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 Updated: August 2022

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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 12, 2022

2022-2023 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 parish hall.

Grade 8 will meet in person Mondays from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm in the Padre Pio Meeting Room underneath the Rectory.
       September 12 & 26 (September 19 - No Meeting - Confirmation Mass)
       October 3, 17, 24
       November 7, 14, 28 (Thanksgiving 11/24/22)
       December 5, 12,19 (Christmas on Sunday)
       January 9, 23, 30
       February 6, 13, 27
       March 6, 13, 20, 27
       April 17, 24 (Easter Sunday: 04/9/23 – No Class on the 3rd or 10th)
       May 1, 8, 15

High School Apologetics Course will be meeting in person starting Monday, October 3, 2022. See High School Options tab for more information.

Clusters and Schedules

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

Cluster Schedule:
      Meet at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall: 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 and Parent(s) meet on Monday, September 12th, 2022 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 12, 2022                 September 12, 2022              September 12, 2022
     September 19, 2022                 September 26, 2022              October 3, 2022
     October 17, 2022                      October 24, 2022                   November 7, 2022
     November 14, 2022                  November 21, 2022               November 28, 2022
     December 5, 2022                    December 12, 2022               January 23, 2023
     January 31, 2023                      February 6, 2023                   February 13, 2023
     February 27, 2023                    March 6, 2023                        March 13, 2023
     March 20, 2023                        March 27, 2023                       May 1, 2023
     May 8, 2023                              May 15, 2023

Penance and First Holy Communion 2023

There will be two special meetings held for Parents of First Communicants
       Monday, February 6, 2023 (Parents Only) 6:00pm - 7:00pm
       Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (1st Penance Parent/Child Meeting) 6:00pm -7:00pm
First Penance: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 9 am following the 8:30 am Mass
First Holy Communion Practice: Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
First Holy Communion: Sunday, May 14, 2023 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 Data Form

4. Confirmation_Sponsor_Eligibility_Certificate.pdf

 

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
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