Entries by Parish Staff

Fr. Jon O’Brien KOC Scholarship Program

The Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce our Scholarship Program. The program will award $1,000 to support any higher education endeavor by graduating seniors from our parishes. Open to individuals in the two parishes we serve, SKD and SSM.

We intend to award our Scholarship Grant the first week of June. Applications can be downloaded at: https://fjobkoc.org. The criteria for award is contained in the application. Due date is May 31, 2022. Late inputs will not be considered.

Memorial Day Potluck & Pig Roast

RSVP Now for the SKD Memorial Day Weekend Family Potluck Pig Roast sponsored by the Father Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus!

Sunday, May 29
2:00-6:00 PM

Four Hills Farm
4610 Sudley Road
Catharpin, VA

RSVP for headcount no later than May 18 to Pat Lorzing at plorzing@gmail.com.

St. Katharine Drexel Celebrates Groundbreaking

The Ceremonial Groundbreaking with Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Diocese of Arlington, took place on the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel, Thursday, March 3, 2022.  A video recording of the event appears below.

We look forward to sharing further developments as we begin the process of building our new church home on the corner of Waterfall Road and Route 15 in Haymarket, VA.

Get Your Tickets for Car/Cash Raffle

The All Saints 2022 Car Raffle will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022. St. Katharine Drexel parishioners can participate by purchasing tickets coordinated through the Knights of Columbus.  One $5.00 ticket gives you a chance to win all 25 prizes, including:

Vehicle Drawings
2022 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN
2022 GMC CANYON TRUCK
2022 BUICK ENCORE
2022 HONDA CIVIC

CASH Drawings

Walking with Purpose Bible Study

Touching the Divine

A study that focuses on the many qualities of Jesus as revealed through the Gospel of John.

TWO SESSIONS AVAILABLE
October 2021 – April 2022

Wednesdays: 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

SKD Mission Office
4100 Mill Creek Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Mary Banwarth for more information.
(mary@banwarth.com or 703-675-3665).

Learn more about the Walking With Purpose at: walkingwithpurpose.com

SKD to Celebrate Groundbreaking on March 3

Specific details will be forthcoming, but mark your calendar for an exciting day in our Mission history. On Thursday, March 3rd, the feast day of our patroness Saint Katharine Drexel, Bishop Burbidge will be celebrating a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of our new church building (corner of 234 and Waterfall Road).

Stay tuned for more information in the new year!

Saint Katharine Drexel, Pray for Us.

Church Building Update

Our thanks to everyone who has completed and returned a Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Form. With groundbreaking scheduled for March 3rd, the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel, we will be including space in the bulletin in the coming months to provide information about the Cornerstone Campaign and church building project.

Donate Your Angel Tree Gift Cards by December 5

We are excited to again be Celebrating the Birth of our Lord through our Annual Christmas Angel Tree Program. This year’s plan is to collect gift cards from local stores Walmart, Target, Kohls, Giant as well as Amazon card to present to the school counselors who will pass them along to selected families in their school.

It is preparation time for our annual Christmas Angel Tree Gift Giving Program! Our Angel Tree volunteers work directly with the schools in our church boundaries to identify families in need and provide them with a little Joy at Christmastime.

This is a beautiful way to spread Love and Joy as we celebrate the birth of our Lord!

If you are interested in becoming an Angel Tree volunteer,please contact the SKD office at 703-754-8444.

Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Our Pastor, Rev. Christopher Murphy invites each member of the parish to join in on our parish-wide consecration “to
Jesus through Mary”. To prepare for this, on the weekend of Oct 30-31 each family will be given the gift of one copy of “33 Days to Morning Glory,” a booklet containing daily readings designed to awaken our love for Our Most Holy Mother, who then powerfully draws us closer to her Son and to His great Love and Mercy.

SKD to Kick Off Cornerstone Campaign

St. Katharine Drexel Mission announced plans to kick off its Cornerstone Campaign as the last step to raising the funds needed to complete the building of our new parish church. Informational letters and Cornerstone Campaign Pledge Forms will be mailed to all parishioners in mid-October.

The SKD Cornerstone Campaign will run from November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2024.