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 Updated: July 2021

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DECLARATION ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS

 Program Overview

At Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, faith formation classes are encouraged for all children in first grade through high school who attend non-Catholic schools. Please use the information contained on this website for further details about class schedules, curriculum, and Sacrament preparation.

Contact:  Office of Religious Education

703.759.3530

stcatherinesreoffice@gmail.com

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The CCD program begins Monday evening, September 13, 2021

2021-2022 Classes:

Grades 1-7 will be using the Faith & Life On-line Program supplemented with in-person cluster meetings (see clusters and schedule below) on Monday nights from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm in the church.

Grade 8 will meet in person Mondays from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm in Padre Pio Hall.
       September 13 & 20 (September 27 - No Meeting - Confirmation Mass)
       October 4, 18, 25
       November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Thanksgiving 11.25.21)
       December 6, 13,20 (Christmas on Saturday)
       January 10, 24, 31
       February 7, 14, 28
       March 7, 14, 21, 28
       April 4, 25 (Easter Sunday: 04.17.22)
       May 2, 9, 16

High School Apologetics Course will be meeting in person starting Monday, October 18, 2021. See High School Options tab for more information.

Clusters:

Grades 1, 2, & 3
Grades 4 & 5
Grades 6 & 7

Cluster Schedule:
      Meet at 6:00 pm in the church: Decade of the Rosary – led by a catechist
      6:10 pm to 6:30 pm: Priest (or catechist) gives a catechetical talk in church.
      6:30 pm to 6:45 pm: Socialization in Parish Hall
                       (Priest hears Confessions until 7 pm or longer if required.)
      6:50 pm to 7:15 pm: Catechist gives a catechetical talk in Parish Hall.

Cluster Meeting Dates:

Clusters 1, 2, & 3 (All Grades) meet on Monday, September 13th, 2021 for a kick-off meeting from 6:00pm - 7:15pm.

Cluster 1: Grades 1, 2 & 3         Cluster 2: Grades 4 & 5           Cluster 3: Grades 6 & 7
     September 13, 2021                   Septembr 13, 2021                 September 13, 2021
     October 18, 2021                        September 20, 2021               October 4, 2021
     November 8, 2021                      October 25, 2021                    November 1, 2021
     December 6, 2021                      November 15, 2021                November 29, 2021
     January 10, 2022                        December 13, 2021                December 20, 2021
     February 7, 2022                        January 24, 2022                    January 31, 2022
     March 7, 2022                             February 14, 2022                  February 28, 2022
     March 28, 2022                           March 14, 2022                      March 21, 2022
     May 2, 2022                                April 4, 2022                           April 25, 2022
                                                         May 9, 2022                           May 16, 2022

First Holy Communion 2022:
There will be three special meetings held throughout the year:
       Monday, November 8, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
       Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
       Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (First Penance Parent/Child Meeting) - 6:00pm-7:00pm
First Penance: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 9 am
First Holy Communion Practice: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
First Holy Communion: Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 12:00 mass.

More information and the registration form can be found in the First Penance and First Holy Communion Tab on the website.

Click here for CCD Registration

 

Click here to Register as a Volunteer Catechist 

 

 

Forms required for First Holy Communion:

1. Baptism certificate (from your records)

2. Click here for First Holy Communion Data Form

 

 

Forms required for Confirmation 2022:

1. Baptism certificate (from your records)

2. Click here for Confirmation Data Form 2022

3. Click here for the Sponsor Date Form

 

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