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St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Chester PA
A New Beginning
By Rev. Thomas Whittingham, Pastor

Having just been named pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Chester, PA I'm already impressed with the way that our various parish communities work together to worship and to performs works of mercy here in Chester.  While the Spanish-speaking community is in the process of rebuilding their own community within the larger parish, there is wonderful integration among the black Catholic community and the other parishioners across our three Sunday Masses in English. It is truly wonderful to behold each Sunday.

The former parish school, now Drexel-Neumann Academy, continues to offer a phenomenal educational environment to the children of Chester who are admitted. We are particularly excited that the students will be joining our parishioners for Mass more frequently.  Additionally, the first graduates of our school are now moving through college and graduating and we are very anxious to see how they will take the education they've received and begin to give back to the community of Chester. Read more

Click here for the 2015 World Meeting of Families - Pope Francis' vist to Philadelphia
Papal Visist. Revival at Church of the Gesu held on September 21-22, 2015.

2015 Philly Catholics Youth Young Adult Ministry UPCOMING EVENTS

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