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Barn Building Event – January 23

Our FJOB Knights of Columbus are hosting a small “barn building” event to extend the covered area outside of the Medina barn! All available assistance would be appreciated! If you are free to lend a hand, please come by.

Wear a mask, and gloves and work boots if you have them. Volunteers under 18 years old require a parent to be present. Please, no one under the age of 12 years old.

Bring your own water. Lunch will be available.

When: Saturday January 23, 2021

Where: Four Hills Farm, 4610 Sudley Road Catharpin, VA

Time: 8:30 AM

If attending, please contact Jim Etro at etrojim@gmail.com or 703-489-8507.

Angel Tree Program a Success

Our Angel Tree collection was successful. Through the kindness and generosity of our Saint Katharine community , we collected $2,665.00 in gift cards. We were able to bring Joy to 16 families, but most importantly 43 children in need.

The smiles and tears of appreciation on the counselors’ faces said it all! It is a beautiful thing, that through this simple act of kindness, we were able to help out our neighbors during this difficult year. Thank you for your generosity!

Message from Fr. Murphy

Dear Parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel Mission,
This week we hope to have all events at St. Stephen the Martyr livestreamed. Thanks to a generous and technically connected parishioner, we hope to have this new service just in time for the latest pandemic resurgence. Please see St. Katharine Drexel Mission 2020 Report for more information.

Building Committee Update

Due to a recent relocation, David O’Flynn recently announced that he is no longer able to serve as chairperson of the St. Katharine Drexel Mission Building Committee. We wish to thank David for all of his efforts in moving our vision of forming a parish forward, and for the time and dedication that he so generously offered to our mission church throughout the years. His contracting knowledge and commitment to serving in this important capacity have moved St. Katharine Drexel Mission forward as we prepare to build our parish church in glory to God.

Support SKD through Faith Direct

St. Katharine Drexel needs your support now more than ever! Join the parishioners who are using Faith Direct for automated giving to St. Katharine Drexel Faith Direct offers a safe and secure way to donate to our parish in this time of uncertainty. There is no cost to you, and the program provides a great benefit to our parish.

Pastor’s Piece – August 22

Last Friday and Saturday ten people in our parish completed their Sacraments of Initiation and were confirmed in the faith. I wish to
congratulate: • Christian “José Sanchez” Arellano
• Anna “Rita of Cascia” Ferraro
• Eric “Joseph of Cupertino” Montalvo
• Zackery “Sebastian” Montalvo
• Giannina “Fatima” Obando
• Madeline “Augustine” Peters
• César Uriel Cortés-Cortés
• Mayra Graciela Vera-Ramos
• Anthoni Yanel Flores-Arellano
• Candace “Bernadette” Cooper

Pastor’s Piece – August 1

St. Alphonsus Liguori – August 1, 2020

Although the Easter Vigil was canceled that doesn’t mean that the Lord’s work of sharing the faith was suspended. We still had souls preparing to join the Catholic Church and adult Catholics seeking full initiation into Christ’s Church. As unique as shutting down the Easter Vigil is to Church history, so we find a unique opportunity in our faith this August.