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Family Fully Alive

Building the Domestic Church

Christian Hospitality provides life-giving nourishment to weary souls

The Family Fully Alive Building The Domestic Church

The Family Fully Alive booklet available in the SKD Church Narthex

This month’s theme is Hospitality. We all know the meaning of Hospitality, but Christian Hospitality goes deeper than just welcoming or being kind to others. Christian Hospitality is intended to welcome others as Christ welcomes us. During these dog days of summer, we can do this in many simple ways. We can wave from the porch to those who pass by, we can invite folks to our home for a family cook-out or family prayer. The key is to not just open the door to others but to share love and warmth just as Christ would. Ask one of our greeters for your copy of The Family Fully Alive booklet located in the church narthex and read more on this month’s theme on page 36.

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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