Entries by Janis DeVore

2019 SKD Mardi Gras Ball

Over 160 parishioners and friends of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Mission celebrated Mardi Gras in grand style at SKD’s 3rd annual Mardi Gras Ball, held March 2 at the Piedmont Club. The theme was “Black & White” to coordinate with their evening’s entertainment, Blazin’ Keys Dueling Pianos.Piano players on two baby grand pianos played guests’ requests – unless another guest paid more for the players to stop the song or begin another one. By the end of the night, everyone was up from their seats, singing and dancing.All proceeds from the evening, including the auction, raffles and tips to the pianists, were donated to the St. Katharine Drexel Building Fund. Photo courtesy of Joe Cashwell/Haymarket Joe Photography.

2019 CRS Rice Bowl – Share the Journey

This Lent, we invite you to share the journey of Norma, Annet, Christyan, Kumba and Ona by following the links to CRS Rice Bowl. With each
link to their video journey, each will share their personal story of how CRS Rice Bowl has made a difference in their lives. We hope you and
your family will share their journey week by week.

Join the Legion of Mary on Wednesdays

The St. Katharine Drexel Legion of Mary welcomes all to join them on Wednesday from 11:00 AM – Noon at the SKD Mission Office. The Legion of Mary is the largest Confraternity of men and women worldwide practicing Marion devotion through Apostolic spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

2019 CRS Rice Bowls Now Available

Lent begins Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Did you know that 25% of CRS Rice Bowl donations stay in our local communities? CRS engages people at every level—individual, family, community, regional, national and international—to promote transformative and sustainable change by providing health and medical services, clean water and sanitation, justice and peacebuilding, and working with at risk families displaced from war ravaged countries. CRS Rice Bowl is our sacrifice.

Distribution
CRS LENTEN RICE BOWLS will be available before Ash Wednesday to Religious Education classes and available to parishioners who wish to participate.

Return Date:
Sunday, April 28th before and after Mass. (There will be only one (1) return date so as not to conflict with Communion dates.)

*Note: For the Religious Education class returni

The March for Life

Friday, January 18 is the 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, DC. This will be a full day event to include pro-lie speakers, Christian band performances, the March for Life, food and fellowship. If you are interested in attending with fellow parishioners, please contact Ellen (esivick@saint-stephen.org) or Kendall (kparker@saint-stephen.org) or call the Saints Katharine Drexel Mission Office at (703) 754-8444.

2019 March for Life

SKD Capital Campaign Now Underway

Don’t forget to bring your Capital Campaign pledge envelope to Mass this week to place in the collection basket. If you didn’t receive an envelope or can’t locate your mailing, you can also print a pledge form from our website.

Remember, even if you decide to give online through the convenience of Faith Direct, we ask that you complete a pledge form to help us properly track the campaign and secure financing.

Eagle Scout Bridge at the Mission Office

A big note of thanks to Matthew Lorzing and Eagle Scout Troup #1882. For Matthew’s Eagle Scout project, he and members of his Troop built a bridge on the back property of the St. Katharine Drexel Mission Office to complete the Rosary Walk  positioned around the pond.  What a beautiful and tranquil spot for prayer. Thank you, Matthew!

Fruit Sale Fundraiser

The Father Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a fruit sale. Fundraising supports the council’s charitable works in the community and is helping to build St. Katharine Drexel Mission’s Church.

Order Your Fruit Today – Jon O’Brien Council Fruit Sale

Sale ends October 31
Pick up is on Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 14604 Washington Street, Haymarket VA.**If you prefer to pick up after Mass at SKD Mission, please send an e-mail with your name and order ID to:   FJOB.fundraising@gmail.com