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Updated 1.26.23
 
 
Father Pokorsky will be out of commission next week so here are the temporary -- repeat temporary Mass schedule changes below:

January 25th - Wednesday, 7 am (no Exposition)

January 26th - Thursday, 12:15 pm

January 27th - Friday, 12:15 pm

January 28th - Saturday morning Mass canceled

January 29th - Sunday Mass schedule remains the same.

 All Mass Intentions will be fulfilled.

There will be no morning Confession on Thursday, 1/26/23 and Friday, 1/27/23.

 We should return to the regular schedule the week of January 31 and following

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SCAM EMAIL ALERT -- WE HAVE ANOTHER ROUND OF SCAM EMAILS. THE LATEST IS FROM "OFFICEEMAILSSS001@GMAIL.COM". THE SCAMMERS ASK FOR GIFT CARDS. WE NEVER ASK FOR ANYTHING FUNDS OR GIFT CARDS BY EMAIL. PLEASE DELETE!
 
 
 
A bad guy dummied up a phony email from the Pastor.  Beware!
 
  
PASTOR'S HOMILETIC ESSAYS AND COMMENTARY [Here]
 
 
Recent essays:
 
How the Threat of Damnation Protects the Doctrine of Natural Law [10.17.22] God created us in His image and likeness, and after the Fall, the Cross, and the Resurrection, we overcome evil with God’s grace by following the precepts of the law written on our hearts. Scholars and theologians reasonably consider our natural inclinations and codify them into a natural-law system. But natural law collapses without the light of God’s Revelation. [Read more]
 
 
Propaganda and the Ukraine Ware [10.16.22] The meaning of propaganda has evolved from simple advertising to promoting biased and misleading information. The art of gleaning facts from various propaganda outlets has become increasingly difficult.  [Read more]

 

Reason without the Search for Faith is Insanity [10.04.22] Faith is reasonable but ultimately beyond the reach of human reason. Faith is a supernatural virtue helping us by grace to accept Revelation because of the authority of God Himself, Who can neither deceive nor be deceived (cf. Vatican I, 3.2) Many suggest that the elimination of faith liberates human reason to overcome personal and social problems, unencumbered by religious superstition. [Read more]

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

 (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

Pastor
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

 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