Centering Prayer Group Continues

Our Centering Prayer group continues to meet on Mondays at an earlier time (4:00-5:00 pm) via Zoom so we can stay connected and support each other in our practice. After the initial Centering Prayer period, we are experiencing “lectio divina,” a way of praying the Scriptures that lets God speak to us through God’s inspired Word and then our response to the Word received. All are welcome to join us! Please contact Susan Brace for the Zoom link: or 423-681-8284.

Visit the Shrine of Our Lady Virgin of the Poor   

On Sunday, October 18, all are welcome to join Fr. Mark on a short journey to pray the Rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady Virgin of the Poor in New Hope, TN. You may join the group that will be leaving after Mass from St. Katharine Drexel at 12:30 p.m. EDT, or you may want to travel directly to the Shrine. The Rosary will begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 CDT).

Second Collection This Weekend

This weekend’s  second collection is a combination of three second collections: World Missions, the Church in Latin America, and the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Please be extra generous, as this collection will be divided between three very important needs.

Lobster Dinner at OLMCC

The Men’s Group is excited to host a Lobster Dinner after the Vigil Mass on Saturday, November 7, in Fr. Shuler Hall. $25.00 per couple or $15.00 for singles. Please RSVP HERE no later than Sunday evening, October 25th. If we do not have at least 30 people sign up for the dinner by that date, the event will be canceled. The dinner will conclude by 9:00 p.m. Our Lady of the Mount and St. Katharine Drexel parishioners (and guests) are all welcome. Per Fr. Mark’s request: No discussion of the election results, please! Let us simply enjoy each other’s … Continue reading

Sunday Mass Dispensation Extended

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for persons with health reasons or concerns remains in effect for all in the Archdiocese until further notice. Because of this, those wishing to participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion can do so by attending any Mass any day of the week. The obligation to keep a holy Sabbath remains, and Catholics are reminded that, even while homebound, they are to devote themselves to, among other practices, personal prayer, meditation on the readings from the Sunday Mass and the making of a spiritual Communion. While those who are at high risk or who care for someone at … Continue reading

Weekend Worship Aids Available Here

Worship Aid link for this week’s Mass We are pleased to provide you with worship aids to use during Masses. Please print at home and bring it with you for use during Mass. We kindly ask that you take your copies with you when you exit the church so we can continue offering these aids.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Discussion

Parish men are invited for early morning prayer, discussion of upcoming Sunday readings, and life conversation on Tuesdays from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 Shuler Hall. Coffee will be provided. Please note these will NOT be held on the first Tuesday of the month since the first Tuesday is reserved for men’s group dinners in the evening.


Masses will be celebrated Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 A.M. in the church. Weekend Masses have resumed with our normal schedule, Saturday at 5:30 P.M., and Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Face masks are to be worn by all attendees and maximum capacity in the church will be 100 attendees. Click HERE for full guidelines and help us continue to protect our most vulnerable parishioners by complying with the rules.

Saturday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Mass is celebrated every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 a.m. until Benediction at 3:00 p.m. I have decided against having guardians responsible for specific time slots, however, it is my hope that many of you will feel called to be present at a certain time, at least on most Saturdays, for half an hour, or an hour, so that there will usually be someone in the chapel during the six hours of Exposition. When I was a seminarian in New Orleans (2009-2015), I received many … Continue reading

Porch Talk

“Porch Talk” is Fr. Mark’s idea to visit parishioners, especially the elderly and homebound, at their homes, but not inside. He is happy to visit folks on their front porch, back porch, deck, driveway, or in their yard. Fr. Mark will always come prepared with a mask and sanitizer. The sacraments of Holy Communion, Anointing of the Sick, and Reconciliation will be available if desired. “Porch Talk” is available now. Call Fr. Mark directly at 770-365-5200 to arrange a visit.