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 Updated March 20, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent – March 24, 2019 - “I AM sent me to you.” Could the Lord be calling you to proclaim His name as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? Call Fr. Michael Isenberg, (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org     [Exp. Date: 03.25.19]

 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. [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]  

Divine Mercy Care hosts an Abortion Pill Reversal Lecture March 20th, 7:30pm, St. Veronica's Catholic Church - Many pro-lifers don't know about the new technological innovation that allows women a second chance at choosing life!  Come hear Dr. George Delgado, inventor of the abortion pill reversal, share moving stories of lives saved and explain more about his life-saving work. Find more info and RSVP at divinemercycare.org [Exp. Date: 03.21.19]

Eucharistic Holy Hour - The Arlington Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima (the Blue Army) will sponsor a diocesan-wide Eucharistic Holy Hour on Sun., March 24  from 3 - 4 pm in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Our Lady of Angels Church, 13752 Mary's Way, Woodbridge. We hope you can join us to pray for world peace through the conversion of souls.[Exp. Date: 03.25.19]

Diocesan Mass and Anointing of the Sick – The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, will celebrate a special Mass and Anointing of the Sick of the Diocese on Saturday, March 23, 2019. All members (& companions) of the Diocese who are sick or physically/mentally challenged are invited to attend. The Mass and Anointing of the Sick will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 3901 Woodburn Road, Annandale. Lunch will follow for all attendees, provided by the Knights and Dames from the Northern Virginia Region of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Malta, Federal Association. There will be no charge for the lunch. Please RSVP (call or text) to Kevin Fischer at 703-475-2906 or email to moonfish3@verizon.net (with name, # attending and contact phone # or email) [Exp. Date: 03.25.19]

Virginia March for Life - Join us in our fight for life in Virginia! Happening on April 3, with Most Rev. Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, celebrating Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More at 7 a.m., and Most. Rev. Barry Knestout offering Mass at the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 9 a.m. Rally begins at 11 a.m. at the Virginia State Capitol, followed by the March at 12 p.m. Bring your family and friends! For more details, visit vacatholic.org. [Exp. Date: 04.04.19]

Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life - Join us in thanking God for the gift of life and praying for its protection at all its stages. Mass will be offered by Bishop Michael Burbidge on Saturday, April 6, at 8 a.m. at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Alexandria. The Bishop will then lead a rosary at the abortion facility located nearby at the intersection of Whiting Road and Stevenson Avenue. Please bring your family and friends! [Exp. Date: 04.07.19]

Run or Walk for a Great Cause - Join the Bishop O'Connell High School community in Arlington for the "Better Together" 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. This professionally-timed race begins and ends in the stadium and passes through the neighborhood streets. Proceeds benefit Expanded Services for students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities at the school. Find out more and register at www.bishopoconnell.org/5K. [Exp. Date: 04.14.19]

Lenten Spiritual Retreats - “The Spiritual Exercises” - “The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God, and God never ceases to draw man to himself.  Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for.” CCC 27.  Upcoming Dates for MenApril 4-7 (4 day) cost is $330.00 per person.   Upcoming Dates for Women: March 28-31 (4 Day) cost is $330.00 per person and April 12-14 (3 Day) cost is $250.00 per person. Please sign up on our website www.ourladyofbethesda.org Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817 [Exp. Date: 04.15.19]

 Holy Land Pilgrimages: Pilgrimages & Spiritual Exercises in the Holy Land - Start your new year by planning a trip to experience the place with Christ was born! Our Lady of Bethesda will host two pilgrimages to the Holy Land in 2019. - March 16-25, 2019 “In the Footsteps of Jesus” – a pilgrimage designed for women only - to capture that special relationship between Jesus and women in the land where He walked and where He prayed – Fr. Daniel Pajerski, LC, Spiritual Director with Melissa Overmyer, author and founder of Something Greater Ministries and Fr. David Steffy, LC.  - March 30-April 11, 2019 “Come, Remain, Go Out” – for first timers and for those who have already been to the Holy Land and wish to return for a deeper spiritual experience – 8 Day Spiritual Exercises – Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC, Retreat Master with Glory Darbellay, CWRC. - The price for either trip: $3,345 per person-all inclusive, land price (11 hotel nights, double occupancy, meals, all entrance fees and tips, no hidden tax fees). For full itinerary details please go to our website Or contact Cris Tallent : ctallent@ourladyofbethesda.org.    [Exp. Date: 03.31.19]

Bella Itallia (Beautiful Italy) Pilgrimage. After Easter 2019 Rome-Tuscany-Assisi-Florence-Torino-Bolzano-VeniceJoin Father Christopher Pollard (St. John the Beloved, McLean, VA) and Father Scott Sina (St. Agnes, Arlington, VA) on a pilgrim's journey through some of the beautiful and ancient cities in Italy. Experience the saints and sacred sites, the food and culture of Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and holy locales in between. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the major basilicas in Rome, pray at the sacred site of the Eucharistic Miracle in Orvieto, the tombs of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi, St. Catherine of Sienna, and St. John Bosco in Torino. We will take in the majesty of Florence, the breathtaking coast of Cinque Terre, and experience the stunning Northern Italian alps and the canals that surround St. Mark Square in Venice. There are three options to participate: Full Trip: April 23-May 6, 2019. First Part:  April 23-30, 2019 or Second Part: April 29-May 6, 2019. Spaces are limited. Please visit: www.JMJtours.com/StJohns for details. [May 7, 2019]

Summer Theology Courses at Christendom Graduate School 

Learn more about the Faith by taking a summer course at the Christendom Graduate School! Catechists, DREs schoolteachers, and youth ministers new to our program receive 50% off their first two courses in celebration of our 50th anniversary! Online courses run from May 13 through August 10. The six-week session for on-campus courses runs from June 24 – August 3. Our on-campus offerings include: The Pentateuch, Church History 1, God the Father, Philosophy of God & Man, Sexual & Biomedical Ethics, and Methods of Catechesis & Evangelization. This year we are offering The Synoptic Gospels in a live-online format on Monday evenings from 7-9 pm EST. WE ALSO SEVERAL OTHER ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE COURSES, many of them in Sacred Scripture. For more information, please visit https//:graduate.christendom.edu/, email us at graduate.school@christendom.edu, or call 703-658-4304.[Exp. Date: 08.11.19]

A Pilgrimage to Poland, Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary - Under the Spiritual Directions of Fr. Brian McAllister - 14 days - September 16-29, 2019. Special Discount Price $3,699 ~ Roundtrip from Washington Dulles, VA  (IAD).  For the Day by Day Itinerary, please see the Bulletin Board.  For more information please contact Terra Sancta Travel Center at 202-302-5889 or email at info@terrastc.com - Tour Number: IAD-0916/14D  [Exp. Date: 09.30.19]

 

 

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
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