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 & PRESIDENTS:  

  • Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee (Español)
    • Orbellina Ortega (Español) | (571) 228.6206 / Nora Guzman | (202) 436-6922
  • Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork (English & Junior) 
    • Vivian Moran (English & Junior Legion) | vmoran@saintrita-school.org

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 OUR FAMILY AND BRING FRIENDS!


 2017-18 MEETINGS | 

  • The Patricians' Group Meeting | First Saturdays following the 5:00 PM Novus Ordo Mass. All Catholics are welcome! | Check vestibules / Weekly Bulletin for monthly announcements. 
    • Next Meeting: October 07, 2017  | Legion of Mary  /  TBD | Parish Center | 6:00 PM | Light refreshments will be provided (If you arrive before 6:00 PM, please wait and a member of the group will be right with you! Thank you!/Gracias!
  • For all meetings not posted on this site, please contact the spiritual director/president(s) of each group. 

DEVOTIONS/LITURGY |


PARISH SOURCES : VOCATIONS | TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS | WKLY BULLETIN | 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 

SOLEMNITIES, FEASTS AND MEMORIALS | MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES/HAPPENINGS:  

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Summorum Pontificum - Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 2 / IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See /  Votive Masses / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library). 

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION IN THE U.S.A (Please check books for all other Countries) |

  • Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (OF) (Novus Ordo/NO) Feasts/Solemnities / The Holy See / Parish Weekly Bulletin / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library) 

    • Daily Roman Missal - Third Edition - Holy days of Obligation pg. xxxiii (NO-OF - USA ONLY - All Sundays; The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1; Thursday of the sixth Week of Easter - The Solemnity of the Ascension; The Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Dec. 25). For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
  • Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (EF) (Traditional Latin Mass/TLM) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / The Holy See / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library)
    • Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; Fasts Throughout the Year. Holy days of Obligation pg. 1-5 (TLM-EF - USA ONLY - All Sundays; The Octave Day of the Nativity, Jan. 1; Ascension Day; The Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Feast of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; Christmas Day, Dec. 25)

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  • Sung Vespers (English & Latin) - Friday evenings at 7:00 PM with Confession. 7:00 AM/7:30 PM Novus Ordo Mass - Ad Orientem. Interested in learning more about Vespers? Contact David Sullivan, navillusdf@aol.com
  • First Fridays / First Saturdays - Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Angelus (Morning/Sunrise/6AM, Noon, and Evening/Sunset/6PM After Pentecost) Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 66; Handbook of Prayers - pg. 55-56 (Student Edition pg. 39) - Regina Coeli (Morning/Sunrise/6AM, Noon, and Evening/Sunset/6PM Easter to Pentecost) Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 66; RCDM 1962 pg. 116; Handbook of Prayers - Student Edition pg. 39
  • Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen); Handbook of Prayers - pg. 426-427 (Student Edition pg. 170-171); Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 50;  RCDM 1962 pg. 116; The Holy Rosary;  IPIETA / IBREVIARY  
  • Respect Life Mass | Fourth (4th) Saturday of the Month 8:00 AM

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

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

MOVIES/VIDEOS : VATICAN FILM LIST | DECENT FILMS  | FORMED THE CHAPEL VEIL 

CULINARY DELIGHTS: CATHOLIC CUISINE | DRINKING WITH THE SAINTSFISH EATERS | GRACE BEFORE MEALS | HOMEBREWED EVANGELISM | MONDAYS WITH MARYTEA & CAKE | THE VATICAN COOKBOOK | TIN CUPS & TINDER |

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Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias!