Click the link to watch the video:  "Come and See"
Reflection: Memories: They make up the fabric of our lives. Each time we access our memory bank, the emotional bonds associated with our memories become stronger.
Think of your favorite memory of visiting your grandma's house for the holidays. Can you smell your favorite foods cooking?
For me (although I can still taste my grandma's lemon meringue pie), it was less about the food and more about the people there. And as everyone shared memories about one another, those memories became my memories too.
I know I'm lucky. Not everyone's memories are "Norman Rockwell-ish" like mine. The good news is psychologists tell us it's never too late to create new memories. One of the best ways to do just that is by building moments of connection.
If the memory of your memories seems a bit disconnected, why not check us out and make some new connections? It's an open invitation. Come and see!

Verse: "For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope." 
                                                                           Jeremiah 29:11
I'd be willing to bet, from time to time, most of us forget how wonderfully created we are. We tend to accentuate the mistakes or misfortunes and diminish the blessings showered on us daily.
When God created humankind, He knew full well that you would eventually be one of His masterpieces. "This is good!" He said about you in the very moment you were conceived in your mother's womb.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, sometimes I wonder "What's the use?" I try to do my best, but my efforts either aren't good enough or seem to miss the mark. Help me to realize that by myself, my efforts will most often come up short. Only through You can I accomplish the plans you have for me and achieve the amazing potential You have created for me. Amen.

Why share this video?
"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!

What's Happening

  • Men's Group meeting Our parish Men's Group will meet Saturday, February 16th from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Gathering Space. Join us as we continue watching and discussing Bishop Robert ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 8:00 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Serve supper at The Banquet Our parish will be serving supper at The Banquet West on Tuesday, Feb. 19th. Five volunteers are needed at 4:30 p.m. to set up and 20 more are ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 8:01 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Confirmation 2020 meeting 9th grade students and their parents are requested to come for an organizational meeting on Wednesday, February 13th OR Wednesday, February 20th at 7 p.m. in our Multipurpose Room ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 7:59 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Religious Ed. Teachers meeting There will be a meeting for all 1st-9th grade RE Teachers on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 203. There will be no RE classes ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 8:02 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • A Stained Glass Concert The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra presents a “Stained Glass Concert” with the Dakota Wind Quintet On Sunday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. experience the vitality and brilliance of ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 8:03 AM by Admin St Katharine Drexel
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