church calendar

Holy Days of Obligation



  • Friday, January 1 – Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
  • Thursday, May 13 – Ascension of the Lord (Forty days after Easter)
  • Sunday, August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption
  • Wednesday, December 8 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • Saturday, December 25 – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord


Church Calendar

St. Katharine Drexel Parish’s
6:30-7:30 pm.


12th Annual Mary of Magdala Celebration

Run, Sister, Run: The Figure of Mary Magdalene in the Negro Spiritual

Friday, July 23, 12:00-1:00pm

Free Virtual Event – Register Here 

This lecture presented by M. Shawn Copeland, Professor Emerita, Boston College Department of Theology, explores the figure of Mary Magdalene as interpreted through Negro or African American Spirituals.  Special focus is given to resurrection narratives in the Gospels.

We invite the entire parish community to submit names for anyone who graduated or completed a program in 2020 or in 2021.

The church will recognize all our graduates at the  10 am and 1 pm Masses on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Please complete the form below.   

The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2021


Public Presentation on June 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom

Located in a critically important area of Nubian Square, Drexel Village will create a new gateway to Nubian Square that builds on the history of St. Katharine Drexel Parish’s service to the community and brings together affordable and mixed-income housing, commercial, educational and cultural services in a mixed-use development that will improve and enrich the neighborhood, and provide new and enhanced community amenities, such as expansive public open space areas, that will benefit residents and the broader community.  By bringing together these varied uses in a coordinated and integrated manner, and combining both the Crescent Parcel and the St. Katharine Drexel/Archdiocese Parcel, Drexel Village will become a central place for people to reside, recreate and engage with each other in a meaningful way.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency issued an RFP to ground lease the Crescent Parcel to a selected development team.  The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and J. Garland Enterprises responded to this RFP, and they have proposed to develop Drexel Village.  In addition to the Drexel Village proposal, BPDA received two other proposals that they will be considering.  All three development teams will present their proposals in a public presentation on June 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm.  In order to make Drexel Village a reality, we need neighborhood and community residents to voice their support for Drexel Village.

Attend the Zoom public presentation and voice your support in the chat function of the presentation.


Register for the meeting by clicking here.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish
Parish Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:00 p.m.
“Drexel Village” Update


Most Recent Highlights and Presentation Materials:
April 21st – Proposal submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency
May 11th – Development Team’s Presentation to St. Katharine Drexel’s Parish Finance and Parish Pastoral Councils – Click Here to View Drexel Village Presentation
May 20th – Bay State Banner’s article, “Proposals for Crescent Parcel center Black and Women-owned Businesses” – Click Here to View Article

Town Hall Presentation
“Drexel Village” – A New Gateway to Nubian Square
Presenters – Developers – Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA) and J. Garland Enterprises (JCE) – Mr. William Grogan and Mr. Jonathan Garland

Coordinating Partner, St. Katharine Drexel Parish St. KD’s co-workers include – Carolyn Caveny, Bob Credle, Monica Dean, Joe-Ann Fergus, Bob Gittens, and Fr. Oscar Pratt

  • Development of the Crescent Parcel and the Archdiocese of Boston Parcel (St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center – adjacent property)
  • Building on a Legacy of Community Service – St. Katharine’s long history and legacy of community service in the Nubian Square Community

St. Katharine Drexel Parish in the spirit of Collective Work and Responsibility is counting on your presence!

Save the Date!

COVID Vaccine Pop Up Clinic at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish

Saturday May 22, 2021 10am – 2pm  
Location:  517 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121

No appointment needed but we would like to know if you are coming so that we can secure enough vaccines.  

** The clinic will be using the Pfizer vaccine – that makes it possible for us to include kids 12 and above with parental consent.

Did you miss the SKD COVID and Vaccine Question and Answer Session with Health and Community Professionals held on May 16, 2021?
View the recording of the question and answer session here:

To Join on zoom Click Here



St. Katharine Drexel Parish Town Hall Zoom Meeting.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:00 pm.

Zoom information to be sent via e-mail. 

Free Virtual Lectures

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:00 p.m.

Rev. James Martin, S.J.

America Magazine

Building a Bridge: Reaching out to LGBTQ Catholics

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Catherine Mooney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Church History, Boston College

Catholic Women on Racial, Environmental and Gender Justice

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:00 p.m.

Nichole Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Art of Solidarity

36th Annual MLK Breakfast – Monday, January 18, 2021

We would like to share the Zoom Recording of our virtual breakfast event.  To view, click here.