REFLECTION: Control. Who wouldn’t like a little more control in their life? Financial control, parental control, career control….

Control is the power to influence or direct the course of events. It’s pretty rare to find someone who doesn’t want to control the unknown. The unknown can be scary. We all stand at various points in our life unable to see what’s coming next. It’s at these times we worry about making the “right” choice or fear doing the “wrong” thing.

Mountain climbers use Sherpas to guide them through challenging and unknown journeys. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had our own Sherpa, a good friend to guide us through our journey? Someone who we trusted with our lives?

Fortunately, we do--the Holy Spirit.

God sent the Holy Spirit to be with us, to teach us, and remind us to let go of the outside worries, to let go of the need for control. When we do that, we can focus our energy on giving God our best effort daily.

When we trust His guidance, whole new worlds and experiences open up before us.

Ask God to give you the faith and courage to follow Him wherever He leads you.

Trust Him.

VERSE: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

In 1951, the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote the following prayer: "God, give me the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, the courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Take courage.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, in my humanness, I feel the need to control my life. Help me to recognize my life today is a gift from You. In return, I pledge this day to You, to use me where You need me. I trust in Your promised plans, to prosper and not harm me, Your plans for my future and for perpetual hope. Give me the willingness to accept with grace and serenity the things that I cannot change. Inspire my fire to see and change the things that I can, trusting You to guide me through this life into the next. Amen.

Welcome to St. Katharine Drexel Parish! Founded on July 1, 2004, we're a relatively young parish of approximately 925 families. We're located 2 blocks west of the intersection of 26th Street and Ellis Road. We strive to follow the example of our patroness, St. Katharine Drexel, by reaching out to those less fortunate in our community. We hope you'll join us for a weekday or weekend Mass and find a warm welcome in our parish community.

The mission of St. Katharine Drexel Parish is to gather together as a community of faith, sharing the Word of God with all of our neighbors 
through our words and example. We emphasize the sanctity of the Eucharist in our daily lives and encourage good stewardship and lifelong Catholic Christian education. Our consistent message is "Come home to   Christ".

 Learn more about our patroness, St. Katharine Drexel.

What's Happening

  • St. Vincent de Paul Pizza Ranch Fundraiser Our parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference invites everyone to join us for supper at the Pizza Ranch in Tea (801 E. Brian Street) on Monday, Feb. 17th from 5 ...
    Posted by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Youth Pancake Breakfast Our youth are hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausages, and ...
    Posted by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Confirmation Day of Reflection All 2020 Confirmation candidates should plan to attend a Day of Reflection on Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 1-5 p.m. Please bring your sponsor or a parent with you ...
    Posted by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Anointing Mass Our monthly Anointing Mass is Tuesday, Feb. 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Nave. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered during Mass and ...
    Posted by Admin St Katharine Drexel
  • Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26th. Mass times at our parish are 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting (one ...
    Posted by Admin St Katharine Drexel
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