The first Mass of the school year at St. Katharine Drexel School in Holland was a family affair, a theme prompted by the upcoming World Meeting of Families and the visit to Philadelphia by Pope Francis. The Mass, held on Sept. 9 at St. Bede the Venerable Parish, where St.Katharine School is located, brought students and families together for a special blessing by Msgr. John C. Marine and Parochial Vicar, Father Michael Davis. Posters and collages showed students’ families at celebratios, vacations and other special events.
The liturgy also marked the unity of the three schools that became on in 2012, when St. Bede the Venerable, St. Vincent dePaul, and Assumption BVM schools merged as one, and took a new name to honor St. Katharine Drexel, the Bensalem nun who founded the Bensalem-based Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to serve blacks and Native Americans around the country.