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as we build our church in Haymarket, VA.

IMPORTANT NOTE: SKD Masses and RE Classes canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus.

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Mass Schedule

See Important Coronavirus Message from our Pastor Fr. Christopher Murphy.

SKD Masses and Religious Education classes canceled until further notice.

See Father Murphy’s Weekly Homily below

Sunday Mass Schedule
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church
Sundays at 8:00 AM / 10:30 AM

Bull Run Middle School
6308 Catharpin Road
Gainesville, VA 20155

Pastor:  Rev. Christopher D. Murphy


4100 Mill Creek Road
Haymarket, VA 20169

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Tel: (703) 754-8444
Fax: (703) 754-7443

Monday/Wednesday: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Thursday: 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Religious Education Program

To register for the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church Religious Education Program, please complete and return the following forms with payment to:

St. Stephen the Martyr Church
Religious Education
23331 Sam Fred Road
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-6433

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Please note that religious education classes are only available to registered members of St. Katharine Drexel Mission. If your child is new to the SKD Religious Education program, please submit a copy of his or her baptismal certificate with the completed registration forms. Remember to include your parish number! If not registered, please submit a SKD Registration Form.

Religious education classes are held at Bull Run Middle School, 9308 Catharpin Road, Gainesville, VA from 9:10-10:15AM.

St. Katharine Drexel Church

“Ours is the Spirit of the Eucharist,
the total gift of self.”

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Inclement Weather: Please follow the “after school” closing schedule.  If “after school” activities are canceled for Sunday morning, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church will not have Mass.

Join our growing community as we build our
new church home on Route 15 in Haymarket.

Phase One Building Goal - 94% of Campaign Goal

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Homily for Palm Sunday

The drama of today's Passion narrative strikes at our hearts. What great lengths God has gone for our salvation is beyond human appreciation. In addition, it delivers a message for our particular time. Like the Apostles we too have had the Lord forcefully removed from us by the civil authorities with the cooperation of apostolic authority. I’m not saying that the bishops have betrayed the Lord for shutting us down, but they have set the scene for some for a passionate Passiontide.

Pastor's Message - Covid 19

This Holy Week is going to prove to be different than all the rest. Firstly, most of you won't be away for Spring Break! What a shame I can't look forward to your presence for the sacred Triduum celebrations. We may feel deprived of the Lord this Holy Week. Keep in mind the proximity of the Blessed Virgin Mary who is so prominently at the Lord's Cross, but all is effectively employed to be with the Church (the Apostles) when our Lord ascends into heaven. She prepared them well for this new experience of Christ. Nevertheless, I shall keep the church open as normal for your visits (6pm - 8pm daily).

Homily for Fifth Sunday of Lent

I’m finally catching up. Not on Netflix. Honestly, I’m so overwhelmed by the selections of that service that by the time I’ve selected something, I don’t have time to watch it before the hour that I want to get to bed. So I’mvcatching up on: rest, books, my bike, yard work. I hope that you’re finding blessings in this difficulty. A difficulty it is, yet such trials are not far from God’s generous mercy. “ThevLord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy; his wrath will come to an end: he will not be angry for ever. As a father has compassion onvhis children, the Lord has pity on those who fear him.” (Ps 103:8-9)

Building Project Update

Learn the latest about our project to build a church home for the St. Katharine Drexel community.

2018 SKD Building Committee Annual Report

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Weekly Homily
See this website every Sunday morning at 8:00 AM for Fr. Murphy’s weekly homily.

Holy Week 2020
Bishop Burbidge’s celebration of Mass can be found on the Arlington Diocese website at

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