Updated 11/30/22

Advent Confession Schedule & Christmas and Solemnity of the Mother of God Mass Schedules

Regular Confession schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.) – one priest.  Monday Morning after Mass until 11 a.m., (Opus Dei). Saturdays (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Christmas Eve)  

Additional Confessions as follows:

 Fourth Week of Advent: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:               7:45-8:15 am   6:30 pm SHARP (one priest)  Dates: 12.19   12.21   12.22   12.23

Saturday, December 24th: Confessions 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. — one priest (No Confessions in afternoon)

Christmas Mass Schedule:

 Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24): Mass of the day 8:30 am, 5:30 p.m. (Treble Choir) and 10 p.m. Latin Mass (Novus Ordo, with Choir) preceded by a Choral Prelude beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25):  10 a.m. and 12 p.m. (English, with Cantor)

 The Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God Mass Schedule (Holy Day of Obligation):

 New Year’s Eve – (Saturday, December 31): Mass of the day 8:30 a.m. and Vigil 5:30 p.m.

 New Year’s Day – (Sunday, January 1, 2023): 10 a.m. and 12 Noon


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Sacramental Schedule

The Church typically opens by 7:30 a.m. and closes around 7 p.m.  But times may vary because of variations in the Pastor's schedule and the occasional inability to obtain help in locking the church at night.

The Confession Schedule continues

Sacrament of Penance:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 am – 8:15 am (No Confessions on Holy Days and civil holidays)
Saturday afternoon: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Expanded schedule for Advent and Lent
All Day Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wednesday: 1 pm through Thursday morning, 8:30 am
Every First Friday: 9 am through Saturday morning, 8:30 am

Mass Schedule:
8 am 10 am 12 Noon*
*Novus Ordo Latin Mass

Saturday: 8:30 am & 5:30 pm Vigil Mass

Weekdays: 8:30 am, (Wednesdays: 12:15 pm)

Holydays (except Christmas):
8:30 am & 7 pm

Although the regular weekday Mass schedule is solidly in place, since this is a one-priest parish, there may be times when Mass cancellations are necessary.  Please register here if you attend weekday Masses and want to receive cancellation notifications and other updates as opportune.  We will not abuse your contact information.  Click here

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Contact Us

Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
Direct Line to Pastor 703.759.3520
No text messages please; contact the office for administrative questions.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 
Closed on Federal Holidays

Saint Catherine of Siena Church
1020 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066

Parish Office: 703.759.4350
Fax: 703.759.3753
Religious Education: 703.759.3530
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