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Holy Days of Obligation

 

2024

  • Monday, January 1 – Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
  • Thursday, May 9 – Ascension of the Lord (Forty days after Easter)
  • Thursday, August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption
  • Monday, December 9 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • Wednesday, December 25 – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

 

Church Calendar

 

 

Congratulations to the winners!
1st Prize – Meyer Chambers
2nd Prize – Vivien Rene
3rd Prize – Patti and Paul Nestor
4th Prize – Michala Mulhern
5th Prize – Jim Heffernan

** Please note that this item list will change for the March 10th collection

Click Here for the List of Items Needed for the March 10 Collection

Click Here for Lenten Book Discussion Zoom Info

Reflecting and Discussing Convergences
25 February 2024  Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Theologian-in-Residence, St.Katharine Drexel Parish
Synthesis Report: Introduction and Part I: The Synodal Face of the Church:
Please Read and Reflect on the Convergences in Sections 1 through 5.
3 March 2024  Dr. Byron Wratee, Loyola University Baltimore, Maryland
Synthesis Report: Part 2: All Disciples, All Missionaries: Please Read and
Reflect on the Convergences in Sections 8 through 13.
10 March 2024  Ms. Lauren Warner, PhD student, Boston College School
of Theology and Ministry
Synthesis Report: Part 3: Weaving Bonds, Building Communities: Please
Read and Reflect on the Convergences in Sections 14 through 17.
17 March 2024  Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Theologian-in-Residence, St.
Katharine Drexel Parish
Synthesis Report: Part 3: Weaving Bonds, Building Communities: Please
Read and Reflect on the Convergences in Sections 18 through 20.

Each Session will begin at 3:00 PM via Zoom (zoom link to be posted at a later date).

Click Here to Read the Synthesis Report – A Synodal Church in Mission

Click Here for the Powerpoint used on February 25

Topic: Synod Update Presentation at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish
Time: Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Two years ago, Pope Francis initiated a two-year global consultation process in which all members of the Catholic Church were invited to a synodal journey of encounter, prayerful conversation and listening, and action. In naming our journey synodal (synod), the Holy Father entrusted our journey and its destination to the Holy Spirit, and recalled for us the practice of encounter, conversation, listening to human experience, and responsive action that shaped the earliest Christian community. 1 Our synodal journey has moved forward in three phases: (1) the diocesan phase (October 2021-April 2022, during which time members of parishes, schools and universities, various church groups or associations or lay movements, etc., participated in formal meetings of encounter, prayerful conversation and listening, then sent reports to local dioceses; (2) the continental phase (September 2022 to March 2023, during which time representatives of churches met along lines of geographic location (e.g., the North American region was composed of the People of God in Canada and the United States; this region utilized virtual formats and three languages––English, French, Spanish); and (3) the universal phase held in two parts, the first October 4 to 29, 2023, and the second in October 2024.  Surely, we are all wondering what happened at the Synod! What difference will it make?

Kayla August, a doctoral student, specializing in the ministry of preaching, at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, traveled to Rome during October––speaking with delegates, observing the process, and learning as much as possible. On Sunday, December 10, 2023, from 3:00pm to 4:00/4:15pm, via ZOOM, Ms. August will make a presentation of 20-30 minutes to us about the Synod, followed by a Q&A.  Ms. August says that her “insight will come from experiential knowledge of the process and how that can be incorporated in parishes, no matter the outcome. I will describe how the process of ‘conversations in the spirit’ will be a vessel for God’s work in the final phase of the process. I want to engage the parish in the practice of synodality over [a theoretical] understanding.”  A copy of the Synod Assembly’s interim report, “A Synodal Church in Mission: Synthesis Report” is available on the Parish website (https://stkdparish.org/st-katharine-drexel-parish-synodality-session/). Please review/skim this document before our meeting; we will return to it in Lent 2024.

 

 

 

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SKD Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM via zoom

This Parish Town Hall meeting will be entirely devoted to a current update on Drexel Village.  The developer, Bill Grogan, will join us to present current information and field questions you may have.

Please make every effort to attend this meeting.  We look forward to your presence and your input.

 

Our Visit with Our Sister Parish in NH – August 27, 2023

For those who could not attend on Sunday, Mass can be viewed from the St. Katharine Drexel website:

stkdrexel.org and look for Masses and click on the date for Sunday the 27th

Click here to view pictures

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We welcome support of any kind.
For additional information please contact
LORNA HERON
heronstravel@gmail.com
617-445-8915 or 857-302-0839

 

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My Dear SKD Family,

Do to weather concerns, the Parish Cookout Committee has determined that the Mass and cookout will take place at the church, 517 Blue Hill Ave.  The time of the Mass is still 11:00 and the food and fun will follow
Immediately after.

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Fr. Oscar

 

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SKD Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM via zoom

The Parish Town Hall meeting will be entirely devoted to a current update on Drexel Village.  The developers, Bill Grogan and Jonathan Garland, will give a presentation on our substantial progress.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please make every effort to attend this meeting.  We look forward to your presence and your input.

 

 

 

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Catholic Appeal 2023
Faith in Action, It All Starts With You! 

Click Here for a Catholic Appeal Announcement from Fr. Pratt and link to Catholic Appeal website

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St. Katharine Drexel Parish – Fifth Annual Lenten Book Discussion / Reflection

Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience

 Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00pm by ZOOM
(with possible agreement to talk for 10 to 15 minutes more)

March 5th

Presenter: M. Shawn Copeland, Professor emerita, Boston College, Theologian-in-Residence, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Roxbury

Chapter 1: “Relating Race and Religion: Four Historical Models” written by Dr. Albert J. Raboteau

March 12th

Presenter: Byron Wratee, Ph. D. Candidate, Boston College| Graduate School of Arts & Science

Chapter 11: “Uncommon Faithfulness: The Witness of African American Catholics,” written by (then) Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory

March 19th

Presenter: Chanelle Robinson, Ph. D. Candidate, Boston College| Graduate School of Arts & Science

Chapter 9: “Faith of Our Mothers: Catholic womanist God-Talk,” written by Dr. Diana L. Hayes

March 26th

Presenter: Lauren Warner, Ph. D., Student, Boston College| School of Theology and Ministry

Chapter 8: “Communion Ecclesiology: Implications for Ecclesial and Social Transformation in the Black Catholic Community,” written by Dr. Jamie T. Phelps, O.P.

 

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