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Diocese of Arlington

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.

Any email solicitation for money or other donations from a Gmail address in the name of a Catholic priest should be immediately suspected as fraudulent. The Diocese has been advised to report these emails to the Internet Crime Complaint Center via the provided link (https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx) and is suggesting victims contact their local law enforcement agencies.

Religious Education Program

Religious Education Classes Start Sunday, September 16

Religious Education classes at St. Katharine Drexel Mission start this Sunday, September 16 at Bull Run Middle School from 9:10 -10:15 AM. Only students who are Pre-Registered can attend this week. However, if you haven’t registered yet, submit your registration forms this week and plan to attend classes the following week!

https://www.katharinedrexelcc.org/faith-formation/

SKD Fall Festival

Fall Festival Tickets Available

The Fr. Jon O’Brien Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring the Second Annual SKD Fall Festival on Sunday, September 30 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Four Hills Farm, 4610 Sudley Road, Catharpin, VA. The event will feature food, entertainment, games, raffles, pumpkin sales and fellowship. Tickets are available online and after Mass.

Signup for the Fall Festival Variety Show
Volunteer participants are needed for the Fall Festival Variety Show. We are seeking singers, dancers, comedians, martial arts participants, magicians and musicians of all ages, limited to 3-5 minutes per act. To sign up for the Variety Show or to volunteer for the Festival, please contact Jeremy Ray at jeremy-jray@gmail.com.

Walking with Purpose Bible Study

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!

St. Katharine Drexel Church - Haymarket, VA

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.

 

St. Katharine Drexel - Preliminary Interior Church Sketch

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!

  1. Through the Building Fund Envelopes (included with your weekly envelopes) – include check or cash.
  2. Through the SKD Help Build Our Church page on the website.
  3. Faith Direct: https://www.katharinedrexelcc.org/supporting-st-katharine-drexel/
  4. Mail a check with a note: St. Katharine Drexel Mission, 4100 Mill Creek Road, Haymarket, VA 20169.
  5. In any envelope, insert cash, a brief note and drop in the basket during Mass.

Thanks for your support!

Retreat for Married Couples - July 2018

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.

Father Jon O'Brien Knights of Columbus - 2018 Lenten Fish Fry

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. We can’t wait for next year’s event!

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camp - Arlington Diocese

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.

All instructors are Professional Teachers who have extensive backgrounds in their fields.  Teacher Biographies can be seen here:  http://www.spotlightsummercamps.com/staff/   Early Bird Discounts are offered currently in addition to larger family discounts as well.  Camp Registration and information can be found at www.SpotlightSummerCamps.com.

Anointing of the Sick - Mass

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.