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 Updated November 8, 2018

"Middle School students and their families are invited to Middle School Night in the PAC at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax. Join us at 6:00PM on Friday, November 30 for pizza, tee shirts, games and tons of prizes.  All are invited to join the VI Man cheering on our  varsity basketball team at their home opener. Coaches from all teams and members of our Fine Arts Department will be present to meet with your family. Free to all and no reservations are needed.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions"

The Brothers Grimm Spactaculathon - presented by the O'Connell Players at Bishop O'Connell High School. The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more obscure stories. This wild, free-form comedy includes lots of audience participation and madcap fun.  Grimm fairy tales are similar to the original stories and suggested for ages 12 and up. Show times and dates are Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.bishopoconnell.org/ocplayers or call 703-237-1448. Bishop O'Connell is located at 6600 Little Falls Road in Arlington. [Expiration Date: November 12, 2018]

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School's annual 5K and Fun Run will take place at our beautiful campus on Saturday November 10th, beginning at 9 am.  There will be both a timed 5K and a fun run, followed by a pancake breakfast. Please join us for this family-friendly event.  All proceeds benefit our special education inclusion programs. To sign up: runsignup.com/jp5Krunwalkforoptions [Expiration Date: November 11, 2018]

"Love Reveled" Young Adult Retreat  - All young adults are invited to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a retreat titled Love Revealed. This retreat is an immersion into two of Saint John Paul II’s inseparable teachings on Love: Theology of the Body and Divine Mercy. The retreat will assist participants to answer the perennial questions of the heart – Who am I? Who is God? What is love? How can I be merciful? The cost of the retreat is $10 and includes lunch. Register at loverevealed.eventbrite.com. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929944533754719/. [Expiration Date: November 18, 2018]

Tea and a Rosary for Mothers - On Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm, we're excited to invite all women ages 18 and up to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine for a gathering focused on the gift of motherhood. As always, a light breakfast and babysitting for children ages 2-12 will be provided, plus we will continue to offer the opportunity for Confession (take advantage of this while your kids are in babysitting!) and the Rosary with meditations. Our speaker will be Colleen Duggan, who is giving a presentation titled, “Good Enough Parenting Is not Mediocre Parenting.” Please reserve your Eventbrite tickets at teaandarosary.eventbrite.com for you and your children by November 30, 2018.  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/266513830664695/ [Expiration Date:December 2, 2018]

Divine Mercy Care's 2018 Blooms of Joy Gala - The pro-life non-profit Divine Mercy Care will be holding its annual Gala on November 10th at 6pm at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel.  The Gala helps support DMC’s mission to advance pro-life healthcare through programs that serve, inspire, and unify.  DMC’s primary program is support for Tepeyac OB/GYN, one of the largest private pro-life OB/GYNs in the nation.  Gala tickets are $150 for individuals before Oct 10th and $175 starting Oct 11th. Table sponsorships start at $2,000.  Register or donate towards the event at divinemercycare.org/gala.  If you can help by giving auction items like sports tickets or vacation homes, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. [Expiration Date: November 11, 2018]

Disconnect to Reconnect! Enjoy the Silence of a Retreat -Turn off your cell phone, power down your computer, hire a dog walker and plan a get-away with Christ. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center offers silent weekend retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola throughout the year. Here are some upcoming weekends: Spiritual Exercises for Women  -  Nov 2-4, 2018/ 3-day retreat/ $225 per person - Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 / 3-day retreat/ $225 per person:Spiritual Exercises for Men - December 7-9 / 3-day retreat in Advent / $225 per person [Expiration Date: December 10, 2018]

NEW Personal Retreat Days at Our Lady of Bethesda:  Nov 16, Jan 11 - Are your days overcrowded, jam-packed, and busy, busy, busy? Jesus tells us to "Come away with me," ... to Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center where your very own personal retreat awaits. In the short, focused, weekday hours from 8:30am - 4pm, an experienced retreat master will guide you to a place of rest with Christ. With time for one-on-one spiritual direction, quiet reflection, Mass, Confessions, and Eucharistic Adoration, plus continental breakfast and hot lunch, you will be nourished and cared for while Our Lord speaks to your soul about the depths of His love for you. Upcoming dates for this personal experience are: Nov 16, 2018 and Jan 11, 2019 (find more dates on our website.) $120 per person.  Registration required. www.ourladyofbethesda.org. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817. [Expiration Date: January 12, 2019]

PRIME TIME SINGLE CATHOLICS (PTSC) serves single Catholics 40 and over. Join us for these events in November: lunch (every Thursday, RSVP: Tom, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); brunch in Vienna (11-11, RSVP: Pat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Annual Dinner Dance (11-17, Info: Janet, 703-356-8330); Thanksgiving Day dinner (RSVP: Tom, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); lunch in Falls Church (11-27, RSVP: Bob, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For details, see our website: bit.ly/ptsc.[Expiration Date: November 28, 2018]

The IPS Center for Psychological Services -- 2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 101 Arlington, VA 22202; http://ipscenter.org   703-418-2111 -   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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, a Catholic University of psychology and counseling. [No Expiration Date]

 

Tolton: From Slave to Priest - "Tolton: From Slave to Priest", from St. Luke Productions, tells the incredible true story of Servant of God, Fr. Augustus Tolton.  Performed at Bishop Ireton Catholic High School at various show times, Thursday, November 15-Sunday- November 18. Seats are FREE must be reserved in advance. Reserve your seats and learn more information at www.arlingtondiocese.org/tolton. You can also contact Bridget Wilson, Office of Multicultural Ministries, at (703) 841-3881  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington. (For September 22-23, 29-30, and October 6-7 bulletins) [Expiration Date: November 19, 2018]

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 841-3819 with questions.  [Expiration Date: TBD]

Join Bishop Burbidge for a Holy Hour for Vocations at a parish near you. The Holy Hours begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by a light reception. The next Holy Hour will be Friday, November 30 is at St. John the Evangelist in Warrenton. There will be more announced in the spring. There is no need to RSVP for these events. For more information visit www.ArlingtonVocations.org. [Expiration Date: December 1, 2018]

Prime Time Single Catholics (PTSC) is a non-profit social group serving single Catholics 40 and over who are free to marry by Catholic standards. We are listed in the Arlington Diocese’s 2018 Directory (page 21). Our chaplain is Father Mark Morretti, parochial vicar of Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling, Virginia. Events of the group are listed in “The Scene” section of the Arlington Catholic Herald. Our public website, https://ptscnva.wixsite.com/website, provides detailed information about the group. [No Expiration Date]

*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]

Join Father Steven Walker and fellow pilgrims from the Diocese of Arlington this February on a pilgrimage to the great and holy place of England. On this trip we will walk in the footsteps of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. We will visit London, Oxford, Canterbury, the White Cliffs of Dover, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Birmingham, Harvington Hall and Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare. Most importantly, we will celebrate daily Mass and visit the tombs of many great saints, such as St. Thomas More, St. Thomas Becket, St. John Fisher and. St. Edmund Campion. We’ve selected beautiful four-star hotels for this journey and a private motor coach will accompany us from start to finish. Hurry up, there are only 25 spaces available! All of this for only $3200.00 (with airfare from IAD).  For more information or to sign up please contact the tour coordinator Joe Long at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (570) 309 1346. [Exp before 12.01.19]

Thank you to everyone who pledged to the BLA! This appeal funds diocesan Vocations, Youth Ministry, Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities, Religious Education programs as well as many others.  If you made a pledge that is still being paid, you should be receiving monthly reminder statements.  You also may go online to make a payment at www.arlingtondiocese.org.  For questions, please call the BLA office at 703-841-2570.  [ Expiration Date: December 3, 2018]                               

Spring Theology Courses at Christendom Graduate School - Register now to receive the early-bird discount for spring theology courses at the Christendom Graduate School! Courses are offered on campus in Alexandria and are also available online in both live and prerecorded formats. This spring, students will explore topics in sacred Scripture, Christology, philosophy, Church history, sexual and biomedical ethics, the Crusades, Latin and much more! For details, please visit our website, https://graduate.christendom.edu or contact the office at, 703-658-4304 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Courses may be taken for credit toward a Master’s degree or certificate. Casual students and auditors are also welcome. There is a special discount audit rate for catechists, seniors and religious. The spring semester runs from January 14-May 4. The Graduate School now celebrates 50 years of forming the faithful. Join today![Expiration Date: December 17, 2018]

 

 

 

Sacramental Schedule

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

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

Sacrament of Penance:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
Saturday afternoon: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Expanded schedule for Advent and Lent

24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wednesday: 9 am through Thursday morning, 8:30 am
Every First Friday: 9 am through Saturday morning, 8:30 am

Contact Us

Pastor
Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
Direct non-emergency cell: 703.638.8451 (Preferred)
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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Phone: 703.759.4350
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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
Siena Academy: 703.759.4129