Social Justice
Rooted in the Eucharist
Service to the Poor

Core Value of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and Associates of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

We live in solidarity with those who are denied full human dignity, praying for justice, acting justly, and addressing the causes and effects of justice.

Vision/Purpose - Motivated by our legacy of Gospel/Eucharistic community and apostolic living we envision a cooperative networking with others in our prayer and works addressing issues of racism, immigration, human trafficking, ecology, and other issues as they relate to our goal of Gospel/Eucharistic living.

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Frederick, MD

November 19
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Alleluia JN 15:4A, 5B
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Remain in me as I remain in you, says the Lord.
Whoever remains in me bears much fruit.
R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel MT 25:14-30
“We must identify with our work only in as much it is Christ’s work.” SKD
Thank you to all from Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Frederick, MD who visited with us on Saturday. Your sharing, praying and great spirit of care was a gift. Together we are building on the Legacy of Saint Katharine as we seek unity and community as we welcome one another as our Brother and Sister.


Sister Zoe Brenner, Fort Defiance, Arizona
Religious Education – Youth Ministry


Empowerment is giving others the ability to be leaders in their own unique way and to encourage and mentor where necessary.  

The last seven years I have been engaged in ministering at local parishes on the Navajo (Dine’) reservation.  As the number of sisters and priests decrease the people of the parishes are the ones who are and will continue to carry on the life of the Catholic Church.

Building leaders for the local church has become a priority for me.  I try to do this by providing the catechist with classes from Echoes of Faith started by Sr. Marguerite Bartz; supporting the Parishioners as they lead the local days of LOFT (Living our Faith Together); with the Teen Team Group giving the Teens opportunities to be of service in the local faith community in various ways and the learning of their faith in practical ways.

I have found that in allowing others to do the task, it is completed, not always the way I would do it, but in the style and ability of the person leading.   The ones who most inspire me are the teens.  They seem to be just typical teens and then will do amazing things like stepping up to act out the Way of the Cross or start a prayer  or begin a ministry in the parish after their Confirmation or be part of the SEARCH Retreat Team or even on the Search Board.   The leaders are coming, coming from all sides , they just need to be encouraged and supported.


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