Entries by Janis DeVore

Help Needed to Sell Christmas Trees

For the second year, the Knights of SKD are helping the Knights from Holy Trinity sell Christmas Trees in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Church.  This is one of our major fundraising activities and all profits will be donated to the SKD Capital Campaign. All shifts are two hours and start the weekend after Thanksgiving and will last about three weeks.  

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!

SKD to Host Special Parish Receptions – October 21

All parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel Mission are cordially invited to attend a special reception after each Mass on Sunday, October 21 to celebrate the kickoff of our Capital Campaign.

These receptions will last approximately 20 minutes, and are designed to give you the latest information regarding our Capital Campaign — and to answer any questions you may have.

Please make an effort to attend one of the receptions. We look forward to seeing you there as we work together to make our new church home a reality.
Together, Let’s Build Our Church!

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

Our Thanks to the Knights of Columbus

The community of St. Katharine Drexel wishes to thank the members of the Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus for all of their hard work in organizing and staffing the 2nd Annual SKD Fall Festival held on Sunday, September 30 at Four Hills Farm in Catharpin. It was a beautiful day full of fun activities and fellowship!

After Mass on Sunday, September 30, Grand Knight Dennis Corrigan also presented Fr. Murphy with a check from the Knights in support of the SKD Building Fund in the amount of $2,400.

Important: Beware of Phishing Scam

In the past several months, suspected scammers have reportedly created fraudulent Gmail accounts in the names of pastors of Catholic churches in the Arlington Diocese and the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., and are using these accounts to solicit parishioners for monetary donations. There have now been reports of these fraudulent emails being sent to SKD parishioners.

If you receive an email from Rev Christopher Murphy, do not respond! Fr. Murphy does not have a gmail account. Email may also arrive from Rev Christopher Murphy and have another gmail account name attached to it.

Walking with Purpose Bible Study

Walking with Purpose: The Modern Woman’s Guide to the Bible is coming to St. Katharine Drexel Mission! This special Bible Study will be held at the SKD Mission Office on Thursday mornings from 8:30-10:00AM from October 4, 2018 to April 4, 2019.

For more information, please contact Mary Banwarth at mary@banwarth.com or stop by the Welcome Table after Mass on Sunday. Space is limited so register quickly!