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Walking with Purpose: Sunday Mornings

St. Katharine Drexel is offering three Walking with Purpose Bible Studies: Opening Your Heart (OYH), Discovering Our Dignity (DOD), and Living in the Father’s Love (LFL). Select one of five sessions, running from September 2023 – March 2024.

Haymarket Food Pantry – Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to pick up donations after Mass at Battlefield High School and deliver them to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry drop boxes in Gainesville.

Will you join our once a month delivery team.

Please email Laura at laura.smith@haymarketfoodpantry.org.

Altar Server Training

Young men (grades 5 – 12) are invited to attend the St. Katharine Drexel Altar Boy training session on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Please meet in the Battlefield High School Auditorium stage door by 9:10 AM. For more information, please contact: Val Thompson at vthompson1110@gmail.com.

Sacrament of Confession

For your convenience, the Sacrament of Confession is offered at St. Katharine Drexel Mission between Sunday Masses at Battlefield High School (9:30 AM – 10:15 AM) almost every Sunday.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Join St. Katharine Drexel Mission in praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy after the 8:00 AM Mass each Sunday at Battlefield High School. Why do we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet?
We pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for mercy, in our own lives and in our neighbors too. We also pray to remind ourselves that we must rely on God; we must recognize our weakness and replace our anxieties and worries with abounding trust in God.

2023 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal 

The 2023 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) is now underway. Information was mailed to St. Katharine Drexel Mission parishioners. This year’s theme is “My soul rejoices in the Lord,” which is shared with the second preparatory year of the Diocesan Jubilee.

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’s a subscription-based online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even children’s cartoons!

Volunteer as a Lector

Love to Read and want a way to
help the SKD Community??
Why not volunteer as a lector??
With the addition of the 8:00 AM Mass, our community is in need of additional lectors to read at both the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Masses.

Lector books will be provided, and the commitment is no more than once every 4-6 weeks, with enough volunteers!

Send your questions or interest inquiries to Melanie Shipley – mshipley@sms.com

High School Events – 1st Sunday of each Month

Did you hear the news? St. Katharine Drexel is planning a winter/spring filled with special activities for high school teens!

Come join in the fun with other teens on the 1st Sunday of each month. We kick things off this Sunday, December 4th from 7:00-9:00 PM at the SKD Mission office (4100 Mill Creek Road – Haymarket).

We’re hosting Trivia Night and Minute to Win It games with snacks on the side!

Angel Tree – Thank You

It seems early to be thinking about Christmas, but we are already a little behind schedule. In
collaboration with our area School Counselors, we hope to
provide a bit of Christmas Cheer to
students in need. The Angel Tree ministry
coordinates with School Counselors who identify area students who could benefit. They then relay the needs to our
community, collect donations, and return them to the appropriate school
counselors. We try to take Black Friday into
consideration, so we have to move fast!
Please consider volunteering to be part of this
volunteer ministry.
Contact Ellen Sivick for St Katharine Drexel
esivick@saint-stephen.org 703-754-8444