Mark Your Calendar

Some celebrations are too special to do once! Count on these events to come around every year:


Drexel Shrine Mission Prize Mass

Last Saturday in January at 5:15 p.m. anticipated Mass

All entrants into the yearly Drexel Shrine Mission Prize essay competition are honored, and the winner is presented with a plaque. A reception is held afterward.


P.A.T.H. Retreat

Second Saturday of February

In honor of the founding of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the Shrine offers a retreat inspired by the St. Katharine’s Piety, Appreciation, Tenacity, and Humility which characterized her life and spirit.


St. Katharine Drexel Lecture

First Saturday in March, Following Anticipated Mass

The Shrine hosts a speaker to provide insight on St. Katharine’s life and legacy.

Feast Day of St Katharine Drexel

March 3rd

Always celebrated by a Mass in the Basilica, talks at the Shrine throughout the day, and concluding with Adoration at the Drexel Family altar.


Weekly Rosary

Thursdays in May, following 12:05 p.m. Mass

A communal rosary to our Blessed Mother, animated with spiritual writings and teachings of St. Katharine Drexel.


Corpus Christi Adoration

Evening of Corpus Christi

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ closes every year with Adoration at the Drexel family altar.


Anniversary of the Translation of St. Katharine’s Sacred Remains

August 2nd every year

This anniversary is marked every year with a Mass in the Cathedral Basilica and hospitality in Drexel Hall.

Torresdale Reading Club

Thursday evenings in August and September

A virtual gathering of adults who meet weekly to discuss a book on St. Katharine, her mission, or her legacy.


Day of Giving and Service

Sunday before October 1st

On October 1, 2000 St. Katharine was canonized by St. Pope John Paul II. This event is marked yearly by a day of prayer, volunteering, and philanthropy to encourage everyone’s journey to sainthood,


Anniversary of the Solemn Installation of the Tomb and Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel

November 17th every year

This anniversary is marked every year with a Mass in the Cathedral Basilica and hospitality in Drexel Hall.

Birthday Shoe Drive

Last weekend in November

St. Katharine’s birthday, November 26th, is marked every year with a weekend-long shoe drive.

Shrine Hours

Sunday from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Perpetual Novena to Saint Katharine Drexel

Each Thursday following the 7:15 AM and 12:05 PM Masses

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

4 Neshaminy Interplex Drive Suite 205
Trevose, PA 19053