Pastor's Letter


08-11-2019Fr. John C. Granato

My Dear Friends,

Since the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has recovered the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). The RCIA program is meant to help those who have not been baptized and are seeking baptism to learn about the Catholic faith through catechesis and through the liturgy. After many months of preparation, the catechumen (an unbaptized person seeking baptism) travels to the Cathedral for the Rite of Enrollment. At this moment, the catechumen is moving forward with the various prayers and rites, usually coinciding with the Lenten season, so that at the Easter Vigil the catechumen will be baptized, confirmed and receive Holy Communion in the midst of the assembly of believers, the local parish church. Last year, St. Katharine Drexel had one catechumen at the Easter Vigil. Let us pray that this year we may have some more catechumens. If you are not baptized or if you know someone who is not baptized and has expressed an interest in the Catholic faith, please contact the office for more information.


Upcoming Events

Online Giving

Our parish provides Online Giving as an electronic tool for contributions so you can give via the internet. Online Giving helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass. This also helps the parish streamline our cash flow, especially during bad weather or vacation times.


Summer Choir

Aug 25, 2019

Currently a member? Join us on the following dates and times to warmup, sing through, and lead the music at Sunday Mass. Try it; you might just like it. Have children? No problem! Bring them along.

Meet us on Sun, Aug 25 at 8:30am at St. Maurice. All are welcome to join!


Aug 26, 2019

Mondays at 6:30pm at St. Jerome
Jackpots vary weekly.

Summer Reading Program

Aug 29, 2019: 6:30pm

We'll discuss Surprised by Truth by Patrick Madrid
Meeting dates: Wed, Jun 26; Tue, Jul 23 and Thu, Aug 29


Mass Time Change

Sep 7, 2019

Beginning Sat, Sep 7, our Saturday Vigil Mass will be held at 4:00pm.

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The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano


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