Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Update

Exciting news from the SKD Knights of Columbus! The organization is just three members away from being able to establish the council which will be named after Father Jon O’Brien.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Knights of Columbus Roundtable meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Mission Office, 14535 John Marshall Hwy, #10 in Gainesville, VA. All Catholic males 18 and over are welcome.

For more information, please see Scott Parker after Mass or contact the Mission Office at (703) 754-8444.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Divine Mercy Chaplet

Please join us in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet each Sunday immediately following the 8:00 AM Mass in front of our Divine Mercy image. If you have never prayed this Chaplet, it is a beautiful and powerful prayer taught by Christ to Saint Faustina. The Chaplet and Rosaries are available so we may all recite it together. Everyone is welcome!

Paul VI High School

Paul VI High School – Sun., April 23

St. Katharine Drexel is pleased to welcome faculty and students from Paul VI High School on Sunday, April 23 after the 8:00AM and 10:30AM Masses. Paul VI High School, a Top 50 Catholic High School with 35 years of educational excellence, will be moving to Loudoun County to serve families in Prince William, Fauquier and Loudoun counties.

Make sure to stop by their table on Sunday, April 23 to learn about:

  • PVI’s commitment to Catholic values and academic success
  • Planned timeline for the move to Loudoun
  • Details about the new bus service

See Paul VI High School flyer for more information.

Middle School BASH - Diocese of Arlington

Register for Middle School BASH

The annual Diocesan BASH for 6th-8th graders will take place on Saturday, April 29. We are looking forward to having many of the young people from our parish join us for this gathering filled with faith, fellowship and fun! We need volunteers to help make this event available to our Middle School students.

BASH will feature music, games, inspirational speakers, Confessions, and Sunday Vigil Mass. The event is open to all Middle School aged youth. All are welcome!

Saturday, April 29, 2017
3:30 – 9:00 PM
St. John Paul the Great High School
Dumfries, VA

The cost is $10.00 per participant (youth and adults) which includes entertainment, dinner and snacks.  To register, please contact Martha Prokop at (703) 754-8444 or

Mom's playgroup - St. Katharine Drexel Mission

Families with Young Children

Do you have young children and wish to connect with other St. Katharine Drexel parents with similar aged children? Please contact the SKD Office at (703) 754-8444 or  We are trying to coordinate a group and group leader for fun “get-togethers” in and around our community.

St. Lucy Project - Diocese of Arlington

St. Lucy Project Update

The total weight of food donations from our recent St. Lucy Project food drive was 3,127 pounds of food! Thank you so much for your contributions and dedication to the success of the St. Lucy Project.

Your generosity will provide meals for 219,000 food insecure people throughout the Arlington Diocese.

Faith Direct online giving

Join Faith Direct eGiving

Donating to St. Katherine Drexel has never been easier now that we’ve partnered with Faith Direct, a secure electronic giving platform. You can make all of your contributions to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Mission via automatic payment, making it a great way to simplify your giving … READ MORE ABOUT FAITH DIRECT

Religious Education Program

Religious Education Classes on Sundays at 9:15AM

With the change in the parish Mass schedule, St. Katharine Drexel Mission’s Religious Education classes will now be held at Bull Run Middle School starting at 9:15AM. Religious Education classes begin on September 11.

If you have already registered, you will receive a class assignment letter and calendar. If you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible; it takes approximately two weeks to process registrations, order books and prepare materials. We cannot accept walk-in students, so don’t delay. We are planning a wonderful year of learning and spiritual growth!