Entries by Janis DeVore

Our Thanks to the Knights of Columbus

The community of St. Katharine Drexel wishes to thank the members of the Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus for all of their hard work in organizing and staffing the 2nd Annual SKD Fall Festival held on Sunday, September 30 at Four Hills Farm in Catharpin. It was a beautiful day full of fun activities and fellowship!

After Mass on Sunday, September 30, Grand Knight Dennis Corrigan also presented Fr. Murphy with a check from the Knights in support of the SKD Building Fund in the amount of $2,400.

Important: Beware of Phishing Scam

In the past several months, suspected scammers have reportedly created fraudulent Gmail accounts in the names of pastors of Catholic churches in the Arlington Diocese and the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., and are using these accounts to solicit parishioners for monetary donations. There have now been reports of these fraudulent emails being sent to SKD parishioners.

If you receive an email from Rev Christopher Murphy, do not respond! Fr. Murphy does not have a gmail account. Email may also arrive from Rev Christopher Murphy and have another gmail account name attached to it.

Walking with Purpose Bible Study

Walking with Purpose: The Modern Woman’s Guide to the Bible is coming to St. Katharine Drexel Mission! This special Bible Study will be held at the SKD Mission Office on Thursday mornings from 8:30-10:00AM from October 4, 2018 to April 4, 2019.

For more information, please contact Mary Banwarth at mary@banwarth.com or stop by the Welcome Table after Mass on Sunday. Space is limited so register quickly!

Our Lady of Fatima Praesidia – Special Mass

The Legion of Mary Praesidium at St. Katharine Drexel invites Active and Auxiliaries Legionaires to join us at Mass as we honor our Blessed Mother & Mediatrix, Mary Queen of May and Mother of the Church. Mass will be celebrated by Father Christopher Murphy on Friday, May 18 at 10:30 AM at the Mission Office (4100 Mill Creek Road, Haymarket). Luncheon to be served immediately following. Please RSVP by May 14 to jackie.lorzing2011@gmail.com.

 

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Visitation Program

The Legion of Mary Praesidium at St. Katharine Drexel has purchased a Pilgrim Virgin Statue for our parish. The Statue is intended to make its way to the homes of our Parishioners for weekly visits. The visitation promised to bring abundant graces from Our Lady to your family. If you are interested in hosting the Pilgrim Virgin Statue or would like more information, please contact Mary Banwarth at mary@banwarth.com.

Support the SKD Building Project

Your contributions are essential to make a permanent church home a reality for the parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel.

Giving is easy, and every contribution matters – so here’s the Top 5 Ways you can contribute!

Building Fund Envelopes (included with your weekly envelopes) – include check or cash
Through the SKD website
Faith Direct: http://www.katharinedrexelcc.org/supporting-stkatharine-drexel/
Mail a check with a note: St. Katharine Drexel Mission, 4100 Mill Creek Road, Haymarket, VA 20169
In any envelope, insert cash, a brief note and drop in the basket during Mass
Thanks for your support!

Retreat for Married Couples

Save the date … A Retreat Day for Married Couples will be led by Fr. Paul Scalia, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, on Saturday, July 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, VA, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Experience a profound and reflective retreat including talks, Adoration, Confession, and spiritual time with your spouse; the retreat will conclude with Mass.

Lenten Fish Fry

What a great turnout last Friday evening for the Father Jon O’Brien Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry! Our thanks to the Knights for sponsoring this wonderful community event and for the George Brent Council at All Saints for the use of their Knights Hall. Can’t wait for next year’s event!