Saint Rita Catholic Church

Saint Rita, come to my aid! Beautiful rose born from the Savior’s thorns, Lead me far from anger and hate; Guide my heart on peaceful paths with charity to all.

Since 1914, our parish has served the spiritual needs of this Alexandria, Virginia, community. Please join us, as together we worship God and grow in love for one another under the protection of our patroness, Saint Rita of Cascia.


Our Mission under the guidance of St. Rita is to inspire spiritual and faith formation of all women, regardless of what stage of life she is in, and encourage action and unification through:

  • communal prayer;
  • fellowship & hospitality;
  • service; and
  • spiritual development.

We hope to share both common and differing experiences of being spiritual-seeking women.  In doing so, we pray that women will be able to grow in holiness together, become closer to God and understand the spiritual journey that He has intended for each of us to take with Him!

Women/T(w)een Girls' Groups at St. Rita include:

Note: The Women's Group (18+ and up) is currently not in session. Please check Weekly Bulletin for future meetings. 

Mothers'/Grandmothers' groups include:

All other volunteer/membership and family friendly groups that include women, t(w)een girls and under can be found under:

 +Parish Groups | Monthly Newsletter | Weekly Bulletin Vocations 

If you need more information or would be interested in starting a women/young adult/teen interest group, please contact:

Pastor, Fr. Daniel N. Gee -