Parish Ministries

At St. Katharine Drexel opportunities abound to share your time and spiritual gifts with your parish family.  Following is a brief description of the many ministries you may volunteer to help.  Not sure which gifts you were given by the Holy Spirit? Periodically we offer an opportunity to take the Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory to help identify your gifts.  For information about the inventory or to volunteer for any of the listed ministries, contact the Parish Office by phone or click the link below to send an email to our ministry coordinator.

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Adults guide students through textbook lessons, art activities, songs, and prayers using a designated teacher's manual, as well as other books and teaching materials. Can serve individually or as co-catechists.
Commitment: Orientation, weekly classes, and ongoing faith formation during school year.

Preschool and elementary school children are invited to participate in a week long Vacation Bible School experience at SKD each summer. Many teen and adult volunteers are needed to help plan and execute this exciting program.

Volunteers facilitate classes for parents wishing to have their child baptized into the Catholic faith.
Commitment: 90-minute classes are offered the third Saturday of each month.

Join other parishioners to read, study and discuss various books of the Bible. Groups form at different times throughout the year based on need and interest.
Commitment: Varies depending on the Bible study that is being used.

Adults meet Sundays from 9-10am to read and reflect on the day's Scripture readings and their application to our lives. The group is always open to new participants.
Commitment: No advance preparation is necessary and there is no homework. Come as you are able.

Parish-based retreat offered once a year.
Commitment: A three-day weekend retreat and participation in follow-up faith-building activities.

After completing a "Fully Engaged" assessment, engaged couples wishing to be married in the Catholic Church will meet one-on-one with a married couple from our parish for four sessions to discuss different aspects of married life.
Commitment: Becoming a mentor couple requires a training session. Couples will mentor one or two engaged couples each year.

This program is for any adult considering full membership in the Catholic Church, as well as those who were baptized Catholic but who did not complete their Sacraments of Initiation. Participants will be welcomed into full membership at the Easter Vigil.
Commitment: Attend 90-minute weekly classes from September through Easter as well as periodic additional activities.