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Padre Pio Council #10754

Padre Pio Council #10754 is one of approximately 16,000 local councils of the Knights of Columbus around the world.  Our Council was chartered in November 1991 and we serve the Roman Catholic parish of St. Catherine of Siena, which is located at 1020 Springvale Road in Great Falls, Virginia. We typically meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at either Padre Pio Hall or Bishop Justs Hall; members are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 p.m. to pray the Rosary.  We are part of the 31st District of the Virginia State Council of the Knights of Columbus, and our Fourth Degree members are part of St. Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly 1781, which meets monthly at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling, Virginia.

Council activities include monthly Pancake Breakfasts hosted after the 8am and 10am Sunday masses at Bishop Justs Hall (except the summer months of June, July and August); Lenten Fish Dinners hosted each Friday evening during Lent (except Good Friday), one hour prior to Stations of the Cross; our annual Christmas Tree sale, which raises money for our charitable activities; Religiously themed Christmas Card sales, part of our Keep Christ in Christmas campaign; and various social and parish activities sponsored by the Council throughout the year.

Through the Knights' four core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, we endeavor to serve our pastor, parish, community, and nation.  To learn more about the Knights please reach out to our Grand Knight, Ernie Piro, at 703.395.3723, HowToBecomeAKnight@yahoo.com, or via Facebook @KoC10754PadrePio).

HOW TO BECOME A KNIGHT? 

Note: This process is designed for non-members to join the Knights AS WELL AS for Current First Degree or Second Degree Knights to become Third Degree Knights.

Now, there are several alternative ways to become a Knight and each method is so simple (just 30 minutes of your time) despite COVID-19.

When signing up for online option #2 or 3, indicate Parish as "St. Catherine of Siena" and Council as "10754" and once done with the ceremony contact Grand Knight Ernie Piro at  HowToBecomeAKnight@yahoo.com or 703.395.3723 so we can follow up to process you as a member of our Council. 

If you are NOT from the Northern Virginia area (i.e., visiting) and wish to be transferred to a Council closer to home, we will help you with the transfer process, although we always prefer Knights staying with our Council.

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FREE SEMINARS:  Our Council will be hosting several FREE seminar presentations via the ZOOM virtual platform.  Brother Knights and all other parishioners are cordially invited.  RSVP is required.  Our next event to be announced shortly.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES:

Catholic Charites Food Drive:  03/20/2021 from 11am to 3pm.  St. Lucy Project "STAY IN YOUR CAR" Food Drive in church parking lot. Dry goods (cans, boxes, etc.) and checks payable to "Catholic Charities" (memo note "St. Lucy Food Project") are welcomed.

Consecration to St. Joseph. The Knights will be hosting a 33-day Consecration to St. Joseph that will start on April 11th (Divine Mercy Sunday) and end on May 13th (Feast of Our Lady of Fatima).  This program is open to everyone in the parish.  Books are available for purchase at www.consecrationtostjoseph.org. Men who are interested can contact SK Brian Burke (brian8burke@gmail.com).  Women who are interested can contact Julie Burke (julie8burke@gmail.com).  See Knights' bulletin board in the Narthex and webpages for more information.

Scholarship: The Knights' St. Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly #1781, has established a Scholarship Grant program to provide a onetime grant of financial assistance to qualified, graduating seniors from parishes served by our Assembly (including our Parish) who have demonstrated service to his/her community, academic achievement, and plan to pursue higher education. The Scholarship Grant has been set at $1,000 and up to one award will be made for 2021. Deadline is May 1, 2021. See http://kofc.seton.scholarship.s3-website.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/ for details.

UltraSound Donation: Council 10754 culminated a long and fulfilling process with the purchase of its first UltraSound machine to save the lives of unborn babies for the Central WV Center for Pregnancy Care, a nine location 501(c)(3) charitable organization servicing one of the poorest and remote regions in the United States.  His Excellency ,Bishop Mark Brennan (of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese), blessed the machine on Sunday 02/07/2021--savings lives is even more fulfilling than watching Super Bowl commercials.  Special thanks to Barbara Froio of Bahkita Kids, Council 2010, our donors, and others in this successful pursuit.  Check out the wonderful news story on our Facebook page, YouTube, and 12 WBOY in WV: .https://www.wboy.com/.../parsons-pregnancy-center.../

Monthly Peaceful Rosary Prayer Service for the unborn at the local Falls Church abortion business at 7:30AM on the last Saturday of each month.  Next event is 03/27/2021.

Keep Praying for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus in 1882, who was beatified by proclamation of Pope Francis on October 31, 2020.

March 2021 Knight of the Month: Brother Knight John Marcantonio.

March 2021 Knights Family of the Month: Barbara Froio/Kathleen Kane Family.

OUR NEXT BUSINESS MEETING (OPEN ONLY TO KNIGHTS IN GOOD STANDING) WILL BE A ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING ON TUESDAY 04/06/2021 AT 7:30PM

OUR NEXT SOCIAL MEETING (OPEN TO KNIGHTS AND ALL OTHERS) WILL BE A ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING ON TUESDAY 04/20/2021 AT 7:30PM

OUR NEXT FOURTH DEGREE ASSEMBLY MEETING (OPEN ONLY TO SIR KNIGHTS IN GOOD STANDING) WILL BE A ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 04/21/2021 AT 7:30PM

P.S.: check us out on Facebook at @KoC10754PadrePio

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

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

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