Around the Diocese


Updated: 09.16.19

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- September 22, 2019 - “No servant can serve two masters.” Are you discerning a vocation to serve the Lord as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? Call Fr. Michael Isenberg, (703) 841-2514, or write: [Exp. Date: 09.23.19]

The IPS Center for Psychological Services -- 2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 101 Arlington, VA 22202;   703-418-2111 -   Email: Quality mental health services at affordable rates.  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.

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. [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]

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]

Absentee Voting - 2019 is an election year here in Virginia for key positions such as the Fairfax County School Board, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, State Delegates and State Senators. Election day may not be until Tuesday, November 5, but in person absentee voting begins Friday, September 20. Please visit the following website for more information about absentee voting eligibility, voting locations, and more:     Interested in helping ensure election integrity this election cycle? Consider volunteering as a Poll Watcher or Election Officer. Contact parishioner Jeff Norris for more information: 301.466.9924. Please note that voter registration deadline is October 15. Register to vote or make sure your voter record is up to date at the following website: [Exp. Date: 11.06.10]

Virginia in Jeopardy: What's at stake for the Commonwealth and you! - 2019 was a year of radical legislative proposals in Virginia, threatening life and liberty of conscience. The lives of the unborn, expectant mothers, the sick, the disabled and the dying are being threatened through attempts to pass extreme legislation. What is more, your conscience rights are also under attack! Catholic and other faith-based charitable organizations, private employers, employees and taxpayers could be forced to violate their beliefs on life, marriage and human sexuality. The continuation of vital services to Virginians on the periphery is in jeopardy! Learn more about these and other legislative issues facing Virginians and what’s at stake in 2020. Join us to learn how to counter the radical proposals facing Virginia and safeguard not only your freedoms but also the most vulnerable Virginians. Please attend: Virginia in Jeopardy: What’s at Stake for the Commonwealth and You? The event is free, but registration is required. Saturday, September 28, 2019 Seton Hall in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church - 12807 Valleywood Drive Lake Ridge, VA 22192 - Event begins at 9:45 (after the 9 a.m. Mass) [Exp. Date: 09.29.19]

Golfing with Wolves - Golf at a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course (Potomac Shores Golf Club) and benefit Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School! The Sixth Annual Golfing with Wolves is Thursday, September 19, 2019. For more information about golf and sponsorships and to register: or contact See you on the green! [Exp. Date: 09.20.19]

PRIME TIME SINGLE CATHOLICS (PTSC) serves single Catholics 40 and over. Meet us for: golf (every Monday); lunch (every Thursday); Mass and brunch at Ft. Belvoir (Aug. 11); Queens-of-Egypt exhibit (Aug. 17); Nationals baseball (Aug. 18); Rus Uz Restaurant (Aug. 25); Plaka Grill (Aug. 27); tour of Lee-Fendall House (Aug. 31); picnic at Huntley Meadows (Sept. 1); Annual Beach Weekend (Sept. 20-23). For details, see our website: RSVP to Tom at [Exp. date: 09.24.19]

Post-Abortion Healing Retreat for Women: An Entering Canaan Day of Prayer & Healing for women who have experienced abortion will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Come begin your healing journey and experience God's hope and mercy. You are not alone. There is hope. There is healing. For more information and confidential registration, please contact Project Rachel Ministry at 888-456-HOPE (4673) or [Exp. Date: 10.06.19]

St. Mark Youth Ministry invites the St. Catherine high school youth and parents to an information/registration meeting for the Arlington Diocesan WorkCamp next summer, June 20 - 26, 2020.  Combining service and social time with teens across the diocese, WorkCamp holds daily Mass, evening worship program, and Adoration and Confession on Tuesday.  For online information about WorkCamp, visit:   Come and find out more at St. Mark in Vienna, 9970 Vale Rd, Vienna, Va 22181, October 17, 2019, 7 pm. [Exp. Date: 10.18.19]

Would you consider becoming a Project Rachel Prayer Warrior? Project Rachel is a Diocesan Ministry which offers retreats for those who are suffering from the wounds of abortion. It seems that many who need help are finding it difficult to take the crucial step and make a connection with Project Rachel. We need you through your prayer to help support these women to find the courage to take that decisive step to spiritual health and recovery_ to the One who is Love and Mercy.   Please prayerfully consider this request and if interested contact: Thank you.   [Exp. Date: 11.03.19]


 *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]    

The Father Jon O’Brien Knights of Columbus Council 16793 Haymarket, VA 3RD ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL PICNIC & BARBEQUE. Come join us! On Sunday, September 29th, 2019 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM, The Father Jon O’Brien Knights of Columbus Council 16793 (Haymarket, VA- still building that physical church!) will hold its 3rd Annual Fall Festival Picnic & Barbeque at The Barn at Four Hills Farm, 4610 Sudley Road, Catharpin VA 20143. This popular FJOB event is entertaining for the whole family. This year’s event ticket includes BBQ Picnic Dinner of NY Sausage & pepper grinders, pulled pork BBQ, hamburgers and hotdog + sides + dessert + free soft drinks + a dedicated Vendor Crafts & Local Artisans +area, a 75’ Slip’n Slide for Parents & Kids (bring the swim gear & towel) + Face Painting + Balloon Twisting + Moon Bounce House + Soccer Kick + Basketball Free Throw, + Corn Hole + Raffles and a visit by the PWC Evergreen Fire Station #15+ this year, one of Nashville’s hottest new performing artists and Front Royal’s own, Ryan Jewel will be joining us join us for some good ‘ole country music! Wine & Beer will be available for purchase. IDs will be checked. Bring your lawn chair. Rain or shine. Tickets - Guests (13+over) $15.00/Kids (5-12) $5.00 and FREE (kids under 5 years). RESERVE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW! [Exp. Date: 09.30.19]

ST.. PAUL VI CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL - Current 8th graders are encouraged to set up a PANTHER FOR A DAY experience by emailing Middle School students and their families are invited to Middle School Night Under the Lights at St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax. Join us at 6:00PM on Friday, October 5th for pizza, tee shirts, games and tons of prizes. All are invited to join the VI Man cheering on our Panther varsity football team. Free to all and no reservations are needed. [Exp. Date: 10.28.19]

Stronger – A Retreat for Men - All men are welcome and encouraged to come to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine for a retreat on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. "Stronger" is a men's retreat inspired by Saint John Paul II that features rotating topics focused on masculine spirituality. Explore how God calls you to lead as a man of faith, husband, son, and father. Lunch is included with registration. RSVP at [Exp. Date: 09.22.19]

Visit Christendom College in Front Royal, VA, at one of three upcoming Open House events: September 27th (geared toward homeschooled students but open to all), October 14th Columbus Day Open house, and November 11th Veterans Day Open House. The fall is a perfect time to visit the Shenandoah Valley and learn more about this highly ranked and respected Catholic college.[Exp. Date: 11.12.19]

St. Mark's Catholic Church English as a Second Language (ESL) ministry is opening registration for upcoming Fall Term ESL classes starting on September 17th. Our ESL classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from September 24th – December 5, 2019. The English classes are from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. We also have Citizenship, Writing, and Conversation from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Our English classes are only $25 (for 10 weeks of lessons). Our Citizenship, Writing, and Conversation are only $10 (for 10 weeks of lessons).   Please come and register on Tuesday Sept 17th, and Thursday Sept 19th; from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration and all classes take place at St. Mark Christian Formation Center, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna, VA 22181. For additional information on classes (or to help volunteer), email, or see the Web site at You can also call 703-980-9380. Or for Spanish: 703-620-0592, Korean: (310) 782-4347. [Exp. Date: 09.20.10]

Uncommon Knowledge: How Transgender Ideas Impact Our Kids: Educational conference on how transgender ideology is impacting our youth today in Loudoun County and beyond. Lunch will be provided. Here’s a great lunch and learn event for all parents and high school teens. Join us on Oct 5, 9:30am-2pm in Ashburn at the Lakes Community Center, 44078 Cheltenham Circle Ashburn, VA 20147 ($30 registration includes lunch) to learn what’s going on in our own backyard, the impact of transgenderism in our children’s sports fields and how we can help. For detail information go to: or contact . {Exp. Date: 10.06.19]

A Retreat for Persons Facing a Serious Illness will be held at the San Damiano Spiritual Life Center in White Post, Virginia October 4-6. The retreat begins Friday at 1:30 PM and ends on Sunday at 2:30 PM. Fr. Bob Cilinski and Fr. Jack O’Hara will serve as Spiritual Directors along with a retreat team of doctors, nurses and helpers. The October retreat theme is “The Lord your God is with you”. The retreat is sponsored by Catholic Charities. The cost is free for all retreatants. To register for the retreat and for more information, call Catholic Charities at 703 335-2779 option 9 or email [Exp. Date: 10.07.19]

Silent Retreat Weekends for Men and Women - Experience His Presence in the Silence!  “The Spiritual Exercises”   - The Spiritual Exercises are an opportunity to retreat from the hectic, noisy world and experience a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  These retreats touch on so many important aspects of the spiritual life. The central principles are self-knowledge, discernment of God’s will for your life, and the decision to follow Christ more closely. Upcoming Dates--For Men: August 16-18 & November 1-3 cost is $250.00 per person; Upcoming Dates – For Women October 4-6 & Dec 6-8 cost is $250 per person.  Registration is required. Find more information and links to register on our website Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817. [Exp. Date: 12.09.19]


 A Pilgrimage to Poland, Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary - Under the Spiritual Directions of Fr. Brian McAllister - 14 days - September 16-29, 2019. Special Discount Price $3,699 ~ Roundtrip from Washington Dulles, VA  (IAD).  For the Day by Day Itinerary, please see the Bulletin Board.  For more information please contact Terra Sancta Travel Center at 202-302-5889 or email at - Tour Number: IAD-0916/14D  [Exp. Date: 09.30.19]






Sacramental Schedule

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

Sacrament of Penance:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
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

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



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