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1922 SW 20TH AVE ~ CAPE CORAL, FL 33991

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Welcome to Saint Katharine Drexel Parish

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The Sacrament of Matrimony

matrimonyWeddings at St. Katharine Drexel will take place after six months of Marriage Preparation. To begin the process, the couple should call  the parish office (283-9501) to make an appointment with a priest.

For more information on Marriage Preparation, please see this document: Marriage Preparation at St. Katharine Drexel.

What does the Catholic Church teach about marriage and having Children "Children are gifts from God". Please visit  www.nfpandmore.org  to learn more Natural Family Planning. 

 

 

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:

In case of grave illness . . .

1514: The Anointing of the Sick "is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived."

1515: If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person's condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. the same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced. "... let him call for the presbyters of the Church"

1516: Only priests (bishops and presbyters) are ministers of the Anointing of the Sick. It is the duty of pastors to instruct the faithful on the benefits of this sacrament. the faithful should encourage the sick to call for a priest to receive this sacrament. The sick should prepare themselves to receive it with good dispositions, assisted by their pastor and the whole ecclesial community, which is invited to surround the sick in a special way through their prayers and fraternal attention.

The Sacrament of the Annointing of the Sick is available after every Mass by requesting it from a priest, or by the appointment (please call the Parish Office).

In addition, if you'd like a priest to visit you in a hospital/assisted living facility or at your residence, please call the Parish Office: (239) 283-9501.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

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To properly prepare yourself for the Sacrament of Reconcliation, please make an Examination of Conscience. Please CLICK HERE to obtain one.
 
Saturday:
9.30am till all are heard
3:00pm to 3:50pm
 
First Friday of the Month:
7:30 am & 6:30 pm till all are heard
 
Or you may call the parish office at 283-9501 to make an appointment with a priest.
 
Communal Penance Services, with an opportunity for individual confession and absolution, are held twice a year during the seasons of Advent and Lent.

 

The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist

eucharistFirst Communion
Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Communion is a two-year program within our Religious Ed Formation curriculum; beginning in 1st Grade and concluding with First Communion in May of the 2nd Grade year.

The parents, as primary faith-sharers will assist in the preparation of the children. Workshops for parents and children are scheduled throughout the year. Please register your child for Religious Education classes during open registration in August.

If your child is older, and/or also needs the Sacrament of Baptism, they will also be registered in our Sacramental Prep program.

First Reconciliation is also part of the 2nd Grade Curriculum and is celebrated during class time in December or January.

Please call the Faith Formation office Monday – Thursday for more information 283-0525.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

confirmationConfirmation represents the fullness of Christian Initiation, and our candidates begin their two-year preparation in the ninth grade as part of our ongoing religious education program. Confirmation Preparation classes include study, service, retreat and worship. For more information please see our Religious Education page.

The Bishop’s Office sets the date for confirmation, which usually commences in the Spring. Our next confirmation date is to be announced.

If you are an adult Catholic and need to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please register in our RCIA program.

The Sacrament of Baptism

baptism“Be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, whomever the Lord our God shall call.” - Acts 2:38

 

For adult baptisms, please see our RCIA page

 

For children age six and older, please contact our Faith Formation Office (Monday – Thursday) at (239) 283-0525.

 

If you would like to have your infant child baptized please do the following:

Obtain a Baptismal Packet form from the parish office, from a Greeter after Mass on the weekend or you may download the form here.  Please read carefully the instructions on the forms. 

Baptisms will be scheduled after a pre-baptismal class.

For any questions please call the Parish Office at 283-9501.

SCHEDULES

MASS SCHEDULE:
 
Sunday: 8:30am; 10:30am; 12:30pm 
 
Monday-Friday: 7:00am
 
Saturday: 9:00am; 4:00pm (Vigil)
 
 
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION:
 
7:00am; 9:00am; 7:00pm
 
 
CONFESSIONS:
 
Saturday:
After 9:00am Mass
3:00pm to 3:50pm
 
Sunday: 
Upon Request
 
1st Friday of the Month:
7:30am & 6:30pm
 
And by appointment  
 
 
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday:
9:00am- 12:30pm
1.30pm- 5:00pm
 
ph# (239) 283-9501
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FAITH FORMATION:
(Closed on Fridays)
 
ph# (239) 283-0525

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