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Family Fully Alive

Building the Domestic Church

Christian Charity Stems from Heartfelt Concern for Others

The Family Fully Alive Building The Domestic Church

The Family Fully Alive booklet available in the SKD Church Narthex

As the Family Fully Alive Program transitions from last months theme, Hospitality, we fittingly move to this months theme, Charity. Christian Charity is distinguished from other forms of social assistance by dedicating ourselves to others with heartfelt concern, by seeing where love is needed and acting accordingly, and not leaving God or Jesus out of the equation. Pope Benedict XVI said it beautifully when he pointed out, “Often the deepest cause of suffering is the very absence of God.” To participate and learn more about how your family can practice Christian Charity, thereby enhancing your family as a Domestic Church, go to pages 38-40 in the Family Fully Alive Booklet here, in your home,  or ask for a booklet from one of our Greeters. Let’s work this month in living out Christian Charity in our family towards others.

The Knights of Columbus support the Family Fully Alive Initiative.

In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Eighteen years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.


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