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Updated:  July 6, 2020

 
Salve Regina a4
 Orlando di Lasso (c.1530-1594)
 
 

Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae,
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, Salve!
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae,
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes,
In hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, Advocata nostra,
Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
Nobis, post hoc exilium, ostende,
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

 

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy towards us.
And after this, our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

 

Following the Easter Season, which ends with the Feast of Pentecost, the seasonal Marian Antiphon shifts from Regina Coeli to Salve Regina,
the antiphon that is prescribed for Ordinary Time. 

The recording above is a polyphonic setting (poly = many, phonic = sound) composed by Orlando di Lasso during the Renaissance period.  As was standard practice during this historical period, the music is based on the chant melody, (which we are currently singng at the conclusion of the 12:00 PM Latin Mass), and additional musical material is added to harmonize with the chant.

 

Thanks for listening!

Jerry Kavinski, M.M., Director of the St. Catherine of Siena Choir

 

 
 
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Live-streamed Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation - Available for Viewing

 
On March 25, 2020, I sang with the local professional vocal ensemble Chantry for a live-stream/recorded liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Washington, DC.
 
In order to comply with CDC guidelines, there was no congregation, and the choir was social distancing, spread throughout the nave.  The liturgy is the extraordinary form, complete with Gregorian chant, Marian motets, and William Byrd's stunning Mass for Four Voices, including the Credo.  The mass program is below.
 

With the suspension of public masses in both the Diocese of Arlington and the Archdiocese of Washington, opportunities to participate in a spiritual communion through events such as this are so important, as they provide connection to our faith through spoken liturgy and sacred music.

 

 

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

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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
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