Saint Stephen the Martyr and Saint Katharine Drexel Families,

Thank you so much for your patience over the last couple of months! We finished out last school year in a very unique way that would not have been possible without the help of our wonderful catechists and RE families.

While there are still some uncertainties, the Religious Education program is still committed to helping children know and understand more deeply God’s immense love for each of us, what it means to be a faith-filled Catholic and how they can apply these values to their everyday lives.

Religious Education registration for the 2020-2021 school year is officially open! Classes will begin on Sunday September 20, 2020.

This year we are excited to offer online registration and payment options. To register click on the link below.

We are also offering online payment through Faith Direct, which you will be directed to once you fill out the form.

Saint Stephen the Martyr/Saint Katharine Drexel offers faith formation classes for 1st to 8th grade students through our Religious Education Program. The 2020-2021 Religious Education Program may look a little different than years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saint Stephen the Martyr/Saint Katharine Drexel is still devoted to giving your children a strong start and foundation in the faith. Saint Stephen the Martyr/Saint Katharine Drexel, along with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and local health departments are working to determine the best way to proceed with Religious Education next year. Given the uncertainty of the public school systems that we hold classes in and the ever-changing safety measures we currently do not know exactly what meeting locations will be available to us. We are developing programs for both in-person and online Religious Education classes so we will be prepared for whatever comes our way. Our top priority is the health and safety of all those involved in Religious Education.

Saint Stephen the Martyr/Saint Katharine Drexel offers religious education classes using the Diocesan curriculum and supplemental materials for children in 1st grade through 8th grade. First Communion preparation requires enrollment in both 1st and 2nd grade, while Confirmation preparation requires both 7th and 8th grade.

Catechists, teacher aides and other volunteers are always needed to support this important ministry of our community. Catechist training is on-going and we would love for you to join our Religious Education team! Please contact the Director of Religious Education, Kendall Parker for additional information at (703) 754-8444 or

If you prefer to print registration forms and return them via mail these forms can be found here:

Please remember to send payment at the time of registration. Registrations will not be processed without payment.
Please note that religious education classes are only available to registered members within the boundaries of St. Stephen the Martyr or Saint Katharine Drexel. If your family is not registered or inactive, please submit a parish registration form. The religious education registration will not be processed without Parish Registration.

If your child is new to the SSM/SKD Religious Education program, please submit a copy of his or her baptismal certificate with the completed registration forms.

Whether you choose online registration or printing and sending in your registration form, the form and payment must be received by August 15, 2020 to receive early registration rates. Late registration rates will begin on August 16, 2020.

Online RE Registration form 2020-21  

Mail in SSM RE Registration Form 2020-21

Mail in SKD RE Registration Form 2020-21



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