Join the growing SKD community as we build our new church home!

Located at the corner of Waterfall Road and Route 15 — Haymarket, VA

Why Build a Church?

Building a parish church will provide our community with a spiritual home to come together to glorify God and help build God’s kingdom on earth.

What is Our Goal?

As we wrap up our Second Capital Campaign in October 2021, we are positioned for an official groundbreaking ceremony with Bishop Michael Burbidge on the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel – Thursday, March 3, 2022.

To keep the project on track after we complete the site work, we must raise at least an additional $600,000. Now is the time to show your support. It is important that we have the participation of every parishioner who calls St. Katharine Drexel Mission their spiritual home.

We recently launched the SKD Cornerstone Campaign. Donors have three years to make their pledges between November 2021 – October 2024, but we need you to complete a pledge form commitment as soon as possible.

What is Our Current Status?

Cornerstone Campaign Announcement

SKD Announces 2022 Groundbreaking

We currently have enough funds to celebrate our groundbreaking in March 2022, once we receive final county approval. We have a gap of $600,000 which will be needed in 16-18 months to complete the building of our new church.

We greatly appreciate those who have already contributed to our Capital Campaign. The SKD Cornerstone Campaign is focused on securing the remaining $600,000 needed to build our new church home.

We encourage everyone within our community to complete the SKD Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form. Don’t forget that you can take advantage of the convenience of online donations through Faith Direct.

SKD Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form

Step One: Make a Pledge

The first step in supporting the SKD Capital Campaign to build our church is to make a pledge. To enable us to properly track the campaign and secure financing, we need you to complete a pledge form, regardless of how you plan to make your contributions.

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!

Complete our SKD Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form and place it in the collection basket or mail it to SKD Mission Office, 4100 Mill Creek Rd., Haymarket, VA 20169.

Step Two: Faith Direct

Once you’ve submitted your pledge form, consider setting up monthly contributions through Faith Direct. It’s the convenient way to give!

You may also make contributions by placing your donation in your pledge envelope and putting it in the collection basket or mailing it to the SKD Mission Office at 4100 Mill Creek Rd., Haymarket, VA 20169

Take a look at the June 2021 vision for our
St. Katharine Drexel Parish Church

SKDM - Exterior View - June 2021
SKDM - Floor Plan - June 2021
SKDM - Site Plan - June 2021

Support the SKD Cornerstone Campaign Today!

As a member of St. Katharine Drexel, we are asking you to consider making a pledge to support the building of our parish church. We know that not everyone can make the same size gift, but we hope everyone will pledge their financial support. Every member of our community is integral to the success of this critical fundraising endeavor.

Please prayerfully consider making a pledge to this important campaign.

Your decision to make an investment in the future of our parish in the Christian spirit of gratitude is a personal one. Consider sharing the gifts God has shared with you.

All contributions from the smallest to the largest are needed and appreciated.

Next Steps …

  1. Complete your Pledge Form!!! To enable us to properly track the campaign and secure financing, we need you to complete a pledge card, regardless of how you plan to make make your contributions. Complete our SKD Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form and place it in the collection basket or mail it to SKD Mission Office, 4100 Mill Creek Rd., Haymarket, VA 20169. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Lori Trout at 540-687-6433.
  2. Make it easy! Set up an ongoing monthly contribution through Faith Direct.
Building Project FAQs

For a complete list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the building of our church, please see SKD Building Project FAQs.

The weekly Offertory is a fund that pays for routine operations of the parish.  It includes salaries, rent/mortgage, maintenance, utilities, and day-to-day expenses.

The Building Fund is an ongoing and long term, regular savings account to which parishioners contribute and have contributed to since the Mission was formed in 2002 – and will continue even after this project is completed.  It funds building, and improvement projects, but most of the funds will be used to build a permanent Church.  The current account balance is about $500,000.

Our Capital Campaigns are designed to raise funds rapidly to build a permanent Church.  Parishioners are asked to pledge an amount that can be paid at once or over a period of up to 3 years.  The expectation for a Capital Campaign is to raise significant amounts quickly, like a burst, as opposed to routine, weekly or monthly contributions.

Funds from the Building Fund and Capital Campaigns will be used to build a permanent Church.

The Special Use Permit approved November 2015 requires us to complete Phase 1 (Parish Center, what we will use as a church) by November 2023.

The cost includes the design of the Church, extensive site work to prepare the undeveloped land for a building, construction, fit out, and Prince William County permit requirements such as landscaping, paved parking lots, sidewalks, utility work, and entrance and exit lanes.  The cost estimate was professionally prepared, checked, and validated. The estimated cost of our project well within similar recent projects in the Arlington Diocese and the Mid-Atlantic area.

You can contribute to building our church via Faith Direct, monthly envelopes, or mailing a check to the Mission Office. Similarly, you can contribute to the SKD Cornerstone Capital Campaign though the pledge form on the website.

Yes, it’s the most convenient way to support our church.  Faith direct allows you to link payments to bank accounts and/or credit cards.  You can schedule payments to automatically occur monthly or you can make them on a one time basis.  Please sign up at www.faithdirect.net/. The St. Katharine Drexel code is VA786.

If you would like additional information, please contact Lori Trout at (540) 687-6433.

Get started by submitting your SKD Cornerstone Campaign
Pledge Form today!

HELP BUILD OUR CHURCH!