Knights of Columbus

Fr. Jon O’Brien KOC Scholarship Program

The Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce our Scholarship Program. The program will award $1,000 to support any higher education endeavor by graduating seniors from our parishes. Open to individuals in the two parishes we serve, SKD and SSM.

We intend to award our Scholarship Grant the first week of June. Applications can be downloaded at: https://fjobkoc.org. The criteria for award is contained in the application. Due date is May 31, 2022. Late inputs will not be considered.

Memorial Day Potluck & Pig Roast

RSVP now for the SKD Memorial Day Weekend Family Potluck Pig Roast sponsored by the Father Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus!

Sunday, May 29th
2:00 – 6:00 PM

Four Hills Farm
4610 Sudley Road
Catharpin, VA

RSVP for headcount no later than May 18 to Pat Lorzing at plorzing@gmail.com.

See below for potluck information. Donation of $5 per family at the door or online at: https://fjobkofc.org/memorial-day-pig-roast/

Memorial Day Potluck and Pig Roast
Bishop Burbidge - St. Katharine Drexel Groundbreaking

St. Katharine Drexel Celebrates Groundbreaking

The Ceremonial Groundbreaking with Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Diocese of Arlington, took place on the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel, Thursday, March 3, 2022.  A video recording of the event appears below.

We look forward to sharing further developments as we begin the process of building our new church home on the corner of Waterfall Road and Route 15 in Haymarket, VA.

Car Raffle Tickets

Get Your Tickets for Car/Cash Raffle

The All Saints 2022 Car Raffle will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022. St. Katharine Drexel parishioners can participate by purchasing tickets coordinated through the Knights of Columbus.  One $5.00 ticket gives you a chance to win all 25 prizes, including:

Vehicle Drawings

  • 2022 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN
  • 2022 GMC CANYON TRUCK
  • 2022 BUICK ENCORE
  • 2022 HONDA CIVIC

CASH Drawings

  • 1 @ $20,000 CASH Prize (new this year!)
  • 2 @ $5,000 each
  • 2 @ $2,500 each
  • 2 @ $1,000 each
  • 4 @ $500 each
  • 10 @ $100 each

After each prize drawing the winning ticket will be returned to the pot so that it will have a chance to win again, and again.
After the winnings are distributed All Saints will distribute what’s left to the participating parishes; The money we were granted last year was very generous.

As you leave Mass on February 12 & 13 and 19 & 20, there will be a table with raffle tickets in an envelope with your name on it. An envelope will be there addressed to all registered parishioners. There will also be some unaddressed envelopes for new parishioners and please consider taking an unaddressed envelope to a friend or colleague.

If you can’t make it to Mass on either of the days, your envelope will be mailed to you. Our SSM and SKD Knights of Columbus, Father Jon O’Brien Council are coordinating the raffle.  If you have any questions or need more tickets contact Jim Etro at etrojim@gmail.com.

Thank you for your generosity and GOOD LUCK!

Walking with Purpose Bible Study

Touching the Divine

A study that focuses on the many qualities of Jesus as revealed through the Gospel of John.

TWO SESSIONS AVAILABLE
October 2021 – April 2022

  • Wednesdays: 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

SKD Mission Office
4100 Mill Creek Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169

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

Church Building Update

Our thanks to everyone who has completed and returned a Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form. With groundbreaking scheduled for March 3rd, the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel, we will be including space in the bulletin in the coming months to provide information about the Cornerstone Campaign and church building project.

How long do I have to fulfill my pledge?
The SKD Cornerstone Campaign will run from November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024. You can pay monthly, quarterly, annually, or make a one-time payment, whatever works best for your situation. To make your contributions online through the convenience of Faith Direct, visit our website at katharinedrexelcc.org/help-build-our-church/ to learn
more.

Why do I need to complete a pledge form?
The diocese will consider funds pledged through the SKD Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form, as well as funds received, toward the attainment of the remaining $600,000 that we need to raise. That’s why it is very important that all of our SKD families complete a pledge form so your commitment can be counted toward our final goal!

Donate Your Angel Tree Gift Cards by December 5

We are excited to again be Celebrating the Birth of our Lord through our Annual Christmas Angel Tree Program. This year’s plan is to collect gift cards from local stores Walmart, Target, Kohls, Giant as well as Amazon card to present to the school counselors who will pass them along to selected families in their school.

For your convenience, we will have drop off baskets on the hallway tables. Please label the gift
card amount on each card or envelope. We ask that gift cards not exceed $25.00 per card. The collection deadline is December 5th. All gift card donations are greatly appreciated!!!

This is a beautiful way to spread Love and Joy as we celebrate the birth of our Lord!

Consecration to Jesus through Mary

Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Our Pastor, Rev. Christopher Murphy invites each member of the parish to join in on our parish-wide consecration “to
Jesus through Mary”. To prepare for this, on the weekend of Oct 30-31 each family will be given the gift of one copy of “33 Days to Morning Glory,” a booklet containing daily readings designed to awaken our love for Our Most Holy Mother, who then powerfully draws us closer to her Son and to His great Love and Mercy.

Individuals and families should begin the daily readings at home on Friday, Nov. 5th to culminate on December 8,
Feast of the Immaculate Conception. During each Mass on this holy day of obligation, our Pastor will lead us in reciting an Act of Consecration. It is recommended that not only individuals, but also entire families do these readings, so that
the “parish” consecration will have even greater meaning.

Whenever we consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary our Holy Mother, we are transformed and strengthened in our Faith. If you have done the Marian Consecration in the past, it is recommended to do the preparation and consecration annually, since Mary always leads us closer to Jesus, her son.

Please join us in this parish-wide effort!

SKD to Kick Off Cornerstone Campaign

St. Katharine Drexel Mission announced plans to kick off its Cornerstone Campaign as the last step to raising the funds needed to complete the building of our new parish church. Informational letters and Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Forms will be mailed to all parishioners in mid-October.

The SKD Cornerstone Campaign will run from November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2024. You can contribute to the campaign monthly, quarterly, annually, or make a one-time payment, whatever works best for your situation. We just ask that you please complete the pledge form. The diocese will consider funds pledged through the SKD Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form, as well as funds received, toward the attainment of our $600,000 goal.

You may also access the campaign brochure and pledge form below:

Cornerstone Campaign Brochure

Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form

Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage 2021

Bishop Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, invites you to join him to mark this “Year of St. Joseph” at the diocesan Marian pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 30  from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event! Individual pilgrims and families are welcomed to participate on their own and there is no registration required to attend.

If you need transportation or if you can provide a ride for fellow pilgrims, please contact SSM/SKD Parish Captain, Pat Lorzing, via email plorzing@gmail.com by September 30.

For details, please see the website: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/2021/marian-pilgrimage