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Updated: 8/10/20

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- August 16, 2020 - “Woman, you have great faith.”  It takes faith to hear God's call in our lives. And His call takes us on unexpected paths of deeper trust and love.  Is God calling you to life as sister, brother, deacon or priest? Call Father Michael Isenberg  (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org. [Exp. Date:  08.17.20] 

Christendom College – Registration Christendom Graduate School’s Fall semester from September 8 – December 19, is now open. Register before 8/15/20 and receive the early bird discount.  Courses are offered on Campus in Alexandria and online in both live and prerecorded formats.  This Fall students will explore topics in Sacred Scripture, Trinitarian theology, Church history and more. Courses may be taken for credit toward a Master’s degree or certificate. Casual students and auditors welcome.  There is a special discount audit rate for catechists, seniors and religious. For details please visit https://graduate.christendom.edu or contact the office at 703-658-4304 or graduate@christendom.edu. [Exp. Date:12.20.20] 

Respect Life Conference - What do respect life outreach and advocacy look like in the “New Dominion” now that the laws passed in the Virginia General Assembly 2020 session have taken effect? Join us on Saturday, September 12 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale for an assessment of current and potential threats to human life and dignity and suggestions for effective practical grassroots response.  Mass will be offered in the church at 8 a,m. The program will be held in the gymnasium from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bishop Michael Burbidge will offer opening prayer and comments before the program. Keynote speaker is Victoria Cobb, President, Family Foundation; Guest speakers are Olivia Turner Gans, President Virginia Society for Human Life and Jeff Caruso, J.D., Executive Director, Virginia Catholic Conference. Register at arlingtondiocese.org/RLC. Cost is $10.  [Exp. Date:  09.13.20]

 Dear St. Catherine’s parishioners,  My name is Caroline Payne, and I’m a parishioner at St. Catherine’s with my family. I graduated from Paul VI Catholic High School in 2016 and just graduated from Franciscan University with a BA in both History and Philosophy. This coming school year I will be serving as a missionary educator with Teach for Christ in Minnesota! For this year of service, my fellow missionaries and I are sent into Catholic schools around MN to tutor, teach, and mentor and especially to revitalize the Catholic culture. In order to do this, I need to fundraise $5,000. Please consider donating to caroline.teachforchrist.org to support my missionary year. May the Lord bless you and keep you! For more information on the program itself, check out the website: https://www.teachforchrist.org/

 

Holy Family Academy - What are your school plans for next year? If you are a St. Catherine’s family looking for a faithfully Catholic, K-12, classical school with strong academics and a supportive community—that is also affordable!—now is the time to check out Holy Family Academy in Manassas. HFA is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year and offering private tours of its beautiful, spacious campus. To schedule a tour or for more information, contact Head of School Mo Woltering at mowoltering@holyfamilyacademy.net. To speak with an HFA parent or inquire about a carpool, please contact St. Catherine’s parishioner Kimberly Begg at 703-507-9999 (text or mobile). [Exp. Date: TBD]

Three to Get Married Marriage Prep, The On-Line Version - July 9-12, 2020 (On-Line Only) / August 27-30 (On-Line and In-Person) - The Three to Get Married Marriage Preparation Program is a Catholic Pre-Cana program for seriously dating and engaged couples. This marriage preparation course is an intensive preparation experience true to the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Convenient one-weekend schedule with live-streaming talks and materials. FOCCUS Inventory included, plus it partners with the Witness to Love program and your mentor couple can join you for part of the program! Registration required. Find more information on the website https://ourladyofbethesda.org/programs/marriage/virtual-marriage-prep. Space will be limited and these weekends fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today! Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, Bethesda, MD. [Exp.Date: 08.31.20]


 The IPS Center for Psychological Services
-- 2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 101 Arlington, VA 22202; http://ipscenter.org   703-418-2111 -   Email: ipscenter@divinemercy.edu. Quality mental health services at affordable rates.  The IPS Center for Psychological Services is an outpatient mental health facility providing clinical services to adults, adolescents, children, families and couples. We are committed to providing the community with high quality, affordable mental health services that understand the emotional, biological, social, spiritual and psychological aspects of a person. Clients of any faith or background are welcome at the Center. At the heart of such treatment is a deep respect for the dignity of each person and a commitment to providing appropriate state-of-the-art services.  The IPS Center is part of the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program operated by the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) of Divine Mercy University.

Donate Your Car to Catholic Charities - Thinking of replacing or getting rid of your old car? Please consider donating it to Catholic Charities. We take used vehicles and transfer them directly to qualifying families in desperate need of transportation. We also accept non-working cars, which helps to fund our volunteer ministries. Donating is EASY! We handle all the paperwork; you receive an IRS donation receipt. Avoid the hassle of selling your car, simplify your life, or reclaim that space in your garage. To donate, please email cars@ccda.net or call (703) 841-3898. Non- working 1-844-527-2232. [Exp. Date: TBD]

Gifts for the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF) Please support our seminarians and SEEF, a permanent endowment fund established in 2011. SEEF’s income provides funding for annual seminarian expenses such as room, board, tuition, health insurance and books, which total almost $40,000 per seminarian. Please give generously! To donate, make checks payable to: “Foundation for the CDA – SEEF.” Mail to: The Foundation, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 811, Arlington, VA 22203. Contact Gretchen Koch at g.koch@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3819 with questions.  [Expiration Date: TBD]

Arnon Cemetery located in the Great Falls community at 646 Walker Road is releasing traditional burial spaces for single or multiple grave lots. We also provide an in-ground burial option for cremated remains. If you have any interest related to the 2019 release or questions please email  arnoncemetery@hotmail.com .[Exp. Date: TBD]

Catholic Singles of Greater Washington is an organization for single
Catholics, ages 21 to 65-plus, enjoying each other's company in a wide
variety of social, religious, and cultural settings. Most members are 45
and older. Please find out more about us at
www.catholicsinglesofgreaterwashington.org
or call Tricia at 301-460-9195.[Exp. Date: TBD]

 *Quality mental health services at affordable rates*.  Located in Arlington, VA, The IPS Center for Psychological Services is an outpatient mental health facility providing clinical services to adults, adolescents, children, families  and couples. We are committed to providing the community with high quality, affordable mental health services that understand the emotional, biological, social, spiritual and psychological aspects of a person. Clients of any faith or background are welcome at the Center. At the heart of such treatment is a deep respect for the dignity of each person and a commitment to providing appropriate state-of-the-art services.  The IPS Center is part of the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program operated by the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) of Divine Mercy University, a Catholic University of psychology and counseling. [Exp.  Periodic]

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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:
Sunday:
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


Contact Us

Pastor
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
Have a question? Have a comment? Please contact us!
Phone: 703.759.4350
Fax: 703.759.3753

 

office@saintcatherineschurch.org

 

 


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
Siena Academy: 703.759.4129