7 March 2021


       The Katharine Konnection

Fr. Keith’s Korner


       Many thanks to our parish Adult Faith Formation Committee for coordinating our Lenten mini-retreat last weekend, and especially to Amy Kulesa who did such an excellent job in leading the retreat and planning the sessions.  We had over 50 people virtually participating, many of whom have expressed their appreciation for the morning.  If you would like more information about the practice of the “Daily Examen” our parish is encouraging this Lent, a bulletin insert offers resources that are available.

       If your parish group or committee would like to use space in any of our buildings during the next fiscal year (starting in July), please submit your space requests by 26 March to Rachel Murtha in the Parish Office, as we will soon start working on our building-use calendar for next year in collaboration with Saint John Regional School.  Next year we will probably be able to meet in person again, so it will be important to reserve your meeting space.  The Facility Request Form can be found on our website at saintdrexel.org.

       The Unity Campaign in Frederick each year supports non-profit agencies who assist our most vulnerable neighbors.  One of those non-profits is our own St. Vincent de Paul Society, who can be chosen as a recipient of your donation.  Please consider this option when contributing to the Unity Campaign this month.  A bulletin insert this week provides a contribution form for your convenience.

       The Easter flowers that grace our altar area for many weeks in the spring are always a welcome sight after the coldness of winter.   Please use the designated envelope in your packet sometime this month to help us decorate in the joy of the upcoming resurrection season.

       Our parish sponsors a co-ed adult softball team in the Frederick County Summer Church League each year, and the team can always use new members. Sign up using the information found elsewhere in the bulletin, as practices will be starting in April!


Rev. Keith W. Boisvert


P.S.  Please take a moment to review other information concerning our parish and it’s gradual re-opening by clicking here for the weekly bulletin.  You can also check out our Kid’s Bulletin HERE.

Parish Lenten Opportunities

This Thursday at 7:00 PM will be our first Zoom Weekly Examen.  Gather together with fellow parishioners to share the ways that God has raised you up during the week and the ways that life has brought you down.  This is a great way to take our personal daily examen practice and deepen it while supporting each other in community.

Every Thursday at 7:00 PM

Zoom Sessions this Week

Centering Prayer This practice of contemplative prayer helps us draw our attention from the ordinary flow of thoughts to an inner silence receptive to the presence of God.

Every Sunday at 4:30 PM

Scripture Study – Join us for a weekly scripture study through Zoom focusing on the readings for the upcoming weekend.  This type of scripture study gives us the chance to unpack and reflect upon the readings before we arrive at Mass, thus allowing us to benefit even more from our experience of hearing God’s Word.

Every Thursday at 7:00 PM

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