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Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree Sale

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.

We need help manning the tree stand from 4-8 PM weekdays, 10AM-8PM Saturdays, and 12-8 PM Sundays. This is open to any young man or adult, not just Knights. Please help by signing up for one or more shifts using Signup Genius:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45aaa829a13-christmas.

Questions? Contact Chris Fornecker, chrisfornecker@gmail.com.

Pond Bridge - SKD Mission Office

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!

 

St. Katharine Drexel Capital Campaign

SKD to Host Special Parish Receptions – October 21

SKD to Host Special Parish Receptions
Sunday, 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!

Diocese of Arlington

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.

Any email solicitation for money or other donations from a Gmail address in the name of a Catholic priest should be immediately suspected as fraudulent. The Diocese has been advised to report these emails to the Internet Crime Complaint Center via the provided link (https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx) and is suggesting victims contact their local law enforcement agencies.

Religious Education Program

Religious Education Classes Start Sunday, September 16

Religious Education classes at St. Katharine Drexel Mission start this Sunday, September 16 at Bull Run Middle School from 9:10 -10:15 AM. Only students who are Pre-Registered can attend this week. However, if you haven’t registered yet, submit your registration forms this week and plan to attend classes the following week!

https://www.katharinedrexelcc.org/faith-formation/

SKD Fall Festival

Fall Festival Tickets Available

The Fr. Jon O’Brien Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring the Second Annual SKD Fall Festival on Sunday, September 30 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Four Hills Farm, 4610 Sudley Road, Catharpin, VA. The event will feature food, entertainment, games, raffles, pumpkin sales and fellowship. Tickets are available online and after Mass.

Signup for the Fall Festival Variety Show
Volunteer participants are needed for the Fall Festival Variety Show. We are seeking singers, dancers, comedians, martial arts participants, magicians and musicians of all ages, limited to 3-5 minutes per act. To sign up for the Variety Show or to volunteer for the Festival, please contact Jeremy Ray at jeremy-jray@gmail.com.

Walking with Purpose Bible Study

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!

St. Katharine Drexel Church - Haymarket, VA

Our Lady of Fatima Praesidia – Special Mass

The Legion of Mary Praesidium at St. Katharine Drexel invites Active and Auxiliaries Legionaires to join us at Mass as we honor our Blessed Mother & Mediatrix, Mary Queen of May and Mother of the Church. Mass will be celebrated by Father Christopher Murphy on Friday, May 18 at 10:30 AM at the Mission Office (4100 Mill Creek Road, Haymarket). Luncheon to be served immediately following. Please RSVP by May 14 to jackie.lorzing2011@gmail.com.

 

St. Katharine Drexel - Preliminary Interior Church Sketch

Support the SKD Building Project

Your contributions are essential to make a permanent church home a reality for the parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel.

Giving is easy, and every contribution matters – so here’s the Top 5 Ways you can contribute!

  1. Through the Building Fund Envelopes (included with your weekly envelopes) – include check or cash.
  2. Through the SKD Help Build Our Church page on the website.
  3. Faith Direct: https://www.katharinedrexelcc.org/supporting-st-katharine-drexel/
  4. Mail a check with a note: St. Katharine Drexel Mission, 4100 Mill Creek Road, Haymarket, VA 20169.
  5. In any envelope, insert cash, a brief note and drop in the basket during Mass.

Thanks for your support!

Retreat for Married Couples - July 2018

Retreat for Married Couples

Save the date … A Retreat Day for Married Couples will be led by Fr. Paul Scalia, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, on Saturday, July 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, VA, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Experience a profound and reflective retreat including talks, Adoration, Confession, and spiritual time with your spouse; the retreat will conclude with Mass.