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Gentlemen, interested in becoming a Knight?  Click here and register.  Someone will contact you.

Have a question? Contact the Knights and we'll get back to you.  Click here.

If ready to become a Knight, scan the QR code (on our material at the church Narthex bulletin board) with your iPhone/PDF device to be directed to the State Council webpage.  Click the "Join the Knights" and fill out the several successive screens.  Indicate your Parish as "St. Catherine of Siena" and your Council as "10754" so your application will come to our Council.  Someone will then reach out to you very quickly. 

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Padre Pio Council #10754

CONGRATULATIONS TO PADRE PIO COUNCIL #10754 ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH!!!

Padre Pio Council #10754 is one of approximately 16,000 local councils of the Knights of Columbus around the world.  Chartered in November 1991, 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 St. Joseph Catholic Church in Herndon, Virginia.

Council activities include monthly Pancake Breakfasts hosted after the 8am and 10am Sunday masses at Bishop Justs Hall (except the summer months); 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; Youth activites like scholarships, Free Throw Championship, Soccer Challenge, KCIC Poster Contest, 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.

Step #1: Apply online to become a Knight.  Use this link https://www.kofc.org/secure/en/join/join-the-knights.html (and indicate Parish: "St. Catherine of Siena" and  Council: "10754").  Special code: MABBATTE waives $30 fee.

Step #2: Attend a 30-minute ceremony.  There are several alternative ways to become a Knight and each method is so simple (just 30 minutes of your time) despite COVID-19.  

  • Attend a local in-person ceremony (also, contact the Grand Knight, see his contact info, below in advance). The next in-person ceremonial will be:
    • Next ceremonial to be announced
  • Attend a virtual ceremonial through the VA State Council via Windstream (must log in by 6:45pm for 7:00pm event):

When registering online, indicate Parish as "St. Catherine of Siena" and Council as "10754" and once done with the ceremony contact us at  HowToBecomeAKnight@yahoo.com 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.

NEED LIFE INSURANCE?  Consider purchasing through the Knights of Columbus.  Contact Max Abbate, FIC (#17967), and his team (Jacqui and Shawn) at 757-495-1492 or via email at MAX.ABBATE@KOFC.ORG

FREE SEMINARSOur 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. - Next seminar to be announced.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES: 
 
BASKETBALL FREE THROW CONTEST:  Congratulations to our 19 participants and 7 winners, who will be advancing to the District 31 round this winter.  
 
KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS POSTER CONTEST:    The Knights are sponsoring a poster contest for all children aged 5 through 14 based on their age as of November 1, 2021.  Grab a flyer at the Knight's bulletin board.  Deadline for all submissions is 12 noon on Tuesday, November 30th.  Winners will be selected for competition at the District 31 level.
 
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE:  The Knights will be selling fresh cut Christmas Trees beginning Saturday, November 27 and continuing Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 4:30. The trees are fresh, competitively priced and include free local delivery. Shop early for the best selection. Any questions, call Jim Hanlon at 703-759-6539. If you can spare time to volunteer or have you have teenage/college age sons that need school volunteer hours, contact us at PadrePioKnightsActivities@yahoo.com.
 
PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  Come join us for pancakes, eggs, bacon and other delights on Sunday, December 5, 2021 after the 8am and 10am Masses.  We also need Brother Knights to volunteer for this event.
 
CHILDRENS' CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Knights will be hosting its annual Children's Christmas party in Bishop Justs Hall on Thursday, December 9th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  All parish children are invited to attend, although they should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
 
ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Knights will be hosting its annual adult Christmas party on Saturday, December 11th starting after the 5:30pm Mass.  The cost is $35.00 per person, with checks to be made payable to "Knights of Columbus." Please RSVP by midnight on Tuesday, December 7th (so a final headcount can be sent to the caterer) by contacting Gary Lanzara at gmlanzara@gmail.com or via PadrePioKnightsActivities@yahoo.com
 
"SWEATS FOR VETS" CLOTHING DRIVE: The Knights are collecting brand new sweat suits (top and bottom sets preferred) for hospitalized military veterans.  Please drop off your donated sweat suits (ideally tied in a bow or in a plastic or paper bag- please do not gift wrap) at collection bins located at various Knights activities (i.e., pancake breakfast, adult/children Christmas and the Christmas tree sale).  We are in great need of the larger sized men's sweatsuits (1XL, 2XL, 3XL and 4XL) and colorful sweat suits for ladies in need.  All collections will be taken to a local processing center for final destination to the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.  For questions or to volunteer, contact the Knights via PadrePioKnightsActivities@yahoo.com 
 
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 rosary prayer service will be November 28, 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.

November 2021 Knight of the Month: Brother/Father Jerome Fasano.

November 2021 Knights Family of the Month: Lucy Squarzini.

Congratulations to Padre Pio Council 10754 on the following Supreme and State Awards:

 - 2020-21 Star Council Award (the highest award issued by our Supreme Council) for Excellence.

 - 2020-21 Supreme's Founders Award for our Council's successful advocacy of protecting widows and orphans.

- 2020-21 Supreme's Columbian Award for our Council's successful Program Activities.

 - 2020-21 Virginia State Deputy Award for Attaining all state-set goals and showcasing the accomplishments and activities of our Knights and other parishioners   

 - 2020-21 Virginia State Council's Outstanding Life Activity Award for 2020-21. This prestigious honor reflects our State Council's appreciation of our local Council's fundraising of $19,500 (in partnership with BakhitaKids and Council 2010 in Thomas, West Virginia) for the purchase and placement of a life saving 2D mobile ultrasound machine in an otherwise underserved and remote part of West Virginia. This device will allow mothers and fathers to see God's greatest creation, their unborn babies, as they make their nine month journey to birth outside the womb.

OUR NEXT BUSINESS MEETING (OPEN ONLY TO KNIGHTS IN GOOD STANDING) WILL BE A HYBRID VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM/IN-PERSON (AT PADRE PIO HALL) MEETING ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 AT 7:30PM. 

OUR NEXT SOCIAL MEETING (OPEN TO KNIGHTS AND ALL OTHERS) WILL BE A HYBRID VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM/IN-PERSON (AT PADRE PIO HALL) MEETING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021 AT 7:30PM.  ALL PARISHIONERS AND GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT BISHOP JUSTS HALL.  DECEMBER WILL BE REPLACED BY THE DECEMBER 11, 2021 ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY.

OUR NEXT FOURTH DEGREE ASSEMBLY MEETING (OPEN ONLY TO SIR KNIGHTS IN GOOD STANDING) WILL BE A WILL BE A HYBRID VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM/IN-PERSON (AT CHRIST THE REDEEMER CHURCH) MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 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