FORMED On-Demand

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

FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Much of FORMED’s content is available in both English and Spanish. And you can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with a Roku device or Apple TV. You can even listen on your phone as you commute to work or do chores.

To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit www.formed.org.
  2. Click “Sign Up.”
  3. Choose “Sign Up as a Parishioner.”
  4. Enter “20117” and scroll to St Stephen the Martyr & Saint Katharine Drexel Mission then click “Next.”
  5. Create a new account by entering your full name and email.

Now you can get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.

Walking with Purpose: Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study
“GROUNDED IN HOPE”

Two Sessions Available
January 11 – May 11, 2023
SKD Mission Office
4100 Mill Creek Drive

Based on the book of Hebrews, this 17-week study will help you encounter Jesus in a more powerful way. Through Scripture, you will grow in intimacy with Jesus and see Him as your true source of hope.

  • Wednesdays beginning January 11, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Thursdays beginning January 12, 8:30 – 10:00 AM

If you are interested in joining one of these studies, please contact Mary Banwarth for more information at mary@banwarth.com.

Learn more about the Walking With Purpose Bible Study Programs at walkingwithpurpose.com.

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

St. Katharine Drexel - High School Youth Ministry

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. Due to New Year’s, our January event will be held on Sunday, January 8. Join us for bowling.

Below is a list of our scheduled events for 2023:

  • Sunday, January 8 – Bowling
  • Sunday, February 5 – Mardi Gras Lent Planning
  • Sunday, March 5 – Lenten Service Project
  • Sunday, April 2 – Hiking
  • Sunday, May 2 – Ice Cream Social Field Day
  • Sunday, July 26 – Diocesan Kings Dominion Day

Angel Tree - St. Katharine Drexel Mission

2022 Angel Tree – Thank You

Update:
Saint Katharine Drexel Mission is blessed to have so many generous parishioners. The number of gift cards that were donated this year met and exceeded all the needs on the lists from our local schools. Because of this surplus, we had enough gift cards left over to be able to help an additional school that was brought to our attention because of their large number of exceptionally needy students. Thank you all for helping to make this Christmas much more joyous for so many others.

The Angel Tree Team

 


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.

This program will NOT be able to take place without volunteers! The deadline for volunteers to step up is November 3, 2022.

Contact Ellen Sivick for St Katharine Drexel esivick@saint-stephen.org or 703-754-8444.

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.