2022 Angel Tree

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

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

Love to Sing? Join the Choir

St. Katharine Drexel Mission is seeking volunteer teenage through adult cantors (8:00 and 10:30 am Masses) and choir members (10:30 AM).  We are also seeking substitute pianists, for both Mass times, who will be paid a stipend. For more information, please see choir member Kathy Cumber after Mass, or email Kathy.Cumber@gmail.com.

Haymarket Regional Food Pantry - SKD Ministry

Food Pantry Ministry Volunteers Needed

St. Katharine Drexel Mission collects non-perishable food items for the Haymarket Food Pantry each Sunday during Mass. Please find the baskets in the hallway near Battlefield High School Entrance #4.

Anyone who wishes to join this ministry and deliver food donations from Mass to the Haymarket Food Regional Pantry in Gainesville, please contact Laura Smith at lauracordaro@comcast.net. The Food Pantry drop-off address is: 7669 Limestone Drive, #105 Gainesville, VA 20155

We hope to set up a rotating schedule with a once-a-month time commitment of about an hour.

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) for Adults

For all non-baptized adults who are interested in the Catholic faith as well as adult Catholics who are looking to be confirmed and complete their Christian Initiation, classes will start on October 4 at 7:00 PM in the SKD Mission Office (4100 Mill Creek Rd, Haymarket) until Easter. The classes are designed to prepare the uninitiated to be initiated and for the initiated to be edified.

If you know of somebody interested in Catholicism, of a Catholic missing a sacrament, or an adult Catholic interested in
learning more about the basics of our faith, please, join us.

Email kyung@saint-stephen.org or call 540-687-6433 or just come!

Prayer Quilts

Prayer Quilts

With the help of the SKD Ladies, the Knights of Columbus are providing “Prayer Quilts” for parish members to support those in need for prayers that will come wrapped in a quilt, blessed by Father Murphy, to show the love and blessings of our faith community.

Requests for Prayer Quilts can be presented to the Knights by contacting Ellen Sivick at the SKD Office esivick@saint-stephen.org. If you would like to be a part of this project in any way, please send an email to SKDLadies@gmail.com or Bob Guiney at gk16793@vakofc.org.

Father Jon O'Brien Knights of Columbus

Father Jon O’Brien KofC Scholarship

The Father Jon O’Brien 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 in July. Applications can be downloaded at: https://fjobkofc.org. The criteria for award is contained in the application.

Due date is June 30, 2022. Late inputs will not be considered.

Bishop Burbidge - St. Katharine Drexel Groundbreaking

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.

Car Raffle Tickets

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

  • 1 @ $20,000 CASH Prize (new this year!)
  • 2 @ $5,000 each
  • 2 @ $2,500 each
  • 2 @ $1,000 each
  • 4 @ $500 each
  • 10 @ $100 each

After each prize drawing the winning ticket will be returned to the pot so that it will have a chance to win again, and again.
After the winnings are distributed All Saints will distribute what’s left to the participating parishes; The money we were granted last year was very generous.

As you leave Mass on February 12 & 13 and 19 & 20, there will be a table with raffle tickets in an envelope with your name on it. An envelope will be there addressed to all registered parishioners. There will also be some unaddressed envelopes for new parishioners and please consider taking an unaddressed envelope to a friend or colleague.

If you can’t make it to Mass on either of the days, your envelope will be mailed to you. Our SSM and SKD Knights of Columbus, Father Jon O’Brien Council are coordinating the raffle.  If you have any questions or need more tickets contact Jim Etro at etrojim@gmail.com.

Thank you for your generosity and GOOD LUCK!

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