St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Chicago at the St. Ailbe Catholic Church Site has been delivering the Good News on the southeast side of Chicago since 1892. For one hundred and twenty-five years we have served Our Lord and Our Community. Our mantra is rooted in Faith and strengthened by Love.

9015 S Harper Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619


Rev. Paul Whittington

Associate Pastors

Rev. Thomas Jackson

Permanent Diaconate Couples

Deacon Herbert D. & Tina Johnson

Deacon John and Alicia Cook

Deacon Roscoe and Carol Dixon

School Principal

Mrs. Alyssa Mostyn

Director Sunday School

Ms. Legertha Barner

Director of Music

Mrs. Patricia Pike

Assistant to Director of Music

Mrs. Billie Paige

St. Ailbe School Gospel Choir

Mr. Robert Murphy

Parish Office Manager

Mrs. Idella Dorsey

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Sylvania Smith


Black Catholic History Timeline


Mass Times


Saturday: 5:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am

Sunday: 11:00 am


Monday: 8:30 am
Rectory Chapel

Tuesday: 8:30 am
Rectory Chapel

Wednesday: 8:30 am
Rectory Chapel

Thursday: 8:30 am
Rectory Chapel

Friday: 8:30 am
Rectory Chapel


Saturday: 4:30 pm

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