High School Apologetics Class

Updated: December, 2023

faith formation

High School Apologetics Starts again on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 5:00-6:15PM in Padre Pio Hall (located in the basement of the rectory).

This spring session of Apologetics for high-schoolers is open to all high-schoolers. If you have not registered your student yet, register online at :


The Apologetics Course is taught by several parents and young adults and open to all 9th through 12th-grade students in the St. Catherine of Siena parish and surrounding Catholic communities. Students in this course will learn how to defend their Catholic faith by participating in an academically challenging course and have fun at the same time!

Classes will include the presentation of new topics, along with small group work and oral presentations. Students will practice using the Socratic method in an apologetics conversation through role-plays. On top of that, they will be introduced to Lectio Divina. We end each class in the church for some silent prayer time with the Lord. We teach their heads but want to win their hearts to Our Lord!

Students will need a Catholic Bible and a notebook.

To register go online :


Apologetics for high-schoolers 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. We have a great group of high-schoolers and terrific presenters who love our faith and are on fire to share it. Join us! Bring a friend!

Contact for more info: stcatherinesreoffice@gmail.com 

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



For Parish Registration, click the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2s3zkc5s

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