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St. Katherine Drexel
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March 7, 2021
cleanheart iconDear Saint Katharine Drexel Parishioners:
As your pastor, I am always impressed by the love I see in the families of SKD parish community and am constantly giving God’s thanks for your many efforts that truly uphold the dignity of marriage and family life. Thank you!

As you work hard to create safe havens for your children and spouse, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Frank Dewane and I wish to bring one particular issue to your attention. It’s not easy to discuss, but it’s important. That issue is pornography.

In November of 2015, the USCCB released a pastoral response to pornography, called Create in Me a Clean Heart. The intention of writing this document was to:

  • offer healing and hope to those who have been wounded by pornography
  • articulate the Catholic Church’s response to the pastoral crisis brought about by the production and use of pornography and
  • raise awareness of its pervasiveness and harms.

dov cleanheartWhy? Because pornography is hurting many people, including marriages and families, singles, priests and religious, and even children. It hurts the healthy process of vocational discernment for our young people. Pornography use impacts the relationships of children with their parents, husbands with their wives (and vice versa), the pastor with his community, and most importantly, our relationship with our Lord.

In the formal statement, the USCCB speak directly to parents about being proactive about the issue of pornography in the life of the home with their children and together as a married couple ensure the home keeps its status as a safe haven for all. The Bishops state, “The use of pornography by anyone in the home deprives the home of its role as a safe haven and has negative effects throughout a family’s life and across generation.”

Therefore, on the weekend of March 6-7, SKD Parish is celebrating the first annual Safe Haven Sunday with the theme “Equipping the Family, Safeguarding Children.” This awareness effort is meant to draw our attention as a community to the seriousness of the issues of pornography and to recommit ourselves to take steps to ensure our homes are safe havens for all.

In the back of the church, on the parish website, are free resources for you to assist with striving for healthy and holy marriages and families, including how to talk to your children about internet dangers. But you don’t have to wait. You can begin learning now by joining The Safe Digital Family Challenge: A Digital Crash Course by texting SECURE to 66866 to receive seven days of emailed digital tips!

Let ucovenanteyes ws pray through the intercession of the Holy Family, Saint Michael, and our patron Saint Katharine Drexel, that we will be strengthened and have the courage to undertake this spiritual and moral endeavor to keep all of our families and friends safe.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Ricky

 

 

Parishioners of Saint Katharine Drexel:

It is good to see so many of you in-person at Mass each week.  I do realize that due to health concerns some of you must tune-in to watch live-streaming and I am pleased that we can provide that for you.

I agree with Pope Francis when he says, “I recognize the great value and spiritual benefit to so many people because of the technological possibilities.”  At the same time, Pope Francis reminds us that with regards to Holy Mass, “we’re not to make the mistake [of thinking] that virtual participation is the same as in-person.”  When speaking of the sacraments, the Holy Father says they are “meant to be celebrated in the flesh, in person.”  He notes that, “besides giving praise to God, the Eucharist is meant to build community among the faithful.”

We are called to journey together with each other, just as the disciples journeyed together on the road to Emmaus and found Jesus in the “breaking of the bread.”

Restoring Catholic life after the pandemic is a challenge, but it is one that must be informed by the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  Why not ask God if it is time for you to return in-person to your faith community?  Come to the Altar to receive Your God and Savior in-person.

Since the Sunday 10:30 am Mass is the most crowded, followed by the 4:00 pm Vigil, I encourage you to choose a different Mass time.   I hope to see you soon.

Weekday 
Monday through Friday – 9:00 am FB-Livestreaming
Wednesday Evening – 6:30 pm

Weekend Masses
Saturday Morning – 9:00 am FB-Livestreaming
Saturday Vigil – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 7:00 am (Ends March 28), 8:30 am, 10:30 am FB-Livestreaming and 12:30 pm

Adoration Chapel is open… please observe the below guidelines.

*** PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES ***

- Please stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of any kind, and if you are at greater risk of contagion. It is understood that Parishioners attend Church at their own risk of contracting COVID-19. Please take personal responsibility for your own safety.

- FACE MASKS/COVERINGS NEED TO BE WORN by all throughout the Mass.

- SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 ft. per couple/family) required, use every other pew.

- No holding of hands during the Lord’s Prayer and Sign of Peace during Mass.

-  Keep one line for Holy Communion (instead of two lines). Observe social distancing during       Communion (by standing on the blue crosses).

-  Holy Communion may be received in the hand (or on the tongue, by the priest only).

-  As of November 20, 2020, Bishop Dewane has extended the dispensation from the    Obligation to attend Sunday Mass and he will advise us in the future, when the  dispensation ends.

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SCHEDULES

MASS SCHEDULES:
Saturday Vigil
4 pm

Sunday
7 am - 8:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Monday - Friday 9 am
Wednesday Evening 6:30 pm
Saturday 9 am

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION: To Be Announced in the Bulletin

CONFESSIONS:
Confessions will take place in front of the main entrance of the Church or in the main Church proper on:
Wednesdays

After the 9:00 am Mass/Rosary
6:00 pm (before 6:30 pm Mass)
Saturdays
After the 9:00 am Mass/Rosary
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
And by Appointment

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday–Friday 8 am to 3 pm

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FAITH FORMATION:
Phone: (239) 283-0525
(Closed on Fridays)