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Sadly, almost 50 percent of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce or separation. Nearly all separations cause great distress for couples and their families. In this video, Gloria shares how the power of her faith and faith community helped her get through this heartbreaking and painful experience.

REFLECTION: How many times do we think we know best how problems should be handled, only to discover God has a different plan?  We have to realize our individual perspectives are so limited, while God’s plans are so limitless. He sees the long-term and understands the impact on all His creation, not just on us.

VERSE: "Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds." Matthew 14:19

I tell people my wife “completes” me. In reality, that’s not really true. Although she does fill in so many of my deficiencies, only God will ever “complete” me. God often provides for us through our own talents and through the people He has placed in our lives, just as He provided for the crowd on the mountainside using the loaves and fish. But, we must let Him decide the best way to take care of us. He really enjoys taking what is too little and multiplying it into too much.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help me to recognize every trial or hardship in my life is a fork in the road. While there are many things in life that I can handle myself, help me to develop the habit of turning first to you. You are my greatest source of strength and unfailing deliverer from whatever it is causing my pain. Thank you for always being there for me. Amen.

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"We wish to confirm once more that the task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present-day society make all the more urgent. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper of the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize."
--from Pope Paul VI's letter on "Evangelization in the Modern World"

Welcome to St. Katharine Drexel Parish! Our parish was founded in 2004, and we moved into our new church and school in 2008.  The majority of our parishioners live on the west side of Sioux Falls, and others live in the surrounding countryside or other areas of Sioux Falls.  We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive parish where no one would feel like a stranger for very long.

At St. Katharine Drexel Parish, our most important activity is the celebration of the weekend Eucharistic liturgies and other sacraments.  We also have a heavy emphasis on faith formation for children, young people, and adults. In response to the call of Jesus and the example of St. Katharine Drexel, we are also involved in many social ministries in our community, especially service to those who lack material resources. 

We always welcome visitors to our church, those who join us for liturgy and those who just want to drop by for a quiet prayer.  If you have no church family with whom to pray, please join us.

Are you new to our parish? We would love to have you become an active part of our faith community! Please stop after Mass and introduce yourself to Fr. Tschakert. He will give you a card of introduction to fill out. Or, you can request more information, ask a question or have someone contact you by filling out the simple form here. Welcome!

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  • "A Retreat With Pope Francis" Looking for a little extra something for Lent? Here’s a great opportunity! Join us for “A Retreat With Pope Francis” video series by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph. D., covering ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:47 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Living Stations of the Cross We're in need of several students to participate in our Living Stations of the Cross presentation. Practices will be Sundays, March 31st, April 7th & 14th at 3:30 p ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:47 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Stations of the Cross Join us each Friday in Lent at 5:30 p.m. in the Nave for Stations of the Cross, followed by a delicious fish dinner sponsored by the Knights of ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:45 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Youth Pancake Breakfast Our youth will be serving a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on Sunday, March 24th. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, eggs ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:49 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Lenten Sunday Eucharistic Adoration On Sunday, March  24th, you're invited to pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament following 10:30 a.m. Mass and throughout the afternoon. At 4 p.m ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:53 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
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