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RESCHEDULED DATE: Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 8 pm

UPCOMING CONFIRMATION PARENTS-ONLY MEETING

Mandatory  for Parents of 8th Grade Confirmation Students

Optional for Parents of 7th Grade Confirmation Students

Parents-Only Meeting

RESCHEDULED DATE: April 12, 2018

 7:00 to 8:00 pm

in Bishop Justs Hall

CONFIRMATION EXAM:

The confirmation exam will be given to all students in Monday night religious education classes on April 23 during class time.

The exam date for students who recieve religious education outside of the parish program will be set at the parent meeting on April 12.

SAINT REPORTS:

ARE PAST DUE FOR ALL STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN THE 8th GRADE. Please make sure to contact the Office of Religious Education if you have questions, or if you have not turned in your report.

Sacrament Preparation:

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation occurs in the seventh and eighth grades, and students at St. Catherine are typically confirmed in the fall of the 9th grade year.

If your child has missed a sacrament, please contact us. We are happy to accommodate him or her, according to individual needs.  If one or both parents have not received a sacrament, or would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith, we are happy to help, also.

Confirmation:

Those students who will enter high school in the fall of 2018 and have completed their formal 7th and 8th grade catechesis will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on October 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Arlington Diocese will be the confirming prelate.

Required Confirmation Paperwork

 Required Confirmation paperwork due for all candidates:

  1. Confirmation Data Form
  2. Baptismal Certificate (if not baptized at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church)
  3. Sponsor Eligibility Form (signed by the sponsor’s pastor, with the seal of the sponsor’s parish)

Please also see “Requirements for Confirmation in the 7th Grade Year” and “Requirements for Confirmation in the 8th Grade Year”

 Requirements for Confirmation in the 7th Grade Year

  • Cumulative exam to be given at the end of both the 7th and 8th grade years. The 7th and 8th grade exams will be identical, but may alter from year to year. All students will take the exam at the end of both years. Seventh grade students should use their test results to form a study plan for the summer. Students who do not show mastery of material at the end of the 8th grade year will be asked to re-take the exam over the summer prior to the reception of the Sacrament in the fall of the 9th grade year.
  • A guide "Preparation for Confirmation" with catechism questions has been prepared by Bishop Burbidge's office and is available outside the Office of Religious Education and by clicking the link above. 
  • Summer service project with written summary statement (To be completed in the summers following the 7th and 8th grade years).
  • Attendance at the Mass of Confirmation (at the beginning of their 8th grade year), and hosting (with parent) the reception held immediately afterwards.

Requirements for Confirmation in the 8th Grade Year

  • Mastery of material (prior to Confirmation) on a cumulative exam to be given at the end of both the 7th and 8th grade years. The 7th and 8th grade exams will be identical, but may alter from year to year. All students will take the exam at the end of both years. Students who do not show mastery of material will be asked to re-take the exam over the summer prior to the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • A guide "Preparation for Confirmation" with catechism questions has been prepared by Bishop Burbidge's office and is available outside the Office of Religious Education and by clicking on the link above.
  • Summer service project with written summary statement (Both in the summers following the 7th and 8th grade years).
  • Interview with Confirmation sponsor and report write-up.
  • Scheduled individual interview with Father Pokorsky (Interviews will be scheduled beginning in early September of 2018, and will continue through the fall prior to Confirmation.)
  • Participation in Confirmation seminars, fall 2018 (Dates TBA).
  • Participation in Confirmation retreat (Date TBA).
  • Attendance by confirmandi and sponsor (or someone taking the place of the sponsor) at a rehearsal prior to the Mass of Confirmation. (Date TBA)

Sacramental Schedule

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

Holydays (except Christmas):
8:30 am & 7 pm

Sacrament of Penance:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
Saturday afternoon: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Expanded schedule for Advent and Lent

24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wednesday: 9 am through Thursday morning, 8:30 am
Every First Friday: 9 am through Saturday morning, 8:30 am

Contact Us

Pastor
Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
Direct non-emergency cell: 703.638.8451 (Preferred)
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 22033
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Phone: 703.759.4350
Fax: 703.759.3753

 

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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
Religious Education: 703.759.3530
Siena Academy: 703.759.4129