St. Katharine Drexel Capital Campaign

SKD to Host Special Parish Receptions – October 21

SKD to Host Special Parish Receptions
Sunday, October 21

All parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel Mission are cordially invited to attend a special reception after each Mass on Sunday, October 21 to celebrate the kickoff of our Capital Campaign.

These receptions will last approximately 20 minutes, and are designed to give you the latest information regarding our Capital Campaign — and to answer any questions you may have.

Please make an effort to attend one of the receptions. We look forward to seeing you there as we work together to make our new church home a reality.

Together, Let’s Build Our Church!

Diocese of Arlington

Do You Have Two Minutes to Fight Suicide?

The window is closing! Your help is needed to urge the Virginia General Assembly not to make physician-assisted suicide legal in our state. A public comment period is open until October 15.

Act Now.

Suicide rates in the US are at a 30-year high! On average, someone commits suicide every 8 hours in Virginia. The government should not be promoting suicide by any name. Here are some reasons why:

  • It is bad public policy to license doctors to kill by lethal prescription. It is not healthcare or a service to patients to turn healers into killers and break our trust in our doctors.
  • It would be irresponsible for Virginia to send the message that suicide is dignified or compassionate.
  • Eliminate the pain, not the patient! Palliative care is a loving and highly developed medical response to suffering.

Submit your comments to say NO to assisted suicide in Virginia. Legislators need to hear from you!

Knights of Columbus Fruit Sale

Fruit Sale Fundraiser

Knights of Columbus Fruit Sale

The Father Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a fruit sale. Fundraising supports the council’s charitable works in the community and is helping to build St. Katharine Drexel Mission’s Church.

Order Your Fruit Today – Jon O’Brien Council Fruit Sale

  • Sale ends October 31
  • Pick up is on Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 14604 Washington Street, Haymarket VA.**If you prefer to pick up after Mass at SKD Mission, please send an e-mail with your name and order ID to:   FJOB.fundraising@gmail.com
  • You can also place an order to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry. Name the “FOOD PANTRY” and we will deliver it! We will deliver orders to the FOOD PANTRY!
  • Order Gift Packs for mail delivery by  Christmas!
Pilgrim Virgin Statue

Our Lady of Fatima Presidium Mass

Our Lady of Fatima Praesidium
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Mission Church

Invites all Active & Auxiliary members for Mass & Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

Celebrant Father Christopher Murphy

St. Katharine Drexel Mission Office
4100 Mill Creek Road
Haymarket, VA 20169

October 13, 2018 | Saturday | 10:00 AM

Commemorating the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima also known as “The Miracle of the Dancing Sun”

And she said to the children “Go again to the Cova da Iria on the 13th and continue to say the Rosary every day.”

Brunch immediately following hosted by The Legion of Mary

RSVP by October 10th

Jackie.lorzing2011@gmail.com

Margaret.clay@gmail.com

Our Lady of Fatima Presidium

Knights of Columbus

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.

Thank you to all involved in the work of this ministry which provides such strong support for our Mission!

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/

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!

Pilgrim Virgin Statue

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.
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!