Parish Photos

 

Sunday, November 3, 2019, kicked off National Vocations Week.
Children and youth grades 1 through 8 shared their group posters naming the qualities a good priest, like Fr. Cole, may have and created want ads for priests.
After sharing their posters with our parish family children talked with parents about the gifts God has given them and how they use their gifts.

 

Following the November 2 Mass of Remembrance, the Friendly Visitors ministry hosted a light supper in the parish for those who had lost loved ones this past year and for any parishioners who chose to join them.  Four homemade soups, rolls, salad, and a wide assortment of homemade cookies were the true "comfort foods" for the evening which all enjoyed.

 

St. Katharine Drexel celebrated its first Annual Trunk or Treat on October 27, 2019. Held inside the parish hall due to the weather it was still a joyful and creative opportunity for children, youth and families of all ages to celebrate All Hallow's Eve.

  The thid annual "Blessing of the Animals" was held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 Thirty plus folks and their pets received a blessing from Fr. Cole, assisted by Deacons Rick Hilton and Charlie Ferraro.  Refreshments for both pets and their owners, as well as an opportunity to share their love of God's creatures, were enjoyed by all.
 

"Fr. Robert Cole, Pastor, of St. Katharine Drexel Parish served Mass to approximately 600 campers and staff on July 3, 2019 at Camp Bernadette in Wolfeboro.  Camp Fatima boys and staff joined the girls and staff of Camp Bernadette for the day, which culminated in the 5pm Mass.  Both camps are under the auspices of the Manchester Diocese."

  Dedication of a plaque remembering Cecil Williams.

On Sunday, June 30, after the 8:30 Mass, the Knights of Columbus invited parishioners to join them in dedicating a plaque to Cecil Williams, whose talent and dedication created the stands for the Stations of the Cross in the St. Katharine Drexel Prayer Grove.  Connie Williams and her family witnessed the blessing of the plaque given by Fr. Cole as all presented remembered Cecil's kindness and faithfulness to the parish.

 

 

A Caregivers Luncheon, held June 2, offered a delicious meal, 2 video presentations, and a gift bag for guests all the while providing a relaxing atmosphere for the 45 caregivers who attended.  Friendly Visitor volunteers and additional support from others made service impeccable and the event rewarding for all.

  A glorious day visiting our "sister" parish of St. Katharine Drexel Church in Dorchester, Ma.
 

The March meeting of the St. Katharine Drexel book group included our guest, Barbara Miles, former diocesan archivist, who joined a discussion focused on readings of the life of Katharine Drexel and how she became a saint. Barbara also shared the content of her dissertation, "Used Trumpets," which revealed the many innovative ways Katharine advanced her mission of educating Indian and black children.

  Among the many parish ministries who are sharing their 'talents' with those in need during this Christmas season are some of the volunteers of the Friendly Visitors who baked a variety of cookies, bagged, tagged, and then delivered over 40 "goodie bags" on Tuesday, Dec. 18, for those at Wolfeboro Bay who do not have family or friends in the area.  Thanks for spreading Christmas joy!

 

 

St. Katharine Drexel is an active parish and we're proud to spotlight some activities from the past year!