Religious Education Calendar

 Updated: September 24, 2020

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Children in first grade through high school who attend public or private, non-Catholic schools are encouraged to attend weekly catechetical instruction during the school year. Please check the main page for Parish registration.  This year, all fees are waived, but there may be some Internet-related charges.  Classes for grades 1 through high school are offered:  

Monday evening, 6:15 to 7:15 pm

Classes for the 2020-2021 school year began on October 5. High school classes begin after January 1, 2021.

CCD Schedule, January through May 2021
Includes First Confessions and First Holy Communion

Mondays evening Classes, from 6 pm to 7:15 pm
Subject to tweaking as the year progresses

January 11 Classes
January 18 No Classes Holiday
January 25 Classes

February 1 Classes
February 8 Classes
February 15 No Classes Holiday
Note: February 17 Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent
February 22 Classes

March 1 Classes (Confessions 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm)
March 8 Classes (Confessions 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm)
March 15 Classes (Confessions 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm)
Saturday, March 20, after 8:30 am Mass, First Confessions
March 22 Classes (Confessions 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm)
March 29 No Classes Holy Week

April 1 Holy Thursday
April 2 Good Friday
April 3 Holy Saturday & Easter Vigil
April 4 Easter Sunday

April 5 No Classes Easter Monday
April 12 Classes
April 19 Classes
April 26 Classes

May 3 Classes
Note: Sunday, May 9 is Mother’s Day
May 10 Classes
Sunday, May 16 12 Noon Mass First Communion
May 17 Classes, Last Day

Regarding High School CCD Classes: Classes for teens in our parish will begin in 2021. There is no fee for high school classes, but registration is required.

Please note: CCD does NOT necessarily follow the Fairfax County Public School schedule in regard to Monday closings and delays.

We do follow the FCPS Schedule for weather-related cancellations and early dismissals.  (But we do NOT follow their corrupt and abusive Family Life Education Program!)

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:

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