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REFLECTION: Ever get an invitation you weren't expecting? Maybe it caused you to wonder why you were invited. Maybe it was to an event hosted by someone from your not-so-close friends' group, from the fringe. If you're like me, you probably tossed it on the pile of "I'll get to it later" stuff that seems to accumulate on every flat surface in my house. It doesn't get high priority on your list. But, you don't recycle it, either. It just sits there, waiting.

Time goes by, you're consolidating your piles of unprioritized stuff, and you run across that invitation again. You give it a closer look and decide that since nothing else is going on that day, why not accept.


As the date to the event gets closer, you have second and third thoughts about your decision. You finally commit, but give yourself an excuse to get away early if the evening turns out to be as lame as you're thinking it could be.


You show up, take a deep breath, and join the festivities (while hatching your escape plans in the back our your head.) Hours later, you realize this was a great event and it dawns on you what you would have missed had you not come.


It seems to me that God offers each of us an open invitation to a boatload of opportunities inside and outside the Church. And, sometimes, you check your calendar to see if you have better options. My friend, clear your calendar. His invitation is always open and it could be the opportunity that changes your life!


VERSE: "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the water! And you who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk!" Isaiah 55:1


PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help me in those times when I'm afraid to say, "Yes" to Your invitation. Help me to believe You can satisfy the emptiness that's real in my life. Give me the courage to boldly believe in Your plans for my life. Amen.

What's Happening

  • Parish Office hours change From May 17th-August 16th, the Parish Office will close at 3 p.m. on Fridays. We will remain open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
    Posted May 17, 2019, 8:10 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Anointing Mass Our monthly Anointing Mass is Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Nave. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered during Mass and ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2019, 2:50 PM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Theology on Tap Join us Tuesday, June 25th at 7 p.m. for Theology on Tap in the lower level of Luciano's North (431 N. Phillips Ave.) Sara Hofflander, wife and mother ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2019, 2:50 PM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • July 4th The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. There will be no confessions or Mass that day.
    Posted Jun 20, 2019, 7:48 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • First Friday Eucharistic Adoration Join us for 1st Friday Eucharistic Adoration on July 5th from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. in our Chapel. We'd like to have two people signed up for ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2019, 7:49 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
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