Walking with Purpose Bible Study

Walking with Purpose: Sunday Mornings

St. Katharine Drexel Women’s Bible Study

Sunday Mornings during Religious Education classes at Battlefield High School
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
September 2023 – March 2024

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Mary Banwarth for more information.
mary@banwarth.com or 703-675-3665

Learn more about the Walking With Purpose at: walkingwithpurpose.com.

Haymarket Regional Food Pantry - SKD Ministry

Haymarket Food Pantry – Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to pick up donations after Mass at Battlefield High School and deliver them to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry drop boxes in Gainesville.

Will you join our once a month delivery team.

Please email Laura at laura.smith@haymarketfoodpantry.org.


St. Katharine Drexel Altar

Altar Server Training

Young men (grades 5 – 12) are invited to attend the St. Katharine Drexel Altar Boy training session on Sunday, October 8th.

Please meet in the Battlefield High School Auditorium stage door by 9:10 AM. For more information, please contact: Val Thompson at vthompson1110@gmail.com.

Sacrament of Confession

For your convenience, the Sacrament of Confession is offered at St. Katharine Drexel Mission between Masses at Battlefield High School (9:30 -10:15 AM) almost every Sunday. Cards to assist you in preparing for Confession are on the hall tables. Fr. Murphy or our guest Priest will be more than happy to absolve you of your sins privately or face to face.

Our Confessional is located on the far-right side of the stage. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Join us in praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy after the 8:00 AM Mass each Sunday at Battlefield High School.

Why do we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet?
We pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for mercy, in our own lives and in our neighbors too. We also pray to remind ourselves that we must rely on God; we must recognize our weakness and replace our anxieties and worries with abounding trust in God.

We will meet in the front of the auditorium after the 8:00 AM Mass. The Chaplet is relatively short taking approximately 10 minutes. Please consider joining us!

Arlington Diocese BLA

2023 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal 

The 2023 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) mailing was recently sent to parishioners. The theme is “My soul rejoices in the Lord”, which is shared with the second preparatory year of the Diocesan Jubilee. The BLA funds programs and ministries that serve thousands of people in our diocese. Through the inspiration of the BLA theme, let us joyfully make a pledge to support God’s Kingdom in our diocese!

You may make a gift at: arlingtondiocese.org/BLA.

FORMED On-Demand

FORMED On-Demand

Have you seen The Chosen yet? As a parishioner of St. Katharine Drexel Mission, you have an easy and deliberate way to watch it at your
command. Our parish has paid for all of us to plug into FORMED. It is a subscription-based online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even childrens’ cartoons.

FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Much of FORMED’s content is available in both English and Spanish. And you can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with a Roku device or Apple TV. You can even listen on your phone as you commute to work or do chores.

To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit www.formed.org.
  2. Click “Sign Up.”
  3. Choose “Sign Up as a Parishioner.”
  4. Enter “20117” and scroll to St Stephen the Martyr & Saint Katharine Drexel Mission then click “Next.”
  5. Create a new account by entering your full name and email.

Now you can get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.

Volunteer as a Lector

Love to Read and want a way to help the SKD Community?? Why not volunteer as a lector??

With the addition of the 8:00 AM Mass, our community is in need of additional lectors to read at both the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Masses.

Lector books will be provided, and the commitment is no more than once every 4-6 weeks, with enough volunteers!

Send your questions or interest inquiries to Melanie Shipley – mshipley@sms.com

St. Katharine Drexel - High School Youth Ministry

High School Events – 1st Sunday of each Month

Did you hear the news? St. Katharine Drexel is planning a winter/spring filled with special activities for high school teens!

Come join in the fun with other teens on the 1st Sunday of each month. Due to New Year’s, our January event will be held on Sunday, January 8. Join us for bowling.

Below is a list of our scheduled events for 2023:

  • Sunday, January 8 – Bowling
  • Sunday, February 5 – Mardi Gras Lent Planning
  • Sunday, March 5 – Lenten Service Project
  • Sunday, April 2 – Hiking
  • Sunday, May 2 – Ice Cream Social Field Day
  • Sunday, July 26 – Diocesan Kings Dominion Day

Angel Tree - St. Katharine Drexel Mission

Angel Tree – Thank You

Saint Katharine Drexel Mission is blessed to have so many generous parishioners. The number of gift cards that were donated this year met and exceeded all the needs on the lists from our local schools. Because of this surplus, we had enough gift cards left over to be able to help an additional school that was brought to our attention because of their large number of exceptionally needy students. Thank you all for helping to make this Christmas much more joyous for so many others.

The Angel Tree Team


In collaboration with our area School Counselors, we hope to provide a bit of Christmas Cheer to students in need. The Angel Tree ministry coordinates with School Counselors who identify area students who could benefit. They then relay the needs to our community, collect donations, and return them to the appropriate school counselors.

We try to take Black Friday into consideration, so we have to move fast! Please consider volunteering to be part of this volunteer ministry.

This program will NOT be able to take place without volunteers! The deadline for volunteers to step up is November 3, 2022.

Contact Ellen Sivick for St Katharine Drexel esivick@saint-stephen.org or 703-754-8444.