Knights of Columbus

Our Thanks to the Knights of Columbus

The community of St. Katharine Drexel wishes to thank the members of the Jon O’Brien Council of the Knights of Columbus for all of their hard work in organizing and staffing the 2nd Annual SKD Fall Festival held on Sunday, September 30 at Four Hills Farm in Catharpin. It was a beautiful day full of fun activities and fellowship!

After Mass on Sunday, September 30, Grand Knight Dennis Corrigan also presented Fr. Murphy with a check from the Knights in support of the SKD Building Fund in the amount of $2,400.

Thank you to all involved in the work of this ministry which provides such strong support for our Mission!

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/

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!

Father Jon O'Brien Knights of Columbus - 2018 Lenten Fish Fry

Lenten Fish Fry

What a great turnout last Friday evening for the Father Jon O’Brien Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry! Our thanks to the Knights for sponsoring this wonderful community event and for the George Brent Council at All Saints for the use of their Knights Hall. We can’t wait for next year’s event!

Jesus is the Lamb of God.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, March 25
Penance Service at Holy Trinity, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Holy Wednesday
Holy Hour with Confessions, 7:00 PM

Holy Thursday Lord’s Last Supper Mass
St. Stephen the Martyr, 7:30 PM
St. Katharine Drexel, 7:30 PM

Good Friday Lord’s Passion
St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 3:00 PM
St. Katharine Drexel, 7:30 PM

Stations of the Cross, St. Stephen the Martyr
5:00 PM Via Crucis (Vivo) and 7:30 PM (Confession to follow)

Easter Vigil
St. Stephen the Martyr, 8:30 PM

Easter Sunday
St. Stephen the Martyr, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM (Spanish)
St. Katharine Drexel, 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM

* All Services for St. Katharine Drexel will be held at Bull Run Middle School.

 

 

 

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camp - Arlington Diocese

Registration Open for Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Day Camps are offered within the Arlington Diocese for families seeking excellence in Theatre and Art education within a Catholic environment.

  • Drama Bootcamp introduces Improvisational Comedy, Acting, Movement, and Theatre Games to young people K-8.
  • Camp Broadway offers daily instruction to 4th-12th graders in Singing, Dance, Acting, and Production leading to a final showcase.
  • Arts & Crafts Fun Camp engages our youngest campers in creative projects intended to teach new skills in a fun and supportive environment.
  • Art Explorer Camp challenges older students who seek to develop greater skills with more elaborate projects and instruction.

All instructors are Professional Teachers who have extensive backgrounds in their fields.  Teacher Biographies can be seen here:  http://www.spotlightsummercamps.com/staff/   Early Bird Discounts are offered currently in addition to larger family discounts as well.  Camp Registration and information can be found at www.SpotlightSummerCamps.com.

Anointing of the Sick - Mass

Mass and Anointing of the Sick

The Order of Malta, Northern Virginia Region cordially invites individuals (and companions) with illness or physical/mental
challenges to a Mass and Anointing of the Sick with Bishop Michael Burbidge on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in St.
Ambrose Catholic Church. Lunch will be served to all attendees after Mass by the Knights and Dames of Malta.
Please RSVP to Laura Mead, DM (RSVPAnointingMass@gmail.com) with your name, phone, email address, and number of attendees.

St. Katharine Drexel Mardi Gras Volunteers

2018 Mardi Gras Ball

The Mardi Gras Ball was a huge success. Initial estimates show that we nearly doubled the amount raised last year! Thank you to all who participated, in particular, our sponsors and advertisers:

  • Lee Beaver – Keller Williams Realty
  • St. Katharine Drexel Legion of Mary
  • Mart Family
  • Mosquito Joe
  • Strategic Management Solutions, LLC
  • Dianne Lemanski Real Estate Group – Keller Williams
  • Bull Run Mountain Neighbors
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Tony Guiffree
  • Integral Business Counsel, LLC
  • Meridian Financial Partners
  • Summit Roofing
  • Brennan Team Real Estate Group – Long & Foster
  • Joanne Craig
  • Clemente Family
  • Merle and Mary Jacobsen
  • Rebeccca Kirt
  • Joseph and Maryann Maire
  • Manley Family
  • Parker Family/Amber Ridge LLC
  • Sarah Singer
  • Mary Pat Ubelhart
Legion of Mary

Marian Consecration

Congratulations to our parishioners who made their Marian consecration on Feb 11, 2018. We will have more on our Legion of Mary chapter later this month on the St. Katharine Drexel Mission website. The Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 3:00 PM in the SKD Mission Office. If you would like to learn more, please join us!