Parish Photos

 

Thanks to all those who displayed their Nativity sets [32] and the nearly 125 folks who came to view them on November 30-December 1 at the annual exhibit in the parish hall.  We had representations from around the world once again, and we appreciate the free will donations for the Charity Fund 'encouraged' by our friendly monk [from Fr. Dick Wegman's collection]!

 

The Harvest Dance and pizza party was held in the church hall after 4:00 Mass on Saturday16 November.This event was sponsored by The Parish Council and was dedicated to the Parish families including the young and the older—all ages.
DJ David O’Laughlin provided music for dancing ranging from Ball Room to Line Dancing.
Fun was had by All.

  November 16, 2019 Diocesan Youth Conference, Bishop Guertin High School
Eight of our parishioners attended the youth conference along with 300 youth from the diocese. Bishop Libasci presented National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry Awards to two of our parishioners.
Pauline Archambault Companions on the Journey
Jonah Nimirowski St. Timothy Award
 

Six parishioners from Alton celebrated Mass at our sister parish in Dorchester, MA on Nov. 10.  Warmly welcomed, we enjoyed an inspiring Mass offered by Rev. Oscar Pratt and his congregation.  Later, we joined them in their parish hall for a light lunch.  A tremendous day for all!

 

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.

 

 

 

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