Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings!  I hope you are doing well.  Last weekend we officially opened the church for in-person worship after being closed for several months due to the pandemic.  We had a good crowd.  Thank you to all who worshiped with us.
I am inviting you to participate in the Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The Mass will be live-streamed at 10:15 a.m. on the parish’s Facebook page, St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Chicago.  Just “click” on the following blue/purple link that takes you directly to our Facebook page:
If you do not have internet access, you may participate in the Mass by dialing our toll-free teleconference number:  1 (978) 990-5000.  The access code is 883420.
Please forward this information to your ministry partners, family and friends who may be looking for a community to worship with on Sunday.  I welcome their participation in our liturgy!
Reminders / Announcements:
Registration for next weekend’s Masses, Oct. 3-4, opens on Monday at 8:30 a.m. and closes on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  Please register on the sign-up genius,, or you may call the parish office.  There are only 47-50 seats due to social distancing, so registration is on a first-come, first serve basis.
The Parish Office has re-opened for business on a part-time basis.  The office is open on the following days and times:  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Should you need to contact us, please do so.  These hours are in effect through the end of October.
If you have a new address, telephone number or email address, please let us know asap.  This will help us greatly as we continue to update our records.
Daily Mass (Mon-Fri) will begin in the church on Monday, September 28 at 8:30 a.m. for social distancing purposes.  You do not have to register in advance.  A sign-up sheet will be available for you to sign your name and phone number.
Our Midweek Prayer and Praise Service via teleconference has resumed.  Join us on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:45 p.m.  The call-in number is the same as the telephone number listed above for the Sunday Mass.
Let us continue to pray for one another in these difficult times.  Know that Fr. Herb and I keep you in our daily prayers!
Fr. Paul Whittington, O.P.