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Words of Gratitude – 40 Hours

WORDS OF GRATITUDE

 MY DEEP THANKS TO SO MANY FOR MAKING OUR ANNUAL EUCHARISTIC DEVOTIONS A SOURCE OF BLESSING AND GRACE IN THIS SEASON OF LENT AND AS WE CELEBRATE OUR FEAST DAY HERE AT ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH.

                     THANKS TO OUR LITURGY PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE FOUNDATION AND PLANNING FOR THESE DAYS.

                      OUR CHOIRS, CANTORS AND MUSIC MINISTER, SHANNON ROOT – BEAUTIFUL JOB AS WE LIFT OUR MINDS AND HEARTS TO GOD IN SONG

                       OUR LITURGICAL MINISTERS – GREETERS, USHERS, READERS, EMHC, ALTAR SERVERS AND ADULT ACOLYTES

                       WE WELCOME OUR CONFIRMATION CLASS WITH THEIR PARENTS AND FAMILIES AS WELL AS OUR FIRST COMMUNION CLASS WITH THEIR PARENTS AND FAMILIES

                        SCOTT ROOT, OUR DEACON CANDIDATE, FOR ALL HIS ASSISTANCE AT THE ALTAR

                      OUR VOLUNTEERS AND HOSPITALITY TEAM UNDER THE COORDINATION OF STELLA KULP WHO PREPARED OUR MEAL FOR OUR GUESTS AND SOCIAL BEFORE AND AFTER OUR TIME OF PRAYER

                        OUR PASTORAL STAFF – BECKY, JODI, SALLY, AND MICHELLE

                      JOHN KENNEDY FOR THE RAMP FOR THE SANCTUARY AND PARISH HOUSE

                      KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HONOR GUARD AND BROTHER KNIGHTS OF OUR PARISH COUNCIL

                       FR JON SAWICKI, OUR DIOCESAN VOCATION DIRECTOR AND OUR GUEST HOMILIST FOR HIS THOUGHTFUL, INSIGHTFUL, POSITIVE AND HOPEFUL REFLECTIONS AS WE MOVE AS A CHURCH FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH IN A SPIRIT OF EUCHARISTIC FAITH AND A YOUTHFUL SPIRIT.

 

MAY OUR FOUNDRESS, ST. KATHARINE DREXEL, LEAD US BY PRAYER AND EXAMPLE IN A SPIRIT OF EUCHARISTIC LOVE AND FAITHFUL SERVICE IN TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE AS WE SERVE THE LORD AND OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE LORD. MAY OUR FAITH BE OUR FOUNDATION AND MAY OUR FAITH BE ROOTED IN CHRIST ALONE.

MAY OUR WAY OF LIFE ALWAYS BE, AS ST. KATHARINE SAID AND LIVED, “MAY OURS BE A EUCHARISTIC WAY OF SELFLESS LOVE”

GOD’S BLESSINGS ALWAYS!

~Father Ken

Saint Katharine Drexel