Please share your gifts and talents and become a part of our parish life. The following ministries and organizations always welcome extra helping hands.

Altar Servers

This is a great way for young people to serve our community. Participation is open to boys, grade 5 through high school, who have received their First Communion and participated in training. Fourth graders receive training following the end of the fourth grade school year with actual altar service to begin in the fall. Learn more about the celebration of the Eucharist by joining our team.

Contact:  Val Thompson

Baptism Class/Catechesis

Would you like to meet with new parents and share your experiences of raising your children Catholic? Help prepare new parents to celebrate their child’s baptism. The program is held the first two Wednesday evenings of each month. Help out several months a year or every month. Grandparents welcome.

Contact: Rev. Christopher D. Murphy –  /  540-687-6433

Catechist/Religious Education Volunteers

Be a part of sharing our Catholic faith with the next generation by serving as a catechist or religious education volunteer. There are many opportunities to be involved with the catechetical program, both in and out of the classroom. Training is provided. Classes are held on Sunday morning at Battlefield High School.

Contact:  Shareen Klos (Director of Religious Education) – / 703-754-8444

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

At Saint Katharine Drexel we need several EMHC each Sunday. In addition to serving at Mass, the Eucharistic Ministry takes Communion to parishioners who cannot gather with us due to sickness, injury or advanced age. Join this ministry to bring the love of Christ to your fellow parishioners.

Contact: Rose Brenkus –  / 703-244-7411

Faith Inquiry and Journey

Inquiry and instruction classes are formed as needed to journey with adults interested in joining the Catholic Church. Many gifts are needed for this wonderful ministry: hospitality and set up, sponsors, catechists for adults and discussion group facilitators.

Contact: Rev. Christopher D. Murphy –  / 540-687-6433

Haymarket Regional Food Pantry

The parishioners of Saint Katharine Drexel support others who are less fortunate. Bring your nonperishable food donations to Mass and place them in the basket by the altar during the offering or after Mass. We also need helpers to bring the food to the distribution site after Sunday Masses, please contact us.

Contact:  Eileen Smith –   / 703-795-4892

Knights of Columbus – Father Jon O’Brien Council

The newly formed Father Jon O’Brien Knights of Columbus Council is seeking new members! The Knights of Columbus is one of the largest fraternal charitable service organization with more than 1.9 million members in over a dozen countries. Members are Catholic men who come together through faith to support their Church and local, national and worldwide causes through charitable action.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men at least 18 years of age who accept the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.The Saint Katharine Drexel Knights of Columbus Council meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Mission Office.

Contact:  Grand Knight – KOC website

Legion of Mary

Come grow in your spiritual development and advance the Reign of Christ through Our Lady. The Legion of Mary meets every Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the SKD Mission office. If you would like to learn more, please join us.

Contact:  Jackie Lorzing –  


If you enjoy sacred scripture and public speaking, then consider sharing the Word of God. Lectors receive a short training session before being assigned proclaim the Liturgy of the Word at Mass.

Contact:  Melanie Shipley

Meals Ministry

A team of volunteers provide meals to church members and their families in times of need (new baby, illness,  military deployment, loss of an immediate family member, etc.).  Volunteers should call or email the Meals Ministry coordinator with their name, phone number and email address.  Volunteers  can also sign up online.  Once signed up, you will be contacted (usually via email) when a member of our community is in need.  This is not a commitment to make a meal, just to receive emails about an opportunity to help someone in need when you can.  If you are in need, or know of someone in need, please contact the Meals Ministry coordinator.

Contact:  Nicole Lynch  – / 703-727-6708

Money Counters

Money counting teams rotate weekly to organize the Sunday offerings and prepare the bank deposit. If you can balance a checkbook, this ministry is for you.

Contact:  Carol Riley-    / 440-339-7957

Musicians and Singers

Offer your talents up to God. We’re looking for talented vocalists and musicians to enhance Sunday Eucharist. Choose your Mass or help with both.

Contact: Ellen Sivick, (703) 754-8444

Prayer Vine

Submit your prayer requests to the St. Katharine Drexel Prayer Vine.

Contact:  Kathleen Lambiasi – 

Religious Education/Youth Ministry

Give your children the right start. Saint Katharine Drexel offers religious education classes using the Arlington Diocese curriculum and supplemental materials for children ages grades 1-8. Confirmation preparation encompasses both 7th and 8th grade. The program helps children know and understand more deeply Christ’s immense love for each of us. Through the program children will learn what it means to be a faith-filled Catholic Christian and how they can apply these values to their everyday live. Classes meet weekly during the school year. Catechist (teacher) training is on-going. Hall monitors and other helpers are also needed.

Please see the Religious Education page for additional information.

Contact:  Shareen Klos (Director of Religious Education) – / 703-754-8444

Set-Up/Breakdown Crew

Celebrating Mass at Bull Run Middle School means weekly set-up and breakdown of seating and the altar for our Sunday services. Teams serve once a month. Set-up begins at 7:00 AM on Sundays with breakdown starting immediately after the 10:30 AM Mass. Van drivers are also needed.

Contact:  Ellen Sivick, / 703-754-8444


Help make the Mass run smoothly by volunteering as an Usher. Ushers arrive 20 minutes before Mass and hand out the hymnals, help seat parishioners, pass the baskets for the collections and keep the attendance tally.

Contact:  Alan Walker