registering your child or children for Academic year ’20-’21. The day will be busy, so come and have a good time!
  • A second collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend to support the Church in Latin America. Please be generous

2019 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pastor’s Messages

  • The Feast of Christ the King is celebrated the weekend of November 23-24. This feast concludes the liturgical year, Cycle “C.” On December 1st, we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Our Sunday Scriptures will come from Cycle “A” and the weekday Scriptures from Year II. The parish will provide copies of the Book, At Home with the Word that contains the Sunday Scriptures. Copies are limited!
  • The Catholic Campaign for Human Development second collection will be taken at all Masses the weekend of November 23-24. CCHD is the anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Church. Please support organizations throughout the Archdiocese that are committed to robust community and economic development for those living on the margins.
  • Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 28th. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 10 a.m. Please join us as we gather to thank our loving and generous God for the blessings we have received this past year. Daily Mass will not be celebrated in the rectory chapel on Friday, November 29th.

2019 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

“That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called out ‘Lord, the God of Abraham, the God of Issac, and the God of Jacob'” – Luke 20:37

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Youth on the Move “Masquerade Gala” is Sunday, November 10th, at 4 p.m., at Tuscany Fall Banquets, 9425 W. 191st Street, in Mokena, IL. Remember! The proceeds of this Gala will help to fund the youth mission trip to New Orleans in July 2020. Donations are gratefully accepted if you cannot participate. I look forward to seeing you there!
  • The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. The office will resume regular business hours on Tuesday. The daily Mass will be held in the church as usual on Monday with the school children.
  • There will be a youth Mass on Sunday, November 17th at 1:00 a.m. Our youth will be in charge of the ministries. Please come and support our youth as they share their gifts with us!
  • Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 28th. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 10 a.m. Please join us as we gather to thank our loving and generous God for the blessings we have received this past year.

2019 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said, “Zaccheus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy! – Luke 19: 5 – 6

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • Remember! There is only one Mass on Sunday, November 10th at 10 a.m. Please mark your calendar! Everyone is encouraged to support our Youth by attending the Masquerade Gala that same afternoon at 4 p.m. The proceeds from the Gala will be used to assist our Youth as they travel to New Orleans next summer for a service project. If you cannot attend, donations are gratefully accepted!
  • Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 28th. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 10 a.m. Please join us as we gather to thank our loving and generous God for the blessings we have received this past year.
  • “Thank You” to all who were faithful in attending one of the Masses each weekend during the month of October. The average attendance for our parish was considerably down, given the fact that we are now under one roof. As I’ve stated before, these counts are very important. I encourage you to make every effort to be in church on the weekend. God misses you when you’re away, and so do we!

 

2019 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, O’ God, be merciful to me a sinner.”

-Luke 18:13

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • Friday, November 1st is the Solemnity of All Saints. It is a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated with the school children at 8:30 a.m. ALL are welcome to attend!
  • Join us on Saturday, November 2nd as we celebrate the Feast of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls). Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by brunch in the parish hall. We will remember all parishioners who have died since November 2018.
  • Make a Note! Daylight Saving time ends on Sunday, November 3rd. Remember to set your clocks back before going to bed!
  • Remember! There is only one Mass on Sunday, November 10th at 10 a.m. Please mark your calendar! Everyone is encourage to support our Youth by attending the Masquerade Gala that same afternoon at 4 p.m. The proceeds from the Gala will be used to assist our Youth as they travel to New Orleans next summer for a service project. If you cannot attend, donations are gratefully accepted!

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Chicago Welcomes  Cardinal Blase J. Cupich!

Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” – Luke 17:17-18

Readings

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Buses will leave St. Katharine Drexel at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
  • The Junior Knights and Daughters of Peter Claver from the Chicago area will gather for a Unity Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. next Sunday, October 20th. We welcome the young men and women as they gather for this annual event. Be advised that seating may be tight in the church, so please be on time!
  • Thank you to Idella Dorsey, Kathy Wallace, and the volunteers who helped to plan our Family Fun Night on Friday, Oct. 4th. A good time was had by all! We will do this again in the new year so that more families may participate! We’re getting together Jus-B-Cuz!
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 19-20 as we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Please be generous.
  • The Sunday School program has begun! If your child is in need of one of the sacraments, he/she should be enrolled in Sunday School. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday-Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!

2019 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to the mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

– Luke 17:6

Pastor’s Notes

  • Reminder! Mass on Sunday, October 13th is at 10 a.m. Cardinal Cupich and Bishop Perry will be here with us for a pastoral visit. Please be on time!
  • Reminder! The October Count has begun. ALL parishioners are asked to be present at one of the weekend Masses so that you may be counted. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • The Sunday School program has begun! If your child is in need of one of the sacraments, he/she should be enrolled in Sunday School. Please see the flyer in the bulletin for further information.
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Buses will leave St. Katharine Drexel at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday- Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 19-20 as we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Please be generous.

2019 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Abraham said, “If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.” – Luke 16:31

Pastor’s Notes

  • Mark your Calendar! Family Fun Night is Friday, October 4th beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be movies, games, food and lots of fun for the entire family. Please come and join in on the fun! We’re gathering Jus B-Cuz!
  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday-Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.

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2019 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones, and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?” – Luke 16:10-11

Pastor’s Notes

  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • Mark your Calendar! Family Fun Night is Friday, October 4th beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be movies, games, food and lots of fun for the entire family. Please come and join in on the fun! We’re gathering Jus B-Cuz!
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday-Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.

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