After Mass on Sunday, June 6, Father Murphy and the Building Committee made an exciting announcement. On May 17, members of the St. Katharine Drexel building committee met with leaders from the Diocese of Arlington. The end result of this productive meeting … our Mission can move forward in building our church!
With the approval of Bishop Burbidge, the Diocese and building committee developed a plan that has the potential to have a groundbreaking as early as Dec 1, 2021, depending on final county approval. Since our meeting, the Diocese has assigned a project manager focused on driving to completion the necessary architecture, design and engineering packages. Site preparation for our property on Waterfall Road will be extensive, but we are looking forward to getting the process underway.
The generosity of our parishioners is what has made this possible. Although a church building is now in sight with potential groundbreaking at year’s end, there is still work to be done. In the next 18 months, we will need to raise the remaining $600,000 needed to complete the entire building process.
We will be continuing fundraising activities with events such as the upcoming SKD Golf Tournament on August, 9, 2021.
In the weeks ahead, you will begin to see more frequent articles and presentations to keep you informed of our progress!