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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Altar Servers
This is a great way for young people to participate during mass. Participation as an altar server is open to girls and boys, grade 5 through high school, who have received their first communion and participated in training. Fourth graders are eligible to begin training following the end of the fourth grade of school with actual altar service to begin in the fall. Learn more about the celebration of the Eucharist by joining our team.

Contact: Casey Parker, phone 703-753-1415.

Baptism Team
Would you like to meet with new parents and share your experiences of raising your children Catholic? Become a part of the team that prepares parents to celebrate their child’s baptism. The program is held the first two Wednesday evenings of each month. Help out several months a year or every month. Grandparents welcome.

Contact: Pat Durkin, phone 571-261-3359

Catechist
Be part of teaching the next generation of Catholic youth. No prior experience is needed and training is provided.

Contact: Dennis Pierce, DPierce@saint-stephen.org, 703-754-8444.

Catering Crew
We’re not just a church, we’re a community. The Catering Crew provides dinners for parishioners that have just had a baby or have a prolonged illness or surgery in their family. They also provide breakfast for our visiting priests on Sunday morning. Sign up for the e-mails and wait for the request for action – or let us know if you’re the one in need.

Contact: Janet Dean, JanetDean@comcast.net, phone 571-261-1457.

Choir
Offer your talents up to God. We’re looking for talented vocalists and musicians to enhance Sunday Eucharist. Choose your mass or help with both. The choir practices on Sunday mornings 15 minutes prior to each mass.

Contact: Belinda Jacobson (cantor) or David Asbury (accompanist) before or after any mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
At St. Katharine Drexel we try to ensure that all our parishioners are able to receive Holy Communion. In addition to serving at mass, the Eucharistic Ministry takes Communion to any parishioner that cannot attend a Mass due to sickness, injury or advanced age. Join this ministry to bring the love of Christ to your fellow parishioners.

Contact: Dan and Carol Seely, 703-754-2189.

Faith Inquiry and Journey
Inquiry and instruction classes are formed as needed to journey with adults interested in joining the Catholic Church. Many gifts are needed for this wonderful ministry: hospitality and set up, sponsors, catechists for adults and discussion group facilitators. Once you get involved, you will never want to leave.

Contact: Katherine Frick, kfrick@saint-stephen.org , 703-754-8444.

Fund Raising Committee
If you have a background in finance or marketing, then this committee is for you. The Fundraising Committee raises money throughout the year for special events.

Contact: Dianne Lemanski, dlemanski@kw.com, phone 703-753-8774.

Greeters
Nothing is better than a warm “Hello.” Sign your family up to periodically greet parishioners as they come for Mass. All it takes is arriving 20 minutes early to your regular mass, handing out bulletins, and saying “good morning.”

Contact: Diana Clemente, clementefam@verizon.net, phone 703-753-5618.

Lectors
If you enjoy public speaking, then share the Word of God. Lectors receive a short training session and sign up to proclaim the Liturgy of the Word at mass.

Contact: Melanie Shipley, mshipley@sms.com, 703-753-8313.

Mass Intentions
Masses may be said either in honor of a special event or in memory of someone. Contact: SKD Parish Office, 703-754-8444.

Money Counting Ministry
Join one of the money counting teams and feel the green. Money counting teams rotate meeting on Mondays at 9:00 AM at the St. Katharine Mission Office to organize the weekly offerings and prepare the bank deposit. If you have a love for money and can balance a checkbook, this ministry is for you.

Contact: Carol Seely, 703-754-2189.

Pantry Food Donations
The parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel often support others that are less fortunate. Bring your nonperishable food donations to Mass and have your children place them in the basket by the altar during the offering or after Mass. If you are able to help bring the food to St. Paul Episcopal Church in Haymarket after the 11:15 mass, please contact us.

Contact: Kimberly Chicklo, phone: 571-261-3958.

Prayer Vine
Feel the power of prayer. (How does this work?)

Contact: Kathleen Lambiaski, KathleenELamb@aol.com, phone 703-754-8224.

Religious Education
Give your children the right start. St. Katharine Drexel offers religious education classes using the Faith First curriculum and supplemental materials for children ages grades 1-8. Confirmation preparation encompasses both 7th and 8th grade. The program helps children know and understand more deeply God’s immense love for each of us. Through the program children will learn what it means to be a faith-filled Catholic Christian and how they can apply these values to their everyday live. Classes meet weekly during the school year and Catechist (teacher) training is on-going.

Contact: Dennis Pierce, DPierce@saint-stephen.org, 703-754-8444.

Set-Up/Breakdown Crew
Celebrating Mass at Bull Run Middle School means weekly set-up and breakdown of seating and the altar for our Sunday services. Teams serve once a month. Set-up begins at 7:30 AM on Sundays with breakdown starting immediately after the 10:00 AM Mass. Van drivers are also needed.

Contact: Joan White, joanwhite2832@yahoo.com, phone 703-750-8022.

Ushers
Help make the Mass run smoothly by volunteering as an Usher. Ushers arrive 15 minutes before Mass and hand out the hymnals, help seat parishioners, pass the baskets for the collections and keep the attendance tally.

Contact: Charles Husser, phone 703-754-4718.

Women’s Bible Study
Evening or daytime. Each small group determines when and how often the group will meet and the method of study that will be used.

Contact: Pat Durkin, phone 571-261-3359.

Youth Ministry
This program is in the development phase. The program will be geared towards middle school students. If you would like to help in the formation of this ministry,

Contact: Dennis Pierce, DPierce@saint-stephen.org, 703-754-844