Around the Diocese

 Updated 7/16/24

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 21, 2024 - “He had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Will you respond to the needs of Christ's sheep as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? Contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, or (703) 841-2514. [Exp. Date: 7.22.24]

Online Faith Direct Enrollment/Gift Giving:  Please see links below -  Online Enrollment Link:  -                    One-Time Gift / Give Now Link:  -                                                 Direct Link to St. Catherine of Siena Faith Direct Giving - -       Enrollment Video  [Exp. Date: None]

 Catholic Charities is committed to working with parishes to serve those in need. Some may need food, rental or utility assistance, education, medical help, or counseling.  This need has increased during the pandemic. Other parishioners may not need our assistance but are called to live out their faith more fully by praying for our work or volunteering their time and talent to aid our charitable work. Still others hear God’s call to support the poor by supporting Catholic Charities financially.  To contact Catholic Charities, please click on the following link: [Exp. Date: None]

Alpha Omega Clinic & Consultation Services – For over 20 years, the Alpha Omega Clinic has been blessed to offer individual, couples and family psychotherapy integrated with the fullness of the Catholic faith. It is our mission to be a trusted provider of compassionate Catholic faith-based mental health services and clinical excellence.  All our clinicians are Catholic, faithful to the Magisterium, and integrate the faith into their practice. We treat a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, addictions, compulsions, trauma, loss or grief and marriage and family discord.  Services are available both in person and by telehealth.  For further detailed and fee information, please call 301-767-1733.  We have three locations 7007 Bradley Blvd in Bethesda, MD. 20817; 9677 Main St. A-D in Fairfax, VA. 22031 and 6408 Grovedale Dr. STE 204 in Alexandria VA 22310. [Exp. Date: None]


Health Connect America - There is a great demand for foster families in the local area. We at Health Connect America (HCA) are currently searching for loving, caring, and stable families who are willing to open their homes to children in need of a loving and stable environment. Our program is a licensed child placing agency through the Virginia Department of Social Services that works with children in state custody from birth to eighteen years of age. Foster parent training, guidance, additional pay, 24/hr support, and more is provided to our foster families. We aim to ensure our families have the support that they need to maintain long-term placements that encourage growth in foster children. We are asking you to help spread awareness about the need for foster families in your local community.  Here are some ways you can help: Take a photo of the attached flyer and share via social media; display flyer at community centers, churches, place of employment, public bulletin boards, etc.; hold a discussion with friends, family, and community members about this great need in your local area (word of mouth);  invite us to present at your local community gatherings; learn more at; reach out to your local foster parent recruiter/trainer (R/T) to learn more about becoming a foster parent. Northern, Virginia RT: Carlie Maat  E:  C: (571) 594-6937;Central, Virginia RT: Brittany Lake  E:  C: (202) 603-7782 


Holy Family Academy - What are your school plans for next year? If you are a St. Catherine’s family looking for a faithfully Catholic, K-12, classical school with strong academics and a supportive community—that is also affordable!—now is the time to check out Holy Family Academy in Manassas. HFA is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year and offering private tours of its beautiful, spacious campus. To schedule a tour or for more information, contact Head of School Mo Woltering at To speak with an HFA parent or inquire about a carpool, please contact St. Catherine’s parishioner Kimberly Begg at 703-507-9999 (text or mobile). [Exp. Date: TBD]


 The IPS Center for Psychological Services - Are you or a loved one in need of compassionate, Catholic, and affordable therapy? The IPS Center for Psychological Services provides mental health care from an integrated perspective. Most services are provided by advanced psychology doctoral students under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists which allows for both sliding scale services and greater quality of care.  For inquiries about services, please call 703-418-2111 or email us at (Please note DMU students, faculty, staff and their family members are not eligible for services at the Center in order to protect their confidentiality and privacy.) [Exp. Date:  TBD]

Donate Your Car to Catholic Charities - Thinking of replacing or getting rid of your old car? Please consider donating it to Catholic Charities. We take used vehicles and transfer them directly to qualifying families in desperate need of transportation. We also accept non-working cars, which helps to fund our volunteer ministries. Donating is EASY! We handle all the paperwork; you receive an IRS donation receipt. Avoid the hassle of selling your car, simplify your life, or reclaim that space in your garage. To donate, please email or call (703) 841-3898. Non- working 1-844-527-2232. [Exp. Date: TBD]


Gifts for the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF) Please support our seminarians and SEEF, a permanent endowment fund established in 2011. SEEF’s income provides funding for annual seminarian expenses such as room, board, tuition, health insurance and books, which total almost $40,000 per seminarian. Please give generously! To donate, make checks payable to: “Foundation for the CDA – SEEF.” Mail to: The Foundation, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 811, Arlington, VA 22203. Contact Gretchen Koch at or (703) 841-3819 with questions.  [Expiration Date: TBD]

Arnon Cemetery located in the Great Falls community at 646 Walker Road is releasing traditional burial spaces for single or multiple grave lots. We also provide an in-ground burial option for cremated remains. If you have any interest related to the 2019 release or questions please email .[Exp. Date: TBD]

PRIME TIME SINGLE CATHOLICS (PTSC): We are a social group, mostly aged 60 and over. (35 to 59? Ask about our free associate-membership group.) Meet us for: Hot Dog Social (Aug. 1); Square Dancing (Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27); Thursday lunches (Aug. 8, 22); tour of Art Center and dinner (Aug. 11); Holy Day Mass and lunch (Aug. 15); boating on Lake Mercer (Aug. 16); dinner in Occoquan (Aug. 18); outdoor concert in Vienna (Aug. 23); serving meal at Christ House (Aug. 24); walk in Lorton (Aug. 29); picnic (Sept. 1); O.C. Beach Days (Sept 16 -19) . For details, visit our website: With questions or to RSVP, email Tom at[Exp. Date: 9.20.24]

Catholic Singles of Greater Washington is an organization for single

Catholics, ages 21 to 65-plus, enjoying each other's company in a wide
variety of social, religious, and cultural settings. Most members are 45
and older. Please find out more about us at or call Tricia at 301-460-9195.[Exp. Date: TBD]

 *Quality mental health services at affordable rates*.  Located in Arlington, VA, The IPS Center for Psychological Services is an outpatient mental health facility providing clinical services to adults, adolescents, children, families  and couples. We are committed to providing the community with high quality, affordable mental health services that understand the emotional, biological, social, spiritual and psychological aspects of a person. Clients of any faith or background are welcome at the Center. At the heart of such treatment is a deep respect for the dignity of each person and a commitment to providing appropriate state-of-the-art services.  The IPS Center is part of the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program operated by the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) of Divine Mercy University, a Catholic University of psychology and counseling. [Exp.  Periodic]









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:
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

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


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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