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.


LEGION OF MARY | LEGIO MARIAE

Blessed is she who believed | Beata quae credidit | Luke 1:45

Founded in Dublin, Ireland on September 7, 1921 by Frank Duff, Legion of Mary is a world-wide apostolate organization of lay Catholic men and women.  The mission of Legion of Mary is to lead people to Jesus Christ by protecting, honoring and loving Mary, Mother of God. Through prayer, spiritual work and guidance of priests, members learn to foster greater knowledge, faith, hope and love of Mary and Jesus.


IMAGE:  Vexillum Legionis - Model for Acies or Prosessional Use. | Modelo para usar en el Acies o Procesional. "...there must be no separating of the Virgin from the Holy Spirit." (Laurentin).   Legio Mariae pg. 151

IMAGE: Vexillum Legionis - Model for Acies or Prosessional Use. | Modelo para usar en el Acies o Procesional. "...there must be no separating of the Virgin from the Holy Spirit." (Laurentin). Legio Mariae pg. 151

 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS:  

  • Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee (Español)

  • Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork (English & Junior)

PRAESIDIUM WEEKLY MEETINGS:

  • Español | Our Lady of Guadalupe | Adults | Lunes 5:45-7 PM | Parish Ctr.

    • Español Curia Legión de María | Sábado 9 AM-1 PM | Pasillo de la Escuela

  • Junior | Immaculate Conception | Under 18 | Thur. 4-6 PM | Parish Center

  • English | Our Lady of the Holy Rosary | Adults | Sat. 8:45-10:15 AM | Parish Ctr.

JOIN US AND BRING FRIENDS!


 MEETINGS | 

  • If you are interested in learning about ALL OUR SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY, please attend a WEEKLY Meeting (see above) or directly contact the spiritual director/president(s)/members of each group. Legion of Mary work varies from parish to parish depending on the needs of the Pastor.

    • Active Members: we pray & work

    • Auxiliary Members: we just pray

  • THE PATRICIANS (First (1st) Saturday of the month). Check Parish Weekly Bulletin for monthly topics the week prior. (This is one of the many work options that our Legionaries are assigned. Please attend a WEEKLY Meeting at either the Spanish/English speaking groups (see above) to learn more or directly contact the spiritual director/president(s)/members of each group. | Meet at the Parish Center after the 5 PM Vigil Mass (N.O.) (Approx. 6:00 PM - Please ring the door bell if a member is not present to greet). Light refreshments are provided.

  • PILGRIM VIRGIN | Following the plead of the Virgin of Fatima, the english speaking Legion of Mary is also bringing the Pilgrim Virgin to the homes of any parishioner interested in hosting and praying the holy rosary with the Blessed Mother for a week, on the last day of the Virgin visit, their homes can be enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. Please contact Sr. Maria to schedule a visit at sr.maria.lom1917@gmail.com. It is a sign of predestination to have the visit of the Blessed Virgin in our homes.

    • If you have a child in the Junior Immaculate Conception english speaking Legion of Mary, please ask Sr. Maria about their Pilgrim Statue.

    • For parishioners in the Our Lady of Guadalupe spanish speaking Legion of Mary, please ask Fr. Gee about their Pilgrim Statue.

  • ACIES | THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the March 2019 ACIES. Hope to see everyone in 2020!

  • Saints of Legion of Mary

MASS, CONFESSION & SACRAMENTS |

DEVOTIONS |


SOLEMNITIES, FEASTS AND MEMORIALS | SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES/HAPPENINGS:  

IPIETA / IBREVIARY  / VULGATE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - KNOX BIBLE / CATHOLIC.BIBLE

AVE MARIA PRESS  | CATHOLIC EXCHANGE | CRISIS MAGAZINE IGNATIUS PRESS | MAGNIFICAT | SOPHIA INSTITUTE PRESS |  SPIRITUAL DIRECTION | TAN BOOKS | TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS  | VIRTUS 

PARISH: VOCATIONS | MONTHLY NEWSLETTER | RESPECT LIFE GROUP | Please check our St. Rita Parish Library and the Legion of Mary Catholic Literature/Pamphlet box in the Russell Road vestibule.  

ARLINGTON DIOCESE: ARLINGTON DIOCESE 

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Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias!