Entries by Janis DeVore

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!

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, March 25
Penance Service at Holy Trinity, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Holy Wednesday
Holy Hour with Confessions, 7:00 PM

Holy Thursday Lord’s Last Supper Mass
St. Stephen the Martyr, 7:30 PM
St. Katharine Drexel, 7:30 PM

Good Friday Lord’s Passion
St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 3:00 PM
St. Katharine Drexel, 7:30 PM

Stations of the Cross, St. Stephen the Martyr
5:00 PM Via Crucis (Vivo) and 7:30 PM (Confession to follow)

Easter Vigil
St. Stephen the Martyr, 8:30 PM

Easter Sunday
St. Stephen the Martyr, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM (Spanish)
St. Katharine Drexel, 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM

* All Services for St. Katharine Drexel will be held at Bull Run Middle School.

Registration Open for Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Day Camps are offered within the Arlington Diocese for families seeking excellence in Theatre and Art education within a Catholic environment.

Drama Bootcamp introduces Improvisational Comedy, Acting, Movement, and Theatre Games to young people K-8.
Camp Broadway offers daily instruction to 4th-12th graders in Singing, Dance, Acting, and Production leading to a final showcase.
Arts & Crafts Fun Camp engages our youngest campers in creative projects intended to teach new skills in a fun and supportive environment.
Art Explorer Camp challenges older students who seek to develop greater skills with more elaborate projects and instruction.

Mass and Anointing of the Sick

The Order of Malta, Northern Virginia Region cordially invites individuals (and companions) with illness or physical/mental
challenges to a Mass and Anointing of the Sick with Bishop Michael Burbidge on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in St.
Ambrose Catholic Church. Lunch will be served to all attendees after Mass by the Knights and Dames of Malta.
Please RSVP to Laura Mead, DM (RSVPAnointingMass@gmail.com) with your name, phone, email address, and number of attendees.

2018 Mardi Gras Ball

The Mardi Gras Ball was a huge success. Initial estimates show that we nearly doubled the amount raised last year! Thank you to all who participated, in particular, our sponsors and advertisers: Lee Beaver – Keller Williams Realty; SKD Legion of Mary; Mart Family; Mosquito Joe; Strategic Management Solutions, LLC; Dianne Lemanski Real Estate Group – Keller Williams; Bull Run Mountain Neighbors; Tree Surgeon; Tony Guiffree; Integral Business Counsel, LLC; Meridian Financial Partners; Summit Roofing; Brennan Team Real Estate Group – Long & Foster; Joanne Craig; Clemente Family; Merle and Mary Jacobsen; Rebeccca Kirt; Joseph and Maryann Maire; Manley Family
Parker Family/Amber Ridge LLC; Sarah Singer; Mary Pat Ubelhart

Marian Consecration

Congratulations to our parishioners who made their Marian consecration on Feb 11, 2018. We will have more on our Legion of Mary chapter this month on the St. Katharine Drexel Mission website. The Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 3:00 PM in the SKD Mission Office. If you would like to learn more, please join us!

Knights of Columbus Charter Ceremony

January 14 marked an important day for the Father Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus. With the support of local Knights from other parishes, a special Charter Ceremony signaled the official launch of the Council. Father Murphy served as Ceremony Chaplain and shared his excitement about the establishment of the Father Jon O’Brien Council, named after St. Katharine Drexel’s long-time celebrant instrumental in the growth of the mission.

In a ceremony presided over by Knights of Columbus District Deputy Craig Radcliff, newly appointed Grand Knight Greg Murray was presented with the framed chapter declaration. Thirty-four charter members from the Father Jon O’Brien Council were in attendance for the event.