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Updated 10.14.20

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time -- October 18, 2020 - “Give to God what is God's.”  You belong to Christ and Christ is God's! How will you respond to so great a love?  Is He asking you to follow Him?  Are you being called to teach the word of God as a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother? Call Father Michael Isenberg  (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org. [Exp. Date:  10.19.20]

So Others Might Eat (SOME) – needs adult socks new or gently used.  Drop off at 71 O St. NW 7 days a week from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm.  Thank you! [Exp. Date: 12.01.20]

 
FCPS Citizen Advisory Committees
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Fairfax County Public Schools is seeking volunteers for positions on the various FCPS Citizen Advisory Committees. This is a unique opportunity to influence priorities and policy of FCPS, including the Family Life Education Curriculum. Information on the advisory committees can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/school-board-committees. For more information on opportunities and to apply for a committee, Dranesville residents should contact Elaine Tholen at evtholen@fcps.edu; Hunter Mill  residents should contact Melanie Meren at maturpin@fcps.edu. Absentee Voting. Did you know that Virginia has moved to a no-excuse absentee voting system? Anyone can now request an absentee ballot and you can even request a ballot today for the November 3 election. Visit the Virginia Elections site today for more information and to request your ballot: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/Lookup/absentee. Election Officers . Interested in helping maintain the integrity of our local elections? Fairfax County needs new Election Officer volunteers. With the November elections fast approaching, now is a great time to get trained. For more information visit the Fairfax County Office of the Elections site: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/officers/new-officers. If you have questions please contact Jeff Norris at 301.466.9924.[Exp. Date 11.04.20]

Take a Personal “Retreat” Day - August 28 | September 18 | November 20 - Are your days overcrowded, jam-packed, and busy, busy, busy? Jesus tells you to "Come away with me..." to Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center where your very own personal retreat awaits. During your personal retreat from, 8:30am-4pm, an experienced retreat director will guide you to a place of rest with Christ.  The retreat schedule allows for one-on-one spiritual direction, quiet reflection, Mass, Confessions and Eucharistic Adoration, plus continental breakfast and lunch, so you will be nourished and cared for while Our Lord speaks to your soul about the depths of His love for you. Cost is $120 per person.  Advance Registration is required, visit our website to register and find more dates www.ourladyofbethesda.org or call 301-365-0612. Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817. [Exp. Date 11.21.20]

Health Connect America - There is a great demand for foster families in the local area. We at Health Connect America (HCA) are currently searching for loving, caring, and stable families who are willing to open their homes to children in need of a loving and stable environment. Our program is a licensed child placing agency through the Virginia Department of Social Services that works with children in state custody from birth to eighteen years of age. Foster parent training, guidance, additional pay, 24/hr support, and more is provided to our foster families. We aim to ensure our families have the support that they need to maintain long-term placements that encourage growth in foster children. We are asking you to help spread awareness about the need for foster families in your local community.  Here are some ways you can help: Take a photo of the attached flyer and share via social media; display flyer at community centers, churches, place of employment, public bulletin boards, etc.; hold a discussion with friends, family, and community members about this great need in your local area (word of mouth);  invite us to present at your local community gatherings; learn more at healthconnectamerica.com; reach out to your local foster parent recruiter/trainer (R/T) to learn more about becoming a foster parent. Northern, Virginia RT: Carlie Maat  E: Carlie.Maat@healthconnectamerica.com  C: (571) 594-6937;Central, Virginia RT: Brittany Lake  E: Brittany.Lake@healthconnectamerica.com  C: (202) 603-7782  [Exp. Date: TBD]

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] 

 

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]

 


 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

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

 

Contact Us

Pastor
Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
Direct Line to Pastor 703.759.3520 or click here to email
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

 Email:

office@saintcatherineschurch.org

 Parish Registration Application  Click here.  

(Note: After clicking the application link above, please scroll to the bottom right of the page and replace the "0" with a "1" to proceed.)

Interested in Catholic Inquiry Classes (for non-Catholics or Catholics interested in deepening their understanding of the Faith)?  Click here.

 

 


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