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Deacon Scott Root Ordination

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the St. Katharine Drexel community for your love and support over the past four years.  Our family was welcomed by all of you when we moved into the parish in 2016.  Thank you also for all the prayers and support during my journey to ordination to the Diaconate.

 A special thanks to Father Smith for his guidance and mentorship.  To the Knights of Columbus, Council of Catholic Women, and the parish staff for all the behind the scenes work that made last weekend’s celebration so beautiful and so joyous.

 Bishop Gainer has assigned me to SKD.  I look forward to continuing our faith journey together and look forward to ministering to our parish family.  As Bishop McFadden used to say, Please pray for me, as I pray for you.

Yours in Christ,

Deacon Scott


Icon of Peter Ordains the Deacons

With praise and gratitude to God,

 we announce that

 Scott A. Root, Sr.

 will be ordained to the

 Permanent Diaconate

through the laying on of hands

 and the invocation

of the Holy Spirit by

 The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, D.D., J.C.L.,

 Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg,

Saturday, September 12, 2020

 at 10:00 in the morning

 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish

Due to the pandemic, seating has been greatly restricted.


You are invited to participate in

The Ordination Mass as it is live streamed on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8PO_JBP


Scott will serve his first Masses as Deacon the weekend of September 12-13, 2020 at St. Katharine Drexel Church.

The Mass of Thanksgiving is 4:30 PM Mass at September 12th and will be live streamed.

God Bless You Deacon Scott, Shannon and family!

We Love You ~ Your SKD Parish Family

Saint Katharine Drexel