VA March for Life

Defending Life Day

February 1, 2023 is Virginia Pro-Life Day. We invite you to meet with your nlawmakers in the morning and March for Life in the afternoon. On this day, mVirginians will come together in Richmond while the General Assembly is in session to meet with their legislators to urge them to defend life. Our goal is to assemble advocates from every district in the Commonwealth — and your presence is vital.

Please register today and learn more at Talking points, legislative updates and tips for effective advocacy will be provided to make your morning constituent meetings easy and successful. After meeting with our lawmakers we will gather on the Capitol grounds at noon for the Virginia March for Life.

Visit to sign up and learn more!

Email if you need assistance coordinating your group. The schedule for the day is as follows: 7:30
a.m. Doors Open at Greater Richmond Convention Center; 8:30 a.m. Gather in constituent groups; 9:15 a.m. short walk
to General Assembly Offices (Shuttle available with prior registration for those unable to walk.); 10 a.m. Senate
Meetings; 10:30 a.m. Delegate Meetings; 12 p.m. March for Life Rally.

Sacrament of Confession

For your convenience, the Sacrament of Confession is offered at St. Katharine Drexel Mission between Masses at Battlefield High School (9:30 -10:15 AM) almost every Sunday. Cards to assist you in preparing for Confession are on the hall tables. Fr. Murphy or our guest Priest will be more than happy to absolve you of your sins privately or face to face.

Our Confessional is located on the far-right side of the stage. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Arlington Diocese BLA

2023 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal 

The 2023 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) mailing was recently sent to parishioners. The theme is “My soul rejoices in the Lord”, which is shared with the second preparatory year of the Diocesan Jubilee. The BLA funds programs and ministries that serve thousands of people in our diocese. Through the inspiration of the BLA theme, let us joyfully make a pledge to support God’s Kingdom in our diocese!

You may make a gift at:

FORMED On-Demand

FORMED On-Demand

Have you seen The Chosen yet? As a parishioner of St. Katharine Drexel Mission, you have an easy and deliberate way to watch it at your
command. Our parish has paid for all of us to plug into FORMED. It is a subscription-based online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even childrens’ cartoons.

FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Much of FORMED’s content is available in both English and Spanish. And you can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with a Roku device or Apple TV. You can even listen on your phone as you commute to work or do chores.

To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click “Sign Up.”
  3. Choose “Sign Up as a Parishioner.”
  4. Enter “20117” and scroll to St Stephen the Martyr & Saint Katharine Drexel Mission then click “Next.”
  5. Create a new account by entering your full name and email.

Now you can get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.