St. Katharine Drexel Parish was formed in 2003 from the merger of three parishes: St. Michael (Madison St.), St. Patrick (Maple Ave.) and St. Peter (Spring St.). St. Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy family in Philadelphia, but had a great love for the poor, especially Native Americans and African Americans. She founded the religious order Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and died in 1955. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 1, 2000. Her feast day is March 3rd.