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Updated: September 24, 2020.

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High School Apologetics (After the first of the year), stay tuned
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The Apologetics Course is taught by several parents and open to all 9th through 12th-grade students in the St. Catherine of Siena parish community. Students in this course should be ready to learn how to defend their Faith by participating in an academically challenging course.

New topics this year include: Three Secrets to Sharing the Faith; How to Defend the Existence of God; Does Faith Contradict Science?; The Historicity of Jesus Christ; Proofs of the Resurrection; Foreshadowing of the Eucharist and Mary in the Old Testament; Protestant Revolt and Catholic Reformation; If God Exists, Why is there Suffering?; The Love of the Law; The Obedience of the Law.

Classes will include the presentation of the different topics, along with group work and oral presentation. Along the way, students will practice using the Socratic method in an apologetics conversation through role-playing. Some homework and readings will be expected.

All high school classes offer teens in our parish family an opportunity to learn more about our Faith with other Catholic friends so they can then share it with others and defend what is true and good.

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

 

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